An optimistic teen and a former boy genius go on an adventure where they must work together to save
Tomorrowland from destruction.
Release Date: Friday, May 22, 2015.
Cast: George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Kathryn
Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key, Chris Bauer, Thomas Robinson and Pierce Gagnon.
Director: Brad Bird.
Running Time: 2 hours; 10 minutes.
Genre(s): Adventure, Action, Mystery.
Rating: PG – Not much to shield your kids’ eyes from or cover their ears about in this flick!
What is Tomorrowland About?
Casey, a smart and resourceful teen “falls down the rabbit hole” when she finds a pin that takes her to a
fantastic futuristic world. She pulls Frank, a former boy genius, into this adventure to save a place
somewhere in time known as “Tomorrowland.” The changes they make affect them and the world
What Should Parents Look Out For In Tomorrowland?
Violence – There are some fight scenes where people are decapitated, punches are thrown, and
weapons are used throughout this movie.
Thrills and Chills – there are a few moments where situations get a little hairy for the main characters of
this movie. I can’t go into details (or I’ll be spoiling the film), but they may frighten younger children a
Language – The only “red flag” I caught was the word “Hell” used once throughout the whole film. Other
words were ones you would hear in the schoolyard such as idiot, stupid, etc.
What Did I Think About Tomorrowland?
Overall, I liked Tomorrowland. There were times where the story went on longer than I thought it should
have, but there were aspects of this film that were pretty great as well.
Tomorrowland was a gorgeous film to watch. Everything looks so crisp, and Tomorrowland looks
amazing! There were so many sites to see, and I wanted the camera to go in other directions to see
other aspects of this world. There were also some awesome technological advances that were great to
It was fun seeing the costumes used in Tomorrowland. In certain parts of this movie, it was
reminiscent of watching Back to the Future because of the shifts between time periods viewers
see. I loved going back into the 60s to see how the women and children were dressed. I am also
amused to always see how costume designers view the fashion of the future. There were some
pieces that are present and popular now, and then there are other pieces that seem so far
away from what anyone would imagine people would wear! My daughter, who accompanied
me to view this film, and I loved this aspect of the movie.
George Clooney was, well, George Clooney for me in this film. He was witty, and funny as
former boy genius Frank Walker. He did a great job at portraying a man who has been jaded by
his past experiences, and is finding it hard to embrace new possibilities. My little issue was that
it was not that far of a reach from many of the other characters he has portrayed in past films.
I loved Britt Robertson as Casey in this film. Casey is a smart, sassy and optimistic teenager who
kept questioning everything that was put up in front of her. She did not believe that negative
situations that are occurring, not only in the present, but in Tomorrowland as well. It was as
breath of fresh air to see a teenage girl with these abilities, inspiring other girls to want to
As I mentioned before, there were scenes in Tomorrowland that I was not a fan of. Without
spoiling the movie, there were times that I thought that some action sequences that were a bit
long for me, and some scenes that were used for plot or character development that felt too
stretched out for my liking, making the movie feel longer than it really was.
I rated Tomorrowland a 3 out of 5!
It I loved the message that change is possible and I loved Clooney and Robertson’s characters, but the
aforementioned scenes took a bit of my enjoyment for this film away for me.
For more information about Tomorrowland, go to: http://movies.disney.com/tomorrowland
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