TOMORROWLAND (2015) – My rating: 7.5/10

TomorrowlandGiven this movie was designed to appeal to the younger adult crowd, I think it was pretty good, even for us older youth.  It’s a little corny and a little dragged out but still entertaining.  I heard a lot of bad reviews, picking Tomorrowland apart in ways critics don’t usually pick apart other similar movies.  I’m beginning to believe Hollywood has something against George Clooney or at lease the critics do.  Tomorrowland is a fantasy movie about an enigmatic place existing somewhere in space and time where the gifted assemble, free from bureaucracy and red tape, to create and put their ideas into full swing in hopes they can make this world a better place.  Wow, That was a mouthful — but this is the best definition I can come up with since no one seems to really know.  There are four main characters: Frank (George Clooney), Athena (Raffry Cassidy ), David Nix (Hugh Laurie) and Casey Newton (Britt Robertson).  All characters are brilliantly played.  Frank is a genius inventor, Athena is an Audio-Animatronic droid recruiter, living in Tomorrowland, Nix is the leader of Tomorrowland and Casey is also a genius who doesn’t know her own potential.  Frank and Athena meet at the 1968 World Fair where he brings his latest invention, which doesn’t work well, to be entered into the science contest, judged by Nix.  Instantly falling for Frank (Thomas Robinson), who is a little boy at the time, Athena gives him a pin and instructions to follow her on a special ride that ultimately takes him to Tomorrowland.  This is a tough movie to critique without revealing spoilers.  The movie builds to a lot of excitement then mellows out for some time before the next bout of excitement arouses your senses.  Slowly, the pieces come together and all is well.  Many years later, Casey acquires a pin and finds herself entangled in the whole mess.  Together, they must somehow save the world.  Being a Disney movie, the special effects are awesome and the budget is endless.  Tomorrowland is a good escape movie despite what the critics say.  This older kid enjoyed it!

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