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2010 - 2015, Alternative Reality, Time Travel

TomorrowLand (2015)

Duration 2h 10m Rating (UK) 12A
Source of story An original screenplay: it has associations with various aspects of Disneyworld and EPCOT
Writers/Script Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird (with story by Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird and Jeff Jensen)
Additional Info The title had to be changed in different parts of the world because Tomorrowland was registered as a trademark by others in Europe. This company ID&T had to change the name of their operation in USA to TomorrowWorld.
Director Brad Bird
Starring George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, Kathryn Hahn, Judy Greer
Elevator Pitch A grizzled inventor, with knowledge and access to an alternative future reality, teams up with a teenage girl scientist, in order to alter the future for the world which is predicted to self destruct within a few years of the present day. They are aided by a robot in the form of a young girl and abetted by other robots in human form, who intend to harm them.
Content The man, as a boy, is introduced to the alternative world, the teenage girl is befriended by the female robot and thereafter the man and the girl are chased across earth features by robots, and end up in Tomorrowland where the fate of earth plays out. There is a lot of futuristic stuff, including strange weapons and transportation. Nothing to offend in any way, it is Disney!
A View One critic said “it is a two hour trailer for a film I wouldn’t mind seeing” which pretty well describes it. It cost a lot and lost a lot, maybe because the story is just too difficult, and the special effects did not really have much of a place, being in some ways totally unnecessary. Example: the Eiffel tower is actually a launch platform for a rocket ship which propells the passengers into the alternative reality. All that said, it could be family viewing.

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