My husband and I went to see Tomorrowland today and somehow it filled a need beyond what other movies usually do, it filled us with hope for the future. Lately movies have gravitated towards the dystopic and this movie veered a sharp aboutface away from despair and paved a road to hope. It did make sure to communicate that despite the hope, it was going to be tough and long work, but for those willing to do the work, there was nothing to stop them except despair.
The message I received loud and clear was that my voice, my thoughts and my feelings mattered and as long as I let hope determine my course of action, my future or the planet’s future doesn’t need to be bleak. The movie was all about how we are allowing our planet to go to waste to our sole detriment, we forget that we need the planet, the planet doesn’t need us, if each and every one of us did our best to honor our planet, the world would be a much different place.
I don’t want to give away any of the plot because like all good stories, there are many layers and I hope that all of my friends go and see this movie to find out for themselves.
George Clooney was just great as a cantankerous, hurt-filled man. As I watched his performance, I forgot about George the movie star, he was Frank Walker, a genius who felt betrayed and alone in this world. The two young actresses Britt Richardson and Raffey Cassidy who played Casey Newton and Athena respectively were wonderful with their portrayals. These young ladies were the faces of hope thoughout the movie and it was so delightful to watch.
I hope that this movie makes a ton of money so that Hollywood will be inclined to make more of this hopeful movies in the future.