When Chris Pratt isn’t busy saving the world from Dinosaurs, being a superhero or being the most famous piece of Lego in the world, he’s busy saving the world across time and space from giant space creatures in The Tomorrow War.
The world is stunned when a group of time travelers arrive from the year 2051 to deliver an urgent message: Thirty years in the future, mankind is losing a global war against a deadly alien species. The only hope for survival is for soldiers and civilians from the present to be transported to the future and join the fight. Among those recruited is high school teacher and family man Dan Forester (Chris Pratt). Determined to save the world for his young daughter, Dan teams up with a brilliant scientist (Yvonne Strahovski) and his estranged father (J.K. Simmons) in a desperate quest to rewrite the fate of the planet.
In a cross between Battle: Los Angeles & Starship Troopers, The Tomorrow War is a straight forward sci-fi actioner vehicle designed for whomever the actor of the day was when it was commissioned. In this case it was Chris Pratt. Handing him a gun, adding in some timey wifey parts with fellow soldiers plucked from the crowd to take on the oncoming alien forces. Basically saving the world from itself, while adding a enviromental/global warming message, all before reuniting with his family and the end credits roll. If you enjoy that kind of thing and fancy watching the hugely charismatic Star Lord do it, then you and the family will really enjoy The Tomorrow War. If not then, maybe avoid it.
Overall the film is somewhat generic and there’s nothing new here. JK Simmonds however lights up the screen overtime he’s around and Pratt of course makes it work. You’re not going to get anything you haven’t seen before, but it’s decent enough to warrant watching it.
Would have looked great on a cinema screen and would have likely drawn some decent audiences, but alas The Tomorrow War has been confined to streaming. Worth seeking out, but not maybe one you’ll return to.
The Tomorrow War is available to watch now on Prime Video