REVIEW: Tomorrowland

Photo: Walt Disney Pictures

Photo: Walt Disney Pictures

Chris Luckett

Is it greedy to want more than you get when you admittedly get more than you should?

Tomorrowland is directed by Brad Bird, one of the few directors working today who (with one exception) has made nothing but masterpieces, such as The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, and Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol. Like a more optimistic James Cameron, Bird’s background in animation and skill for plotting out complex action sequences has shaped him into a director capable of nearly anything.

Teaming up with Damon Lindelof (the divisive co-showrunner who helped Lost escape its desert-island roots to become a millennium-spanning, time-hopping parable of good and evil), Bird wrote Tomorrowland out of the imaginations and inspirations of the utopian, futuristic region of Disney’s theme parks. As an adaptation of such, it’s not perfect, but it’s certainly more Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl than The Haunted Mansion.

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