Tron Legacy

Conceptually and visually the original Tron seemed kind of cool, especially when I was a kid, but I saw it again recently and I was reminded just how bad it actually was. Tron feels more relevant now in a more computer savvy world, however it also exposes the fact the whole Tron world makes no sense whatsoever.

This new movie barely tries to explain itself at all. And I think it is smart to avoid even trying to deal with it. It’s pretty much just a beautiful montage of flashy lights set to some Daft Punk music – in 3D. Take it for what it is, because it really doesn’t pretend to be anything else. The CG young look Jeff Bridges just looks plain creepy.

Thor: Official Trailer

Conceptually I have more trepidation about a Thor movie than I do something like Green Lantern. Both have dubious broad appeal no doubt, but a comic hero based on a Norse God? Tough sell. However looking at the newly released trailer for Thor, I have almost the complete opposite reaction to what I had for the Green Lantern trailer. This movie looks like it could actually be pretty good. Way too soon to tell whether or not that translates to general public interest, but it does look like something I’d be keen to see – and not because I want to see how much of a train wreck it will be.

Is it just me, or does Chris Hemsworth’s eyebrows look weird? It’s like they’ve dyed it too blonde and they kind of look like they’re missing altogether.

Movie Fail or Win? Green Lantern

I’m not the biggest Green Lantern fan, not by a long shot – but I would consider myself an interested observer. I was very curious when I learned Warner Bros were making a Green Lantern film, and followed with interest the casting rumours as things developed. Now, with the launch of the first trailer I finally get to see Hal Jordan in action. My first thoughts? Oh God, this looks like it’s going to be really bad. I hope I’m wrong, but I was shocked at how hokey it looked. The glowing suit? Bad, bad, bad.

Fair Game

No one likes to tell America “I told you so” about its pretence for going to war with Iraq more than Hollywood. This movie fits squarely in that category, and despite being a movie about a spy, is not a thriller but rather an intense character study. That woman is one tough person. Kind of interesting, but more the sort of movie you might choose as your second DVD when you’re having a night in.