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By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Visually exciting sci-fi adventure has unexpected violence.

Movie PG 2015 130 minutes
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age 11+

Based on 42 parent reviews

age 13+

NOT a "feel good" movie

Violent, depressing and sad. Not fun either. I should have thought to I okay with a doomsday, end of the world scenario movie for my kid? Any positive messages were drown out by negativity. Definitely not feeling great for letting my 7yo watch it. He of course didn't want to turn it off..yet also seemed to temporarily lose interest at certain points. I think I need to go watch a comedy now to cleanse my pallet. Oh, Also, the girl main character beats a human looking robot in the head repeatedly in self defense and then in rage. Until stopped. Just no thanks on this.

This title has:

Too much violence
age 17+

Terrible! The graphics are horrific.

There is NO reason this should be PG due to intense and graphic violent scenes. Traumatic for children to watch. Avoid this one as this should have been rated R.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (42):
Kids say (58):

Director Brad Bird delivers spectacular visuals and thrilling action sequences. Unfortunately, the unnecessarily convoluted plot, disturbingly casual violence, and heavy-handed messages make for an ultimately underwhelming experience. Considering the movie's hype and Bird's reputation (The Incredibles, The Iron Giant), Tomorrowland was expected to be one of 2015's best family films. And while kids are bound to enjoy the sci-fi spectacle aspects, some adults will wonder what the fuss is about, and cynics may well stand firm in their belief that it's basically a two-hour commercial for Disneyland/Disney World's Tomorrowland.

The movie offers undeniably positive messages: Dreamers have to stick together, ideas are worth fighting for, knowing how things work is important, and inventors must never give up on their innovations, because they can literally change the future. These are all worthy ideas that kids (and adults) should take to heart. But messages and eye-popping visuals aside, the story is missing an important layer of emotional depth. Casey barely thinks twice about abandoning her father and brother to go in search of answers about her mysterious "T" pin. The villains remain rather unexplained outside of the Agent Smith-like robots who can dematerialize innocent passersby, police officers, and pretty much anyone who gets in their way. And it takes way too long for everyone to make their way back to Tomorrowland. Still, despite the movie's many flaws, the performances (what a standout Cassidy is as Athena!) and action scenes will entertain viewers -- just not enough to claim a spot in the canon among the best Disney films.

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