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Movie review: ‘Tomorrowland’

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Directed by Brad Bird
Starring George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, Hugh Laurie

Youngsters get thrown into the rough quite a bit in Tomorrowland, and at least one of them even shows smeared blood after an injury. Absolutely none gets hurt.

But how young is the precociously named Casey Newton (Robertson) exactly? Old enough to drive a motorcycle and go into the night alone, but young enough to attend school? Old enough to leave home alone making an excuse of camping, but young enough to think she can prevent a NASA facility nearby from being torn down by small acts of vandalism? Old enough to fight mean robots away but young enough to ask an endless stream of questions in this hyper-pitched voice that should and must retire with teenage?

Yes, out-of-work NASA engineers do breed daughters brimming with insatiable curiosity (Interstellar). Tomorrowland also seeks to imagine parallel universes, time-space conundrums, and ecologically worn end-of-world scenarios. However, that’s where the similarity ends. Where Interstellar is about man’s quest for answers and the price it takes, Tomorrowland is a more run-of-the-mill affair about two worlds that is least interersted in the in-betweens.

If one of them is Earth, the other is a little-defined planet hosting a new world that has been created by the best of the Earthlings. Shiny, gleamy skyscrapers, giant pods to swim in and swim through, levitating trains, flying people, and dysfunctional clothes are its hallmark. Apart from the fact that people there routinely travel “20 lightyears away”.

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