Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tron: Legacy 3D

Geek-tastic!....

Isn't it awesome? In less than one lifetime, CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) in movies have come SO very far - from this:
A very young Bruce Boxleitner and Cindy Morgan...

... to this:
Garrett Hedlund with Olivia Wilde...

.. And also, from this:
Erm. Looking at it now - looks kinda silly, horr?...

... to this!:
I WANT THIS LIGHT CYCLE!...

Don't ask me about the details, as I was very young when I watched the original Tron (1982)... but I do remember liking it.
(Although not as much as how much I liked Star Wars)

So, of course when I heard that the sequel was out (after 17 years!), I was well, excited!
:D

Here's the thing though:
I really enjoyed this Tron sequel, but I acknowledge that it's not exactly groundbreaking or particularly interesting in terms of the storyline...

Still, what it definitely has is a LOT of eye candy, whether in terms of the awesome new Light Cycles (I want.....!), or the really hot women in skin tight light suits.
(The music by Daft Punk, who also cameoed in the movie, is also really nice - very different from the usual movie scores)

- Olivia Wilde is super duper hot!:
Wow!...

- Beau Garrett is also super duper hot!:
Again - Wow!...


So?:
Watch it lah, and preferably in 3D so that you can fully enjoy the graphics.....
:)
It's a fun sci-fi/ action movie with lots of eye candy - entertaining enough to while away 2+ hours but just don't expect it to change your life.
(Also, don't worry if you haven't watched the first Tron movie from 1982 - you shouldn't be "lost" when you watch this movie)

PS/ Thank you Steven Lisberger for bringing this into my life.

Main characters:
- Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn/ Clu <-- FYI: The younger Kevin Flynn/ Clu is COMPLETELY ANIMATED. Still not 100% convincing as a real human but still, WOW.
- Garrett Hedlund as Sam Flynn
- Olivia Wilde as Quorra
- Bruce Boxleitner as Alan Bradley/ Tron
- James Frain as Jarvis
- Beau Garrett as Gem (Siren #1)
- Michael Sheen as Castor/ Zuse <-- Darned OTT! :)
- Daft Punk as Masked DJs

Synopsis:
A 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world - Sam Flynn, the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn, looks into his father's disappearance and finds himself pulled into the digital world of Tron where his father has been living for 25 years. Along with Kevin's loyal confidante Quorra, father and son embark on a life-and-death journey of escape across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous...

(Note: Synopsis adapted/borrowed from Rotten Tomatoes, which gave this movie a pretty bad rating of 48% fresh!)


Here's what some others thought of the movie:
- AprilFy. com
- JOSHUAONGYS.COM
- My Space. My Thoughts.
- z.a.r.y.l.
- Grey Review


Geeking out :),
J


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5 comments:

CUMI & CIKI said...

ah cool! was totally waiting for you review. me and cumi gonna soooo 3D watch it! LOL

jason said...

I didnt know there was a prequel! :S

Sean said...

gosh, y'know, i didn't even recognize bruce boxleitner at all in tron: legacy! i used to like him in this '80s tv series, 'scarecrow & mrs king,' which he starred in with kate jackson :D
scary to imagine what special effects will be like in 2040, huh. let's hope we all live that long to see it (and still be going to the multiplexes at that age!) =)
oh, and ya, like you, i enjoyed the movie too! despite the mixed reviews from critics :D

J said...

to Ciki:
Well, hope you and Cumi enjoy it as much as I did. :)
(I may be a biiiiit biased tho *geek at heart*)

to jason:
Haha. It's ok. The original Tron was way before your time, I think.
(I don't know whether I would recommend watching it tho - I think compared to today's standards, you may find the story a bit draggy/ boring and the graphics kinda silly... lol)

to Sean:
Yay! *high five*
:)
Maybe by 2040, they won't even need real actors/ actresses anymore and the movie will be projected in full 3D that the viewers can interact with? *dreamsss*

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