'Tomorrowland' Teaser Does the Trick

Tomorrowland

In this day and age, is it still possible for a trailer to lure you into a movie's world far enough to make you want to buy a ticket without giving away all of the story's narrative nooks and crannies? It doesn't happen as often as it ought to, but the answer is definitively "yes" -- and Disney's Tomorrowland is here to show us how.

The vaunted top-secret Disney project that Brad Bird has been working on for months, Tommorowland won't arrive in theaters until May 22, 2015, so we can surely expect to see lots of little dribs and drabs of information and footage out of the studio before the movie finally sees release. But for now, this two-minute teaser offers a perfectly lovely excuse to mark your calendar for 5/22/15, laying out the basic (yet still mysterious) premise and showing off a neat visual vista or two before getting out. Here's the synopsis:

Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (George Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world -- and them -- forever.

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