The new Tomorrowland 30-second trailer that debuted during Super Bowl XLIX might not have been as exciting as the one for Jurassic World, but it did feature some cool special effects, George Clooney, and the acting of Britt Robertson as troubled teen, Casey Newton. The trailer probably had its intended effect of whetting the movie-going appetites of sci-fi, Clooney, and Disney fans. If it is meant to be a commercial about how Disney World might change Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom, if the company succeeds in the remake, so much the better.
In the trailer for Tomorrowland that debuted during the Super Bowl, Casey is asked by Frank Walker, played by George Clooney, if she would like to travel to a place where “you could build whatever you’re crazy enough to imagine, a place where you could actually change the world. Wanna go?”
The plot of the Disney flick involves Casey being in jail and when she is released, she discovers in her personal belongings a mysterious pin that she does not recognize. The pin seems to have the power to take her to the world of Tomorrowland, though the trailer shows Frank Walker/Clooney in a rocket ship taking off, and he says “Buckle up!” Casey is troubled, but is quite bright, optimistic about the future, and she is filled with a sense of scientific curiosity.
Tomorrowland is directed by The Incredibles director, Brad Bird, who has won two Oscars. Frank Walker, a former boy genius, asks Casey if she would like to go, but he does also tell her — though not in the trailer — that the mission could be a potentially dangerous one. By unearthing the secrets that the futuristic world holds, the pair will, presumably, figure out how to change whatever it is that has gone wrong in our own world.
There are a few new bits in the Super Bowl trailer for Tomorrowland that were not in the previously released trailer from October 9, 2014, that ran over two minutes. With this new trailer, director Brad Bird both attempts to not give too much away about the upcoming movie, which is scheduled to hit theaters May 22, 2015, yet also excite potential movie-goers enough to want to see the flick. It can be a fine line to walk, but many people who commented at YouTube after viewing the trailer seem enthusiastic about wanting to see the movie when it comes out.
Hugh Laurie co-stars in Tomorrowland as the villain, David Nix. The screenplay was co-written by Brad Bird, Jeff Jensen and Damon Lindelof, the co-creator of Lost.
Despite there now being two trailers released by Disney from Tomorrowland, the latest one debuting during Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, February 1, not much has been revealed about the plot of the flick. Still, the scenes that have been shown of the wonders of the futuristic world in the trailers are pretty spectacular, and if the special effects in the rest of the movie are as good, the film will likely be a box office hit.
Written By Douglas Cobb
Tomorrowland Super Bowl Trailer