Tomorrowland – Film Review

Tomorrowland had a lot of mystery surrounding its plot. There were very little clues in the nature of what the movie was actually about in the marketing. As a fan of the series “Lost” I could easily get onboard with this film knowing that Damon Lindelof helped write it along with Director Brad Bird who did “The Incredibles“, “The Iron Giant“, and “Ratatouille.” Those animated movies are classics so with those expectations you can guarantee it will be a good film. As I watched the movie I really did enjoy the adventure to Tomorrowland to see the mystery unfold about it.

“Even the tiniest of actions can change the future.” – Casey Newton

The messages of the movie really struck a cord with me on how as a society we are so focused on the future in a negative fashion in that we expect to be struggling from a desolate wasteland. The “Disney” vision of a brighter future has really died down in recent times because of the reality factor of things really are in life, but in all fairness thats not how all life should be hoped for. People of any age, race, expertise or idealism should be celebrate as those are people who wish for a better tomorrow to make the world a better place.

The characters were so well realized by the writing and by the acting of George Clooney, Britt Robertson and Raffey Cassidy. Three very strong leads with a great child actor that you don’t normally see in film. There was a small problem with shifting between George Clooney and Britt Roberston’s character in which they both feel like they were competing for the main focus. I appreciate Brad Bird and team trying to make this into one film rather than a series of films to keep it a one and done story. I could easily see the story as a two parter with both of their characters ending in the same result, but in the end of the day we don’t really need that.

Quick shout out to Michael Giacchino for scoring this film. I find him to be one of the best up and coming composers that will stand the test of time. Some of the music did sound a little “Star Trek” like but it didn’t detract from the overall experience.


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