Disney’s Tomorrowland Is a Dream Come True
Directed by: Brad Bird
Produced by: Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof
Screenplay by: Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof
Story by: Brad Bird, Damon Lindelof, and Jeff Jensen
Starring: George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Kathryn Hahn, and Keegan-Michael Key
Casey Newton (Britt Robertson) is a bright, young, optimistic teen bursting with endless scientific potential. Her world collides with Frank Walker (George Clooney), a former boy genius, jaded by disillusionment. Together they embark on a mission to save hopes and dreams and revive Tomorrowland, an unseen world.
Do you ever dream of a world where anything is possible? Does that dream involve defying gravity, traveling across galaxies, or designing advanced technology? Does it include animatronics, jetpacks, hourly rocket trips to space and the great beyond? Or perhaps you dream of a utopia, where you can be and do whatever you want without physical limitations or rules. In that world the cost of living is dreaming and inventing.
You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality. – Walt Disney
Disney’s Tomorrowland offers a peek into another dimension where dreams are cultivated and ideas are born.
The genius storytelling of Brad Bird shines with brilliance. Clooney and Robertson do a masterful job in delivering the story. The only thing I wish this movie could have done more was provide a backstory. George Clooney (Frank) left his childhood dreams behind, years ago, all because the world he longed for wasn’t as he expected. Frank was a boy genius who carried with him insane amounts of potential. We just don’t see this young boy in action. I would love to see Frank at work. The movie revisited the past through flashbacks and memories, but even those left me wanting.
Tomorrowland is a place we get only glimpses of. An entire movie could be dedicated to this phenomenon. And I would love to explore the world beyond and see what creativity lies within.
Walt Disney always looked to the future, to a better tomorrow. This movie embodies everything he ever dreamed of. It encompasses his desire for a “great big beautiful tomorrow.” I saw the excitement sparkle in my children’s eyes after they saw this movie.
The message received might be best told through the words of a child. My 15 year old took hold of the idea that anything is possible. One must not give up on their dreams. They are attainable. My 12 year old, loved the end of the story. She appreciated that dreams are found in regular people, like you and I. And finally, my son loved watching Frank fly through the air, carefree, with his jetpack.
The message embodied all of this. Never quit dreaming, just because the world seems a bit harsh. Don’t let the fears of a darker tomorrow stop you from making it a brighter today. And finally, you have the power to change the future, one idea at a time.
Tomorrowland is a film for all ages that can inspire and ignite possibility in all of us.