Tomorrowland (titled Disney Tomorrowland: A World Beyond in the United Kingdom) is a 2015 American science-fiction mystery adventure film directed by Brad Bird, and co-written and produced by Bird and Damon Lindelof. The film stars George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, and Raffey Cassidy. It tells the story of a former boy genius and a teenage girl, who travel to an ambiguous dimension known as “Tomorrowland”, where their actions directly affect the world and themselves.
The film begins with Frank Walker (Clooney) telling his story of when in 1964, he, as a child (Thomas Robinson), attends the New York World’s Fair. He meets David Nix (Laurie), who is unimpressed with Walker’s limited jetpack, but draws the attention of a young girl named Athena (Cassidy), who sees his potential, gives him a pin embossed with a “T” symbol and tells him to follow her aboard the fair’s “It’s a Small World” attraction. Frank sneaks onto the ride, his pin is scanned and he is transported into a futuristic cityscape known as Tomorrowland. He falls from a ledge, straps on his jetpack, and lands safely before Nix and Athena.
The narration then shifts to Casey Newton (Robertson) and thats where the film really gets rolling…
Tomorrowland is basically a commercial for tommorrowland at disney. The first 5 minutes are interesting but it soon becomes a terminator movie without skynet. We then balloon into the minority report/butterfly effect style movie where the future is a reaction to the present. Then finally ending with a sweeter kinder terminator movie.
Was it a good movie? Yes! Will your kids enjoy it? Its a good place holder until the heavy weights of summer get here. At times, it just lags. Its a female hero movie. A movie where the female lead is some great young girl that barely demonstrates that she has the intelligence much less the aptitude to handle the concepts much less the ideas that she is dealing with. At times its unbelievable feminist garbage… but movies are about suspending beliefs… so if you got that far into the film its probably working for you… and if you are like me by the time you reach the end you will be all chocked up… because despite its clunkiness the movie ends well which is the best you can hope for…