Tomorrowland

PLOT:

From Disney comes two-time Oscar (R) winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring Academy Award (R) winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world-and them-forever.

What people are saying:

“It’s important to note that Tomorrowland is not disappointing in the usual way. It’s not another glib, phoned-in piece of franchise mediocrity, but rather a work of evident passion and conviction. What it isn’t is in any way convincing or enchanting.” 2 stars

“An aggressively optimistic script admonishes the lazy and irresolute and urges humanity to end war and save the environment; the proselytizing burdens an already onerous plot.” 2 stars

“Fantastic! I hope this movie inspires more of our younger generation to create and explore. The message was sensational! If more people stopped listening to the depressing, action news network maybe they would begin to use their minds for something greater. I applaud this movie. Shame on those who continue to destroy our world by destroying our heart and minds” 5 stars

“Although i found the movie to be very complicated to follow plot wise and story wise especially for a disney movie, the movie itself was quite thrilling to watch due to the beautiful scenery, the good acting, and the philosophical message that it holds in the end of the movie” 4 stars

“The first 35 to 45 minutes was pretty darn good, and would’ve been great if done in half the screen time. Sadly, it quickly becomes mind-numbingly apparent that the reason for the loooooong opening stretch was because they were trying to stretch all the way to the ending. Yep, no story in the middle on this one. (And very few characters to hang it all on.) Worse, the ending is a formulaic snoozefest, complete with evil genius monologue followed swiftly by butt-kicking of said evil genius. If your constitution for vomit inducing endings isn’t ironclad, then make sure you have a bucket handy. Bright spots: Clooney, Laurie, and Robertson work wonders with the script, turning in three fine performances, but it’s Raffey Cassidy who steals the show—an utter joy to watch every second she’s on the screen. (500 extra sadness points for the actors bring their A-game to a script in search of a story. 1,000 extra-extra sadness points to whoever thought substituting some heart-string pulling at the end would make up for everything.)” 1 star

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