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Wednesday, 21 October 2015

TOMORROWLAND [2015]

Director Brad Bird's second live-action feature Tomorrowland is a breath of fresh air in a world of sequels, prequels, adaptations and reboots.
Unfortunately the lively sci-fi blockbuster doesn't quite add up to a whole lot once you peel away it's shiny skin.
By telling the tale of a young girl and a broken man who embark on a journey to find a futuristic world they've both visited in memories, Bird & screenwriter Damon Lindelof dissect the negative world that we live in.  They push the viewer into wanting to bring a positive outlook on life to make the world a better place but it's so heavy-handed one can't help but roll their eyes.  There's some wildly imaginative action sequences and beautiful visuals but they trounce all over the heart that should make the story more easier to side with.
It raises some questions and makes some strong statements while being throughly entertaining, so maybe it did exactly what it set out to do.

3 pintresting tubby times out of 5

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