Flash Movie Review: Tomorrowland

I do not know if it was because I did not go at an early age and had more time to think about it, but I used to wonder what I would find in Tomorrowland when I finally got there. Besides the usual science fiction stuff like flying cars and robots, I thought of other things that could be in the park; I was not an average little boy. I wanted there to be no sadness or pain in Tomorrowland; everyone would be kind and accepting of everyone else. The opportunity to go there did not happen until a friend and me were legal adults. It was the first trip by airplane for both of us. When we arrived at the amusement park I was overwhelmed with all the images that I had only seen on television or in photographs come to life right before my eyes. We made our way through every attraction whether it was a roller coaster ride or stage show; we felt like little kids again. From one section to another we planned on experiencing it all over the course of 3 days. On the second day we had Tomorrowland on our to do list. As we followed the signs pointing to it, I was remembering all the things I imagined about the park when I was small. I was not expecting what I found when we reached our destination. Tomorrowland had a somewhat dated look to it; almost like a retro look from a decade or so ago. I was so confused by the things around me; this was nothing I imagined Tomorrowland would be. I felt the same about this action adventure film.    Mysteriously appearing among Casey Newton’s, played by Britt Robertson (The Longest Ride, Dan in Real Life), things was a curious pin. When touched only by her, Casey ‘s surroundings would change into a futuristic world; she had to find out how and why she had this pin. Starring George Clooney (The Monuments Men, Up in the Air) as Frank Walker, Hugh Laurie (The Oranges, House M.D.-TV) as Nix and Raffey Cassidy (Dark Shadows, Snow White and the Huntsman) as Athena; this science fiction fantasy was so confusing to me, I could not even tell you what the story was about. Now I lived through Star Trek’s space-time continuum and could follow its logic; but this story made no sense to me. With all the money used for the great special effects, that was all this movie offered the viewer essentially. However, the writers wanted to make sure we understood the message they were trying to convey so it was repeated over and over to us. This was the 2nd time Tomorrowland disappointed me; I better focus on making each year better than the last. You can start by not paying full price for this confusing picture.

 

2 stars

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From a long line of movie afficionados, one brother was the #1 renter of movies in the country with Blockbuster, I am following in the same traditions that came before me. To balance out the long hours seated in dark movie theaters, I also teach yoga and cycling. For the past 3 years, I have correctly picked the major Oscar winners... so join me as we explore the wonder of movies and search for that perfect 4 star movie.

Posted on May 25, 2015, in Fantasy/Sci-Fi and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. Just watched a movie on Netflix – Mr Pip with Hugh Laurie – it was a beautiful movie. Just had to tell someone.

  2. My kids want to see this movie as they think the trailer makes it look exciting. I’m cynical. Your review has cemented my view. No big screen fees for us; the kids can wait until it’s free on the small screen.

  3. When I watched the trailer I thought, “This looks like an ad for new Disney ride. 🙂

  4. Disappointing. With so many other reviews echoing your comments on the film, I suspect the money could be better spent.

  5. I’m sorry to hear that Tomorrowland is a disappointment. I’ve been to Disneyland, but I don’t recall whether I visited this particular attraction or not. Maybe that says something.

  6. was so dissapointed with it. had great potential and was a confusing mess by the end…

  7. Oh dear. So much potential but bad directing? Editing? Or maybe the script had so many re-writes by different people it got kinda mashed up? It looks fun but I’ll wait for it to come onto TV!

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