Originally released in 2015, I remember the trailers for Tomorrowland being so vague about what this movie was actually about that it made me want to see it. Based upon other Disney Parks properties like Pirates of the Caribbean and The Haunted Mansion, Tomorrowland is a movie that I feel deserves to do way better than it did.
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The Movie Review
The Plot Unveiled
As well as the interesting trailers for Tomorrowland, the main force behind the camera was Brad Bird who has done so much great stuff at Disney such as Ratatouille which is one of my favorite Pixar movies. However, as well as directing some big movies for Disney, he has done a ton of stuff at Disney and Pixar over the years.
So, what exactly is Tomorrowland about? To be honest with you, I am going to be careful about what I say as this is one of those movies that is best if you just go along with the ride and do not know all the details about it. At its core, I would say that the best way to describe the movie is that it is a family sci-fi adventure movie.
Meet the Protagonists
Our main character is a teenager called Casey. Casey has a positive outlook on life and loves technology. Casey is played by Britt Robertson who is a fantastic actress, I thought she was awesome in the Stephen King series, Under the Dome and she does a great job leading this movie… yes, I said she leads the movie, even though George Clooney is the one that gets top billing.
A Journey to Tomorrowland
Casey ends up with a very special pin. This pin which has a T on it when pressed takes her to a technologically advanced world called Tomorrowland. A young girl called Athena and Casey soon embark on a journey to find an old inventory a tech lover called Frank who has become disillusioned with the world and has some real resentment towards Athena.
Turns out that Tomorrowland is a very special place and Athena is something of a recruiter looking to bring the right people to Tomorrowland so that they can invent, create, and improve the world. Of course, it would not be a real movie without an antagonist, and that is David Nix, the person who is ruling Tomorrowland.
George Clooney’s Outstanding Role
I want to go back to George Clooney who plays Frank. Clooney completely buys into this role and he is fantastic, honestly, he should have got way more credit than he did here! The way he connects with his two much younger co-stars is fantastic and shows what a great actor he truly is.
An Unconventional Narrative
One of the things that I love the most about Tomorrowland is that this is a movie that does not hold your hand. We see most of what happens here through the eyes of Casey so we are finding things out at the same time she does. It may make it a bit hard for some people, especially younger kids to follow, but I loved the way this futuristic place was explained to us.
Visually Stunning and Action-Packed
There are some great special effects and action scenes in the movie too. You can tell Disney spent a ton of money on this and it sucks that it did not do all that well at the box office. I think that the trailers to be honest as much as I liked them, perhaps did not give people enough information about what exactly this movie was.
Tomorrowland on Disney Plus
Tomorrowland as you would expect is on Disney Plus and if you are someone that never bothered to check this out, I highly recommend that you do. This is such a fun and underrated movie and I feel like the potential for this to be a series was there! If you are looking for something fun for your next family movie night or if you just want to watch a cool movie by yourself, give Tomorrowland a chance!
- Casey, Athena, and Frank are all interesting characters
- I enjoyed the way that the story was presented
- There are some fantastic special effects
- This is a very underrated and fun family sci-fi adventure movie
- The story is good, but it does feel like it was setting up a bigger world for potential sequels
- I can see younger children having a harder time following what is going on