The world is stunned when a group of time travellers arrive from the year 2051 to deliver an urgent message: thirty years in the future, mankind is losing a global war against a deadly alien species.
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The Tomorrow War is a 2021 American military science fiction action film directed by Chris McKay and starring Chris Pratt. The picture is produced by David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, David S. Goyer, Jules Daly, and Adam Kolbrenner, and written by Zach Dean. The supporting cast features Yvonne Strahovski, J. K. Simmons, Betty Gilpin, Sam Richardson, Edwin Hodge, Jasmine Mathews, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, and Keith Powers. It follows a mix of present-day soldiers and civilians sent into the future to fight an alien army.
|The Tomorrow War|
|Official release poster|
|Directed by||Chris McKay|
|Written by||Zach Dean|
|Produced by||David EllisonDana GoldbergDon GrangerJules DalyDavid S. GoyerAdam Kolbrenner|
|Starring||Chris PrattYvonne StrahovskiJ. K. SimmonsBetty GilpinSam RichardsonEdwin Hodge|
|Edited by||Roger BartonGarret Elkins|
|Music by||Lorne Balfe|
|Skydance MediaParamount PicturesNew Republic PicturesPhantom Four FilmsLit Entertainment Group|
|Distributed by||Amazon Studios|
|Release date||July 2, 2021|
|Running time||138 minutes|
In December 2022, biology teacher and former Green Beret Dan Forester fails to get a job at a prestigious research center. During the broadcast of the World Cup, soldiers from the year 2051 arrive to warn that humanity is on the brink of extinction due to a war with alien invaders referred to as the “Whitespikes.” The Whitespikes will arrive in November 2048 and kill the majority of humanity within three years after their arrival. In response, the world’s militaries are sent into the future via a wormhole device called the “Jumplink,” but fewer than 30% survive their seven-day deployment, prompting an international draft.
Dan receives a notice that he has been drafted and when he tells his wife, she says they should run and talks Dan into visiting his estranged father, a mechanical engineer, for help in removing the draft band attached to his arm. Dan’s father left him and his mother after he returned from Vietnam because he felt he it was dangerous to remain with them but Dan says he doesn’t want his help and calls him a coward, then leaves. Dan reports with other draftees to basic training. Dan deduces with fellow draftee Charlie that to prevent a paradox, those drafted have already died before the war starts and those who have come from the future haven’t been born yet. The draftees are sent forward in time to a battlefield on Miami Beach but few survive, having accidentally been dropped high above the city. The field commander, Colonel Forester, orders the draftees to rescue nearby lab personnel before the area is sterilized. They discover the lab personnel are already dead but recover their research. Dan radios command about the situation, and he is told that no help will be sent to rescue the stranded troops. Nearly everyone dies, except for Charlie, Dan, and Dorian, a battle-hardened soldier on his third deployment to the future.
The survivors wake up in a military encampment in the Dominican Republic. Dan reports to Col. Forester, who turns out to be his grown daughter Muri. She requests he accompany her on a mission to capture a female Whitespike, which are rarer than the males typically encountered. They trap and cage the female, only to have hundreds of males descend on their position. As the helicopter with the female lifts off, Dan and Muri escape to a beach and radio for rescue. Muri reveals to Dan that, dissatisfied with his life after losing the job, he abandons his family and dies in a car crash in 2030. Dan, Muri and the female Whitespike are transported to a fortified oil rig close to Port Nelson, where the Jumplink is located.
Muri creates a toxin that can kill the Whitespikes. The Whitespikes attack and overrun the base to free the female, and Muri sacrifices herself to send Dan back to the past. Although he returns to 2023 with the toxin, the Jumplink is destroyed. The world interprets the Jumplink’s destruction as a sign that the future war is lost.
While Dan brainstorms with his wife, Emmy, she deduces that the Whitespikes did not arrive in 2048, but came much earlier. Dan consults with Charlie and Martin, a high school student with an interest in volcanoes, and they theorize that the Whitespikes have been on Earth since at least the “Millennium Eruption” in the year 946, and global warming caused them to thaw out and emerge from under the ice caps. Dan leads a mission to Russia with Charlie, Dorian, a few surviving future soldiers, and his estranged father James to prove his theory. The team finds a crashed alien ship at the Academy of Sciences Glacier on Komsomolets Island. They debate telling the world about the problem, but decide to end the threat themselves. Once inside, they realize that the Whitespikes are not the aliens themselves, but rather bio-engineered organisms possibly used as a planet-clearing weapon or cattle by another alien race. The team injects several of the dormant Whitespikes with the toxin; this kills the injected ones but wakes the others, and most of the team is killed. Dorian, terminally ill with cancer and wanting to die on his own terms, stays behind to blow up the ship with C-4, and the explosion kills all but one of the Whitespikes. Dan and his father hunt and kill the one female that had escaped, leaving them and Charlie as the team’s only survivors.
Content knowing that the war is averted and humanity is saved, Dan brings James home to meet his wife and daughter, determined not to make the same mistakes that Muri had warned him about from her future.
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