Saturday, January 22, 2011

Insert Witty Tron-themed title here

From left to right, Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hetlund in Tron Legacy. Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios.

Oh boy. I have a feeling this isn't gonna go over well.

I know that I promised this review, like, weeks ago. Unfortunately, things didn't go as smoothly as I thought they would. I pretty much kept editing it until it was down to nearly nothing, mostly because I feel like by now, everything that I said in the review has pretty much been repeated all over the internet, and people are probably sick of hearing. Combine this with how stressful things have been at work lately, along with a bout with the flu and a serious lack of real motivation, and, well, we are pretty much where we are now. I feel guilty as hell about this, and I don't want to leave you guys with nothing, so I hope that this short blurb of a review will suffice.

I thought this movie was OK. It was really style over substance, but that was pretty understandable when you consider that the source material was more or less the same.

The story is one gigantic clusterfuck, but if you don't think about it too much it doesn't really hamper your enjoyment of it. As I expected, the special effects are fantastic, with the exception of some scenes that involve younger Kevin Flynn. Speaking of him, I liked Jeff Bridges' performance, along with Olivia Wilde's, the best, along with whoever played the David Bowie looking dude in the middle of the movie (but that was mostly because of how batshit insane it was). The leading guy, though, was so dull that I can barely even remember his name. I had to look it up for that picture up there.

The Daft Punk soundtrack wasn't too bad either, and fits the mood of the movie nicely.

Overall, Tron Legacy was enjoyable, maybe even rewatchable, but I can only really say that it's OK in terms of quality.

I might post about my motivational crisis later this week, only because I just don't feel up to talking about it right now (I know, ironic). As for movie related content, I unfortunately didn't get to see True Grit. But, I do have a bunch of blu-rays on my backlog from Christmas, one of them being The Secret of Kells, a film I heard nothing but good things about around Oscar time last year. I also just got The Expendables in my Netflix envelope last week. I can't remember whether or not I promised a review of that one, but who knows, I might just give it one anyway.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Review Coming Soon

Just stopping in real quick to give you guys a progress report.

My Tron Legacy review has just been started on and I'm going to plan on having it finished at least for Saturday night/Sunday morning. We'll see what happens though.

I also plan to see True Grit sometime this week, but again, we'll see what happens.

Hopefully this month I can decide on a schedule for my posts, so I can post content more consistently. Until then, hang in there.