December 17th, 2010
I played hookie this morning to watch an early bird screening of Tron: Legacy, which explains why I'm late in publishing my column today. I realize the movie has nothing to do with PC gaming specifically, but it's nonetheless an imaginative interpretation of what life could be like on circuit boards and the video games and other software "programs" that run on them.
Not only that, it's a darn good movie. Legacy holds the same promising backdrop of the original, but well scripted this time with incredibly stunning visual photography and better than average acting, Jeff Bridges in particular (Although his digital doppelganger suffers from uncomfortable uncanny valley). Overall, I'd even say the movie is better than the Matrix. For reals. It's just a really fun and stunning movie. And don't even get me started on the phenomenal soundtrack produced by Daft Punk. Awesome.
So if you love video games, you'll adore this movie. If you like cyberpunk or other sci-fi stories waxed with a glossy high sheen and lots of neon lots, you'll also love this movie. If you like hardware and software, you'll love this movie.
If you decide to see it, watch this space and sound off below with your impressions of the movie. I'm anxious to hear your opinions. Now back to regularly scheduled programming...
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