Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.
When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger.
When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.
Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears.
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
This movie takes components of the Tomorrowland themes found in Disney Parks. For example, some weapons used in the film resemble the blasters found in the Buzz Lightyear Astro Blaster attraction. The trains in the movie are reminiscent of the monorail found in Disneyland, which runs through the Tomorrowland section of that park. See more »
When young frank is at the 1965 World's fair, just before they all get to the "It's a small world" ride, Athena, Nix, and his group walk past a Greyhound Escorter with a red placard on it's roof that reads "RED ROUTE 25c To General Motors-Chrysler". It's visible in a long shot, and then in a closer shot. This combination of vehicle and sign could never occur. The Escorter was the vehicle that passes Frank just after he got off the bus. It had a bench seat for 4 people in front with a seat for the driver in back. They were like taxis that were hired at an hourly rate($9/hour in 1964, which is about $90/hour in 2015 dollars!). They went where ever the passenger wanted to go. Unfortunately, the Escorters had a lot of mechanical problems, and also weren't very popular because of their high price. After the fair closed for the 1964 season, Greyhound sold all 150 Escorters. There were no Escorters at the 1965 season. Greyhound also had another form of transport called the "Glide-A-Ride" train. It was a "tug" that was about twice the length of an Escorter, but built in the same style, with a single seat for the driver in front. Hitched to the tug were 3 cars that held 20(or 18) passengers per car, for a total capacity of 60(or 54) per train. These trains followed very specific routes through the fair, referred to as the "Red Route", "Blue Route", "Green Route", etc, with specific stops along these routes. Fair goers could pay the driver 25 cents at any stop, board the train, then get off at any other stop. There were also 3 "tour" routes that went in loops around the fairgrounds and cost more. So at any given time there were about 7 of these trains traveling around the fair. Unfortunately, in 1964, the trains were very badly marked as to what route they were for and this caused a lot of confusion. So in 1965 Greyhound made better route markers and attached large colored placards to the roofs of the Glide-a-ride tugs to identify which route the train was following. So Escorters were only at the fair in 1964, and the large route placards were only at the fair in 1965. And besides, an Escorter never would have had a placard because it was a taxi, it was never part of any of the predefined "routes". See more »
I went and saw this with an open mind because of the mixed response, and I must say I had a blast.
The story is unique, creative and quite compelling. It is original science fiction which we do not get too often. The film is inspired by the Disney park, but at the same time, it's more of it's own thing.
It is well acted and the characters are quite likable and believable. Frank Walker is interesting, entertaining and has a sense of humor. Casey is also an interesting character. I think George Clooney and Britt Robertson portrayed their leading roles very well.
The film is also quite funny at times. During this film, I think I may have laughed more than I usually do at the movies, which is saying something.
I think Brad Bird did a very goo job directing. The visuals are stunning and the special effects, while mostly CGI, are impressive. The action scenes are neat and intense. There is not a single moment where I was bored with the film. It also pays a nice homage to the Sci-fi genre.
The one problem I had with this film is that I was expecting a little more of the "Tomorrowland" place and that the story needed a little more work.
Overall, this was a great film and I highly recommend it to fans of science fiction. Plus, I think it totally puts "The Haunted Mansion" (2003) to shame.
In the end, "Tomorowland" may not fully realize it's potential, but it should be satisfying as a fun and intriguing Disney family sci-fi/adventure comedy thrill ride.
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