Apr
04
2015
5

‘Tomorrowland’ gets more and more surreal with every trailer.

This international one (for the Japanese market) apparently suggests that the filmmakers blew up Disneyland.

Or maybe that’s Paris.  The EPCOT Dome sure ain’t never going to be the same, that’s for sure.  I’m sorry, this shouldn’t fascinate me so. It’s just that I have no really good way to process this movie.

Mar
09
2015
11

So, the new ‘Tomorrowland’ Trailer. It’s very… Bob Heinlein.

A bit less Disney’s Atlas Shrugged than the first teaser suggested.

On the other hand, there are proper spaceships that go up on a pillar of fire, and come down on a pillar of fire, as God and Bob Heinlein intended*.  In fact, the entire thing looks pretty damned Heinleinian, mid-Campbell era: heroic engineers, technophilia, and the primacy of competence. Whether it also shares in Heinlein’s characteristic optimism remains to be seen. I certainly hope that they can manage the trick. (more…)

Feb
03
2015
1

The single most important thing to take away from the Tomorrowland Super Bowl trailer.

Here is the Super Bowl trailer in question:

…and I somehow missed this very important piece of information which the Mouse should have been blaring out:

tomorrowland

Mind you, I think that I referred to this movie as Disney’s Atlas Shrugged at one point, and that’s still a valid observation. But I figure that the guy who directed The Incredibles can probably pull that particular project off reasonably well. It should at least take the basic concept seriously enough…

Moe Lane

PS: Seriously, how did I miss this? Or… did somebody tell me, and it didn’t register?  I am comfortably in the grips of middle age by this point, and I’ve never been blessed with a perfect memory, to put it mildly.

Oct
10
2014
--

‘Tomorrowland’ teaser trailer.

Looks interesting.

And I actually like George Clooney as an actor, so that’s not a turnoff for me.

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