Wednesday, December 8, 2010


And now for something completely different. 


beamish said...

That movie better not piss me off.

Some movies you just don't mess with. Tron is one of them.

Keads said...

I don't know if I want to go see this or not. I agree with beamish!

Alligator said...

I very seldom like remakes. The producers/directors usually change some key ingredients to put their own "brand" on the product. Case in point "King King." I was disappointed to what Jackson did the classic storyline. The into to the story to develop the characters was too long and plodding. Kong and the T. Rex fighting while suspended from vines over the chasm, was just over the top. It was physically unbelievable. The special effects were fantastic. If only they had stuck with the 1933 story format a bit closer.

Another case in point "The Day the Earth Stood Still" Gort the robot scared the crap out of me as a kind. Bernard Herrman's musical score was sheer genius and still rates as one of the creepiest movie scores ever. But the plot line was unrecognizable and it fell to to the old: "Bad aliens invade Earth to take over." One of things about the 1951 version that made it special was that the humans were the bad guys. Crap, they didn't even work in the line "Gort, Klaatu nikto barada" which is part of the national lexicon. And Keanu Reeves to Michael Rinne's role? That's like having Wesley Snipes do a role for which James Earl Jones is famous. Ugh!

Now they've gone and done this remake of Tron and True Grit. I'm scared. Very scared.

WomanHonorThyself said...

woohooo let us know Brooke~!

BATMAN said...

This is what I'm getting:
"Our servers are over capacity and certain pages may be temporarily unavailable. We're incredibly sorry for the inconvenience."

Steve Harkonnen said...

Ugh. Punk techno?

Brooke said...

Beamish, Keads: I agree. This had better be good!

Gator: Usually remakes do stink, to say the least. King Kong was an atrocity, and I couldn't agree more about how utterly bad Keanu Reeves was in his role in The Day The Earth Stood Still. Watching that movie was sheer torture.

However, I thought the remake of 3:10 to Yuma was better than the original...

Hopefully, Tron and True Grit will be good.

Angel: If I get to go, I will.

Batman: What does that sometimes. Right now, it's OK.

Steve: You bet. ;)

Alligator said...

However, I thought the remake of 3:10 to Yuma was better than the original... "

One of the RARE exceptions. Fingers crossed on Tron and Grit!

Chuck said...

I wouldn't buy the CD but it seems to fit the movie.

I'm having a hard time getting excited about this movie but my 10 year old daughter is so I'm going to take her.

Brooke said...

Gator: Yes, fingers crossed!

Chuck: COOL!

Mine aren't old enough, so I'm going to have to beg for some babysitting.

beamish said...

Well, what's going to piss me off is that Tron: Legacy is a sequel.

Okay, cool.

In the "first" Tron movie, Tron defeated the Master Control Program (MCP), liberating the network from access denial, and Flynn became the CEO of EMCOM.

Now s digitized Flynn is the MCP denying access to the computer network to everyone?

This is worse than remaking Star Trek as Beverly Hills 90210 in space.

cube said...

Tron came out in 1982 and, from everything I've seen of Tron:Legacy, there doesn't appear to be 28 years of change in special effects. I guess I will have to watch it before I can be sure.

Beamish: Maybe being MCP turns you
into a total jerk.

Brooke said...

Unfortunately, I can't go see Tron tonight; hubby has to work a second and I have two twelve hour shifts this weekend... I will have to wait.

If one of y'all see it, let me know what you think.