Title: TRON Legacy (No Spoilers)
2awesome4apossum - February 12, 2011 10:35 PM (GMT)
So I didn't want to see this movie initially, [blasphemy]because I didn't care for the first one.[/blasphemy] But my parents invited the wife and I ... I was unemployed, she was pregnant, so we went and I kind of liked it. Then I saw it a second time when her family invited us to see it, and I really loved it.
Kind of a completely different concept than the first one (computer data/programs are pieces of us who live in the virtual realm), and it still wasn't a great movie, but it was a whole lot of fun.
Did anyone else see it?
Duke Serkol - February 12, 2011 10:44 PM (GMT)
Not yet, no. I generally wait for DVD rentals before seeing a movie (I don't like theaters much).
So, your opinion of it improved on a second watch? How's that? (If you can somehow tell me without spoilers).
2awesome4apossum - February 12, 2011 10:55 PM (GMT)
Well, it dragged. The first twenty minutes are all exposition, the second twenty minutes is the cool stuff (light cycles, disc wars, etc.), and then the movie continues on without a real climax and ends. Honestly the movie would have been boring were it not for Daft Punk's incredible score.
And instead of exploring something as interesting as the premise of the original, we get a less interesting allegorical tale of the internet and why everything should be free and shared with the world. I love the point, but it hardly makes for compelling storytelling.
But the second time around, it seemed a little more coherent, probably because I wasn't expecting anything other than a popcorn-movie. I would really recommend seeing it in 3D, though.
Duke Serkol - February 12, 2011 11:06 PM (GMT)
Then I'll get it on the 3DS :lol:
Nah kidding... so, everything free and shared with the world, uh?
...are you sure you saw the right Tron? The one that's been made in Hollywood? (And will likely have an anti-piracy spot on its DVD release)
2awesome4apossum - February 12, 2011 11:08 PM (GMT)
Released by IP-whore Disney no-less. Yes, it was a very, very strange oxymoron, this movie.
Con - February 12, 2011 11:31 PM (GMT)
I watched it, and I think it is nice for kids, since this movie doesn't require much intelligence... well it does, I still wonder why the movie's name isn't "Clue" since Tron has only a minor role.
2awesome4apossum - February 12, 2011 11:35 PM (GMT)
I can probably agree with that. It's not very intelligent, but you can't name it C.L.U. because [spoiler]he's the bad guy.[/spoiler] ;)
coinilius - February 14, 2011 01:24 AM (GMT)
It was an ok movie - passed the time without being too awful, mainly due to the music and some of the visuals really were quite nice. I'm with possum about the roiginal - I've always found it pretty boring, although the concept of the computer world was more interesting in the first one than how it is presented in this one.
2awesome4apossum - February 17, 2011 06:18 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (coinilius @ Feb 13 2011, 06:24 PM)|
| It was an ok movie - passed the time without being too awful, mainly due to the music and some of the visuals really were quite nice. I'm with possum about the roiginal - I've always found it pretty boring, although the concept of the computer world was more interesting in the first one than how it is presented in this one. |
The alternate opening on the DVD has text that kind of "explains" the concept they were going for (about versions of us living in the digital realm), and after watching that, I kind of felt like this was almost more of a reboot than a sequel.
coinilius - February 17, 2011 09:26 AM (GMT)
Interesting - I assume you mean the DVD of Tron, since the 'versions of us in digital world' idea is from Tron rather than Legacy.
Did anyone play Tron 2.0 when it was released? I never did, although from what I do know of it, it seemed to be closer to the original idea more than Legacy was.