Tomorrow War – First ImpressionsThe Dark Herald
It will surprise none of you to learn that the 55% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes is utter bullshit.
It’s better than a ton of films that have gotten a “fresh” rating. If given a choice between Black Panther or Captain Marvel and The Tomorrow War, I’d take the latter any day of the week.
The action surpasses either of the former films, and there is an actual character arc for the main protagonist, unlike Captain Marvel where she just became even more of a Mary Sue. The effects are certainly much better than Black Panther (okay that isn’t saying much).
The reason it’s getting dragged is because Chris Pratt is a White Christian and SJWs want his career to fail.
The Audience Rating of 81% is a much more accurate reflection of the film’s quality. So, no, it’s not a great film but it is a good one.
Its primary weaknesses stem from its director. The director, Chris McKay has done a lot of work that I’ve enjoyed but it has all been stuff like Robot Chicken, Robot Chicken Star Wars, Titan Maximum, and Lego Batman. He hasn’t worked with humans all that much. While he did make good use of the creature effects, he created some problems with tone.
When you do action, it needs to be like a roller coaster. You have climbs where you build tension, dives for excitement, and between the two you need some straightaways to let the riders rest before the next thrill. The problem is that McKay defaulted to humor way too often because that is what he does. It didn’t ruin the movie, but it kept it at an 8 when it could have been a 9. I will end up rating it at Recommends with Confidence. And I’ll do a more in-depth review when my wrist has had a chance to mend.
Okay, I’m done for now.