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Reviews Comments: Anvilicious: the movie Tomorrowland film/book review by willyolio

Well, this movie has a message, and if you can\'t tell what the message is 3 minutes in, you probably couldn\'t tell if someone whacked you across the face with it printed on a halibut.

With that said, the visuals are great. But they don\'t add much. Everything important is told via infodump from a character monologue. Then you have an action/chase sequence that looks neat. Then you get another character rant/infodump. Then some more visuals. Then more monologue and infodump.

That\'s basically how the movie works. Nothing flows. You get something fun to look at, then you have to hear people drone on and on about something you already figured out in the first 3 minutes so you know what the moral of the story already is and will they just get to the point already?

If it had any subtlety, it could have been a better movie. Or if the main character didn\'t alternate back and forth between an engineering genius and a screaming idiot. Overall, a waste of a perfectly decent concept and idea.

Comments

  • BonsaiForest
  • 31st Jan 17
Or if the main character didn\'t alternate back and forth between an engineering genius and a screaming idiot.

It\'s easily possible to be both. Asymmetric intelligence is a real thing.
  • Tuckerscreator
  • 31st Jan 17
It is, but the character Riley isn\'t treated in-universe as a Ditzy Genius, instead more as an ordinary girl who invents stuff whose hopefulness can change the world from disaster. But the movie treating her as levelheaded and wise doesn\'t really hold up in the face of her actions. She can prevent the apocalypse and yet it takes her four or five tries to realize she shouldn\'t try the Tomorrowland pin indoors?

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