Alright, so continuing with the general theme of games this week (last week it was toys), the focus is on video, arcade and board games. Now, I struggled with this a bit because I had one recommendation in my mind but past that, I had to think really hard. And alright, I had to go through my Letterboxd list because I couldn’t think of any. But in the end, I did it, and I actually have an extra special recommendation for a movie that won’t come out until 2018!
TRON: Legacy was the first movie I went to see at the cinema in the last two weeks, I knew nothing about it (I had only seen the trailer). Later I found out it was a sequel to TRON which was made in 1982 with Jeff Bridges as the lead. He returned to TRON: Legacy as the same character who had a son who on this new movie went after his father who was stuck in this alternative universe, net stuff. Garrett Hedlund plays the son and Olivia Wilde is the female lead. She apparently quit House MD to do movies like this one – I personally think she should go back to TV. Not that she isn’t pretty but it really seems that she is this sidekick hot female now rather than a serious actress which she was when she was 13 in House MD.
Other things about the movie include some other negative things but after I found out that this is the 2nd part I can’t really say – before I watch the first one but I really don’t want to do that. It was okay in the sense that it was visually okay to watch at the cinema but I wouldn’t buy the DVD or anything. Just another one of those watch and forget type of action movies which had some funny outfits. The ideas behind it, like the gladiator-style arena where they fought, was quite interesting but I’m not surprised, computer arts teams make those things perfectly enjoyable nowadays – I don’t care for that much, those who do things realistically (Nolan for example) are the ones who I admire.
All in all the movie isn’t anything deep or interesting, the story is predictable and rather slow moving. Only thing to watch is the visual effects and there are so many other movies to watch if you want a visual treat. So I give it 2 out of 5.
I have been lazy with the trailers lately but the reason isn’t actually all about my laziness. I am starting to think that the movies coming at the end of this year and at the beginning of the next, aren’t that exciting. There are some that want me to take up time travel so I could see them already but most (and I mean MOST) of the movies leave me with the option of not even watching the trailer. But never the less, I have collected some of them from Apple Trailer page that got me thinking and might even interest you.
Casino Jack: (Out in December the 1st)
The movie itself could be rather good, I’m thinking that the trailer isn’t giving away much and there will be a good script behind it. Plus, it’s Kevin Spacey. I mean, it’s Kevin Spacey! how can you not like Kevin Spacey. I like him.
Due Date: (Out in November the 5th)[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGpJUh9j-jU]
I imagine this do be as crazy *ss unrealistic as Hangover was but at the same time it will be amusingly funny also. I’m also excited to see Robert Downey Jr. do comedy and Zack Galifianakis (his last name scares me). Zack actually scares me a little bit because he takes on these uncomfortable roles and makes me want to just.. I don’t know. Some funny is just uncomfortable, hope it isn’t in this movie.
Legacy: (Out in October the 15th)[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRbU1cMFVkM]
Legacy seems to be a very serious movie that will probably get some praise but is so what out of the big Hollywood radar that I’m very keen of watching and saying bad things about. Idris Elba plays the lead and I think his performance is the soul of this movie. Before I watch it I’d like to assume that he does a good job with it.
Tron Legacy: (Out in December the 17th)[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxdtVWvfFSU&p=4A124DA1DD0B0B75&playnext=1&index=17]
I like science fiction, I like it because it can do what ever and still make sense because it is science fiction (Avatar and Inception for example). I’m not sure how good Tron Legacy will be, it seems to be more of a computer game based fiction but I’ll wait for it a bit. Not long though, maybe I’ll start waiting in the beginning of December.
My Soul to Take: (Out in October the 8th)[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPMpgWqETbY]
I’m liking the trailer quite a lot, I think that the beginning is very clever editing wise and since I’m not a big fan of thriller/horror movies and watch them very rarely, I’m willing to watch this one. Actually, I might start watching horror movies all together because it seems that every other genre is getting on my nerves. But My Soul to Take looks promising, I’m liking the idea of it (based on the trailer) but it all depends how it ends. I’ll find out soon.
Red: (Out in October the 15th)
Well this is just a treat for my eyes, so many good actors and actresses together and a lot of action (plus some humor I hope). Bruce Willis is back, baby! And he brings with him names like Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich and Mary-Louise Parker (last one reminds me that I should start watching Weeds if I get the time). Let’s just hope that the cast isn’t ruined by the sloppy story line or the embarrassing dialog. Good hopes for this one.
Red Hill: (Out in November the 5th)