Tomorrowland (subtitled as A World Beyond in some parts of the world) is a 2015 American science-fiction mystery adventure film. The movie is about a disillusioned genius inventor (George Clooney) and a teenage science enthusiast (Robertson), embark to an ambiguous Journey to another dimension known as “Tomorrowland”, where their actions directly affect the world and themselves.
Direction and Production
Tomorrowland was directed and co-written by Brad Bird. Brad Bird co-wrote the film’s screenplay with Damon Lindelof, from an original story conduct by Bird, Lindelof, and Jeff Jensen. Walt Disney Pictures formerly publicized the film in June 2011 under the title 1952 but it was later retitled to Tomorrowland, named after the futuristic themed playland found at Disney theme park. In summarizing their story, Bird and Lindelof took stimulation from the progressive artistic movements of the Space Age, as well as Walt Disney’s buoyant philosophy of the future, notably his abstract vision for the planned community known as EPCOT. Tomorrowland was released in conventional and IMAX formats on May 22, 2015. It was the first dramatic film to be released in Dolby Vision and Dolby Cinema.
The principal photography for the movie began in August 2013, with the recording took place in British Columbia, Alberta, Florida, and Spain with second unit filming in France, California and the Bahamas.
The film clings to a fairly strong cast consisting of the stars George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Kathryn Hahn and Keegan-Michael Key.
The movie begins with at woman Casey Newton, who finds herself teleported to a new dimension, whenever she touches a label pin with a letter T on it. The new city she travels to be called Tomorrowland. She finds it a futuristic metropolis filled with sky high robots and glossy skyscrapers. Energized with the thrill of discovery, the able youthful woman enlists the help of a scientist who years ago made an astounding discovery about the future. Both being previous visitors to tomorrowland, duo embarks on an incredible journey to the adventurous metropolis to unveil the secrets it cleaves to.
Tomorrowland received mix to fairly positive response from the critics and the reviewers. The movie being exceptionally ambitious and having eye-catching visuals was criticized for its odd plot, a poorly built composition with a severely underwhelming finale. Where the movie offered a potent image of human hope and inventiveness, it was really hard to get past its narrative mix-up of bewilderment with an excess of unanswered questions and really irritating dialogue. Overall the reviewers said that the movie was a fun family and ambitious movie that clearly aimed for something unique and prized optimism over cynicism but the effect was lost somewhere between the unfocused and messed up narrative.
On the Box Office
The film failed at the box office despite grossing 209 million dollars worldwide.