I watched Tomorrowland over the weekend. Disney sent me the Blu-ray for review on my movies blog. In Tomorrowland, we see a place where dreamers can dream and tinker to their hearts content. It wasn’t a great film, but I liked it. As you can probably guess, Tomorrowland is another movie based on attractions at Disneyland and Disney World. The film isn’t as good as the Pirates of the Caribbean series, but better than the Haunted Mansion. Tomorrowland is available now on Blu-ray and DVD. Continue reading to learn six things about Tomorrowland.
Six Things About the Tomorrowland Blu-ray
Tomorrowland is a doomsday story
The story starts off with a young boy named Frank Walker in the 1960’s. He meets a girl at a science fair and follows her to Tomorrowland, which appears to be a futuristic city. Then the story flashes forward to the present time. In this time period, Casey Newton finds a special pin that takes her to Tomorrowland. But then the pin stops workings. Casey wants to go back to Tomorrowland, so she tries to find more information about the pin. While seeking out info, Casey learns that the Earth is doomed. But she has faith, and with the help of an older Frank Walker, she tries to save the world.
Tomorrowland doesn’t really exist
I’ve always thought of Tomorrowland as Earth in the future. But that’s not the case in the movie. In the film, Tomorrowland doesn’t even exist on Earth. It’s located in another dimension that is independent of Earth. Under this premise, Tomorrowland will still exist even if the Earth is destroyed.
There are more questions than answers
Tomorrowland starts off with one mystery after another. During the course of the story, some of the secrets are revealed. But when the film ends, I still have questions that the movie didn’t address. For instance, why were the androids from Tomorrowland using deadly force against the humans. It really wasn’t necessary and didn’t make any sense because the people of Earth were not a threat to Tomorrowland. And the people of Tomorrowland didn’t hate mankind. Some/all of them were even from Earth. And why didn’t the people of Tomorrowland try to save Earth?
Raffey Cassidy steals the show
The two main characters were played by George Clooney (Frank Walker) and Britt Robertson (Casey Newton). But in my opinion, Raffey Cassidy is the one who stood out in the movie. She played the part of Athena. I like her character and the spark she brought to the film. Other cast members include Hugh Laurie (Nix), Tim McGraw (Eddie Newton), Kathryn Hahn (Ursula), Keegan-Michael Key (Hugo), Chris Bauer (Frank’s dad), Thomas Robinson (young Frank Walker), Pierce Gagnon (Nate Newton), Matthew MacCaull (Dave Clark), Judy Greer (Jenny Newton), Matthew Kevin Anderson (bus driver), Michael Giacchino (Small World operator), and D. Harlan Cutshall (skyscraper foreman). Tomorrowland was directed by Brad Bird.
Tomorrowland is only rated PG
The 130-minute film is rated PG for sequences of sci-fi action violence and peril, thematic elements, and language. The movie is safe for children to watch. There were only a few tense action scenes.
The Blu-ray includes a bunch of extra features
The Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack includes the movie in Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD formats. In addition it includes the following special features:
- Remembering the Future: A Personal Journey Through Tomorrowland with Brad Bird
- Animated Short: The Origins of Plus Ultra
- Casting Tomorrowland
- A Great Big Beautiful Scoring Session
- The World Of Tomorrow Science Hour — Hosted by Futurologist David Nix
- Deleted Scenes
- Blast from the Past Commercial
- Brad Bird Production Diaries
More info: Tomorrowland Blu-ray