Tomorrowland on Blu-ray, Digital HD and DMA October 13

Number of discs: 2
Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Walt Disney Studios
DVD Release Date: October 13, 2015
Run Time: 120 minutes

Review - Kimberly Mungle

Tomorrowland is a special place in another dimension where only certain people are invited to visit.  It’s a mecca for creative types, inventors and geniuses.  That’s all I’ll say.  Disney is trying to keep a lot of the plot under wraps and they really want the movie goer to go in not knowing much.

Here are the positives… 1. George Clooney does a good job.  2. Raffey Cassidy does a GREAT job (she plays the young girl/robot).  3. The film is family friendly; probably geared toward 7 – 12 year olds.  4. There are some decent special effects.  5. There is a beautiful message: If we would stop allowing our preconceived notions to be negative self-fulfilled prophesies, we could change the world.  Hmmm, that’s about it for the win column…

Here is what we didn’t like.  1. Brit Robison (plays Casey, a high school age NASA lover) is so blah.  I thought it was just me, but Gage thought the same thing.  She was not believable and sorta boring on screen.  2. The story was weak.  It had the potential to be something really inspiring but fell flat.  3. I personally thought there was some unnecessary violence.  I’m sensitive to this since it’s being marketed as a “whole family can see it” movie.  The violence is robot violence so Gage tried to convince me that was different.  I’m not sure. 4. It’s a little over 2 hours, and for most of that we were waiting for something good to happen.  When the movie ended, we felt a little cheated – like we had waited all that time to see something cool and nothing happened.

I’d give the film 2.5 stars.  Worth watching when it comes out on DVD/on demand as a family movie night at home with some good pizza.  A cushy couch and tasty pizza can help you overlook a lot of movie flaws.  10 dollar tickets and 8 dollar popcorn tend to make a us a little more critical – save your movie cash for something else.

Digital HD/SD*, Blu-ray Combo Pack & Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA)
·       Remembering the Future: A Personal Journey Through Tomorrowland with Brad Bird
Discover everything there is to know about the making of Tomorrowland through Director Brad Bird's perspective.
·       Casting Tomorrowland
Join Brad Bird, Damon Lindelof, George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, and Raffey Cassidy as they discuss the making of Tomorrowland.
·       A Great Big Beautiful Scoring Session
Famed composer Michael Giacchino invites Disney legend, Richard Sherman to join him in an informal visit to the Tomorrowland scoring stage, told through the personal lens of Michael’s brother, documentarian Anthony Giacchino.
·       The World of Tomorrow Science Hour - Hosted By Futurologist David Nix (Blu-ray and DMA Exclusive)
Believe it or not but Nix used to host a children’s television program about science. Now watch the recently discover outtakes from the show.
·       Animated Short: The Origins of Plus Ultra
An animated story of how Tomorrowland came to be.
·       Brad Bird Production Diaries
Diary Entry #1 – “The First Day” (Blu-ray and DMA Exclusive)
Diary Entry #2 – “Tomorrowland vs. the Weather” (DMA Exclusive)
Diary Entry #3 – “NASA”
·       Blast from the Past Commercial
Go back in time and watch this original commercial for the Blast from the Past store.
·       Deleted Scenes with Filmmaker Intro
Deleted Scene 1 - Joking on the Eiffel Tower
Deleted Scene 2 - Young Casey vs. The Volcano
Deleted Scene 3 - Doomsday Living Room
Deleted Scene 4 - As Originally Written Casey The Downer
Deleted Scene 5 - What Happened to Tomorrowland
Deleted Scene 6 - What is Tomorrowland
Deleted Scene 7 - Great Big Beautiful World World’s Fair (DMA Exclusive)
Deleted Scene 8 - Frank Walker age 10 (DMA Exclusive)
·       4 Easter Eggs
*Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer          

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