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Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as "Tomorrowland." Written by
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
The androids in the film are called AA's, an abbreviation for Audio Animatronics. Audio Animatronics are heavily used in various Disney attractions, such as the Pirates of the Caribbean, Carousel of Progress, Hall of presidents and many more. See more »
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Tomorrowland (2015) is the first Walt Disney Pictures release since The Muppets (2011) to open the film with the title card "Walt Disney Pictures Presents". The opening Disney logo, however, still remains indented as simply "Disney". See more »
Aside from a few scenes that seem out of place, and some bizarre edits which should never have made it to the final cut, this is a surprisingly complex film but also a very consistently entertaining one.
The high points (to this reviewer at least)
1. There is an ongoing 'inside joke" in the script about the "pin" being part of a commercial or an advertisement which was cancelled. Although this is part of the plot it is also true that the name of the film -- TOMORROWLAND -- is itself a giant ad for the Disney machine, and, lest we forget, Disney is a mega-corporation, one of the largest on the planet, one of the largest in history, and it does nothing by accident.
2. Clooney is very brave to play essentially the "oldest small boy" on the planet, a trope that brings back memories of Robin Williams in Jumanji (itself a really great film, if you have not seen it FIND A COPY NOW). To his credit, and considering he is doing dramatic scenes against a girl half his age -- who usually plays "younger" because of her size -- he pulls it off nicely.
3. The opening, the pace, the sense of discovery, reminded me of ESCAPE FROM WITCH MOUNTAIN which, no coincidence, was also a Disney production.
4. Cannot do a proper review of this film without talking about Britt Robertson. I have reviewed other films she has appeared in and what all her performances have in common is that they work. She sells it and she holds the camera. There is also something of the chameleon about her, as though at will she can change from a plain-looking secondary character to a stunning leading lady. She has a serious career ahead.
5. Also cannot do a proper review without mentioning Brad Bird. Check his bio. This guy is the Elon Musk of fantasy writing. His credit alone would be reason to see this film regardless of this review, or any other.
A bit long, some scenes seem not to belong, but overall a film well worth recommending. I suspect it will also prove to be one of those films which does better on second viewing when expectations are lower and the viewer simply wants a good time.
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