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11:13 pm: Tron: Legacy

*is certainly the best 2 hour long Daft Punk music video I've seen. Mind, I've not seen Interstella 5555.
*has OK de-aging. I bought it, mostly. The most jarring thing was Jeff Bridges' voice
*has UNIX jokes. more films should have UNIX jokes. Particularly romantic comedies with Jennifer Aniston: they would be greatly improved thereby.
*has insufficient Bruce Boxleitner
**(does the fact that Bruce Boxleitner has played the title character in a 2010 film that took $67 million on its opening weekend make a Babylon 5 film any more likely?)
*made me laugh out loud at the WarGames reference, entirely breaking any small elements of suspension of disbelief that I may have had at that moment
*fails the Bechdel Test on 2 of 3 counts
*is a very high-contrast film, which meant that ghosting in the 3D was a noticeable problem in certain scenes (that is, where the lenses do not entirely block the light intended for the other eye). I don't know whether this is because of the kit Stratford has, or whether I'd spot it elsewhere.
*was ultimately not disappointing, but not great.



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Date:December 21st, 2010 12:09 am (UTC)
Heh, I may have played Interstella 5555 twice on Sunday. I'm sure I was doing something constructive at the time, or was meant to be. I really do recommend it if you like Discovery.

Until I've seen Machete, Tron: Legacy is in second place for Films I Must See.
Date:December 21st, 2010 08:24 am (UTC)
Babylon 5 ? There have been at least 3 movies. One of which had a premiere in London (before being released straight to DVD),possibly, not absolutely sure but read it in SFX before deciding that magazine was really SEX with its pin up fixation.
Current speculation has it that Tron:Legacy will probably break even ($200 million budget plus $100 million advertising) and unlikely to generate a sequel. Not sure who thought it was a bright idea to make a sequel to an underperforming original that achieved a certain cult status with the geek element without making it to top rank cult status.
I also predict Dawn Treader will perform adequately but not in a fashion that will encourage Fox to make The Silver Chair.
Date:December 21st, 2010 08:32 am (UTC)
Speaking of Babylon 5 I assume you are aware of Claudia Christians latest escapade into scifi Starhyke ? So bad it's er terrible.
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Date:December 21st, 2010 11:23 am (UTC)
There have been some TV movies, yes. Ever since the show ended there have been rumours of a theatrical film - one effort even go as far as a name being released before it foundered with financing (The Memory of Shadows), and we hear from JMS that he and Warner Brorhers are talking...
Date:December 21st, 2010 11:29 am (UTC)
Dubious that there's an audience for it as it finished a long time ago and only Star Trek has the pull to still get a mainstream audience in.
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