Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland

DVD - 2015
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Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank, jaded by disillusionment, and Casey, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as "Tomorrowland". What they must do there changes the world-and them-forever.
Publisher: [Burbank, California] : Disney, [2015]
Branch Call Number: DVD SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY Tom
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
digital,optical,surround,Dolby 5.1
1 videodisc (130 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Disney Tomorrowland

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StarGladiator
Nov 05, 2017

I liked the basic premise for this movie, although it was somewhat disjointed, but great acting by Britt Robertson!
It begins with the last Real exposition for progress, the 1964 World's Fair in New York, a most marvelous and magical event, when the remnants of a progressive arc were still somewhat apparent in America, but would be brutally snuffed out with the assassinations of the Kennedy brothers and Martin Luther King, Jr.
The future protrayed, from another dimension, is where we should be living today, if not for the coup of 1963, and the unchallenged reign of the plutocracy from from that point onwards.
The marvelous futuristic city in this movie appears mostly based upon the work of that great industrial designer, Syd Mead, which dates back to the NY World's Fair of 1964.
I was fortunate enough to have visited it, having won a trip for selling the most newspaper subscriptions, and overstayed, hiding in GM's Futurama exhibit, lying to the other engineers there, claiming to be the son of one of the engineers. I was severely chastised and punished when I returned to the Catholic orphanage I was then situated with, but it was well worth the extra days there.
The last progress-oriented and real progressive president, of course, was JFK: he laid the important groundwork for the Internet, the Apollo Moon Project, issued debt-free money through the Treasury [instead of debt-based money through the Fed], urged integration of schools and football teams [was the president who coined the term, affirmative action], went after offshored monies of the corporations, supported indepedence for African countries from their former colonial overlords, and many, many other forward actions and behaviors - - very little of which is recognized today, except for all the incremental progress proceeding from that!
Ergo, a bittersweet movie . . .

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Gwen7154
Oct 30, 2017

A very meaningful, entertaining movie. Overall well done, capturing life, hope, despair, and darkness in a satisfying way. It was different from other films… in a good way. I don't know why there are so many bad reviews.

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raymind
Jun 28, 2017

! ! S-F-X ! !
. George Clooney has been in a lot of movies, lately .

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jeffi22
Apr 17, 2017

Okay. I agree in some of reviews that pacing is weird. to be honest I didn't really pay much attention so lost some of the plot/seemed building up to something then anticlimactic. Liked first half

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tenet
Mar 30, 2017

Rated 6/10.

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publicenemy45
Dec 27, 2016

an ok movie not as bad I thought it would some scenes were pretty good.

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Bakergirl_13
Nov 22, 2016

This movie was really well done, super funny, and full of unexpected twists. As far as I know this is the first movie I've ever seen George Clooney in, and it made a pretty good first impression. In the end the movie shocked me with a much-needed message to the world about how we're destroying ourselves. I think in a way people SHOULD watch this movie. What they said is so true!

I know it was not as excitedly adventurous as I had hoped to anticipate, but it was an okay film about Casey having decided to "feed the right wolf" and saving the future from disaster. Recommended for ages 10 and up.

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WendyLC
Sep 14, 2016

About 45% an advertisement for Disney products and 45% a gee-whiz use of special effects. (The latter loses something without 3-D in the theater.) This leaves 10% for making it a good movie, with a story and characters you care about, and it has neither of those elements.

But I'm a grownup. If you're 7 years old, maybe it's fun.

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TechWriter1
Aug 07, 2016

And the Oscar goes to... Special Effects! This is an entertaining romp I can recommend to Fantasy/SF fans. The Save the Planet theme is pretty straightforward but there was really very little about the story that was thought provoking.

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Gwen7154
Nov 01, 2017

"You're one of them?" - Casey Newton

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Gwen7154
Nov 01, 2017

"There are two wolves. They are always fighting. One is darkness and despair. The other is light and hope. Which wolf wins?" - Casey Newton

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RedCherries
Aug 06, 2017

Athena: Do you want to know why you could never make me laugh.
Frank Walker: Why?
Athena: Because you're not funny.

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Bakergirl_13
Nov 22, 2016

Blue skies... sunshine... flowers and happiness all around...
"And then everything went to hell."

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jimg2000
Feb 05, 2016

Lecturer: The polar ice caps aren't waiting for us to decide if climate change is real. Rising coastal waters, intensifying weather patterns. They're all punching our one-way ticket to... Dystopia. By definition, "not perfect." Huxley's Brave New World... Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451... Orwell's 1984. Once considered fiction, these futuristic novels are actually happening right now and they seem to be getting worse.

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jimg2000
Feb 04, 2016

Lots of good quotes in IMDb:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1964418/trivia?tab=qt&ref_=tt_trv_qu

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Gwen7154
Oct 30, 2017

Gwen7154 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Bakergirl_13
Nov 22, 2016

Bakergirl_13 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Re_Bel
Jan 15, 2016

Re_Bel thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Bakergirl_13
Nov 22, 2016

Frightening or Intense Scenes: someone is seen holding a severed robot's head. another robot is stabbed. Several scenes feature parts of the world in total catastrophic ruin. we see a robotic skull that is charred black. the eyes suddenly open wide and it starts talking.

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Bakergirl_13
Nov 22, 2016

Coarse Language: hell is used several times, as well as one use of p---ed. God's Name is used a couple times too.

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TheKingRaven
Jul 28, 2016

Whenever Casey Newton (Britt Robertson) touches a lapel pin with the letter T on it, she finds herself transported to Tomorrowland, a city filled with huge robots and sleek buildings. The gifted young woman recruits the help of scientist Frank Walker (George Clooney), a previous visitor to Tomorrowland, who years ago made a startling discovery about the future. Together, the two adventurers travel to the metropolis to uncover its mysterious secrets.

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