Tomorrowland tells the story of Casey Newton (Britt Robertson), a space and NASA obsessed dreamer whose destiny and world as she knows it, is more extraordinary than it appears. In spite of placing Casey at the centre of the cast and promotion, Tomorrowland heavily relies on its strong ensemble cast, including Frank (George Clooney), Nix (Hugh Laurie) and the incredibly talented Raffey Cassidy as Athena. Being only twelve years old, Cassidy steals the show in nearly all of her scenes. It’s hard to believe that this is her first proper film role.
The stand out and awe inspiring moments came in the form of Tomorrowland’s atmosphere and setting. Jumping backwards and forwards from 1960’s Disneyland, to the Utopian of Tomorrowland and back to our own world, made for some incredible mise en scene and cinematic moments. Huge gold stars to the props, costume and set department for making the world of Tomorrowland what it is.
Tomorrowland is one of those films that make you think. In spite of being PG rated, Tomorrowland is a film that anyone could enjoy if they let it. It wouldn’t be surprising if those who left the cinema felt inspired to change the world, change their attitudes towards a subject or to make their hidden dreams a reality.