Tron

this movie’s the first movie I’ve entered the cinema watching the end credits roll first. =D

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okay, so I’ve been supercharged by the coffee this morning, but it doesn’t change the fact of what I think of the movie.

I loved it. =D

The geekery of it all was just mindblowingly awesome, the lights, the motorcycles, the planes, the ‘games’. I think I was mostly suckered in by the very pretty lights, I never thought of orange as an acceptable colour. The cool blue is expected, but the shade of neon orange they used for this is very. nice. XD

First time I set eyes on Olivia Wilde playing Quorra, I just went “zomg!” well the hair didn’t suit the character nor the feel of the Grid, but that aside she looked nice. XD There was also Gem – she reminded me of something possibly out of a Lady Gaga MTV. It’s neat though. =D Wicked eyelashes!

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Although I have to say that there are some things in the movie very reminiscent of other movies:
Batman

  • ‘orphaned’ child, although in this case the father abandoning the son cause he was actually stuck in the Grid.
  • also the character Zuse is very much like Joker/Riddler.. he’s flamboyant, has a cane(!), has a creepy smile and is a sneaky one
  • the Flynn arcade reminds me of the theater that Bruce Wayne went to as a child when his parents were killed (well, the outside of it anyway)
  • again, the hidden office at Flynn arcade is very much like the Batcave

Star Wars

  • I think this one is mostly because of the father-son relationship. Also, the way Flynn Sr. dresses (come on, a hooded robe!) is pretty much a giveaway, no?
  • Also, the part where Sam first meets CLU, he thought that CLU was really his dad. Very Anakin – Luke-like, somehow.

Another thing that I caught myself observing is the gadgets that they used.

  • Sam used a Nokia N8 to mosey his way into the ENCOM Tower. Watching this movie didn’t impress me on the device either, haha however if it was an Android, then I might not have said the same.
  • Alan had an iPad (I’m pretty damn sure that’s what it was) at that board meeting.
  • The touch surface that was being used in the ENCOM board meeting, is very similar to Microsoft Surface.

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The music was mostly Electronica, which suited the futuristic feel of the Grid very well, Daft Punk did a great job on this one. Even at Castor’s bar/club, the deejays were awesome. Lucky them! XD In some sense, the Grid reminded me of animes that are set in neo-Tokyo, like Ghost in the Shell or something. Just that everything was black and neon blue/orange.

I also saw a terminal and commands similar to that of Unix commands, purists FTW! XD

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