The Tomorrow War
Onto the next release of the weekend and I have just finished watching the new Amazon Original, The Tomorrow War on Amazon Prime. Yesterday, I had got an opportunity to review a slasher horror after quite some time. Today, I have got a chance to review a sci-fi action thriller after Tenet which was released in December 2020. To be honest, this review should have been up on Friday itself but the movie was somehow delayed to be put up on Prime thereby delaying the review as well. Finally, it is out and I am done watching it, is it worth your time, stay tuned.
Story & Screenplay
The Tomorrow War follows the story of a group of soldiers making their way from the future to the present to warn humanity of their potential extinction by the hands of the aliens. The story is interesting although there have been several films revolving around the concept of aliens. On a lighter note, the funny thing is if at all an alien visits India, it helps people like Jaadu in Koi Mil Gaya. But when it visits The US, it is always on the assault, what is it with the States. The screenplay takes some amount of time to buildup and set the tone. And after the first 20 minutes, the drama as well as the action is more pronounced. There are atleast 3 solid action sequences that will make the most staunch action junkies leap with joy. Incredibly designed and executing, creating that atmosphere of thrill and excitement. On the downside, there are a few scenes, most the supposedly emotional ones that don’t quite land and could have been further trimmed down to reduce the runtime. Overall, it is a good concept but never really something that you haven’t watched already as the screenplay follows a fixed template without deviating much from its route.
Dialogues, Music & Direction
The dialogues are routine, nothing much to shout about. The BGM is pulsating and really one of the strongest pillars on display that truely heightens the drama. The cinematography and CGI are excellent and this one was movie that I would really have enjoyed watching on the big screen. Director Chris Mckay has done a pretty good job, his direction is pretty impressive.
The performances are pretty good. JK Simmons as James Forester shines in a cameo. Yvonne Strahovski as Col.Muri is pretty good too. Chris Pratt as Dan Forester yet again puts forth a good performance. And he shines well in some high voltage action sequences too. All other performers are good too.
The Tomorrow War is a pretty good Action Sci-Fi Thriller that can be watched once. Available on Amazon Prime.