From the opening scene this movie it blows chunks. This movie is so bad you can watch the first 10 minutes, skip to the last 10 minutes and the rest is cannon fodder. Now that concludes my review of "The Age of Tomorrow". Should you care to stick around I am now going to give some major points as to why this movie is so lousy. The rest would be considered as "spoilers", if that were actually possible.
Opening scene, fireman and concerned father is driving on the LA freeway talking on his cell phone. California law bans all drivers from using hand-held cell phones while driving. Of course we then hear him tell his wife that he left the teenage daughter home with the dog and she will be just fine. After that he places another call to his juvenile daughter (still driving) and tells her not to come home drunk again. What an upstanding character for this movie!
Scene two has some very low budget military and we get to see the two name actors "Kelly Hu" and "Robert Picardo". Sadly they both look like they are in pain for taking Asylum's blood money, but they need to eat too. Apparently in this scene, physicists who are both employed by the Pentagon and are expected to arrive, don't have clearance to see Generals and are detained by security.
Dr. Gordon explains the asteroid one fourth the size of Earth's moon is going to collide with the Earth in just 48 hours. This is very typical of most movies to make killer asteroids much bigger than you need. Since the moon is roughly a few thousand miles wide that would mean the asteroid is about 500 miles wide and going to kill us regardless. We have no bomb big enough to blow up a rock that size.
The next scene is fireman Chris Meher and his buds at a fire. Either the firemen in the scene have jedi powers or someone tossed axes at them and they actually caught them. Firemen are not safety minded people in this movie. They proceed to rescue a woman from a burning building. Meher's partner breaks his leg and is carried back to safety while Meher returns to show off more awesome jedi powers by leaping out an exploding window on the sixth floor and landing with the victim on a parked car not even denting the trunk.
There are serious unrealistic acting flaws such as unprofessional character in both military and firemen. Such as whooping it up when you find out you are being paid $3 million to save your world from an asteroid collision. Whining about weapons to go on the mission. "Great we got tickets to the end of the world and we don't have any damn guns." The shuttle interior and spacesuits look like they were decorated by Doctor Victor Freeze. There is far too much gravity on the small asteroid there was no attempt to make the actors appear weightless. Later when the firemen and Major Blake are pinned down, Chris Meher states his plan to go rescue his teenage daughter. Two of his fellow firemen state his daughter is not worth it and she is not that cute.
Science and the laws of plausibility are chucked into a dumpster when the asteroid rescue team discovers that the asteroid is nothing more than a prelude for alien invasion. They get teleported to the alien homeworld yet can make some type of call for help. Assuming the alien homeworld is as close as 4 lightyears away such a signal would take longer than 4 years to reach Earth. The age old joke of removing your helmet and saying, "Good there is air here." hasn't made me laugh since forever.
Finally about 52 minutes into this movie there is a pathetic scene on the alien homeworld. Captain James Wheeler is freeing an unknown and healthy female captive and she is distraught and begs him to kill her. Everyone knows that people in a crisis think clearly so... the Captain stabs her slowly in the gut. Yes, he kills her in the most painful way imaginable. What a hero. Yet moments later he is faced with a fellow soldier who is obviously been tortured and dying who is denied the same sympathy or indifference.
Watching this whole movie is like getting stabbed in the gut by Captain James Wheeler.
Review by Vincent Black from the Internet Movie Database.