Movie Review: The Tomorrow War (2021)

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More like watching a Twitch video game play feed than enjoying an actual movie, the act of witnessing Chris McKay’s The Tomorrow War (C) is an experience of viewing it all play out and all the while second-guessing. Shoddy effects and ham-fisted acting mar this mediocre dystopian sci-fi adventure in which Chris Pratt’s character is drafted to fight in a future battle against aliens, and the fate of humanity relies on his ability to confront his past. Yvonne Strahovski and Sam Richardson are among an ensemble with little remarkable to do in a past, present and future tale that is far from Dickensian. Pratt tries out myriad befuddled faces and shoots or punches amorphous creatures for most of the film’s bloated duration. Any novelty to the story or surprises in its warped timeline wear out their welcome fast. This action movie will definitely not be one for the record books.

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