Action movies have been at a peak since the outset of the 2021 movie releases. And when the star of the movie is Chriss Pratt, the genre becomes a little too obvious. The Tomorrow War starring Chriss Pratt is inarguably an action-packed adventure and exactly what the title signifies, a war of the future!
Talking about opening sequences holding the key to the remaining time one needs to spend with a movie, The Tomorrow War has a clear-cut intro set out to capture the action and adventure that awaits in the next 2 hours. But was The Tomorrow War able to pay justice to the 2-hour long watch for an average sci-fi lover? We sure could start a debate on that but here’s what I felt after watching this science fiction and action movie.
The Tomorrow War: Movie Plot and Cast
Just as we are taken back into 2022 from over 28 years in the future, The Tomorrow War premises over a group of people from the future returning to the year 2022 only to recruit their ancestors to help them fight to save the world. Save the world from who? Well, now that we’re used to the strange creatures in fiction who can’t either see or sometimes hear, the monstrous aliens aka Whitespikes of The Tomorrow War who start depleting earth’s population by feeding on people are relatable by all means.
We begin our journey to the future with our protagonist Dan Forester, a former Seargeant and ambitious Scientist turned School teacher who carried on with his melancholic way of seeing life until appointed to the new task in the war. But there’s more to the movie than slaying, saving, and surviving as it goes on to explore the different dimensions of relationships between a present time’s father and son, a daughter from the future and her father, husband, and wife, and also between individuals who work together on a mission of do-or-die.
Starring alongside the popular Jurassic World hero is other brilliant actors like Yvonne Strahovski, J. K. Simmons, and Sam Richardson among others.
Catastrophe and crisis rule as the Whitespikes rampage over the earth and people fight to protect it. Chris McKay’s has taken a strong direction from the Lego movies to creating this sci-fi thriller, but what the viewers needed of The Tomorrow War was the theatrical experience. The action sequences, as well as actors’ performances, start to grow through the movie but might not heed to the expectations of a few from a time travel sci-fi plot. The Tomorrow War might not be the best of 2021’s action/sci-fi list but it’s surely enjoyable.