Is ‘The Tomorrow War' just another overhyped movie that you'll stream and forget? or is there more to this Sci-Fi flick? There's only one way to find out… let's look at the film's plot.
When a group of time travellers from the year 2051 arrived, they delivered an urgent message for the people of earth – thirty years in the future, man is losing the battle against aliens. The only hope for survival is for soldiers and civilians of the present to be transported forward in time and join the fight.
One of the ‘future soldiers' recruited to save the world from imminent destruction is a high school teacher Dan Forester (Chris Pratt). He teams up with a brilliant scientist (Yvonne Strahovski), his estranged father (J.K. Simmons) to re-write the fate of the planet while racing against time to save humanity.
While the plot of ‘The Tomorrow War' borrows heavily from films like ‘Edge Of Tomorrow‘ and ‘Life‘, it contains enough originality to keep it from being labelled a ‘rip-off'. Visually it's an impressive film, the special effects are top-notch, and there are plenty of exciting action sequences.
The Aliens in this movie are a mixture of ‘Predator' and the quick-moving beasts from the Tom Cruise film ‘Edge Of Tomorrow'. On-screen, they provide a real sense of peril and menace. This is the main reason why this movie works so well, unlike some recent Sci-fi films.
Chris Pratt is perfectly cast as Dan Forester; he plays a character similar to his role as Star-Lord in ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy' Although he is more serious in this film. Being a massive fan of Chris Pratt's work, I was happy to see that he did not disappoint.
In the role of the estranged father, J.K. Simmons proves once again why he is considered one of the best actors in Hollywood today. He brings a sense of determination and grit to the film.
A great ensemble cast that includes Betty Gilpin as Dan's love interest Emmy, Yvonne Strahovski as Colonel Muri Forester and Sam Richardson, who brings a touch of humour to the action.
This movie was initially intended for a theatrical release, but Paramount Pictures decided to sell it to Amazon Prime Video for $200 million, largely due to the Covid-19 pandemic. So, you're getting a true summer Hollywood blockbuster included in your Prime subscription – not bad!
While ‘The Tomorrow War' may not be the best Sci-Fi film ever made, it is still an enjoyable movie with some great action scenes. It may not be the biggest summer blockbuster of 2021, but it is definitely worth watching.