How about I take you to a furtive world where there is no interference from politics, wars, world problems or even natural disasters, created by the smartest people in the world. Would you come there with me? Would you want to see it?
Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.
Poorly edited, wonderfully shot
I am torn. This film is wrought with sluggish, yawn- inducing scenes that seem to go on forever [Editor, what are you doing?], but then there are sudden moments where I am awakened by some mind-blowing cinematography, making me wonder that how Claudio Miranda might have imagined and executed this. Visually, this film is a piece of magic.
Big ideas that shrink
Director Brad Bird, who is an ace in film making and has won quite a few awards for his outstanding contribution to the film industry, proves how ingenious he is, with the stellar technological execution of a complicated film.
Doubling as the story-writer, Bird was assisted in story development by Damon Lindelof and Jeff Jensen. Unlike other stories, Tomorrowland grapples with some big post-apocalyptic reflections, and at times, it struggles to keep up the enormous ideas. Meanwhile, the quite real environmental and ethical questions the film raises are thought-provoking. Bird creates a place that you’d definitely want to visit, but that’s about it.
The film’s optimistic take appeals to something basic in us, but despite the visuals and big ideas, you’re left feeling unfulfilled.
The lineage of the typical “Disney” background score is continued in this film. If I closed my eyes, it felt quite like watching an animated Disney movie.
The gorgeous cast acts too
Lastly, I will not offer a detailed commentary about the crackerjack George Clooney or even the adept Britt Robertson, but I will give a standing ovation for the meticulous performance of the British child actor, Raffey Cassidy, who artfully outfoxed all the actors.
All in all:
Go for it if you are a Disney fan, but let me warn you, there is mediocrity in bouts.