Wiendish Fitch April 19, 2019 Author Share April 19, 2019 IMO, Tomorrowland is a complete and utter hot mess: bloated, overly complicated plot, a worthless protagonist, a lame villain with a muddled motivation, and the Ayn Rand-ian worldview Brad Bird has been accused of having is really, really laid bare... but its 2 hour running time is almost justified by the exchange at the end by Athena (Raffey Cassidy) and Frank (George Clooney). Spoiler Precocious girl Athena (who's actually an android) and Frank have known each other since Frank was a kid. Frank used to try to make Athena laugh during his childhood in Tomorrowland. At the climax, Athena (who's so ridiculously useful, I wonder why she wasn't the protagonist instead of that loser Casey) has sacrificed herself to save the world. As she's dying, this exchange happens: Athena : Do you want to know why you could never make me laugh? Frank Walker : Why? Athena : Because you're not funny. I'm sorry, it's so terrible that I love that, but you have no idea how much the movie needed that levity, and how desperately a lot of people in real life need to hear that. 4 Link to comment
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