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Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.
Where to begin with this movie. While waiting to get into the screen E-Roc (The Awesome Movie Podcast) and I were talking and we both could not really describe what this movie was about. Not to say this is a bad thing, when in this day and age most of the trailers seem to ruin the movie by showing to much of the movie or plot. And even after watching this movie it is still kind of hard to explain what this movie is about but I will do my best.
We are shown two storylines that converge into one. The first is Frank Walker’s (George Clooney) who takes us through the 1964 World’s Fair to bring his new invention to win a contest for $50 but all is not what it seems. The contest is really just a means to find the brightest minds and recruit them for Tomorrowland.
And then we flash to Casey Newton (Britt Robertson) who has made it her goal to try to stop the dismantling of the Cape Canaveral Launch Pad which doesn’t really end well for her. She is given a mysterious pin that shows her a glimpse of the wonders of Tomorrowland and drivers her to find out how to get her there.
What ensues is Casey tracking down all the clues to figure out what that pin is and what the place is that showed her. Which leads her into finding Athena (Raffey Cassidy) who helps her find Frank who is the only one that knows of a way back into Tomorrowland.
Tomorrowland is a movie that wants to inspire hope in the future of mankind and tries to tell us that even with all the news channels showing us all the world wide catastrophes that we as humankind can change the future if we all have hope and want to help make the World a better place.
This movie is a visually stunning movie especially when it gives us scenes inside Tomorrowland and all the brilliant scientific discoveries that they made. Tomorrowland is also a movie I think I have to go back and watch if not one more time maybe three times. Once for all the easter eggs that are strewn throughout this movie. If you are a Disney fan you will fall in love with some of the hidden items they have placed. Second the soundtrack and some of the situations they are in put my in mind of watching old Disney shows and movies and this made me happy just having that nostalgic feel. And the third reason I would need to see it again is just to make sure I got the true message of this movie.
It is easy to say this movie is just okay but I really think that it is more than that it is just that there is so much going on in it that it is taking me that long to really process and enjoy. Some might say that is a bad thing but I think it is a good thing. We get too many popcorn movies that don’t really make us think but are a great visualization or special effects. Tomorrowland gives us both great visual scenes as well as something that makes you sit back and think about.
This movie isn’t going to be for everyone. But for those that are looking for something fresh and new this is your type of movie. Especially you Disney fans out there I think you will have a fun ride with this movie.
22 May 2015
Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird (screenplay), Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird, and Jeff Jensen (stroy)
Britt Robertson, George Clooney, Kathryn Hahn, Judy Greer, Hugh Laurie, Keegan-Michael key, Pierce Gagnon, Raffey Cassidy, Darren Shahlavi, Tim McGraw, Lochlyn Munro, Aliyah O’Brien