So, I just saw the movie Tomorrowland.
I was completely skeptical about it in the beginning, that it was just another cute Disney movie about a girl and a guy who happened to get lost in the future and need to find their way home. Boy, was I completely proven wrong!
This movie was so much more than any other movie I had seen in a long time, in fact, it was one of the most relevant Disney movies I have ever seen! It looked at different subjects such as politics and wars, yet took a completely different view on the inevitable and thought about how we can change it.
It took into account today’s world with the dystopian novels we read in school, movies we watch, video games we play, and showed us what is wrong with how we are collectively thinking and how we should be thinking.
It emphasized the fact that in order to get things right, we need to stop thinking negatively and work together, all the thinkers, creators, dreamers, to make our future better. It may seem like we can’t do anything about all the negativity in the world, at least not all at once, but we can constantly be working up to a positive change.
There was one part in the film that I especially liked, when little Frank Walker (played by Thomas Robinson; the older Frank Walker played by George Clooney) brought his jet pack that he created to the World’s Fair in New York, 1964.
The judge was looking at his invention, asking about its practical use and if it worked. The young Frank replied with, verbatim, no it didn’t really work correctly, and asked why there had to be a big point to some of these inventions, why couldn’t it just be fun? The judge chuckled and said, so it could make the world a better place, fun doesn’t cut it. Frank said that his jet pack could make the world a better place, even if it’s fun. He said that if you saw someone flying around above on his jet pack, wouldn’t you be inspired to create something?
Basically, this is proving that inventing doesn’t have to be all hard work and number crunching, creativity is an important part as well. This movie pushed for the idea that people who work in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and people who are creative thinkers need to learn work together, and then we will find a perfect harmony in which we can help better our world.
All-in-all this movie has reminded me of what I wanted to do with my life. I recently went through some tough times mentally, emotionally and lost who I was. This movie reminded me of my passion for creativity and exploration. How much world is out there for us to experience and fix; as human beings it is in our DNA to go out and create.
It reminds me of wen I was little, growing up with my grandad rebuilding airplanes in his basement, I was always amazed with his contraptions. I drew small blueprints in every one of my notebooks with hover scooters and inventions that I wanted to create. I wanted to change the world somehow.
It may seem overwhelming now, how much destruction and hatred there is, but we can change our destiny of dystopia by taking our first positive steps towards a place like Tomorrowland.
Don’t give up hope, there is always a way to change things, there’s always a tiny bit of a chance that things will work out, we just need to find it and start working toward it.
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