Friday, December 17, 2010

Movie Review: Tron Legacy

Well since this blog has become defunct for so long and I thought about you know, writing something, I thought I might start doing my movie reviews again starting with the movie I just recently watched: "Tron: Legacy"

Name: "Tron:Legacy"

Director: Joseph Kosinski

Starring: Jeff Bridges
Garrett Hedlund
Bruce Boxleitner
Olivia Wilde
Michael Sheen

Tron: Legacy is a sequel to the old Disney movie, aptly named "Tron". Jeff Bridges reprises his role as Kevin Flynn, the main protagonist of the original. This time, it's the story of his son, Sam Flynn, portrayed by actor Garrett Hedlund.

The story starts off with a young Sam Flynn listening to stories about adventures in "The Grid" and a young Kevin Flynn rushing off to work after he finished telling the story. After that faithful night, Kevin Flynn goes missing and its all over the news leaving his company ENCOM, at the mercy of the board of directors, whose aim is earn more money then to benefit mankind.

Short synopsis (Mini spoilers):
One day, Kevin Flynn's best friend, Alan Bradley (Bruce Boxleitner), receives a message on his pager from Kevin and he proceeds to tell Sam about the news. Sam initially refuses to respond to the message and claims that his father is dead. In the end, out of curiosity, he goes back to his father's old office and by chance, stumbles on his father's underground office which seemes to be vacant for a very long time. He accidentally activates the laser that sends him into "The Grid" and that is when Sam's adventure begins.

Overall, the film doesn't impress much, the story is bland, though the graphics are good. 3D doesn't really make the movie anymore special and there are some scenes that were filmed in 2D rather than in 3D which kind of is a bummer seeing as I went in to watch a full 3D film and I got some 2D scenes instead. The dark setting does not work well with the colorful lights in the movie and cannot appropriately translate the beautiful visuals of Tron Legacy into 3D magic. The battles aren't really that impressive at all with really simple choreography and reliance on the blue and orange lights to make them look flashy. On the upside, I like the character Quorra (Olivia Wilde) because she is so innocent in the movie and really cute. Jeff Birdges also gives a strong performance in the film and his acting is probably the only thing that really saved this movie.

Well, I'd probably ask you to watch the old Tron instead of the new 1 since it has more novelty value in it. But people will probably still flock the cinemas and still go gaga for the movie. It's a movie that doesn't give much food for thought.

In conclusion, Tron: Legacy is still a watchable movie, but if you're expecting something magnificent or thoughtful, well, look elsewhere, because, this is definitely not a movie of the year candidate

Overall Score: 4/10

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Another random post

Hahaz, since nobody visits this blog anymore, I thought I'd jz randomly post whatever I want here. I removed the Cbox since its being filled up with mindless spam anyway.

Life's been normal again, it has its ups and downs, thought the downs seems to be persistent to show themselves more often. Sometimes I really feel like an empty vessel, sitting alone looking at the stars, hoping that someone will be able to enjoy them with me. Honestly, I really hope to find someone that I can share my happiness with, to what little degree the happiness it may be. I don't know, maybe years of being by myself had really made me want to try and experience another side of life.

Been trying very hard to improve my English though I constantly get bombarded by my mom for not being open minded enough. I am trying hard and hope that 1 day she will change that perception of me.

In 2 months, I'll be going of to KL, kind of depressing when I think of it, I will be leaving the comfort of my home. But sometimes, I get excited when I think about going to KL, something new, a new environment, but not a new life, my life baggages will follow me wherever I go, no such thing as a new life, unless I die and get reborn again.

Been having a lot of dreams lately, and they are really sweet and nice dreams, somehow hinting that something good is about to happen soon. I really hope that its true. The continual waiting has been freezing up my heart more and more and I seem to no longer be able to find the strength to go forward anymore, though I know I will go forward anyway. Contradicting aren't I?

Interestingly, I've been meeting different kinds of people lately and sometimes they really open my eyes to a lot of things, about how people can sometimes be so ignorant, while some give me the impression of being very mature.

I know this post is really random, but this blog is a place for me to write everything I want, whatever philosophy I have learnt, for every thought that I have, its all written here. In either good or horrible English, hahaz, you be the judge if you are reading this.

Till next time, tataz.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

What a week and what a life...

Lolz, I had a lot of thinking time this week and its seriously not doing well to my psyche, been thinking too much d, a mind with a lot of input and no output can really overload.

Been trying to write to get my mind of things and listening to Kpop also helps me a lot. And for the 1st time in weeks, i listened to Mandarin music again, though its not sticking and I still reverted back to listening Kpop more.

Worried sick about my results and its driving me nuts, I just want to pass so that I do not have to spend a bundle on another semester's fees again. I'm actually quite excited about the new semester, waiting for it to start, although some lecturers who are coming back are a little less than stellar, but what the heck, it's better to view something positively than negatively.

I guess life has been fine for me, dull though, honestly speaking. Been doing my new year resolutions, such as running to keep myself healthy and writing to improve my english. Successful with the running part and I'm still writing now and have been learning a lot of new English words.

I guess I'm still looking for something to click in for me, music has been doing me good, if there was no music in my life, I think my life would be very much worse, hahaz, music is indeed my life.

Hmm, this is really random i know, but this blog is for me to be randomly writing what, hahaz.

Till next time, bye bye!!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Plans for making a movie adaptation

I know I always say things and never really do them but this time it's different. My friend Lawrence in US have been making an original movie with his friends and that gave me an idea as well.

I felt that since I had no manpower and have the desire to film a movie, why not try 1 that does not involve a big cast and a low budget. The movie adaptation that I have chosen to film would the critically acclaimed anime, "5 Centimeters Apart". I just need to save a little bit more money and I can buy a Digital Video Camera to film it. It will be a Malaysian adaptation and I hope I will be able to make it as interesting as possible, wish me luck!!!!

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Not a comeback, just feeling bloggy, hahaz.

Life has been good to me these days, maybe because I've read a lot of self help books lately, but I do agree with most of what they say. Life is always hard I guess, but it is always our choice whether or not we want to be happy. It is very true that we choose the emotional state we're in. You might say, it is easier said than done, but how hard is it? Just to change your line of thought?

Sure, sometimes life's bumps are so hard that it makes you feel as though you cannot get up, but in the end, you still have to right? Life is too short for us to stay lying down and do anything about it, life is too colorful and interesting for us to only sit there and pity ourselves, we should embrace it, and live it.

I would love to give you examples of how life has been good to me, but I've got an assignment to finish 1st, so I have to get to that before my lecturer decides to get a hammer and hammer my head, will explain more on my happy life as soon as possible.

And to end on a good note, we choose our happiness everybody!!! So choose well!!!!! Adios!!!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Wow, irritating.....

My auntie is the symbol of irritating and I'm writing this with her just in the room beside. Seriously, she has not that much of a common sense and bad timing. I'm just so tired after going out the whole day.

Irritation scenario for today was that she is watching TV in my room at 12.40am when I want to go and sleep and don't even bother to get out of my room yet. Then nvm, so I just kept quiet and play on my computer. She is watching the show suddenly ask me, "Hey, you dont want watch meh? I thought you like to sing 1?" then I mah say,"Don't want lar, not all of them can sing well, I don't want to give judgment." She then replied in a fucking sarcastic tone,"I feel they sing so well, hmph."

She said that, but spent the whole time complaining how bad the singers are, walau, seriously, she is so, dono how to say. After that, she said,"Next time i put your name inside, for you to go cho siao nia(meaning, since you will confirm be kicked out 1). Hey, I know I don't have the best voice around, no need to put in so hard like that damn it. Damn she is really irritating!!!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

1st time i support a group that has Uber lot of Antifans

Lately, I've been listening a lot to a Korean girl group named Girl's Generation, So Nyuh Shi Dae in Korean. I love their songs because of their upbeat melody and cheery squeaky clean image. I have to admit that their singing may not be the best or even sometimes average, but what the heck, I am entertained by their performances. Ya, I know I know, lots of you would think that they did lots of plastic surgery just to get to the stage and be so beautiful and you're probably right you know, most singers and groups do that now.

1 day while scrolling through Youtube, I found an anti-fan video and decided just to google how many Anti-fan results will I find there and my god, to my shock, there 83,400 results there, and there is so much hate and effort put into those websites that my god, it really makes you wonder whether these people really believe they are fighting for the greater good or are they just really insane. I mean, you can really see the hate that they include in their messages and comments and they can literally pick out every mistake that SNSD makes during their performances and completely blame SNSD that it was because of them that they left the world of K-pop forever.

Viewing these sites, I literally feel that humans really have a big weakness where they only see the bad things and never the good things. Sheesh, I was quite upset a few days ago, when I saw the sites, degrading SNSD like that. Now, I just feel, I don't know, can't say that I'm sorry for them or whatever. It just feels like a waste of energy you know, to even make yourself so worked up about something that you dislike and to point out every stupid detail that does not mean a thing to the world. No matter what, I will still continue to support SNSD for now, until 1 day, if they really prove that they are the "Bitches" that the anti-fans claim, we'll see.