Tomorrowland Saturday, 04 July 2020

Tomorrowland

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    PG: Mild science fiction violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    Saving humanity in the Nix of time.

  • Starring:

    Britt Robertson, George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy, Thomas Robinson, Pierce Gagnon, Matthew MacCaull, Tim McGraw, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key

  • Directed by:

    Brad Bird

  • Running time:

    130 minutes

  • Rated:

    PG (Australia), 12A (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People/robots are vaporised, stabbed, zapped with laser weapons/beams, thrown through the air, threatened, pursued, shot at, kicked, punched, bashed, hit with objects, decapitated, maimed, arrested, attacked by an animal, thrown through a windscreen, hit by a car, magnetised, frozen, near-blasted, catapulted, knocked out, dragged, jerked around/forward, kneed, tackled, crushed. People/robots fall from high ledges/distances, hit their head, fall down stairs/through trap door. Explosions, crash landings, uncontrolled freefalling, mid-air collision, dangerous driving, burning vehicle, building sideswiped, flooding, devastation. Vandalism, trespass, handcuffed man, hand-to-hand combat. Objects knocked over, smashed. Video footage of riots, extreme weather events (cyclone/tornado), burning forest, nuclear mushroom cloud. Famine, war, environmental collapse, terrorists, murder, joining a cult, Doomsday, the apocalpyse, epidemics, dead animals, widespread annhilation mentioned. Arguing, screaming, yelling. Blood/gore: Bloody graze on chin, gash on arm, burned skull, twisted/smashed face (no gore). DNA scan, a girl's torso opens out to reveal a storage pocket. Significant injury, loss of blood sugar mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    People in swimwear. Mini-skirts, some slightly transparent/revealing clothing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    People consume a sherbert-like powder. Being on drugs mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    P*ss, sonfa---, bollocks, bloody, peeing. Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES:

    The future, invention, New York's World Fair 1964, Disneyland, jet-pack flight, optimism, cynicism, humanity, engineering, space travel, surveillance, father-daughter relationships, super strength, programming, the Eiffel Tower, deportation, dreamers, self-fulfilling prophecy, tachyonic energy, anything is possible.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Fireworks, welding sparks, power blackout. Birds (mechanical), dogs, buzzing insects. Tongue-poking, burping. Being stung by a bee mentioned. Brief French language (no subtitles), brief robot language (subtitles). Also known as Tomorrowland: A World Beyond and Disney Tomorrowland: A World Beyond.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Big-budget, futuristic, effects-heavy, star-driven, fantasy-oriented, audience-friendly, sparkling, philosophical, big, flashy, fun, brave, high-budget, accessible, rip-roaring, funny, surprising, wondrous, sugared-up, awestruck, emotional, throught-provoking, subversive, globe-trotting, time-traveling, optimistic, exhilarating. Gorgeous world, inventive images, carefully choreographed/tense action, compelling/solid performances, beautiful/enlightened future, playful tone, energetic score, glorious/bright/clean/smooth production design, retro references, politically astute commentary, substantial ideas, weighty/provocative/worthwhile themes.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Overlong, exhausting, preachy. Ho-hum story, some awkward third-act twists, some sermonising, thin/unsatisfying world-building, flat finale, ultimately succumbs to blockbuster trappings.

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