By Melissa Platero, CCNN Writer
When Disney turned one of its theme park attractions into a swashbuckling pirate movie, we got Johnny Depp’s unforgettable Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean. Now, the similarly inspired Tomorrowland is launching into theaters with a thrilling and imaginative science-fiction adventure.
Actress Britt Robertson plays Casey Newton, a hardworking teenager who lives with her NASA engineer dad. When a young android named Athena gives her a mysterious pin, Casey realizes it lets her see into another dimension, where the futuristic city of Tomorrowland is. Athena then introduces Casey to a gruff-but-lovable man named Frank Walker (George Clooney), who says that the world of Tomorrowland is in trouble. Soon, they enter a hidden rocket in the Eiffel Tower of Paris and blast off to a parallel universe! Their mission? Stopping the diabolical Governor Nix (Hugh Laurie) from ruining the future for everyone.
The whole movie has an awesome retro vibe and blends old school sci-fi with modern special effects. Its heartfelt lessons about positive thinking and the power of creativity ensure that Tomorrowland has a soul as big as its incredible city. Clooney has amazing chemistry with the spunky young actresses, and you’ll be cheering for them to beat Hugh Laurie’s wickedly genius Governor Nix.
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