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Full Tomorrowland trailer is intriguing

Posted Monday, March 9, 2015 at 5:11 PM Central
Last updated Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 3:31 PM Central

by John Couture

If there's one film in 2015 that continues to perplex us, it's Tomorrowland. From director Brad Bird and writer Damon Lindelof, he of the Lost TV series, this film has an interesting blend of cool and geek behind it that could make this the next National Treasure or Oz: The Great and Powerful.

Of course, it could also end up being the next Ender's Game.

Adding to the unknown was the fact that we haven't seen anything save for a mediocre trailer and poster from the film that opens on May 22, 2015. These are things that make you go hmm - and usually in a good way.

Is it possible that Lindelof would have back-to-back letdowns in Prometheus and Tomorrowland? It was doubtful, but the longer we waited for a full trailer, the more unease crept in to our thoughts.

You know what they say about those who wait.

And yet, while I was blown away by this trailer, I spent a good 30 minutes coming up with this headline and it's not even that good. I watched it a dozen times and while it caught me off guard initially because it wasn't the film I was expecting at all, it was pretty amazing nonetheless. My cohort Tim didn't care for it much and despite being a huge Incredibles fan, he's concerned this film will tank.

Personally, I'm intrigued. I thought this had the potential to be a sappy film where a kid is given magical powers to be transported to another alternative timeline dimension and perhaps she will learn something and change the world/future. Instead, we get a film with a lot of potential and action.

Apparently the film is set around George Clooney and Britt Robertson's ability to change the current course of humanity, but the current future is fighting back. It's sort of like a light version of Timecop but in reverse. Instead of the future coming back to make the present (and by extension the future) a better place, the future is hellbent on maintaining the status quo.

Of course, the real question becomes how they will tackle the science questions. Are they truly in the future and will there be time travel? Or is this a multi-dimensional world story? And if so, then why are the main characters blasting off into space in a ship hidden in the Eifel tower?

Like I said, it's intriguing and I'm back on board.

What about you? Tomorrowland opens on May 22, 2015 and faces stiff competition but I'm more confident than ever that it will find a pretty decent audience.