Tomorrowland is more than just the name of the movie, it’s an idea, that epitomizes Disney and which a few people set out to pass on to the world through the medium of film-making. Director Brad Bird (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, The Incredibles, Ratatouille), is at the forefront of this project and once again manages to leave the audience gasping for air by taking us on a magical ride, beautifully filmed and visually stunning throughout. However the music score is a bit of let-down, it’s not by any means awful but it’s reminiscence of animated films or kids’ movies rather than that of a movie of epic proportions.
George Clooney and Britt Robertson have a very good chemistry on screen and their energetic and dynamic performances are infectious. Nevertheless it is young Raffey Cassidy who steals the show with her charming portrayal of a peculiar character, called Athena.
Tomorrowland is first and foremost innovative, it’s a story filled with humor and excitement. It’s something we haven’t experienced 10 times already, and the ideas that it brings to the table hold up very strong, well at least until the last 30 minutes of the movie when that plot gets derailed. The ending is a bit forced and doesn’t suit the rest of the film. The people at the helm get so caught up in delivering one message to the world loud and clear, that they throw everything that was good, out the window, and leave it exposed to gaping plot holes and unanswered questions.
Disney delivers another grand journey and even though the destination is mediocre, it’s an enjoyable ride.