Only because I have no idea how to describe Tomorrowland to you in my own words, here is the IMDB synopsis. “Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.”
Raise your hand if any of you followed along with that synopsis above… anyone? No? Didn’t think so… and me neither. As you noticed even I had a hard time describing just what this movie is. From the start, the story is ambiguous and full of head-scratching moments. About every 15 minutes or so I would yell at the screen, “What the hell is going on!?!?!” because it is that difficult to understand what these characters at doing. Why is it so difficult you might ask? It is because whoever wrote the story forgot to include the part where they tell the audience about what they are watching!!!!
If you set aside the fact that most of the audience is lost as they watch this movie, the visuals are stunning and the action is decent for a movie aimed at teens and families. The special effects look quite nice and are enough to (sometimes) keep you interested. If you are like me, then you will keep watching only because you have to know how all this wraps up, but I would caution you because the ending isn’t all that special. You will give out a sharp “really!?!?” and turn this mess off. No movie should keep their audience in the dark as long as Tomorrowland does. Heck, even some of the characters act lost! This is an example of bad story telling that no one wants to sit around wait for. Avoid! Starring George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy, Kathryn Hahn, and Keegan-Michael Key.
4/10 Stars – Although visually appealing, the messy idea of keeping your audience in the dark is a horrible way to tell a story.