Movie Review -- Tomorrowland... Hang in There
The plot begins in the past. Boy genius Frank (Clooney played skillfully as a child by Thomas Robinson), fails at his experiment to fly with a jet pack into space, but instead flies into a corn field. An adult Frank meets up with Casey (Britt Robertson), a precocious teen filled with a scientific knowledge and together they take off on a journey to unlock the secrets of a mysterious place called Tomorrowland. A sophomoric thesis and a lecturing of 'let's save the planet' routine are worthy of stuffing your ears with cotton during their preaching, but please ignore and enjoy the splendor of the special effects and fine acting. Clooney is top notch. Britt Robertson a distant third and a robot named Athena (Raffey Cassidy) steals the acting kudos.
Tim Mc Graw is fine as Casey's pop and the talented Hugh Laurie plays a monstrous Nix, a character determined to destroy Earth. Just ignore the plot and enjoy a child's fantasy with space ships contained within the Eiffel Tower and a spooky farm houses filled with computers and technology worthy of the CIA (shades of Enemy of the State). This is a fun movie. Don't look too closely, but sit back and enjoy. And you, too, will have a good time. You do not need to be seven to have a good time viewing Tomorrowland.