Monday, May 25, 2015

Tomorrowland: Monday, May 25 2015

Tomorrowland is probably the worst film I have ever seen. That is certainly how it will remain in my memory: two hours of agony.The story was a trite cliche. Believe it or not, there were too many special effects. I was so bored, I fell asleep at one point. This didn't matter as I didn't miss much.

Why did Maureen and I go to see it. Because there wasn't much else showing, and it does have George Clooney and Hugh Laurie in the cast. Both are excellent actors. Hugh Laurie of House fame, has been underestimated in the States, we both felt, as he is a wonderful actor of great talent. Unfortunately, this film won't be improving his reputation.

Directed by Brad Bird, who wrote the story and the script assisted by Damon Lindelof, the story insults the intelligence of the young people who are the chosen audience for the film. The message is that the hope of the future is innovative thinking, rather than wallowing in fear because of the dire state of the world nowadays. You know, extreme climate events, the challenge of obesity in some parts of the world and starvation in others, civil unrest, etc. They didn't quite go as far shouting about the unfairness in the capitalist system, but that was implied. They did show the future full of energy-generating windmills. I wonder if Clooney has shares in Solyndra. Perhaps Disney has.

I doubt if George Clooney or Hugh Laurie will be shouting about this addition to their careers. Perhaps they needed the money. Definitely not one I would recommend, especially not to parents of young people.

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