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Old 05-28-2015, 10:36 PM
 
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I was psyched - but terribly disappointed.

It was more of a kid-oriented movie - which is okay. Much of the Tomorrowland art/scenery was fun to look at. But I thought that while Britt Robertson was okay, but bland, and too old. Not much of anything original in the story. Too much machinery without anything being particularly inventive. Almost no real cleverness or humor, except for a very few places, such has having the scifi shopkeeper named Hugo Gernsbach. Overly messy and baroque. Not much in terms of depth or logic. That could have been compensated by a terrific cast, dialogue, or any number of other things, but there wasn't enough there.

Now I see why it has such low ratings. What I can say is that it's kind of fun, especially in the first half, and they probably had a lot of fun making it.
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Old 05-29-2015, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Singapore
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I watched ir just now on IMAX - and I am going to watch it again. I can understand the reasons for the rather average reviews but:


1) it is an original movie - not a sequel nor a comic book franchise

2) It brings a message of hope for all of us.
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Old 05-29-2015, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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I honestly enjoyed it, it was a simple and whimsical plot, sure, but it's supposed to be a kid-orientated movie. Message got across I suppose. I liked it though. Made me happy for some reason.
I am surprised that people I know that wait for DVDs actually went to the theater
to see it and they enjoyed it a lot. Sweet.
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Old 05-30-2015, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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My brother saw it and liked it. I really want to see it and hoe to see it in theaters on the next week or so.
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Old 05-30-2015, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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I admit it was not spectacular...but it was fun and enjoyable...and Disney
always has a message for the kids.

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Old 05-31-2015, 03:22 AM
 
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Terrible scriptwriting. Either I missed something, or the film makes no sense at all.

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So Clooney got invited to join other geniuses who opened a portal to an alternate dimension Earth where there is nothing but wheat and a sci-fi city built by Edison, Tesla, etc. (Never mind that material science of the day makes that total nonsense).

When he gets there, Clooney builds a future predicting/broadcasting machine. Even though he designed, tested, and built the thing, he didn't realize that it might somehow broadcast a dystopian future into everyone's heads in normal-dimension Earth. Clooney exiled to the normal dimension for unknown reasons when his machine lets everyone know that normal dimension Earth will have some big catastrophes 20-odd years hence--possibly because Doctor House saw an opportunity to kill off normal-dimension Earth (why?) and didn't want Clooney around to interfere.

So, a few days from catastrophe, a sorta-smart girl with no mother (Virgin male birth?) who likes to put her brainpower to work perpetrating totally useless sabotage, rather than building something (because, ya know, that's hard, and we need to connect with the protest movement somehow) uses her optimism to help Clooney figure out House's master plan.

They accidentally nuke Florida during a fight when Doctor House tries to re-exile Clooney--because apparently it's A-OK to execute people in normal-dimension Earth, but not in Tomorrowland. Dr. House gets half-squished and shoots Clooney's pedophilia robot. Rather than turn off the death broadcasting machine, or reprogram it to send hopeful thoughts, Clooney drops self-destructing pedo robot into it--because, ya know, SOMETHING has to blow up, or it's a fail.

Dr. House is now 100% squished, almost along with optimist girl (rats, so close!) thanks to Clooney not bothering to warn her that he was going to drop a twelve thousand ton building on the spot where she was standing all agape.

Hooray! Futureland is now free to use an army of Clooney pedophilia robots to brain-drain the little talent remaining in normal-dimension Earth (after 20 years of sad tachyon machine influence) to re-re-build his utopia.

So, the takeaway here is that Tomorrowland is full of a--holes, but there is only one city there, that is less than 5km in diameter, so we normies would be best served by firing a 5MT nuke through one of the portals to Futureland's dimension and be rid of those jerks before they almost-murder us all, again.

Got it. Thanks for the warning, Disney. Next time, hire some screenwriters who are over the age of 6, please.


Edit: Also, a PG rating? Those Futureland robots flat-out murdered 3 cops and one French museum guard dead-center screen. That was pretty brutal.
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Old 05-31-2015, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Cape Cod
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I just saw this movie last night at the local drive in and it was fun but a bit odd. It seemed like it took forever to get going then the pieces started to fall into place. The whacky crazy gadgets were cool.

I didn't think it was much of a kids movie being rated PG and from Disney and that might be why it isn't doing well at the box office. Several people were shot and turned to dust.

I think it was good enough but in an unusual niche.
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Old 06-01-2015, 06:38 AM
 
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That movie made me feel like a little kid again. I really enjoyed it. Not the best film, but I still enjoyed it nonetheless.
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Old 06-01-2015, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Lake George, CO
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I saw this last night, it was a quirky, fun movie. It was not the greatest movie of all time, but I enjoyed it! It was original and I liked the elements in it. I was expecting more of the film to be in actual "Tomorrowland" so I felt it took forever for them to get there- but then I actually liked the build up towards it more than the footage in the "Tomorrowland" scenes. Definitely kid friendly, but not a drag for adults.

And am I the only person who wants to go explore those mountains that are around it?!?!!?
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Old 11-28-2015, 10:34 AM
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Location: Western Colorado
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Watched this on BluRay last night. Although I do not like Clooney at all, I enjoyed this movie. It was just fun to watch.
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