If you’re looking for a good action-flick with an unpredictable ending, then The Tomorrow War is right up your alley. With direction from Chris McKay, this film wastes no time romanticizing what’s going on. It was like they made an announcement, “Here’s our main character, here’s what’s going to happen, now watch what he does to fix it.”
Dan Forester (Chris Pratt) is former military, attempting to adapt to regular civilian life. While hosting a party at his home, he’s seen conversing with his daughter Muri (Ryan Kiera Armstrong) during a soccer match on TV. All of a sudden, the match gets interrupted as time travelers appear in the middle of the field.
The group, led by Lt. Hart (Jasmine Mathews), came with a stark warning: Thirty years in the future, mankind is losing a global war against a deadly alien species. Their only hope for survival is to enact a worldwide draft for soldiers and civilians from the present to be transported to the future and join the fight.
This action/sci-fi flick is enough to get you through the holiday weekend. Its name may not circulate during awards season, but the buildup is swift and there’s enough chaos to go-round. The runtime exceeds two hours, but you’ll be rewarded with a better-than-expected ending.
The Tomorrow War gets an 9 out of 10. There’s action, suspense, comedy, and a surprisingly jacked J.K. Simmons. Sam Richardson (who plays Charlie) was a delight with his comedy and turned out to be a bright spot with his performance. Pay attention when it starts to feel like the movie is about to end. That’s when you’ll be privy to catch the best shot of the entire movie.
The Tomorrow War is streaming now on Prime Video.