Film Review: Tomorrowland

Last Sunday night we watched Tomorrowland starring George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy and Hugh Laurie.

What I liked: the moral theme of the film, which Britt Robertson’s character stated near the beginning and towards the end to work out what she needed to do. They used a First Nations legend-two wolves are forever fighting inside you, one is despair and lethargy (or something negative as such) and the other is hope and love. Which one wins? Answer: the one you feed.

I thought the premise was good—the idea that another parallel world exists where everything is optimistic and advanced and everything you wish for, when living in a dystopian, depressive world where nobody cares that the world has gone to shit. All they need is one special person to change the future of the earth from its predicted doom. And why is she special? Because she has an insatiable optimism. That was the key to solving the problem. It wasn’t that she was intelligent or brave or somehow incredibly lucky, though perhaps she was all of those things too. She was the hero because of who she chose to be, it seemed to me, because of the choice she made between which wolf to feed.


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