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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Review: Tron Legacy

So, last week I had the opportunity to go see Tron Legacy not only in 3D, but I sat in D-Box seats. If you're unfamiliar with D-Box seats (as I was) the simple explanation is they are motion seats that vibrate and move while you are watching the movie. You can technically call them "motion simulation systems" -- much like something you'd find at a theme park. They definitely added a little something to the movie... but it was an additional $15 a person on top of the movie tickets (which were more expensive 3D tickets). I'm not sure if I'm quite ready to experience every movie like that, but it was fun and a nice Christmas gift from our friend John.

Here are the boys waiting for the movie... clearly happy
I decided to snap a picture. ♥
The movie itself was equally as pleasing and equally as forgettable. I'm glad I saw it, but it was never made to be my favorite movie. And, if you're sitting there saying "well, you had to see the original to really get it!" - I did see the original. And I thought the same as I did of this sequel... it was pleasant, fun, visually beautiful, technologically advanced for its time, and forgettable.

The movie gurus over at Rotten Tomatoes agree with me. Tron Legacy currently has a 48% rating.  Though it is interesting to note that the "audience" at Rotten Tomatoes is giving it a 74% rating. Big gap there.

I will say the design elements of the whole movie were beautiful. It takes some creative, and well-thought out plans to execute beautiful scenery in a sun-less world.

If you haven't seen it yet, I'd really suggest to you to go see it. It's fun, and it'll be great discussion topics around the dinner table and bars for a while.

My grade: C+
Oscar worthy? Maybe for special effects, sound effects and cinematography... but that'd be generous.

Tonight, I'm excited to see Jeff Bridges in a more "grown up" role, in True Grit. I'll let you know how that goes!

1 comment:

  1. I saw it in D-Box as well and the additional cost for D-Box was 8$ not 15$...

    It was a great!