After seeing the trailers, the posters and the lots of other stuff coming through for TomorrowLand, starring George Clooney, Britt Robertson and Hugh Laurie, I was looking forward to seeing the new Disney movie.
So recently I was invited to a Gala Opening of the new Cineworld in Broughton and the film that we would all be treated to would be TomorrowLand an in glorious IMAX.
Bound by a shared destiny, a teen (played by Britt Roberston) bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor (played by George Clooney) embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.
So the film starts with Clooney facing the camera and telling us about what is happening with the world and his story, how it all started at the 1964 World’s Fair, this is only one of two flashback story lines that do take up a lot of the time of the film.
The second, if what longer flashback to build the story of TomorrowLand is of Casey (Britt Robertson), which shows how she obtained the pin that gives her the views of the amazing TomorrowLand and believe me when I say it looks amazing in IMAX as we move through the various places.
Both are helped by the rather strange Athena (Eddie Newton) who we later discover is certainly not what she seems and she gets the two together to return back to TomorrowLand.
As I mentioned earlier, TomorrowLand is a visual delight, specially in IMAX, with the jetpack scenes early on flying around on a massive screen and when Casey arrives, it has a pure Disney feel, that adults will love and the kids will be lost in awe at the wonders.
The only problem for me with TomorrowLand is that it is predictable and it does see to drag in places, special when you start getting that message that we need to do something to save our world and it has to be done now, running at 130 mins, there are moments when you think to yourself that it couldn’t have been made a little shorter.
But don’t get me wrong, TomorrowLand is an enjoyable film, Clooney, Robertson and Newton all work well together and there are scenes that will stick in your mid for ages, such as the toy store, which must have every Disney toy or film prop, including one’s from a certain space opera franchise that they have bought.
Brad Bird (The Iron Giant, The Incredibles) has done great job directing and the screenplay/story of the movie, the music through the movie by Michael Giaccgino (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Star Trek Into Darkness) has produced another great soundtrack that works beautifully during the film.
Overall TomorrowLand is a film that is very Disney, the cast all work very well with each other and there are some great effects etc throughout the movie, it just seems a little long and at times and it looks great. But it is a Disney film and it is another move that all ages can sit together and enjoy.