Clooney finds optimism at heart of ‘Tomorrowland’

In a break from the sea of dystopian offerings aimed at young adult audiences, the world of tomorrow is given a glossy, Disney makeover in the studioand’s latest big budget spectacular.
and”Tomorrowland,and” out in theaters on Friday, sees Walt Disneyand’s early visions of a scientific utopia come alive on screen a vibrant creative paradise in a parallel realm, epitomizing mankindand’s true potential.
But Tomorrowland is mysteriously lost, and the task to recover and revitalize it falls on Casey Newton (Britt Robertson), a feisty teenage girl with an aptitude for science.
Her belief in the futuristic land leads her on a journey to Frank Walker (George Clooney), a former boy genius once enticed by the promise of Tomorrowland but now exiled and bitter.
and”I loved how optimistic it was,and” Clooney said in an interview. and”I loved the idea that it looked at the world saying andlsquothe future is not what you see when you turn on the television and you get depressed and youand’re inundated with it.and’ It doesnand’t have to end that way.and”
Not that the movie doesnand’t touch on the real world cynicism that many may feel when presented with an upbeat, Disney-fied view of a perfect world that can be achieved through the power of belief and imagination.
and”You have to acknowledge the elephant in the room,and” said director and co-writer Brad Bird, who called the filmand’s cynical moments and”an unbilled character,and” specifically harnessed through Clooneyand’s character.
Made for an estimated $190 million, according to, the Walt Disney Co. family film is inspired by the futuristic Tomorrowland attraction at Disney theme parks, celebrating scientific achievements.
It pays homage to Disneyand’s own visions and harkens to 1960s and 1980s ideals of the future, with jet packs and teleporting. But the film argues against putting all hope into just one visionary. Instead, it exalts the idea of coming together. and”It is dangerous to put all of your faith in [one] idea or those people, but itand’s really good to embrace all of the good you can get out of it,and” Clooney said.
Sandwiched between big budget franchise films such as and”Jurassic Worldand” this summer, Bird said and”Tomorrowlandand” is and”an original in a forest of sequels.and”

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