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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.

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Brad Bird

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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

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Imagine a place where anything is possible. 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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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:

$33,028,165, 24 May 2015

Gross USA:

$93,436,322

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$209,035,668
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Trivia

Naomi Scott was considered for the role of Casey Newton. See more »

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After Casey is bailed out of jail, she holds the pin and "TomorrowLand" is shown while her father is driving. When her father grabs the pin from her after screaming "You're not seeing this!??", his hand grabs hers over the green screen. See more »

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[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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Visually stunning retro sci-fi
25 March 2017 | by freemantle_ukSee all my reviews

In an age of dark, grim visions of the future Disney's Tomorrowland is a delightful throwback to upbeat adventures of the 60s and 80s, a retro sci-fi film for the whole family to enjoy.

Casey Newton (Britt Robertson) is a bright and optimistic high school student who does not share the pessimistic views of elders. When Casey discovers a mysterious pin that shows her fantastic world and sets out to find the futuristic city with the help of a jaded inventor, Frank Walker (George Clooney) and Athena (Raffey Cassidy), an English-accented Audio-Animatronics.

Tomorrowland is a deliberately old-fashioned film both its tone and visuals: the film was loosely based on the Disney ride of the same name - considering that Disney were able to turn Pirates of the Caribbean into a billion dollar film series. Bird was a wise choice to direct and co-write, The Incredibles had a 60s style sci-fi look to it and he brought that look to Tomorrowland. It was bright and colourful with its showing of various technologies, from robots, jetpacks, lasers and a steampunk rocket.

Brad Bird has already shown himself to be a capable action director with Mission Impossible: Ghost Portrayal and with Tomorrowland he had much better CGI. There are some cool fight sequences, especially with Athena - it is awesome to see a little girl beating up fully grown men and giant robots. Tomorrowland is visually spectacular especially when we get to see the city in all its glory for the first time. Bird certainly brought out a sense of awe, whimsy and wonder.

Tomorrowland also has a great trio in the leads: Clooney, Robertson and Cassidy are terrific together, having many witty moments together when they are travelling and there is a zip in their interactions, like when they use a knock-out tool. Although Robertson's look too old to be a high schooler she pushes off the necessary enthusiasm. But it was Cassidy who stole the show: she was a revelation as Athena, playing a character who was older than she actually looked and at times acts a Terminator. She personally reminded me of Saoirse Ronan when she was younger, just with dark hair.

Although Tomorrowland had a talented director at the helm it also had a screenplay with Damon Lindelof's fingerprints, a man who has poor reputation as a screenwriter. As an adventure Tomorrowland is excellent but when it goes to the science fiction the film gets bogged down with mumbo-jumbo about time particles and destiny. This part needed to be expanded and more refined. When it's revealed that Tomorrowland was a place for exceptional people to come to where they would not disrupted by government or civil society. Essentially this is similar to Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, a controversial sci-fi work that abdicates the philosophy of Objectivism, or if you prefer it's the ideology of Andrew Ryan in Bioshock. The prologue at the 1964 World's Fair could have been cut and it would have made the reveals more impactful.

Tomorrowland is a good of romp of a film, providing plenty of laughs, action and visual spectcle. It was rated a 12A in the UK but it is on lower scale of that rating and could easily be enjoyed by children younger than that age.


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