Disney Tomorrowland Movie Review | Safe for Kids? #Tomorrowland Is Disney’s newest live action film ok for children? Full parent review, honest parents guide to the new George Clooney film. no spoilers!
Disney Tomorrowland Movie Review | Safe for Kids?
The future. It’s where hopes and dreams lie. It’s also where fears loom. But in a few hours of an out of this world experience, I was captivated by Disney’s latest movie, Tomorrowland.
What is it about the mysterious plot and the headline actors that has you gripped into seeing this summer blockbuster? We are diving into the Tomorrowland movie review for parents including the visuals, the story, and DEFINITELY breaking down that PG age rating for children. Is Disney’s Tomorrowland movie safe for kids to see this summer?
In one word, lifelike. Though I was very much unsure of what kind of movie I was getting from Disney with Tomorrowland (are we talking the land at Walt Disney World??), I was pleasantly surprised to see the Disney visuals department went all out on CGI. Very realistic.
When you combine the minds of the man behind The Incredibles and the man behind Lost, you know that the plot is going to be stellar. Having mystery on their side for the marketing of this movie, it definitely has the audience wondering about this Hollywood secret. To compare without giving the big picture away, it for me was like Wall-e meets Back to the Future meets Men in Black.
It’s definitely about the future. It’s most certainly NOT about the famous Disney “land.” It’s a story about dreamers, artists and engineers. It’s about how what we do affects our tomorrows.
A land of utopia called Tomorrowland, separate from Earth, calls forth “special” people to come and join. But the Tomorrowland project goes wrong. And with the inevitable end of the world at the door, time is running out. Frank Walker (George Clooney) and Casey must save the world from David (Hugh Laurie).
That PG Rating
Is Tomorrowland ok for children to see? Is Tomorrowland kid-friendly? Or is that PG age rating questionable for kids? Disney’s Tomorrowland movie is rated PG for “sequences of sci-fi action violence and peril, thematic elements, and language.”
Ok, parents. Listen up. I would definitely take that PG rating into consideration before bringing your littles into this film. There’s suspense. There’s violence. And there’s even a couple of swear words.
Adult Themes. Thankfully Disney keeps this movie away from the adult relations department. Focus is on the story and the action.
Language. There are a few swear words in this film. H-E-double-hockey-sticks is said, along with a few choice British words for “balls.”
Violence. The “violence” has been dropped a scale from PG-13 because basically they are fighting robots. But let me tell you, they are very lifelike.
Guns are used. Hand to hand combat is common. There’s heads being ripped off. And even one scene with a baseball bat.
What Tomorrowland Age Rating is Recommended for Kids?
Now again, you’re going to want to consider whether robot violence vs. Real people violence crosses a line for your family. But as a mom of a 6 year old boy, I would want him to be at least 9 or 10 years old before letting him watch. I would suggest parents screen the movie first before deciding to take their children, especially for those prone to nightmares. The visuals are very realistic!
I was entertained. There were some really cool technology integrated elements and futuristic architecture to appreciate. The effects were awesome too. The suspense and action scenes were fun and gripping. Frank’s house and The Eiffel Tower are definitely some of my favorites. And I loved seeing Hugh Laurie and George Clooney together in a movie. The banter was amusing.
For the two hours of watching, I definitely left feeling a sense of responsibility and purpose. We hold Tomorrowland in our hands. That message is clear. It’s what we do next that has us wondering “what if” as we leave the theater. I like movies that make me think long after the screen goes black.
Ready to take your family into Tomorrowland this summer? Grab your FREE Tomorrowland Printable Coloring Pages. Check out these Walt Disney World Tomorrowland Fun Facts too!
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Visit the official TOMORROWLAND website: www.Disney.com/Tomorrowland
TOMORROWLAND is in theaters starting TODAY, May 22, 2015!
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It bothers me Disney has to make movies with violence and guns, I don’t care how worthy or of redeeming value it is. It is extremely hard to find things for young kids, and also older ones, too, to avoid a steady diet. They have the resources and creativity.
Jack smith says
Good luck on that one Rosie. Disney owns Marvel and Lucas Films so there will be violence. I am all for not exposing my kids to hard violence but when my young son understands the difference between and android and a human, he is comfortable with the fact of what happens. Maybe you should educate your kids a little and stop bubble wrapping them so they can’t handle the world
Hi Jack, while I appreciate your honest opinion, I hope we can focus on the movie itself instead of opinions of other fans of the page. I do agree that violence is tough to leave out of a movie of this sci-fi nature. I just want parents to be aware so they can make the decision for their children
Hi Rosie, I appreciate your honesty. I’m not a fan of guns and violence either, but I do appreciate the overall message of this movie.
All of the reviews I have read about Tomorrowland have been very positive. I am looking forward to seeing this movie. Thank you for sharing this post.
Thanks for reading! It was definitely an entertaining film
Dorothy Boucher says
This does sound like a wonderful movie to go and watch , but definitely not for all my grandchildren to see,,
Thanks for reading, Dorothy! Let me know if you see it
terry myers says
From what I read and hear this movie is not that good