Melz Reviews “Tomorrowland”
Summer blockbuster season is officially underway and Disney jumps out the gate first with its much hyped big budget film based on its amusement park ride called "Tomorrowland". I caught the late night premiere with my family and here's my thoughts on this summer "thrill ride".
The trailer you see above, is pretty much the most exciting part of this movie. While "Tomorrowland" is billed as this "action-thrill ride", there's actually 3 to 4 "action" scenes. The rest of the movie is spent trying to figure out who, what, where, when and why Tomorrowland exists or not. While the special effects and outright beauty of the futuristic scenery will likely keep your attention, you find yourself asking repeatedly "Okay, but what's next?". The major problem with this film is its attempt at social commentary. Take every "disaster" and "end of the world" movie you can think of, now put "Disney's" in front of it and you'll pretty much have "Tomorrowland". Be on the lookout for House's Peter Laurie and his "explanation" about his character and you'll quickly realize that this story could have been told in less than the 2 hours and 10 minutes it took. And this is usually what happens when Disney steers away from its normal "family friendly" faire and tries to be "edgier".
But don't get me wrong, your KIDS, will love the movie but again, like my review of "Avengers: Age Of Ultron", this movie will get long and drawn out at points trying to explain parts of the film that in the long run have no real bearing on the story line and plot and at some points this movie can get uncomfortable and awkward (George Clooney's "adult" character is still in love with a child android....need I say more?). I was excited about this movie going in, but the "summer thrill ride" you're looking for will be at Six Flags...not in the theaters...