Chris Pratt’s latest ode to his inner “action star,” Amazon Prime’s “The Tomorrow War,” fights its own battle against critics, who decry her as anything from “trash pizza to science flicks- fiction “to a” mediocre right white savior fantasy in which the protagonist is… fucking stupid.
“The Tomorrow War” debuted on Amazon Prime on Friday and currently sits at 53% of reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, with audience reviews reaching 80% more positive. Barry Hertz of The Globe and Mail calls it ‘Starship Troopers for Dummies’, adding:’ If I had a time machine, I would be looking back in time just before production of ‘The Tomorrow War’ started. and keep everyone out of trouble, “while CNN’s Brian Lowry admits the image has a” certain appeal “,” but keeps his star in a fairly uninspired place and time. “
Despite the fragmented reception, “The Tomorrow War” has an audience watching it en masse, all for their own subjective reasons, which has led to some clever, funny, and constructive reactions.
The time travel film, which Amazon reportedly spent around $ 200 million to stream, the film follows Pratt’s Dan Forester as he fights to save humanity after the appearance of soldiers from the future with the urgent message that the population of Earth is being destroyed by an alien invasion in 2051.
For those who were left puzzled by the film’s technical plot, Twitter user Dean Sorenmann came up with a simple rundown that might get more people to watch the film.
Let me summarize the war of tomorrow. Aliens are hungry while humans are busy getting divorced.
– Dean Sorenmann, last juggernaut available, oh my god! (@DeanSorenmann) July 3, 2021
Meanwhile, James Rossiter berates the image for not even pronouncing his scientific jargon correctly.
Watching The Tomorrow War and the woman with a doctorate in “biotechnology with a focus on genomics” would be more believable if she had pronounced “genomics” correctly.
It’s pronounced “gen-oh-mics”, not “gen-ah-mics”
ps, Hollywood, I’m available for hire 😛#TomorrowWar #Science pic.twitter.com/XCVGIeQ5jL
– James Rossiter (@evolvingmagic) July 3, 2021
User t1gerlilly was also unimpressed, criticizing “The Tomorrow War” for being yet another “brainless straight white male savior fantasy.”
The Tomorrow War is (yet another) mediocre straight white male savior fantasy in which the protagonist is so stupid that in the finale he blows up the only evidence of alien life and their technology so he can play the hero. Bc he wants to feel special. Ugh #TomorrowWar
– t1gerlilly (@ t1gerlilly54321) July 3, 2021
Toby was so stunned by the movie that he could only express himself with this old social media communication medium, the gif.
The war of tomorrow was … uh … pic.twitter.com/q1V6UBHbRf
– Toby (@ tobes444) July 3, 2021
Understandably, in an alien invasion movie, intergalactic beasts usually take center stage, but the intricate CGI effects didn’t impress Kat Rosenfield this time around.
~ THE WAR OF TOMORROW ~
soldiers: why didn’t you show us what aliens look like
future soldier: you would never have come if you knew
future soldier: no I’m kidding it’s because they look * ridiculous *
– Kat Rosenfield (@katrosenfield) July 3, 2021
Poster Critical Nostalgia had to resort to a comic panel to express its complicated feelings on the matter.
Me watching TOMORROW’S WAR online: pic.twitter.com/rqJF5zNXdT
– Critical nostalgia (@ highway_62) July 3, 2021
Movie? What movie? Drunk in a cemetery was fascinated by the protruding muscles of popular character actor JK Simmons – the man is 66 years old.
Ripped JK Simmons from The Tomorrow War is our new god. We don’t make the rules. pic.twitter.com/xoaoW83jTN
– Drunk in a cemetery (@DrunkGraveyard) July 3, 2021
Brendan Hodges expressed disappointment with the movie’s lack of quality on the big screen, despite its steep price tag.
Watched THE TOMORROW WAR and Why Another $ 200 Million Blockbuster Looks Like An Expensive Pilot For ABC pic.twitter.com/M6HhWJXToN
– Brendan Hodges (@metaplexmovies) July 2, 2021
According to Ryan Bordow, there are three stages to watching “The Tomorrow War” and they are not enjoyable.
Steps to watch TOMORROW’S WAR:
1st act: oh no.
2nd act: it’s not bad, in fact!
3rd act: oh.https: //t.co/YTJHLtM5Yr
– Ryan Bordow (@ rybo62) July 1, 2021
And finally, know that if you’ve watched and enjoyed “The Tomorrow War”, TheUnknownCritic won’t be afraid to judge you. And he will judge you difficult.
The war of tomorrow is a litmus test of cinema taste.
If you’ve really talked about it and thought it was a good movie, I think it’s very likely that you think Golden Corral buffets are the pinnacle of culinary excellence.
It doesn’t make you a bad person, it means you are untrustworthy. pic.twitter.com/qEgoYFumrF
– The Unknown Critic (@A_Nonny_Maus) July 3, 2021
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