Tomorrowland (2015)

Directed By – Brad Bird

Screenplay By – Damon Lindelof & Brad Bird

Cinematography By Claudio Miranda

Starring Britt Robertson, George Clooney & Raffey Cassidy

130 min.

Sometime movies get so into what they want to say that they forget why they are being made in the first place. This movie is called Tomorrowland, take us to freaking Tomorrowland dammit!

The message of Tomorrowland is that the future can be bright but we have to make it that way. The future is not all dark and dreary but wonderful and full of hope as long as we are optimistic and work towards a better tomorrow. But the movie is called Tomorrowland and they show us an awesome futuristic city, so takes us to this city. Don’t just tell us that we control global warming, but inspire us by showing us what it would be like to live in a better tomorrow.

Bird has Tomorrowland be a gimmick in the movie rather than a place that inspires. And while his intentions are good, ultimately he does a disservice to himself by withholding the brilliance of a realized Tomorrowland from his viewers.

Ultimately, Tomorrowland is too focused on trying to be didactic and less about trying to inspire and thus Tomorrowland is a failure.

God Bless America

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