Release Date: July 21, 2021 (Amazon Prime)
Directed By: Zach Dean
Produced By: David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, Jules Daly, David S. Goyer and Adam Kolbrenner
Cast: Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strahovski, J. K. Simmons, Betty Gilpin, Sam Richardson and Edwin Hodge
During the broadcast of the World Cup, soldiers from the year 2051 arrive to warn that humanity is on the brink of extinction due to a war with alien invaders referred to as the “Whitespikes.” The Whitespikes will arrive in November 2048 and kill most humanity within three years after their arrival. In response, the world’s militaries (including Chris Pratt, an ex- military guy who is currently a biology teacher) are sent into the future to fight the Whitespikes.
Without a doubt The Tomorrow War is my best film (so far) for this year 2021 and that is largely due to the novel plot. I mean, coming from the future to take soldiers to fight in a war that happens in the future is so cool. Although, the question will be asked as to what is at stake for the present when the future is already pre-determined, but that is another conversation all together.
Another thing I liked with The Tomorrow War is the design of the aliens which are super creepy and kinda reminded me of the creatures from Skull Island. The CGI is top notch and this is not unrelated to the fact that The Tomorrow War was originally set for theatrical release but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Amazon bought the rights and released it on their platform.
Chris Pratt did a great job carrying the film which he did effortlessly. His performance reminded me of his Jurassic World and his performance is entertaining and keeps the film fun and entertaining. Talking about humor, the character and performance of Sam Richardson is entirely unnecessary because his wit seemed forced and almost felt like he was transplanted from another film and dropped into this. I guess the producers were looking for another witty outlet other than Chriss Pratt, but this just wasn’t it.