George Clooney: Film feels hopeless
George Clooney has shared his thoughts on why a recent wave of post-apocalyptic movies like Mad Max: Fury Road and San Andreas are reaching the box office this year.
George Clooney believes there is a distinctly “hopeless” feel to some recent film releases.
The 54-year-old Academy Award-winning actor is currently promoting his new Disney sci-fi picture Tomorrowland, which also stars Britt Robertson.
There are a string of post-apocalyptic movies like Mad Max: Fury Road and San Andreas reaching the box office this summer and George is happy his feature Tomorrowland offers a lighter perspective on the future of the human race.
"When you turn on the TV, it's depressing and it hurts your heart. The world feels hopeless right now,” he told USA Today.
“Everyone is so interested in post-apocalypse and dystopia and those worlds and what it means after the world has ended. But what if it's something great?"
The title Tomorrowland shares its name with a popular section of Disney World’s Magic Kingdom theme park in Orlando, Florida, which includes famous rides like Space Mountain and a shooting game modelled after Toy Story character Buzz Lightyear.
Tomorrowland the movie centres on a brilliant teen who teams up with an inventor in a mission to unearth a secret realm that exists within collective memory.
And George is deeply moved the the picture’s enlightened concept.
"The truth is, the future is not inevitable, and that's what I loved about the film," he smiled.
However, George is very conscious of how his stature in Hollywood might alter now that he’s getting older.
Despite possible ageism being waged against him, the thespian is looking forward to his future career.
"I've never been a cynic. I'm a realist,” George said.
"I look at when I was 30, I was in films where I got to win all the fights and be the hero.
"I'm very realistic at 54 that I'm going to get punched in the face and fall down and whine."
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