Posts Tagged ‘summer films’

The Future of Tomorrow

June 2, 2015

Disney’s Tomorrowland was a veritable crowd-pleaser, and a visual delight. I’ve seen a lot of negative reviews of this, but everything I had worried about in reading them, is severely unfounded. Disney’s most recent spat of summer failures is finally at its end one might say. I mean what was that “Lone Ranger” bs anyway? Though they’ve already cut their losses by acquiring Marvel and Star Wars, and with the records broken once again by an Avengers movie, they really have nothing to worry about, not to mention that they are Disney and they pretty much run the entertainment industry. Tomorrowland delights by reminding us of the power of our imagination and its lack of limitations, while also reminding us of our impending doom, a doom which may be postponed, if we begin to care. Many have passed this message off by saying it makes the film too moralistic, or some such thing. But I think the entire point of the movie is to instill hope for the future, is to ensure that we do something about this road we are going down, and no we can’t just run off to some pocket dimension and create a better future to somewhere down the line share with the real world, it still gives us hope, and what’s wrong with hope. The story is interesting, and there’s just the right mix of humor, drama, and true heartfelt emotion that all of the over the top imagery still finds itself balancing in the world of the real. You don’t see this enough in mainstream cinema if you ask me.

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