tron legacy: film review (video)

It normally doesn’t take me a week and a half to write a film review, but I’ve been experimenting with webcams lately and thought I’d try a video review. However, as much as I love writing, I went off-script and mostly improvised my review and forgot a lot of the points I meant to talk about. On occasion, I repeat myself, so I apologize for that. On top of the recording, I was playing around with editing and all that fun. So since this is my first video review, don’t judge it too harshly. I’ve already started taking notes to improve (talent-wise anyway). I’m limited to the basic software I already have. The main point is to just have fun and talk to you like I talk to anyone else on the street… but with cuts and video trailers.

I also plan to have future video reviews be as short and concise as possible, and anything extra that I feel I need to share will be in print form like I’ve done here. So this way, you can either get the short and sweet video version, or the nitty gritty written version… or both.

So the points I left out but wanted to discuss… Jeff Bridges, whom will probably forever be known as “the Dude.” I watched him give an interview the other day and his Flynn character seems to act just like him in the laid back sense. The theater enjoyed it, due to the laughter whenever he said something resembling a very passive dude. But it was all in good fun.

This is a film I’d watch again. I feel like I might have to since it’s been almost 2 weeks since I’ve seen it and I’m just now finishing up the review. (By the way, the video was recorded a few days after I saw it.) I went to a midnight showing and it had a decent turnout. A few hardcore fans dressed up with motorcycle helmets and flashing lighted necklaces.

Just to elaborate on the original TRON and the need to watch it before hand: this is a better setup of the central characters and how it all started. Like I said in the video, you don’t need to see this film in order to understand Legacy, it just helps. The special effects were cutting edge back in it’s day and might be laughable now to some. So the upgrade is quite the improvement.

Lastly, the story I failed to talk about in the video: predictable at parts, but still enjoyable. Sometimes I don’t mind if I can guess what’s going to happen. Maybe it’s a film maker’s way of rewarding those who are paying attention. Due to spoilers, I won’t talk about the points I’m thinking of, but all I’ll say is that some of the characters are more than what they seem.

Oh yes, and I love the Daft Punk cameos. They fit right in, along with their awesome music.

Once again, I say to check it out. See it in theaters if you can. Whether it’s 3D or 2D, it’s a movie worth seeing in theaters if you get the chance. I wasn’t blown away nor am I declaring this the best movie ever… it’s just fun entertainment for the eyes and it’s nice to get away from the real world.

So if you’ve seen it, tell me what you thought. Also, how does my video look? I can take criticism, but be gentle.

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