I don’t often use that word when it comes to movies. Usually when I talk about movies it’s about the handsome hunky guy or the cute cartoon or the cute furry animals. I’m entertained for a couple hours. I may even learn something.
But I’m not inspired. I’m not hopeful.
Tomorrowland is a story about hope and redemption and I came away inspired. I’m sure some of you out there are probably sitting there thinking “Sure, it’s a movie.” But not every inspiring moment has to be a voice from the heavens.
I saw the movie two weeks ago. Since then I have interviewed many of the actors and the writers of the movie. I’ve seen some incredible things from Disney. The whole time I’ve been telling the hubby about everything going on (without trying to spoil the movie for him). I got to see the movie again a couple days ago with the hubby. Even he can tell. I came away from the whole experience…inspired. And it all started with a movie.
So what is the movie about? Imagine if all the true geniuses in the world took their brains and their talent and their money and set about making the world a truly better place. A place where greed and selfishness and despair weren’t running rampant. And in their quest they found another place. A place where they could really start from the ground up. A place that would inspire humanity to strive for something better instead of resigning ourselves to the doom and gloom that the news is always portraying. That is Tomorrowland. But don’t worry, it’s not “eat your broccoli, its yummy” preachy.
I know pretty vague right? Not terribly helpful in deciding if you want to see this movie? Try this. I’ve seen the movie twice. Both times for free. I want to go back and see it again. I’m willing to pay for a ticket. My hubby saw it one of those times with me. He wants to go see it again. And he is willing to pay for a ticket. I want my family to see it. I want to take my 5 year old daughter to see it (well, we’re debating that. It’s rated PG and pretty family friendly, but still, she’s only five).
To quote another movie, “hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things.”
From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.
Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.
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Disclaimer: I was sent on an all-expense paid trip to Los Angeles, California courtesy of Disney to experience Tomorrowland and a series of other adventures surrounding the movie. Regardless, all opinions expressed are still 100% my own.