Tomorrowland, directed by Brad Bird and starring George Clooney, tells the story of Casey (Britt Robertson), a teen prodigy who occasionally resorts to industrial espionage for what she believes is right. When one day she is “recruited” to go someplace called Tomorrowland, Casey has no idea the strange trip she’s signed up for. Helped along the way by Athena (Raffey Cassidy), the kung-fu-knowing British tween, and Frank (Clooney), the grumpy inventor who knows more about Tomorrowland than he’s telling. Will this dynamic trio end up saving the day? Will Tomorrowland be everything it’s cracked up to be? Does this sound like the end of a Batman episode?
Tomorrowland isn’t the most evenly paced adventure movie I’ve ever seen, but it is a lot of fun. Robertson is evidently a fine actress from many other projects, but I can honestly say this is the first time I’ve seen her. She does wide-eyed optimism well, and it suits the Disney sensibilities of the film. Clooney is always good. End of sentence, Clooney is better than all of us and we should really learn to live with that. The film has a bit of a dark edge, especially for a PG film, but that’s what happens when you let Damon Lindelhof (Co-creator of Lost) write a Disney movie. Despite the bit of gloom, Tomorrowland has a sense of adventure rarely felt since Spielberg got all serious. Highly recommended for families with kids on the cusp, but not quite ready for Indiana Jones. And all people who still kind of believe in whimsy. – [DVD] [Blu-Ray]
DVD Release Date: 10/13/15