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The Tomorrow War (2021)

While I was away relaxing on my honeymoon, miles away from civilisation I watched:

The Tomorrow War (2021)

I only recently discovered the power of the personal hotspot on my phone. It’s brilliant and it came in really handy while I was away with no wi-fi and wanted to stream this movie on my laptop. I can’t believe I’ve only just become aware of it! 🤯

Anyway, if you haven’t seen this movie it’s a new action/sci-fi/adventure/thriller directed by Chris McKay (The Lego Batman Movie (2017).

It stars Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), Yvonne Strahovski (The Handmaid’s Tale), J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) and Sam Richardson (We’re the Millers) among others.

This is what it’s about according to the internet:

“The world is stunned when a group of time travelers arrive from the year 2051 to deliver an urgent message: Thirty years in the future mankind is losing a global war against a deadly alien species. The only hope for survival is for soldiers and civilians from the present to be transported to the future and join the fight. Among those recruited is high school teacher and family man Dan Forester (Chris Pratt). Determined to save the world for his young daughter, Dan teams up with a brilliant scientist (Yvonne Strahovski) and his estranged father (J.K. Simmons) in a desperate quest to rewrite the fate of the planet.”

I really enjoyed this movie!

It has an interesting premise, some good performances (I particularly liked J.K. Simmons’ character), great CGI and some brilliant action sequences! I did find myself questioning the plot a couple of times but it’s such good fun that I was happy to turn a blind eye and just sit back and enjoy it.

As much as I enjoyed it though (and I really did), it’s one of those films where after it had finished I found myself thinking “I really liked it but it could’ve been better.” I just can’t put my finger on what it was missing. 🤔

Nevertheless it’s a highly entertaining watch and no doubt we’ll get a sequel at some point in which they can iron out a few kinks. 🤷‍♂️

It has similar elements to movies like The Terminator (1984), The Thing (1982), Edge of Tomorrow (2014) and Starship Troopers (1997) but with its own original story.

If you like a good sci-fi with lots of action and a slightly different premise to a lot of the others, you should give this a watch. It’s streaming on Amazon Prime now.

Seen it? Let me know what you think.👇

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