Heh, this movie made it to get exponentially more stupid as it went along.
Before I looked into the production history of the movie, I already had figured that The Tomorrow War was originally meant to come out in movie theaters, but then got shelved due to the pandemic and eventually picked up by Amazon. Not exactly a sign of confidence by Paramount. (To be fair: The Mitchells vs. The Machines had the same fate, but actually happens to be a great movie.)
On the plus side: production values were better than movies directly produced by Netflix or Amazon.
Other than that: so many questions.
Once the future peeps arrives, all focus seems to be on just drafting people (many of which don’t really seem fit for combat), but not on doing anything to prepare for the arrival of the aliens in their timeline. Like, when the kids in Dan’s class complain about how everything is pointless, it’s not like anyone says “Well, knowing what we know now, we’re doing our best to…”
Yeah, the future peeps don’t want to show anyone what the Whitespikes look like in order to not terrify apparently also includes giving people exactly zero intel on how to fight them. Gotta love the note on the aliens’ vulnurable bits being casually dropped after their first encounter. You’d think the soldiers who are on their third tour would appreciate fighting along people who are somewhat prepared for the occasion. I’m willing to ignore a solid amount of bad writing, but this is ridiculous.
Love the fact that they carried enough explosives to just nuke the alien ship, but decide to go in to go stabby-stabby with toxin up close. Because of course.
Overall, I found the movie forgettable because it didn’t really take advantage of the premise, and most of the plot was rather predictable. It wasn’t terribly bad all the way, because I find terribly bad all the way more engaging than this. Here I just got bored at some point. After the first two action setpieces I checked the timeline and saw that the movie hadn’t even reached halftime yet, and at that point I started ton use the 10s skip function regularly.