TOMORROWLAND (2015) Movie Review (An Ecclectic And Disappointing Experience)

Tomorrowland stars George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie, in a story directed by Brad Bird.

The premise for Tomorrowland was never clear from the trailers, but they looked cool. But I didn't go see the movie.

I'm glad I didn't.

The synopsis goes as follows:

Whenever Casey Newton (Britt Robertson) touches a lapel pin with the letter T on it, she finds herself transported to Tomorrowland, a city filled with huge robots and sleek buildings. The gifted young woman recruits the help of scientist Frank Walker (George Clooney), a previous visitor to Tomorrowland, who years ago made a startling discovery about the future. Together, the two adventurers travel to the metropolis to uncover its mysterious secrets.

What they don't tell you is that it takes about one hour and forty minutes to start moving the plot along the lines of the synopsis. The rest of the early part of the movie feels like a fragmented, confusing waste of time.

But once you get to that last 30 minutes, you should be good.

In fact, if you only watch the first 20, then last 30 or 40 minutes, you'll think just watched a fun movie. Don't ruin it for yourself and watch the middle confusion.

Seriously.


Which is quite the shame, considering the collective talent associated with the project, I'm pretty confused how empty this story.

Directory Brad Bird has pulled together projects like The Simpsons, The Iron Giant, Ratatoulle and Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol.

The screenplay was written by Damon Lindelof, whose resume includes good and bad projects, ranging from Lost, World War Z, Star Trek Into Darkness and The Leftovers on HBO, to Cowboys & Aliens and Prometheus.

I have no clue who stepped in and messed up this flick. Even if you don't pay to see it, don't waste the time!

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In case you're wondering if it's just my take on the film...

A movie that you very much want to like, as its core message preaches the necessity for hope and positivity. But it does so with a very uneven storyline. Full review
Eric Eisenberg·Cinemablend

For Bird, Tomorrowland is a concept corrupted, not just by evil robots who smile like Tom Cruise, but by our own casual acceptance of a coming doomsday. Full review
Peter Travers·Rolling Stone

The film never adds up to the sum of its parts, effectively a two-hour trailer for a movie I’d still be interested in seeing. Full review
Lou Lumenick·New York Post

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  1. A truly disappointing film, even my 8 year old found it dull. Sad

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