Disney's best of the decade along with Verbinski's The Lone Ranger. Both helmed by very visual directors, both huge failures that went heavily against expectations, in this case the USA's obsession with depictions of its own cataclysmic destruction by daring to believe in a different future. It’s important to note that the film is openly about this, it’s reiterated by images and characters numerous times. (cont.)
If Captain Fantastic is Bernie Sanders, Tomorrowland is Hillary Clinton. Disney produced its own reasonably satisfying and somewhat creepy version of "the world is messed up but we can build a better future" movie. The creepy feeling comes from realizing how far we've come since Spielberg's "AI" in terms of child robots. Theses ones seem like an eerie version of perfection, a mold for a better humanity.
La trama comincia bene e con una buona atmosfera, ma perde mordente e diventa moralista e fracassona. Messaggio di fondo positivo, ma troppo buonista. Il film si fa seguire con piacere fino al, fin troppo semplicistico, finale. La regia non è male, anche se, tolte rare scene, non ha mai veri guizzi. La fotografia caratterizza bene le ambientazioni. Personaggi stereotipati che non si evolvono molto, ma non sgradevoli
Eh...it's not bad, but it's not terribly good, either. It's just kinda there, which aligns the film with a lot of modern blockbusters. I like the message, but I'm less fond of the way it's delivered. The unnecessary prologue robs the film of a lot of the sort of mystery and discovery it's obviously aiming for, and the ending lands like a thud. Overall, I dug parts of the film, but didn't much care for the whole.
Brad Bird argues that the pristine retro-future of the early 60's could have come to pass if only we hadn't grown so content with the inevitably of our own destruction. Unfortunately, Bird is better at stating his case than he is at preventing his own film from becoming bogged down by exposition and narrative inertia. Clearly a script that called for another draft (or two) before justifying the $190 million pricetag.
1 is way too high a rating for something this fucking dire. jaw droppingly bad. def is up there for worst sci-fi ever and then some. how anyone thought anything in this film was anything other than utter dog shite should have their brains examined, or preferably removed so they can't hurt us anymore.