REVIEW: Tomorrowland Brings Us A Vision For The Future and It’s Bright!

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Christy Jedigoddess
By: Christy Jedigoddess

“Tomorrowland”  tells the story of Frank Walker (George Clooney) and Casey Newton (Britt Robertson) . The film begins when we see a young Frank heading to the New York World’s Fair in 1964 to present his invention, a jet pack. While his presentation for his invention does not go off quite as planned, he meets a young girl named Athena who convinces him that his invention is worthy of something, bigger.

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Back in present day we meet Casey, a high school girl who is an innovator in her own right, who wants to change the world.  Little does she know she is about to do just that…

Tomorrowland is a film with a lot of heart and a strong message. It echos that same message about innovation and magic that I remember Disney for as a child. What I really enjoyed about this film is how it was a throwback in style and story to classic futuristic serials of the 1940’s while touching themes that are current. This film reminded me a lot of one of my favorite films, The Rocketeer with Billy Campbell, by encompassing that same visionary spirit for the future.

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The film explores the concept that we make our own future and if we continue on a path that is not fruitful then we may very well not leave anything for future generations.  Now as this may sound like a depressing theme, it is not presented that way in the film. The film gives hope openly with emphasis on the importance of  the power we have to change things.

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I found this to be inspiring and it really pushed the envelope of imagination. I would say this film is perfect for sitting with the family and talking about creativity. Brad Bird has presented a jewel of a story that brought back themes that haven’t been explored in film for a while.

The blu-ray, which was released on October 13th, heightens the film even more. Brad Bird’s “Remembering the Future” Segment was really touching to see. It is always important to see a film from the Director’s perspective as it gives insight to those moments of film that can be easily overlooked. The bonus features also include, Deleted Scenes, a Digital copy of the film, Castings sessions, and more!

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