Damon Lindelof says fanboys won't admit to liking Tomorrowland

Damon Lindelof has taken a swipe at online reactions to Tomorrowland, claiming that "fanboys" won't admit to liking the film on account of their wanting to appear cynical and cool.

"There's this great thing in all of us where we want to hope, we want to believe," explained Lindelof during an interview with Vulture. "But then what happens? We saw that hope with Obama's first election … and then, with the second election, the cynicism sets in. We all want to be activated, but... it's so easy to default back to cynicism."

"Which isn't to say that you have to love everything," he continues. "Obviously, we have to open ourselves up to some level of criticism. But when we all took this on, people were saying, 'You can't make an original movie anymore, and you certainly can't make an interesting Disney movie. If you make a Disney movie named Tomorrowland, it's gotta have Space Mountain, and you basically have to sell tickets to the amusement park.'"

"Now, I don't want to start a war, but as a self-identified fanboy, I think that with this movie, it's gonna be really hard for fanboys to say, 'I really enjoyed this movie. It made me feel good.' God forbid you tweeted something like that! What would happen to you? You'd lose your readership! 'You sold out!'"

You can find out what we thought of the film by checking out our official review here. Tomorrowland: A World Beyond opens in the UK and US on Friday.

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