Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as "Tomorrowland."
ActorsStarring: Britt Robertson, George Clooney, Raffey Cassidy, Thomas Robinson, Hugh Laurie, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key, Tim McGraw, Chris Bauer, Pierce Gagnon, Matthew MacCaull, Judy Greer, Matthew Kevin Anderson, Michael Giacchino, D. Harlan Cutshall, Shiloh Nelson, Xantha Radley, David Nykl, Paul McGillion, Pearce Visser, Garry Chalk, Dagan Nish, Yusuf A. Ahmed, Alex Barima, Jedidiah Goodacre, Kate Crutchlow, Priya Rajaratnam, Parm Soor, Leena Manro, Rick Pearce, Tom Butler, Michael Rowe, Timothy Paul Perez, Patrick Sabongui, Romuald Hivert, Mathieu Lardier, Fraser Corbett, Darren Shahlavi, Aidan Gemme, Takayuki Oki, Natasha Davidson, Liliane Leilan Juma, Paul Anthony, Kenia Arias, Kimberly Arklie, Nicholas Barrera, Jason Bell, Wendy Bell, Aimee Bowen, Bradley Bowen
Ugh. If I sum this movie up in one word it would be “Ugh”. It is rare if I do not finish watching a movie because I always feel obligated to the artists and myself. I mean, can you imagine if you would have stopped watching The Sixth Sense before the finale? But here lately, I have caught myself missing the endings to more and more movies because there seem to be so many crappy movies out there. I feel like I am wasting my time.
Tomorrowland was no different. It felt spastic and incoherent. I walked into this movie knowing nothing other than the previews, as I like to do. It seemed intriguing. Once again we have another female protagonist who is totally infallible. Right off the bat they set her up to be the end all be all of everything. I really cannot wait for Hollywood to get off this course of female superiority.
To show how ridiculous it is, in this movie the teen girl’s father is a NASA engineer. At one point, he is working in his workshop trying to fix something. The girl walks in and, without even giving the problem a cursory glance, reaches over and adjusts some things on the table. The father sits in awe as apparently she fixed the problem with that little adjustment. She says “you would have gotten it eventually” as she walks out. Ugh.
Clooney played a really crappy role. I cannot tell really what his character was supposed to be. Mean? Grumpy? Idiot? And the story was so convoluted that I gave up trying to figure out the movie half way through. Something about another dimension/time where all the smart people went to invent stuff without all the dumb people getting in their way but they screwed up the world in the future but needed someone in the past to fix it or something really really stupid. I am not even sure if my explanation is even in the same ballpark as to what they were trying to convey but I think you get my point.
I try to go into movies looking at the art from the perspective of who the movie is made for. This movie was made for teens/preteens. I think this movie does a disservice to all of them. It would be interesting to talk to somebody who actually liked this movie, most likely a teen or preteen, so that I could get a better perspective on it. If that person is you, please leave a comment and let me know what it is about the movie you liked.