Disney goes back to the future with Tomorrowland premiere

Izzy Gold, Staff Writer

Disney’s Tomorrowland hit theaters across America on May 22. After much anticipation, the movie generated around $63.7 million in box office sales.
The story follows Casey Newton (Britt Robertson) on her many adventures after finding a lapel pin with the letter ‘T’ on it. She is transported to Tomorrowland, a futuristic city filled with huge robots and sleek buildings. Casey receives the help of scientist Frank Walker (George Clooney), a previous visitor of Tomorrowland, and makes a startling discovery about the future. Together, the two adventurers travel to the metropolis to uncover its mysterious secrets.
What happens in the land of Tomorrowland not only changes the lives of Casey and Frank but also the world around them.
Other notable actors and actresses in the film include Hugh Laurie, Tim McGraw, Raffey Cassidy, and Kathryn Hahn.
Although the film was highly anticipated, many critics and students were disappointed after seeing the film. Many felt that the plot of the film was
oversimplified and muddled by side stories.
“After months of waiting for this film to come out, it was a huge let down. The trailers for the film were much better than the film itself and I should have left after 20 minutes. Not only a waste of time, but a waste of money. The ending was a let down as well,” said junior Jenna Hecht.
Many viewers also felt that the movie was too long and dragged out. Others believed that the film had no clear-cut audience, although the film was meant for families.
“The film never had a happy moment and that left me feeling depressed. The plot was too preachy for adults, yet too confronting for children,” said film critic Mr. Tom Glasson in his review.
This film may not be the best option for children as there was much violence throughout the movie. There were multiple beheadings and other violent graphics. Disney used product placement to its advantage and there was constant advertising and branding throughout the film.
While there were many individuals who were not happy with the outcome of the movie, there were a handful of individuals who were very content with the final product.
“This film definitely lived up to my expectations! The graphics were excellent and I enjoyed the plot as well,” said junior Blake Dolin.
Others enjoyed the fact that the movie encourages people to try harder and promotes a positive message. The futuristic feel of the movie had science lovers feeling satisfied.
“The acting was great in the movie, especially George Clooney’s. I enjoyed the special effects of the movie as well,” said junior Anna Fox.
The film encourages the audience to use their imagination. It also stresses the importance of saving the world. Although there were mixed reviews about the movie, Tomorrowland has made its way into Disney’s vast catalogue of box office hits.