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!!