Movie Review: "Tomorrowland"

It’s been awhile since I’ve been able to get out to the movies.  With working on the family move and trying to keep up with events.  So many great movies have come and gone from the theaters that I still want to see.  When we got tickets to go to an advance screening of Tomorrowland I jumped at it with excitement.  A chance for my family to take one evening to do something a few short years ago, we were doing weekly.  I think we all needed that.  So here is my review of “Tomorrowland”

Tomorrowland is about a young girl, Casey Newton (Britt Robertson) who is creative and wanting to fix things.  She’s got a good family life, but still gets in trouble trying to do things that she thinks is right.  She’s given a pen that shows her “Tomorrowland”.  She now knows she wants to go there and gets into danger while trying to figure out about the pen. 

Along her path she meets Athena (Raffey Cassidy) and Frank Walker (George Clooney).  Athena is a young girl who gave her the pen, and is now working to get her to “Tomorrowland”.  Frank is a man who once went to “Tomorrowland”, invented something bad and is kicked out of “Tomorrowland”.  Athena believes that Casey and Frank can fixed things and save the future.

While Casey is excited about this, Frank is not thrilled.  “Tomorrowland” gives Frank the push he needs to start helping, by sending robots to kill Casey and Athena.  Frank shows them the way where they have to find out how to save the world.  Their enemy being the Governor of “Tomorrowland”, Nix (Hugh Laurie).

This is an okay movie, it’s not one that I need to buy once it comes out to DVD.  And I am glad that I won these tickets, without spending any money to see the film.  While I like the idea of this other world making something that could destroy the future, when I found out what it was, I was disappointed.  The movie went in one of those directions to teach the audience that we’re doing the world wrong.  This is what killed it for me.

The acting was good, the plot had something going for it.  The characters were strong.  It was just the device made, that did not hold strong.  I could see where they were trying to go with it, but it was not convincing me what they decided the machine was doing.  Looking around the theater I saw that we were not the only ones disappointed as the man next to me was sleeping through a good chunk of the movie, a family of four got up and left, and I saw a few others sleeping when glancing around.  At the same time when credits started I did hear people clap, so some liked the film while others were not impressed.

Everyone has a different point of view with this film, so if you’ve read my other reviews and usually agree with me I would recommend waiting for this to be on TV.  Though if you don’t always agree with my reviews, then please feel free to give this film a chance.  The movie has it’s good points, if only the plot was thickened by the device I would have given this a much better review.

Have you seen “Tomorrowland”?  Do you plan to see “Tomorrowland”?  All reviews, comments and questions are welcomed below!  

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