The long awaited sequel to one of Disney's greatest movies is finally here. The inner geek in all of us should be as happy as, well, I don't know. Whether you're looking for a straightforward romp through the high-tech world or looking for something a little deeper, there's something here for everyone to find. Tron Legacy definitely has the market cornered on awesome visual effects. All of the old standbys are back. Light cycles, the game grid, programs of various functions, the big tank things, and of course a supremely ruthless leader behind it all. There's also some interesting new elements to add to the mix, such as the ever cool light jets, a dual-wielding bad guy who will probably remind you somewhat of Darth Maul, and some other things that are better left not spoiled for those who haven't seen it yet.
Looking for more of a story than a nerd-gasm? You've got that too. The story of what happened to Kevin Flynn, his grand goal for The Grid, along with what happened when he turned his helper programs loose. The real story is something I can't really go into without giving too much away, but suffice it to say it's definitely worth it. It all plays out in a logical and coherent manner, and has plenty of subtle hints about how it all came about if you're paying attention. There's even plenty of humor elements lying about as well. The audience audibly laughed at a few parts.
The obligatory stabs at just about every megalithic software corporation over the last 20 years or so was there as well. As any good computer tech based movie should have.
Certainly worth the trip if you enjoyed the original at all. End of Line.
On the Horizon
You probably noticed I put off posting the last two movies. Blame Faregyl, and a case of writers block.
2011 is going to start off really badly folks. The only real possibility early in the year appears to be The Green Hornet. Which I'm not terribly interested in.
Save up your movie bucks though, because once May hits, there's loads of stuff. So I'll just list what looked good to me.
In May: Thor, and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
In June: Green Lantern.
July: Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
After that, at least for now, it looks like nothing much else for the rest of the year. Unless you're into horror flicks and alien invasion movies. 2011 appears to be littered with both.
"It is pointless to resist, my son." -- Darth Vader
"Resistance is futile." -- The Borg
"Mother's coming for me in the dragon ships. I don't like these itchy clothes, but I have to wear them or it frightens the fish." -- Thurindil
Well. I guess that's that then.
Ah, so it wasn't that you went and saw two new movies back to back, just that you postponed posting the reviews for them both until today then.
The Green Hornet was cool enough in the comic books and within the Superfriends/Justice League but I'm not really sure he's worthy of a standalone movie. Honestly, I can say exactly the same of the Green Lantern, though he might've been a little more cool than the Green Hornet...
I can't say I'd heard anything about Thor yet, but from the link you've sent it sounds mildly dubious to Norse mythology as I recall it.
They've made another installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean?? It would seem that, like the pirates they've written about, Disney can't quite avoid the lure of loot from the masses... at this point, I suppose my family will be amongst those who can't avoid falling prey to them either though.
Transformers I can easily skip at this point having already done so for the last movie or two from that series.
Hopefully, before the final Harry Potter installment releases, the one that's still in theaters now will be out on video and a copy in our collection... because we will certainly be expecting to watch it and the last one too.
Horror and alien invasion flicks both could generally go entirely by the wayside without my having ever noticed their absence.
Best movie of 2010 hand down for me.
Most Americans don't really hate "our" British roots from what I can tell of those of us with British roots anyway, in fact, most of "us" seem quite enamored with British accents in fact... Personally, I don't have British roots, at least in the way that you mean, my grandparents immigrated to America at the turn of the century (from the 1800s to the 1900s), but my grandmother's family on my father's side are Welsh, so I sort of have some British roots in that regard, but I have no hatred for those roots at all.
As for the British roots you're referring to, you've got the wrong King George in this movie, this movie takes place in the 1930s rather than the late 1700s.
I wasn't referring to Kind George as the "roots" rather the country itself.
Well, yeah, but if there was any aspect of British/American history that a patriotic American might hate it'd be General Cornwallis, Benedict Arnold, King George III, and perhaps a few other notable names from the time. But then, ultimately those are fairly justified too.
Btw, Samson, I believe that qsfp is down again.
Hell, if you really want it, I can set you up your own sub-forum, I could call it Dallen's Dive or Dallen's Drawing Room or Dallen's Dungeon or ... *shrug* Whatever other name works for you, as long as it implies that it's a room that's yours (I'm maintaining a theme in the blogs section there... )