Tomorrowland - 4 Stars
Tomorrowland proves that young adult movies are worth more than they are given credit for.
I was very much looking for to seeing this film and it lived up to all my expectations. It has a sleek and technological feel to it, but it still remains true to an old style adventure story– think Jumanji. This movie is rich in depth and messages about Global warming, human extinction – but most importantly hope. While it all sounds quite deep for a young adult movie, I assure you for younger children it is easy just to enjoy a good story.
Raffey Cassidy is one of the youngest members of the cast and she is superb. While I don’t want to spoil the plot her character is, in a manner of speaking flawed. She depicts both the human and inhuman aspects of her character brilliantly. Britt Robertson is a good lead, her character does seem a little unbelievable at times, but this is easy to over look. George Clooney gets the top bill on this picture and he is a very good actor. His performance is faultless, but I would not go so far to say he’s the lead – the two younger actresses have much more important roles and more screen time. Hugh Laurie plays the villain of the piece and his performance is wonderfully pantomime-esq.
Overall it’s a fun adventurous film, with a lot of depth and relevance to today’s society – it especially notes not undervaluing creativity or individualism. This film also has a strong script and visually it is stunning. This is one I recommend for people of age any, it is a thoroughly enjoyable film!
Review by Benjamin Maio Mackay
Screening courtesy of Walt Disney Entertainment