I will introduce this review in the same way I will finish it by saying, you need to go and see this movie. In a world full of all out action movies that follow the same plot, this move stands out as something truly special.
Welcome to the Future
Introducing the audience to the future is handled with some great references to the way that Walt Disney himself used to introduce fans around the world to exciting new developments from within his company. We begin the journey in the 1964-65 World’s Fair with two huge references to classic Disney attractions; It’s a Small World and The Carousel of Progress. I won’t divulge exactly in what capacity these two attractions feature but you are in for a surprising treat if you love classic Disney attractions in the same way that I do.
Once we are first introduced to the world of the future I was genuinely blown away by the level of detail that has been put into the look and feel of “Tomorrowland”. The visual effects on this movie impressed me from start to finish and not once did I feel that what I was seeing wasn’t real.
As mentioned previously, there are some fantastic references in this movie to Disney and it continues past the first part of the movie that is set in 1964. I was constantly spotting things in different scenes throughout the movie and I can’t wait for this to come out so that I can pause and take in all the subtle Disney references that director Brad Bird has inserted.
Characters and Plot
This is a film where you will instantly feel a connection to the characters whether they be the heroes or villains of the piece (not always obvious). George Clooney, Britt Robertson and Hugh Laurie all give fantastic performances but it is Raffey Cassidy’s character that stole the show for me.
The plot and flow of the movie worked really well until the final act of the movie. I don’t want to give too much away but the last 30 minutes or so felt a bit rushed compared to the rest of the movie.
If you are a Disney fan then you need to go and see this movie. I was disappointed with the fact that it did not have a successful first weekend release but I think this is simply because Disney are trying to do something a bit different with this film. In a world full of superhero movies and sequels, Tomorrowland stands out as a fantastic sci-fi Disneyesque film full of action, fantastic special effects and some truly wonderful nods to classic Disney.