Dan Forester (Chris Pratt) is recruited to travel into the future to fight in a war against a terrifying alien species in Amazon Prime’s latest film, The Tomorrow War.
Between the premise, the intense action, and the impressive visual effects, you would think The Tomorrow War has what it takes to be promising science fiction flick.
However, its bloated and fractured video game-like narrative lacks logic and any sort of substance.
In other words, I spent a CHUNK of this movie screaming, “WAIT WHAT?!” at the screen because so much of it didn’t make sense.
Why would you be putting people into war without zero training? Why is everyone so disposable in the future? Why do we keep thinking Chris Pratt can be a serious actor?
All of these absurdities plus an excessive runtime (seriously, did we need the last 40 minutes?), made The Tomorrow War a battle to focus on.
What is working for The Tomorrow War is its spectacle.
Every action-packed, CGI slaughter fest sequence is loud, intense and fast — very similar to you typical monster movie. Not to mention, the toothy beasts themselves are visually impressive.
And although you already know my thoughts on Pratt’s performance, thankfully strong supporting performances by Yvonne Strahovski and J.K. Simmons bring some clarity to the chaos.
But let’s be honest, there is way more chaos than anything else going on here.
Final Thoughts: If you like loud and illogical action flicks starring really dope aliens, The Tomorrow War is for you. If not, sit this one out.