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May 21, 2015

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Tomorrowland | Brad Bird

May 21, 2015

At one point in Tomorrowland, an exasperated George Clooney complains to a young woman (Britt Robertson) who keeps asking him to explain all the awesome future tech he’s showing her, “Can’t you just be amazed and move on?” Then, barely a scene later, he snaps, “Stop being so amazed.” It’s symptomatic of the push-pull between the film’s plea for the return of wide-eyed wonder and aw-shucks optimism and director Brad Bird’s curiously reactionary condemnation…

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