Tomorrowland is directed by Brad Bird who also directed Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Ratatouille and the Incredibles. He was originally a director of animated movies and when he originally directed Mission Impossible, I was curious how it would turn out. After seeing both Mission Impossible and Tomorrowland, I can safely say that Brad Bird can direct live action movies. He does a great job creating a world and doesn’t get enough credit for creating the world. It was not based on a book or any other form of media. That is why he deserves more credit than he’s getting.
The film starts with Casey Newton (Britt Robertson) dismantling the cranes on the space base of NASA that so that her father (Tim McGraw) can keep his job as an engineer. They are living with Casey’s younger brother, Nate (Pierce Gagnon). The movie also starts with a young Frank Walker (George Clooney) go to a world’s fair in New York City to meet Athena (Raffey Cassidy). He also meets Nix (Hugh Laurie) at this time.
I won’t say anything more about the plot so that I don’t spoil anything. The movie tries to preach messages a little forcibly to you throughout the film. I did not mind it but I can see how it would make some other people mad.
The characters in this movie have relatively good chemistry. Clooney seems a little out of touch in a few scenes but everyone else seems really well connected overall. All of the characters especially Cassidy and Robertson to the world that Bird has created.
Overall, it’s a very good film that puts you into a new world and has a central theme that it follows very well.