Tomorrowland review by Rashid Irani: A spirited outing
Direction: Brad Bird
Actors: George Clooney, Britt Robertson
The feature is a magical mystery tour aimed at the young demographic. A cleverly structured screenplay, wondrous visuals and a genuinely charismatic cast all contribute to the fun factor of this sci-fi fable loosely based on Disney theme-park attractions.
Tomorrowland right away transports the viewer to the 1964 World’s Fair in New York City. A reclusive inventor (Clooney) is reluctantly whisked away on a cosmic adventure by a rebellious teenager (Robertson) who has chanced upon a T-shaped pin which can transport her to an alternate dimension.
Celebrating optimism over cynicism the script emphasises just how much of a difference can be made by people who dare to dream. As impressive as the film’s technical wizardry is, it’s the emotional core that lends it resonance.
Celebrating the ‘can do’ spirit, Tomorrowland is a futuristic fantasy worthy of Steven Spielberg in his prime. So go ahead, be amazed.