Are you ready to watch? After being delayed six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film starring Yvonne Strahovski and Christ Pratt is finally here. And while you won’t be able to see it in theaters, Pratt warns everyone to avoid trying to watch this movie with a phone in your hand. The teaser and cast promise an action-packed movie, and all you need to check out The Tomorrow War on opening day is an internet connection and access to Amazon Prime.
What is The Tomorrow War?
Aliens, time travel, military combat … does a film that checks so many boxes really even need a plot? Doesn’t matter, you’re getting one anyway! A war against aliens 30 years into our future isn’t going well for humanity, so people started using time travel to pull ordinary folks from 2022 to help win the war in the future by being better people in the past (as well as shooting aliens in the face in the future).
It sounds complicated, butCNET’s Richard Trenholm promises a great balance of comedy and action with a considerably better overall message than the most . That may be a low bar, but the trailer looks good and the review is positive so really what do you have to lose?
How do I watch The Tomorrow War?
While the movie was originally slated for a theatrical release, pandemic delays caused a bottleneck in film releases, sending some to digital-only. While an action film like this would probably be a lot of fun with a massive screen and a killer sound system, being able to watch on your couch is also super nice. And as long as you have an Amazon Prime subscription, this movie is immediately available to you at launch through the Prime Video app on all of your gadgets.
When does The Tomorrow War unlock on Prime Video?
Unlike Disney, which waits until midnight PT to unlock digital videos, Amazon Prime Video frequently releases its movies at midnight GMT. That means folks in the US could have access to this movie in the evening on Friday, July 2. Here’s when we think The Tomorrow War will release by timezone:
- Eastern Standard Time – 8 p.m
- Central Standard Time – 7 p.m.
- Mountain Standard Time – 6 p.m.
- Pacific Standard Time – 5 p.m.
If you don’t see The Tomorrow War show up on your Prime Video shortly after the unlock times above, it means Amazon has decided to release the film at midnight for every time zone and you’ll need to wait until it’s available to enjoy in your neighborhood.
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