The film takes off with low key flashbacks introducing us to Frank Walker (George Clooney), as a grizzled inventor who was exiled from Tomorrowland for his work and Casey Newton (Britt Robertson) as an optimistic and tech savvy teen living in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Frank Walker used to believe in dreaming big. As a child, he was whisked away to Tomorrowland, and he grew up there, without ever wondering what happened to his family. Illogical.
Frank Walker, arrives at the New York World’s Fair in 1964, hoping to win $50 with his invention.
His invention, a jetpack, made out of an old vacuum cleaner, and while it doesn’t quite fly, Frank Walker figures that his hard work and can do spirit will impress the city’s governor and judge (Hugh Laurie) in the inventors pavilion.
This invention is too dangerous for Tomorrowland, and the competition judge David Nix (Hugh Laurie) rejects him, but a striking young girl called Athena (Raffey Cassidy) sees his potential.
She lets him glimpse the world of the future, which exists in parallel to the one we are destroying. It’s all skyscrapers and perspex tubes and flying personal pods.
What happens next forms, the later part of the film.
Tomorrowland is full of visual effects, outlandish sci-fi set pieces and some eye-popping action sequences.
Director Brad Bird and co-writer Damon Lindelof have created an original, inspirational story that pays homage to Walt Disney‘s imaginative concepts of the future.
Brad Bird, is a wonderful filmmaker who has directed many great movies and surely will do so again. One needs to give it to him for trying this one.
The film looks gorgeous, of course, and kudos to Disney for presenting the film in 2D rather than 3D.
All in all, Tomorrowland restricts itself to being a run of the mill Disney movie with easy plot points.
It has a lot of action, has loads of adventure and is based on a futuristic theme park; well, we are talking about Disney's Tomorrowland, that has jus...3.5