Tomorrowland, oh Tomorrowland. I had great hopes for this movie, having been to the real life Tomorrowland at Disney World and Disneyland. It also had some great actors in the cast: George Clooney, Hugh Haurie (HOUSE) and Britt Robinson. However, it was amazing from a visual perspective and not so from a storytelling one.
The story of Tomorrowland tells of how the world's greatest minds decided to make a new world full of progress and without greed, and how the people from our world will need to come and save it. However, it also includes multiple overarching storylines of how Frank Walker found Tomorrowland after the 1964 World's Fair, Casey Walker attempting to figure out what's going on, and the apocalypse. The problems lie with uneven storytelling and an underwhelming resolution.
Other than those problems, it was also too familiar. It's too similar to other movies that I've seen in the past year, including some of Disney's other movies like Meet the Robinsons. I thought it was going to be a great dystopian young adult story, and I was left with a mediocre feel good one.
Alright, you and I both know that when George Clooney is in the cast, the acting is sure to be A+. The acting and the emotions were reasonable for what was going on. I loved Raffey Cassidy as Athena, the young audio-animatronic who recruited our main characters to save Tomorrowland. She still has that childlike wonder and innocence, but that seriousness and determination that a robot would have. Its like a combination of Tony Stark when he doesn't get what he wants and the Vision!
As expected for Disney, these were great effects. You could expect this from Disney, they are making the new Star Wars and everything. The effects are bound to be great. My favorite part is the transition from being in reality to being in Tomorrowland. The movie handled it very well.
Should you buy it?
No. I would suggest streaming it or getting through redbox. It's worth watching, but it isn't worth you buying it. The message of 'We can change the world if we believe' has already been done numerous times in the past year, and this is probably a version of that message I'll forget.