Amazon and Chris Pratt’s first War of Tomorrow trailer: boring

The first streak of tomorrow's war is ... not what we hoped for.

The war of tomorrowThe first sequence of … not what we expected.
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I woke up this morning very excited to see the first images of The war of tomorrow, new Chris Pratt sci-fi action movie redirected by Chris McKay (The Lego Batman movie). Eeverything we had heard of the years have made it sound like one of those mega-blockbusters we love to geek out about-Independence Day, Jurassic Park, Edge of tomorrow, tHat kind of thing. And then I saw the first images. And my thought was, “What is this shit?”

“In The war of tomorrow, the world is amazed when a group of time travelers arrive from the year 2051 to deliver an urgent message, ”reads the official description of the film. “Thirty years in the future, humanity is losing a world war against a deadly alien species. The only hope for survival is for the soldiers and civilians of the present to be transported to the future and join the fight. Among those recruited is high school teacher and family man Dan Forester (Chris Pratt). Determined to save the world for his young daughter, Dan teams up with a brilliant scientist (Yvonne Strahovski) and his former father (JK Simmons) on a desperate quest to rewrite the fate of the planet.

This it sounds so badass isn’t it? Time traveling warriors! Pratt! Simmons! Strahovski! You understand my excitement. But then here are the pictures and … yeah.

Oh sure, this footage mentions time travel. And we have a glimpse of an alien. But beyond that, if you said it was an ad for The lead role of Chris Pratt on a CBS military drama, I would believe you. It’s just him with a gun walking around. Borrrrring.

The war of tomorrow won’t be out for a few more months, and from these quick glimpses of cities on fire, we’re sure future marketing will be more epic. But a good first impression, it’s not.

The war of tomorrow hits Amazon on July 2.

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