Cinema review: Tomorrowland

Mon, May 25, 2015

George Clooney in Tomorrowland.

DISNEY STRUCK gold in 2003 when it turned one of its theme park rides into the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise that went on to gross $3.7 billion. Since then it has been looking for a similar live action franchise and not had much luck.

Disney tried it in 2012 with John Carter and it was a huge disaster then again in 2013 with The Lone Ranger and again huge disaster - and this time a pretty racist one. However Disney is allright for cash at the minute so is back again and with director Brad Bird in tow. Bird has a knack for turning seemingly uninteresting projects into classics. Ratatouille and The Incredibles were massive successes for Disney - he also directed 1999’s under appreciated The Iron Giant - and Disney is hoping he will do something similar here.

The script for Tomorrowland is written by the much maligned Damon Lindoff. Lindoff, of Lost fame, has not had as much luck on the big screen as he had on the smaller one (if you didn’t see the series he adapted on Sky Atlantic, The Leftovers, last year check it out, an absolute masterpiece). But maybe here with a more than competent director and a pretty great cast he will have some more success on the big screen.


News

Psychiatric nurses set to take industrial action next week

Psychiatric nurses at University Hospital Galway will begin industrial action next week in a bid to ensure a safer environment for staff and patients at the hospital's acute psychiatric unit.


What's On

Deacon Blue's Ricky Ross to play Róisín Dubh

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Songwriter Ricky Ross.

Property

Home seekers delight at O’Donnellan & Joyce’s June auction

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No 14 Dun Daingean.

Sport

Time for revenge - Connacht return to Kingsholm with huge prize at stake 

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Michael Swift salutes the Connacht fans after playing his final game at the Sportsground on Saturday. 
			Photo:-Mike Shaughnessy

Motors

More fuel-efficient Skoda models next month

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Business

Sigmar Recruitment offers five tips for writing the perfect cover letter

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Lifestyle

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Opinion

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