Tomorrow War


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TreChriron

Explorer
It was a fun romp, lots of emotional character interaction, and tons of action!

The aliens were amazing, terrifying, and wicked. Seriously, someone leveled up their CGI skills on this one. Superb stuff.

The plot has holes the size of Pratt's smile. Some seriously questionable choices and nonsense going on. You just have to let it go and go with the flow.

I would have appreciated a little more forethought. The plot was scattered. I really enjoyed Edge of Tomorrow and I feel like that movie had a more centered plot. The TW universe has tons of potential but instead it was just served up on the plain white ceramic plate of CGI and horror. There was a beautiful story in here about finding meaning in your life vs. always looking for greener pastures -- but it barely landed that idea by the end.

I give it a 3.5 out of 5 stars.
 

There are some questionable direction decisions that kind of take the viewer out of immersion.

One example is when a soldier flies backwards from an impact that should have made them fall downwards instead of sideways.

Another example is when somebody shows up by essentially teleporting a long distance from where they should have been, like a comedy cartoon.

I'd rate the movie around 4 out of 10 stars - okay to watch for some of the action sequences and the special effects, but not really worth a rewatch any time soon unless skipping over most of it.
 



Rabulias

the Incomparably Shrewd and Clever
Bleah. 3 out of 10.

I found it hard to believe that world governments would buy into the future war idea to institute a world-wide draft system. I found it harder to believe that once they did accept that, they would not follow up on the toxin at the end. Even without a connection to the future, manufacture and stockpile the toxin all over the planet, but especially in Russia.

Speaking of utilizing the tactical advantage of being in the past, I also found it very difficult to believe no one but Forester and his wife thought about trying to affect the war from the past, and figure out when/how the aliens arrived. Also, why did the future not send back reports of engagements with the spikes, with when and where they took place and how they turned out, with instructions to preserve them so humans in the future could review them and alter their plans accordingly. Maybe it would be too close to Tenet?
 

Aeson

Legend
Just starting. Wouldn't sending people from the past to die diminish the number in the future to fight? A Terminator scenario makes more sense. Send a team to the past to prepare for the future. Bring some future tech back to cause a huge leap forward.
 


Ryujin

Legend
Bleah. 3 out of 10.

I found it hard to believe that world governments would buy into the future war idea to institute a world-wide draft system. I found it harder to believe that once they did accept that, they would not follow up on the toxin at the end. Even without a connection to the future, manufacture and stockpile the toxin all over the planet, but especially in Russia.

Speaking of utilizing the tactical advantage of being in the past, I also found it very difficult to believe no one but Forester and his wife thought about trying to affect the war from the past, and figure out when/how the aliens arrived. Also, why did the future not send back reports of engagements with the spikes, with when and where they took place and how they turned out, with instructions to preserve them so humans in the future could review them and alter their plans accordingly. Maybe it would be too close to Tenet?
I would bump it to as high as a 6/10, if only because they answered the question that was pissing me off about the nature of the alien invaders since they were first encountered in the movie. Too many movies would have just left that hanging (even if they left the ultimate origin question hanging anyway, because it was outside the scope of the movie).
 

Stalker0

Legend
Definately just a popcorn flick. At the end of the day, it was pretty generic. Plot was ultimately generic, aliens were neat but generic, action was just ok.

all and all just a barely average movie.

I had two things that really did not work for the movie:

1) ultimately the toxin didn’t matter to the plot. They could have just blown up the ship earlier or just shot up all the aliens. The toxin literally did nothing…and considering how easy it was to find the aliens…research pinpointing their original location would have been much better time spent. Also why the hell was the toxin injected, this would have had to be airborne if it had any actual chance of working.

2) the whole thing at the end where “we can’t contact the world governments they will just bicker”

I might have bought that except you have already spent time convincing me that these are the same world governments that have worked together on a global military draft based on just the word of these time travelers. You can’t have it both ways…the world governments as set up would leap at the chance to blow up the enemy once and for all…and they would make it as Public as possible to stop all the rioting “look everyone we did it…earth is going to be ok get back to your damn lives”
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
It was…. OK. Watchable if there’s nothing else on. I’m glad I didn’t pay for it at a cinema, but on a Sunday evening with nothing else to watch it was… well, watchable.

The aliens are basically animals. I don’t understand how they managed to build a spaceship (maybe I missed some exposition about somebody else sending them?) They also suffer from the Aliens/Ninja problem: one is basically invulnerable. But a hundred can be mowed down with ease.
 

The aliens are basically animals. I don’t understand how they managed to build a spaceship (maybe I missed some exposition about somebody else sending them?) They also suffer from the Aliens/Ninja problem: one is basically invulnerable. But a hundred can be mowed down with ease.

There was exposition about how the aliens were actually cargo -- a biological weapon being delivered before the ship ran into trouble -- basically the screenwriter ripped off the ALIEN series.
 

Thomas Shey

Legend
There was exposition about how the aliens were actually cargo -- a biological weapon being delivered before the ship ran into trouble -- basically the screenwriter ripped off the ALIEN series.

I'd argue there are a number of things that are less "ripped off" than callbacks. Besides Alien, you can see ones to The Thing, ID4 and even Them!
 



payn

Legend
Some might say that "Starship Troopers" (the movie) was "Starship Troopers" (the novel) for dummies.

"Would you like to know more?" :ROFLMAO:
Yeah, I guess this is a taste thing because I thought the novel was terrible. Im so glad Verhoeven agreed :)
 

Aeson

Legend
I'd argue there are a number of things that are less "ripped off" than callbacks. Besides Alien, you can see ones to The Thing, ID4 and even Them!
Oblivion was the same way. You could pick out the points that were borrowed or an homage to other movies.
 



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