Tomorrowland – Should I Watch It?

Intro to… Tomorrowland
The bean counters have counted their many many beans and the results are in. The biggest financial flop of this year’s summer season was Tomorrowland. Disney expects a loss of somewhere between 120 and 150 million dollar. But is it really that bad?

The Plot
All is not right in the world. At least not according to Frank Walker (George Clooney), he speaks to us about a future filled with unstable governments, overpopulations, wars, and many more threatening scenarios. How did we get there? Or more specifically, how are we going to get there? He is about to tell us.

Frank takes us back to when he was still just a little boy prodigy. He is visiting the New York World’s Fair with the hopes of impressing people with the prototype jetpack he has developed. He fails to impress the judges but does catch the eye of a young girl named Athena (Raffey Cassidy), who gives him a pin that allows him to visit a futuristic world.

Flash-forward to the present day and meet Casey Newton (Britt Robertson), a inquisitive and rebellious teen that got caught for trying to sneak into a former NASA launch side to sabotage the demolition machines. Her dad paid for her bail and she is about to collect her stuff before checking out of the police station when she finds that someone has put an extra item to her stuff: a pin.

Should I Watch It?
Tomorrowland, also known as Project T due to patent politics, is a cute and family friendly adventure movie. Its story is imaginative yet simple, and is told in entertaining and visually stunning matter.

The futuristic world looks especially great. It is portrayed as a man-made Utopia and definitely feels that way. My favourite part is the gravity defying swimming pool that you see for only a moment but stayed with me because of the cool concept. Unfortunately, though, the story does not spend a lot of time in this world. I would have loved to see more of it.

I found the acting to be pretty strong for a children’s movie. George Clooney trades his natural charm for a grouchier persona, which he pulls of well. Britt Robertson is likeable and believable. And Raffey Cassidy is really fun to see as a miniature PG-approved Terminator.

After seeing the movie I am really surprised on how badly it fared. Tomorrowland is not the best movie that was released during the summer season, that honour goes to Mad Mad: Fury Road, but it is by far not the worst. It definitely deserves more attention it has gotten. Though the story is simple and can get naïve at times, it is a fun watch. I recommend this movie.

Yes, watch it.

Hi guys, I hope you enjoyed reading this review. If you have any comments on this movie or suggestions for future reviews please let me know via the comment section below. Until next time!

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5 responses to “Tomorrowland – Should I Watch It?”

  1. Matt says :

    Hey! I nominated you for the creative blogger award, I know doing award posts isn’t exactly a theme of yours but I thought for the ‘5 Facts’ you could do like your five fave films and why kinda thing. I hope you find to do it! My post is here: https://mattandhiscats.wordpress.com/2015/09/13/the-creative-blogger-award/
    Thanks 😀
    Matt

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  2. anthonybozzolakathabozz says :

    I heard that this was set to bomb in a similar fashion to that John Carter film a few years back. Must be disheartening for a director to have your film set to be a flop before the cynical critics have even had a chance to tear it a new one. With Clooney’s name attached you’d have thought it would have stood a better chance. Think I’ll check it out after this review though 🙂

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    • ressivocmer says :

      I think marketing was a major issue. Most of the people I know, even those that frequently go to the cinema, never heard about this movie. And it also came out in the same month as Avengers: Age of Ultron and San Andreas.

      Fair warning, Tomorrowland does seem to be aimed at a younger audience – which is why it feels rather naive. Perfect if you want to see something light hearted, disappointing if you expect anything more.

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      • anthonybozzolakathabozz says :

        Yeah it did clash with a few biggies especially in the case of Avengers, you’d think they’d know better at the studio. If it came out this month in the current climate it would probably clean-up!
        Sounds like something maybe my little sister (13) would enjoy and Clooney makes anything that isn’t Batman and Robin bearable.

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        • ressivocmer says :

          It will be probably be fun for your little sister. Clooney is great, but I especially liked Raffey Cassidy, who coincidently is 13 herself, performs really well. Kid actors are always a bit hit or miss, but she is holding her own in this one.

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