Disney’s Tomorrowland movie is a great deal of fun. It has so much adventure packed in, you will definitely never get bored. However, Tomorrowland is not all light and happy. Most of the ads make it look like a movie for all ages, however, this film may be too scary for kids not yet tweens (under age 8).
Tomorrowland begins with George Clooney, as Frank Walker, standing in front of a room full of TV screens, talking about all the problems that our planet is going through and how it is close to dying. Then we go back to the 1964 World’s Fair and meet a 10 year old Frank Walker.
Back then he was a genius inventor, trying to get approval for his jetpack invention. David Nix (Hugh Laurie) tells hims it is meaningless, because not only does it not work but it was made for fun, not utility. An interesting young girl named Athena gives him a special pin that takes him to a special place, Tomorrowland. While he loves it, he eventually gets tossed out and banned from it.
We then go back to our time and meet Casey (Britt Robertson), an optimist with scientific curiosity. Athena drops her last Tomorrowland pin in with Casey’s things and Casey begins seeing visions of Tomorrowland. She is actually able to visit it for a short time until she is suddenly jolted back home.
On a quest to find out more about the pin, Casey visits a memorabilia emporium. This is where the violence in Tomorrowland begins. Most of the violence is with Casey, Frank and/or Athena fighting against robots. However the robots look exactly like real people. There are also some disturbing scenes showing what the end of the world will look like (these upset me).
This newer trailer shows you both the exciting and violent parts of Tomorrowland. Check it out:
I enjoyed this movie very much and I think that most people of almost all ages will too. The first half of the movie was a little bit confusing at times, but it all becomes clear eventually. The acting was great. George Clooney should make movies with kids more often. Britt Robertson, who you might already know from Under The Dome, The Secret Circle and Life Unexpected, was so good I could not imagine anyone else as Casey. And Raffey Cassidy as Athena was absolutely amazing! Hugh Laurie was what you would expect of him, brilliant.
Go see Tomorrowland. It is interesting! It is exciting! But it isn’t always happy. Keep that in mind when deciding whether to take young kids.
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