I go to the cinema AT LEAST once a week and I am always getting asked for recommendations. So here I go..keeping it reel short 😛 (sorry, had to be done…)
First up is Tomorrowland.. It stars George Clooney (he is great) Britt Robertson (great) and Hugh Laurie (great). But my favourite is the little Hermonie-esque Raffey Cassidy as Athena the Teen Robot.
Tomorrowland Stars: George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, Hugh Laurie, Tim McGraw,Thomas Robinson, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan- Michael Key
Running Time: 130 mins
Great cast..How in the hell can it be so bad!!??!! Ok its not the worst.. what is more annoying is that the first half is very good and the second sucks.
It tells the story of finding another dimension ‘The Future/Tomorrowland’ where great and talented people gather to create anything they can imagine. Until someone creates something terrible that is a danger to Earth.
Frank (Clooney) takes a trip to Tomorrowland when he is younger but ends up banished.. Years later Casey (Robertson) gets wind of this world (through Athena the kick ass robot ) and sets out for some adventure to find it and save the world.. enter recluse inventor Clooney to the mix as reluctant helper. This tries its best to be a mystery sci-fi thriller.. problem being when you get your answers.. its major underwhelming. MAJOR!
Basically the whole film is a lecture on us ruining the earth but it can be all cured with hope and optimism (and a heap of cringe sermons). The whole wonder, hope and Disney optimism is shovelled on a bit too heavy for my taste. (and i love Disney!)
Special effects are great and I think kids would enjoy most of it as all was going great til they actually got to Tomorrowland..where it is dragged out and painful.
There is also this weird love story between Clooney and a kid Robot that doesn’t quite work (WTF?)
Basically.. skip it.. wait til the DVD comes out so you can snooze on the sofa in the final scenes/half hour where I checked the time about four times…but then the popcorn was worth it 🙂
Review: Jog on Geraldine..Keep on moving folks.. nothing to see here….