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Tomorrowland (2015)

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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.

Director:

Brad Bird

Writers:

Damon Lindelof (screenplay by), Brad Bird (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Clooney ... Frank Walker
Hugh Laurie ... Nix
Britt Robertson ... Casey Newton
Raffey Cassidy ... Athena
Tim McGraw ... Eddie Newton
Kathryn Hahn ... Ursula
Keegan-Michael Key ... Hugo
Chris Bauer ... Frank's Dad
Thomas Robinson ... Young Frank Walker
Pierce Gagnon ... Nate Newton
Matthew MacCaull ... Dave Clark
Judy Greer ... Jenny Newton
Matthew Kevin Anderson ... Bus Driver
Michael Giacchino ... Small World Operator
D. Harlan Cutshall ... Skyscraper Foreman
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Remember tomorrow See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sequences of sci-fi action violence and peril, thematic elements, and language | See all certifications »

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Language:

English | French | Japanese

Release Date:

22 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$190,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,972,000, 24 May 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$93,436,322

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$209,154,322
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Color

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2.20 : 1
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Trivia

Keegan-Michael Key's character Hugo, the owner of a science fiction store, is named after Hugo Gernsback, a science fiction magazine editor and namesake of the Hugo Award for science fiction writing. His wife, played by Kathryn Hahn, is named Ursula after Ursula K. Le Guin, a winner of multiple Hugo Awards. See more »

Goofs

When young Frank Walker is been taken to Tomorrowland via the "it's a small world" water ride he goes down a deep water slide which splashes a lot water over him and his bag. However when he "arrives" in Tomorrowland both he and his bag are dry. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Frank Walker: Are they on?
Casey Newton: Yep, so introduce yourself.
Frank Walker: Okay. Hey, I'm Frank, how you doing? Don't answer that, that's rhetorical. Okay, let's get you up to speed... this is a story about the future, and the future can be scary...
Casey Newton: [Casey interrupts and the scene pauses for a moment] Mmm...
Frank Walker: What?
Casey Newton: You sure you want to go with scary?
Frank Walker: Yes I want to go with scary.
Casey Newton: Okay!
Frank Walker: Okay!
[...]
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Crazy Credits

Shot on location in British Columbia, Alberta, Florida, Valencia, Paris, Eleuthera, Los Angeles and Tomorrowland. See more »

Alternate Versions

Scenes that are scheduled to be in the DVD release will include a different ending and scenes with a Casey Newton from an alternate dimension. See more »

Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Written by Theodore Roosevelt Taylor (as Theodore Taylor)
Performed by Theodore Roosevelt Taylor (as Hound Dog Taylor)
Courtesy of Alligator Records
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Do not listen to the critics on this one! A vastly under-appreciated tale of promise and hope.
20 August 2015 | by seannasutiSee all my reviews

This film deserved so much more than what it got, both critically and commercially, when it debuted back in May, where unfortunately it ended up becoming one of the year's biggest box-office bombs. From the mind of one of today's greatest directors, Brad Bird, the same great filmmaker that gave us some of the best animated films of all-time like 'The Iron Giant' and 'The Incredibles' and the best 'Mission Impossible' film to date in 'Ghost Protocol', 'Tomorrowland' is an inspiring original story that above all promotes the two things that have been lacking in today's cynical society; hope and the promise of a bright future.

Some have accused this film of being preachy for promoting these exact morals. But if you ask me, that just makes this film even stronger as a result in how it boldly goes against the cynical mindset that you see a lot of nowadays in favor of an optimistic vision of a better tomorrow.

Bird and co-writer Damon Lindelof make the right decision to not over-rely too much on the world of Tomorrowland. This film may be centered around a fantastic utopia where anything is possible but it's more about the journey to Tomorrowland than the place itself and the build-up leading into the film's finale is second to none. Ultimately though it was the finale of the film that made it such a polarizing flick amongst critics. But contrary to popular opinion, I thought it was suitable for what the story demanded.

In a year where characters like Furiosa are being regarded as some of the greatest film characters of their time, this film features two of the best female leads of the year, played perfectly by Britt Robertson and Raffey Cassidy, respectively. As lead Casey, Robertson perfectly conveys the character's optimistic outlook without coming off as annoying while Cassidy shines in the role of the totally bad-ass robot Athena. George Clooney is also excellent in the role of an inventor named Frank who, compared to Casey, is much more pessimistic about the future but gradually regains his faith over the course of the film.

Don't let this film become one of those forgotten box-office bombs just because it dared to critique the cynicism of today's society. With brilliant performances and visuals and messages that resonate more than ever nowadays, 'Tomorrowland' is easily the most underrated film of 2015 and another masterpiece from director Brad Bird.


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