Before I start getting more auracle reading requests, I want to write about something different for a change hehe. I realize that I haven’t even written about my trip to the Philippines yet, so now that I’ve finally managed to upload all the photos, I’ll gradually start writing about my trip in the next few days. In the meantime, I want to write about the movie I saw last night, Tron: Legacy.
Like I say with a lot of movies, in order to enjoy this one, you kinda have to lower your expectations. To begin with, the concept was very similar to the virtual world of the Matrix movies. Granted, the original Tron movie came out in 1982 while The Matrix came out in 1999, so clearly you can’t say Tron copied The Matrix. Aside from that, the story wasn’t all that great, the acting was so-so, and the storyline got sappy at some points.
Still, with all my expectations lowered, I really did enjoy the movie. Most of it was in 3D, which is a plus for me cuz ever since Avatar I haven’t been as excited about blockbuster movies that are just in 2D. While I wasn’t wowed, the whole movie had a whole 80s retro vibe about it, which I’m guessing was deliberate since the original movie came out in 1982. The color palette, electric blue and orange, was quite artistic, and the scenes inside the Tron world where the lights were carving out such beautiful shapes was pretty awesome. It really did feel like you were inside an 80s video game.
The best part of the movie, I have to say, is the fact that they chose Daft Punk to do the soundtrack. As far as I’m concerned, Daft Punk pretty much led the 80s retro movement in house music in the early 00s. They did an awesome job previously doing the soundtrack for Interstella 5555, where their biggest hits like “One More Time” and “Digital Love” came from. They were an inspired choice to do the soundtrack, and a lot of the 80s vibe of the film came from their music.
Here’s the music video for “Derezzed”, one of the tracks on the soundtrack. The video includes a lot of the scenes with the pretty, electric blue and orange lights.
So all in all, as long as you’re not expecting too much, Tron: Legacy is a pretty OK movie. It’s pretty, and it’s OK. Hehe. For those that haven’t seen the movie yet, here’s the full trailer: