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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
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Suffers From Over-Writing Like It's "Interstellar 2"
There are a few moments where this story could have been like "Back to the Future". Clooney as the goofy scientist who tries to help the rambunctious teenager get to her destination. There are moments where you feel like it is "National Treasure 3", with an unimpressive piece of exposition about how a bunch of old inventions created an inter-dimensional spacecraft (???). There are moments where the parents are expected to have left the auditorium, and the children are lectured with moralistic stories. There is a way way too brief moment of actually visiting the advertised Tomorrowland as it exists in all it's elaborate technological glory. While we are there, we see a family wish a daughter well as she gets ready to fly off in to space. I was far more interested in that daughter's adventure than the overly-complicated one this film was taking. Instead, that moment of actual adventure gets abruptly cutoff as we return back to normal.
Way too long are we dragged through backstory and hints about "getting there". It would be OK if we had a downbeat twist for the third act if we had FUN getting there. But except for some brief inventive action scenes, too much setup requires everything to pull over and stop. Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" suffered from much the same problem. The first half of the movie is required to setup the story, while the second half starts to chase it's own tail by desperately turning everything back on itself.
For such an expensive summer movie, Brad Bird could have found fun ways to get from point A to point B, instead of creating constant roadblocks. " We can't get do this now, so now we let's talk and talk about what happened and what to do next." Just jump on the hoverboard fly. There is a suggestion that such simplistic lecturing will appeal to kids. We can shoot that down right now when no kids film should run over 2 hours. Tomorrowland runs 2 hours and 10 minutes, and it feels even longer. Primarily because all the character arcs and subplots need to be tied up. Dull dull dull.
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