There’s already a lot of back and forth about The Tomorrow War in reviews and I don’t like Pratt that much so I was really surprised how much I enjoyed this. It’s not the greatest movie by far. But actually as a summer sci-fi/action film The Tomorrow War is pure summer movie fun!
And I’m sorry but I just don’t know if it’s fair to knock a movie because “the time-travel science doesn’t hold up” as I saw one reviewer say.
I assume if the time travel science held up the people behind the film would have sold that to Bezos and a film wouldn’t even be an issue. Next it’s going to be that aliens aren’t real (that we know of) so the movie doesn’t hold up.
Anyway Pratt plays an ex-solider who like the rest of the world is shocked when future humans arrive and tell us we’re in the process of being wiped out by an alien apocalypse in about 30 years time.
They need recruits and even that doesn’t go very well.
I will say on the negatives the movie starts off very slow. I thought the time travel stuff was interesting but still slow. Once they jump however it’s pretty much a roller coaster. Pratt is Pratt. He’s perfectly adequate but the rest of the cast bolsters the movie easily.
J.K. Simmons is always awesome and a little love for Yvonne Strahovski would be nice. She handles the acting and the action with plenty of ease. I’ve watched her since her days on Chuck and kind of feel like she should be a much bigger star but I’ll take what I can get.
Yes some of the dialogue and events are typical of this sort of movie but I will also say to the movies benefit a lot of it is handled fast. Like a certain something you damned know is going to happen comes out immediately and I was like, “Oh I thought that would be a big reveal.”
Plus the aliens are really well done especially the way our main characters first see them.
I actually believed they were a legitimate threat and yeah, we’d easily fail. Plus I like what we find out about them.
Anyway so The Tomorrow War (which is currently on Prime) isn’t perfect but for what it is I’d say 7/10. Good summer enjoyment.