We have two movies on the docket this weekm as the summer starts to ramp into season. This time around we’ve got a visit to a futuristic world of tomorrow and another go around with the poltergeist.
Just remember, I'm not reviewing these movies, but rather predicting where they'll end up on the Tomatometer. Let's take a look at what This Rotten Week has to offer.
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See the secret world in the trailer for Tomorrowland below:
The conceit behind Tomorrowland is that sometime in the past, a group of geniuses meant to preserve a glimmering and shiny hope for the future by creating a magical place where only the best and brightest could visit. This world looks very much like old-fashioned visions of the future. The Tomorrowland here is what we might have envisioned the future to be at some other point in the twentieth century, replete with hovercrafts, jetpacks, new age outfits and an assortment of other pieces of antiquated sci-fi.
Brad Bird is at the helm here in his first feature film since Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (93%). He’s crushed it critically also with animated films Ratatouille (98%) and The Incredibles (97%). Dude knows how to tell a story for sure. Though I will say, it’s the story in this one that I’m most worried about. There’s no doubt the visuals in Tomorrowland are on point. The trailer shows as much with a ton of cool odds and ends
But it’s tough to gauge the story. Athena (Raffey Cassidey) and Frank (George Clooney) team up to save Tomorrowland from some sort of threat. But beyond that it’s tough to tell as much of the trailer is the pair running around through a flurry of different settings, and getting around on any means of transportation including at one point a bathtub turned rocket ship. But I am not completely certain what’s going on. Look, Bird and screenwriter Damon Lindelof deserve about as much benefit of the doubt as anyone, but that no reviews are out yet is troubling. And the trailer, while visual, isn’t exactly enlightening. We shall see, but I’m not willing to predict it within the rest of Bird’s stellar resume.