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The Tomorrow War - or why I shouldn't watch time travel things. (Spoilers)

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BlackAmericanoNoSugar · 30/08/2021 10:04

I haven't finished watching it yet because it's pissing me off, but is there a timey-wimey reason that the original plan for the toxin was to take it to the past to manufacture it and then bring it back to the future to use it. Why not take it to the past to manufacture and then wait until the things first appear and use it then?

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BlackAmericanoNoSugar · 30/08/2021 11:41

Also, despite knowing for sure that nothing starts to happen for around 25 years they have instantly gone off half-cocked to sort it out now, instead of planning logically.

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AnneLovesGilbert · 30/08/2021 11:55

It was a really bad film. I can’t help you on that point but I can help you by reminding you that life is short, better films are plentiful and you don’t have to waste time watching the rest of it Grin

BlackAmericanoNoSugar · 30/08/2021 12:08

Too late, I've finished it now. Grin To be fair there were good bits, the dialogue was great and not too cheesy, and there were funny characters like the kid who knew about volcanoes.

The never thinking things through thing was very irritating though. Like starting to administer the toxin without checking the whole ship, they could have laid explosives and blown the whole thing up without waking them up first.

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iklboo · 30/08/2021 12:17

Yep. Same thoughts we had watching it.

BlackAmericanoNoSugar · 30/08/2021 13:20

If the bitey aliens are a sort of planet-clearing tool, isn't there a good chance that there will be another ship along sometime in the future to try again? I mean, we've polluted it and upset the weather systems but that ought to reverse if humans are eliminated and it's still a pretty nice planet even with the pollution.

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AnneLovesGilbert · 30/08/2021 14:28

Not directly on topic, but why do all alien baddies look so similar? It’s like Hollywood has lost its imagination completely and the drooling biting many legged reptilian beast is now the only type of space foe.

BlackAmericanoNoSugar · 30/08/2021 14:40

I think it's using our natural wariness of creepy crawlies to heighten our fear of the aliens. It's also a shorthand for not being able to communicate or negotiate with the aliens. Lots of mammals on Earth can be communicated with and trained but you'll never get a scorpion to walk to heel. The non-murdering aliens are generally humanoid.

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