Sunday, May 17, 2015

'Tomorrowland' Review

I wish I could love Tomorrowland. Its first half is often thrilling, and director Brad Bird fully invests in the film's utopian, gee-whiz outlook, even finding a way to make Disney product placement hip and almost downright inspiring. And yet, the second half stumbles badly -- so badly, in fact, that I almost started getting angry about it. My Screen International review is the classic "mixed review." Ultimately, I'd still recommend the film but, oh boy, make sure you go in with your expectations lowered. Here's my review.