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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Sheep Movie Review: Tomorrowland

Directed by Brad Bird
Rated: PG
Cast: George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy 

From Disney comes two-time Oscar (R) winner Brad Bird's riveting, mystery adventure "Tomorrowland," starring Academy Award (R) winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as "Tomorrowland." What they must do there changes the world-and them-forever. Featuring a screenplay by "Lost" writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, "Tomorrowland" promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.

Tomorrwland is a fun ride at Disneyland and it should have stayed there. The whole movie plot was over bloated with dramatic end of the world nonsense, kids getting hit by cars and a creepy old dude (Clooney) who played closer to an ice-cream-man-pedophile then anything else.

Nothing really makes sense, until possibly the last bit of the movie when it's all "unveiled." But by the time we get there, the lackluster characters and hokey plot have wet my movie blanket. Or maybe it was all the Cokes I sucked down to stay awake.

Long lulls of boring progression have the redundant plot points banging their robotic heads against the walls. CAN NOT COMPUTE! Mayday, mayday! On a good note, the graphics were great, a lot of the robots where neat but this alternate reality/futuristic storyline just never took off the ground for me. I should have stayed behind and enjoyed my Mickey Mouse pancake.

Disneyland is all about "dreams coming true" and "when you wish upon a star", I don't know how this one fell apart so badly, what with all that magic voodoo they have access to. But it did. I say pass on this one and wait for the DVD.

Getting 1 and 1/2 Sheep



  1. I agree. It could have been so much better I think. I felt like it was missing something the entire time watching it. Rent it for sure.

  2. Yikes! I love my Disney movies, but what possessed George Clooney to get in on this deal? Your review is honest, but I wonder if people who like him will give this a good review, fooling people into thinking it's a worthwhile movie and wasting their money? He's better than this, for sure. Awesome review! Hugs...

  3. In the promos, George Clooney sounds bored. He's trying to enter the older actor roles these days where he can be all avuncular and statesman-like.
    I kept trying to figure out where "Tomorrowland" came from - why it sounded familiar. Thanks for solving that mystery!

  4. I am so glad that I passed on this movie. It didn't look fun and I can tell on Disney when the Over promote it. I would want to see this for Hugh ..not George.

  5. The previews really didn't look all that great. Not really my kind of movie anyway.