Thees reproaches made in Hollywood on the lack of inventiveness in terms of blockbuster are regular. Without judging the quality of the film, there is an unfortunate tendency to go for several years on the side of the old sagas to reboot (Jurassic World, Terminator Genisys), the literary works of success (Hunger Games, Divergent, The Maze) and countless other super-heroes from comics ( The Fantastic 4, Ant-Man). THE PURSUIT OF TOMORROW stands out, at least by its original scenario. A scenario of even imagined from one of the sections of the Disneyland park, Tomorrowland (original title of the film), which is to present a vision of the future to the public. A basic idea of relatively thin writers Brad Bird (also the film’s director), Damon Lindelof and Jeff Jensen (collaborator on the scenario) have been able to take an exciting story and create a great adventure film.
Casey (Britt Robertson), a teenager’s bright and optimistic, gifted with a great scientific curiosity and Frank (George Clooney), a man who was once a young genius inventor before losing his illusions, embark on a perilous mission. Their goal : to discover the secrets of a mysterious place by the name of Tomorrowland, a place located somewhere in time and space, which seems to exist only in their common memory… What they will do will forever change the face of the world… and their own destiny !
The first bet is dared, and succeeded, Brad Bird is to assume fully the origins of his project. In fact, the filmmaker has recaptured the parks as a Disneyland for shooting several sequences. Even going so far as to make, in his movie, the attraction It’s A Small World one of the places for travel in a future that it could be assumed parallel. To do so, the Disney park itself is a magical place that visitors don’t know. Going beyond the mere blink of an eye, the filmmaker re-injected throughout its film elements of a collective imaginary, giving the feeling to the spectator to travel through time, space, but also the cinema. Since the Disney universe is far from the only reference that comes to mind. With killer robots, a predicted future danger, a quest towards a better world and the importance of keeping hope, we see Brad Bird draw (willingly for some, it may be less for other) side of the Terminator and the Matrix, A. I. Artificial Intelligence and Minority Report, and even Toy Story and many others.
Not to mention a music is perfectly composed by Michael Gioacchino (Star Trek Into Darkness, Jupiter : The Fate of the universe, and Vice Versa), which evokes both Star Wars, Brad Bird refused to carry the episode seven to come because of its commitment to THE PURSUIT OF TOMORROW, thatIndiana Jones. Two other references that make up the soul of the film.
A before of sets from the universe of Star Wars in a store the time sequence, to the evocation of the constant of the hat of Indiana Jones by the cap carried proudly by Casey, not to mention the rescue of an explosion using a bath history of teasing Indy and his fridge (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the crystal skull). The tributes to these two sagas are many and orgasmic. The film reuses for we (will) make fun but without falling into the facility, or the blink of an eye the boat. Because the spirit of adventure and discovery that is the basis of the scenario, including the heroine, Casey, embodies the taste of the risk. The general atmosphere and the universe created become perfectly consistent, forming a fascinating.
“In PURSUIT OF TOMORROW the gateway to the optimism, the enthusiasm and the dream. A nice surprise, a real success story.”
To bring this adventure, the young Britt Robertson is revealed to the general public with gusto. The actress captures the attention by its natural delicious teen constantly surprised by the course of events, with facial expressions and body language hilarious. The girl brings a breath of freshness. While being the heroine, Casey does not shadow the rest of his companions. Surprising thing, but to the less pleasant and notable. It is here that Brad Bird shows a clever. Paying enough attention to each character he creates, in turn duos effective. Rich characters and more complex than previously thought, allowing actors to offer more. There is Casey and Athena (which we will not reveal the role in the story) that move from violence and fear to tenderness and understanding. Frank and Casey, the two strong heads, who play by their games, the dialogues they refer to the way ping-pong. But especially between Athena and Frank, there is a relationship amazing and full of emotion in which George Clooney delivers a lot of himself. As for the very young Raffey Cassidy (Athena), she impresses, managing to soften and penetrate the screen of a simple look. The complicity between our three heroes feel to the image and is in large part the strength ofTHE PURSUIT OF TOMORROW.
This was in addition to a excellent pace, juggling between sequences and dynamic scenes of the shares controlled, in particular thanks to an impeccable aesthetic and set designs, imaginative, and quiet passages, and explanatory, where the humor takes place (once again thanks in large part to the brilliant Britt Robertson). THE PURSUIT OF the future convinces in all respects. Obviously, the aspect general public is undeniable but it does not tilt to far in a work of children. The film would also have been able to finish in vulgar advertising tool dedicated to promote the parks of the Disney empire by inviting the public to continue the adventure. Only Brad Bird was able to go beyond that in putting his personality and including her view of the world of our time. An ecological aspect on the future of the Earth in the background rather irrelevant. Until the end the director takes us into the optimism, enthusiasm and the dreams and the fact thatTHE PURSUIT OF TOMORROW, a nice surprise, a real success.
The other outputs of the may 20, 2015
• Production : Brad Bird
• Screenplay : Damon Lindelof, Jeff Jensen, With Brad Bird
• Main actors : Britt Robertson, George Clooney, Hugh Laurie
• Country of origin : U. S. A.
• Released : may 20, 2015
• Duration : 2: 10
• Distributor : The Walt Disney Company France
• Synopsis : Casey, a teenager’s bright and optimistic, gifted with a great scientific curiosity and Frank, a man who was once a young genius inventor before losing his illusions, embark on a perilous mission. Their goal : to discover the secrets of a mysterious place by the name of Tomorrowland, a place located somewhere in time and space, which seems to exist only in their common memory… What they will do will forever change the face of the world… and their own destiny !