|'Tomorrowland': Mediocre Expectations|
|By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic|
04:56PM / Saturday, May 30, 2015
by Michael S. Goldberger
Filmmaker Brad Bird's "Tomorrowland," although considerably high-minded, is a convoluted and rambling adventure-mystery bereft of truly enchanting vision and long on sermon. A Disney production, it also reminds of the Mouse's self-appointed role as keeper of our civilization. Average performances by talented actors doubtlessly hampered by stilted writing compound the disappointment. Yet the film's noble mission can't help but earn a modicum of our respect. Gee, even Nix, the chief villain played by Hugh Laurie, almost convinces us of his altruism.
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