Imagine a world, in another dimension, where all the dreamers are put in one place to bring their ideas to life to make the world a better place to live – this is Tomorrowland where the future is now.
But just as young dreamer and inventor Frank discovers Tomorrowland he soon realises that Tomorrowland may not be all it’s made out to be – and the story moves to a time many years later, to Casey (Britt Robertson) a young die hard optimist who will do anything to help save her father’s job as a NASA Engineer, as she believes he is destined to do amazing things.
It’s her actions and attitude that see her chosen not only to visit Tomorrowland but, unbeknown to her, to also save the world. In her quest to find out more about this Tomorrowland which she has only seen a glimpse of by touching a special pin, she is thrown together with, now older Frank (George Clooney), and is insistent that he take her back there, not really knowing why other than a feeling she has that she is meant to go there.
Tomorrowland challenges our current perceptions of the future – when is it that our perception of the future turned from flying cars and jet packs to a world filled with disaster like melting ice caps, famine and earthquakes? What could the world be if we just stopped feeding the negative wolf?
This movie is complicated in its story line, you'll find yourself second guessing your understanding of what’s going on and whether you do in fact understand it at all - which is always the way with movies that delve in the realm of time and space travel, they can be a little hard to follow the first time you watch.
There’s quite a bit of Spy Kids type action. Older children will enjoy this action as well as the futuristic world which is much like an amusement park, but the story line may be lost on younger children. There are also some mature themes especially around the belief of whether or not your day of death is predetermined – so it is for these reasons that we recommend this movie for older children.
Thank you to Disney for inviting us along for this special Gold Class preview – I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, and it did challenge me to think about the future with more optimism and to the role of our thoughts, positive and negative, and how they might shape the future.
We think that older kids and their parents will love this movie – and even if you don’t have kids get along and see it, you’ll love it!
Kids Around Perth gives Tomorrowland 8/10
Recommended 8 yrs + * Medium Level Violence * High Action * Mature Themes * No Coarse Language
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