Disclosure: I was provided an all-expense paid trip to the #TomorrowlandEvent in Los Angeles California in order to facilitate this post; however all opinions and love for the movie Tomorrowland expressed are my own.
You’ve been seeing all the hype for Tomorrowland, right?! This PG rated, family-friendly film hits theaters everywhere today, May 22nd! We watched it earlier this month in LA at the Tomorrowland Event so I’ve been trying to hold everything under my hat and not be a spoiler-sport. Now, you can see all the awesome-ness for yourself!
From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s “Tomorrowland,” a riveting mystery adventure starring Academy Award® 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.
“Tomorrowland” is produced by Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird and Jeffrey Chernov and directed by Brad Bird, with John Walker, Brigham Taylor, Jeff Jensen and Bernard Bellew serving as executive producers. “Tomorrowland” opens in U.S. theaters on May 22, 2015.
Futuristic Films Usually Aren’t My Thing But…
As soon as I watched the very first trailer, I knew I had to see it! I usually steer clear of most sci-fi types of movies. Those are more my husband’s kind of thing but within the first minute of the trailer, I was hooked. I love the mixture of the past, present and future inside this movie.
A Story of Hope for the Future…
Casey (Britt Robertson) is very curious and determined to “fix” the future. She’s a young girl, with a purpose. She seeks out Frank (George Clooney) to help her in this Tomorrowland adventure. The combustible combination of these two personalities is very refreshing and quite funny! You can imagine, a grumpy old(er) man being pushed around by a young and feisty teen-age girl. This movie is all about inventors and dreamers, movers and shakers. People like Frank and Casey! It makes you think about your own life and the dent that we put in this world. We don’t want to just exist, we want to leave our mark here!
An Incredible Cast…
You’ve heard me mention George Clooney and Britt Robertson, but you’ll also be happy to see the rest of the cast involved. Hugh Laurie – who plays the bad guy. He makes such a good “bad guy”. Raffey Cassidy who’s up and coming, and very young. You’ll fall in love with her role of Athena! Tim McGraw (yesss!) plays the role of Casey’s dad.
The PG Rating – Should Your Kids Watch It?
Tomorrowland is rated PG and it’s a great family movie, however, I don’t feel that it’s appropriate for super littles because of the degree of some of the violence in the movie. Parents, you know your kids so I suggest using your judgement. I would recommend around the age of 8+ but even younger kids will really enjoy it. Just consider your own kid’s sensitivities…that’s all.
My Final Thoughts…
Tomorrowland is a story of hope for our future. Throughout the movie, and even in our interviews with the talent from the movie, the idea is that we can make our future what we want it to be. We can’t just sit back and wait and watch for things to happen. We are movers and shakers, dreamers, and inventors! It gives a sense of renewed hope for things to come. The responsibility to take the future in our hands and shape it. It’a a beautiful thing!
Tomorrowland in theaters today, May 22nd! GO SEE IT!!
Head out to the theater tonight with your family and see Tomorrowland! Think “retro futuristic”.
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