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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CountAlucard
Apr 19, 2018

A highly flawed movie with some good ideas. Unfortunately, what could (and probably should) have been a story of redemption is instead paved over by a more shop worn buddy/road picture. Anyone who spends his time cynically watching a doomsday clock, as Clooney's character does, clearly has an interesting emotional arc to explore. His journey to that point from the optimistic kid we see at the beginning (and back again) could have made Tomorrowland a classic in the Capra mold. The beginning of the film, set during the 1964 World's Fair, seems to promise such a movie but the character is instead abruptly discarded for what feels like the movie’s second Act 1. When he finally reappears, quite a ways in, his connection to the child actor at the beginning seems tenuous at best. We have to be reminded (through flashbacks) of who he is. A lot of his story, and what is happening generally in the film, is shoe-horned in through dialog. This includes his relationship with the film's villain who appears basically out of nowhere in the final act. The relationship between the adult Clooney and child android skirts creepiness (mostly) but feels like the proceed of a narrative wrong turn anyway. So, it’s all a bit of a hot mess. That said, I have to admire the balls of a blockbuster daring to question what the effect of a constant stream of cynically produced and often nihilistic entertainment might have on society at large and what it might be reflecting. Tomorrowland's answer is pretty silly but it's still impressive a film like this would even pose the question (albeit mostly in the villain's expository monolog). Heavy messages aside, the film still has it’s fun whiz-bang moments and contains probably my favourite Vancouver location shoot: our very own Planetarium (interior and exterior) as 1964’s ’Hall of Invention'!

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omicron235
Mar 09, 2018

The special effects are good, especially when the young Frank Walker visits Tomorrowland for the first time and beholds all its technological wonders, but like an earlier Disney production, "The Black Hole", the overall theme turns dark. The movie suffers from too much ADD-inducing action, action, action, with events accelerated to hypernormal speed, giving it a cartoonish feel. It cannot compete with movies like "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" or "Swiss Family Robinson", because those were based on well-written novels that were already popular when the films were made and didn't use computer-generated imagery that allowed cinematographers to defy the laws of physics. "Tomorrowland" is based on, well, just a movie script with a confusing story line. It did not draw me in like a good novel would. Further, despite having a good sound system, I had difficulty following some of the dialogue, especially the young Raffey Cassidy, who plays "Athena". She has a heavy British accent and in many scenes doesn't enunciate well. I fault the movie's sound engineers for that: They could have processed her voice with speech compression for more "punch", or had her re-record her dialogue in a sound studio with a voice coach until she got it right.

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nordicleather
Jan 06, 2018

I give "Tomorrow Land" five stars out of five. I really liked Tomorrow Land. I usually don't like Disney, don't like fantasy sci fi & don't like movies aimed at younger audiences. In spite of all that I enjoyed this movie as the theme is deeper than the pretense. Tomorrow Land on the surface appears to be about self fulling prophecy as generated by the computers to control the masses. However, I see it as an attack on all of the gloom & prophecies out their from various print sources, commentators, media, etc. Wow. Well done Disney. Please do a sequel.

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reypotter06
Jan 04, 2018

I thought that this was a great movie, with lots of morals. I suggest that seven year-olds should not watch this.

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booksmile
Nov 27, 2017

I really needed this dose of hope and optimism! I think we could all use a little more of the "how do we fix it?" mindset!
Age demographic: probably ages 8-12-ish, but I enjoyed it as an adult even though it was a little simple.

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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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Gwen904
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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Gwen904
Nov 01, 2017

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

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Gwen904
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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reypotter06
Jan 04, 2018

reypotter06 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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Gwen904
Oct 30, 2017

Gwen904 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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