Good thing I was busy with trip stuff last night because I am seriously dragging the bottom of the proverbial Disney lake. When I was a kid, I never "got" Tron. I was a techy kid (or as techy as one could be in the 80's), but I still didn't get it. I saw it once, cataloged it as crap, and left it at that. Once the second one came out a couple of years ago, I thought, well, maybe I didn't give it enough of a chance and I would rewatch it before I watched the new one. Nope, didn't help. I know that movie has a huge following, but I just can't wrap my head around it. It may have been a technologically amazing movie for the time, but I find the graphics to be extremely cheesy and lazy with colored lines in a black world. The story doesn't make sense to me either. It's just a total loss.
So speaking of the second one, Tron Legacy, where I thought the first one was bad, this one makes the first one look good! Granted, the graphics are more clean and modern, but it's still lazy-looking to me. And there are large blocks of time where there is absolutely no dialogue at all, just weird sounds that wreak havoc on my subwoofer. I think these movies probably fit into a geek niche, like I'm a Whovian and others are Trekkies and whatever Star Wars people are called (what are they called?), but you usually don't see cross-mingling of these breeds. One is either a Star Wars or a Star Trek person. I'm a Doctor Who person. I'm sure there are Tron people out there. Basically, when they announced that the third movie was getting scrapped, all I could think of was "Yea! A DVD I don't have to buy!".
I was SO glad to be done with those, so I decided a nice short and sweet one would work good for the end of the night and I went with Ice Princess. Sweet, yes, but short, not so much. I never realized how long this movie was before. It's OK, not on my favorite list or anything, but I can tolerate it. And, as someone who is perpetually cold, even in 100 degree weather, ice movies don't really do it for me either.
All in all, it was a bum night, but on a positive note, at least these are done and they made for a short blog post!
Live Action: 102
Full-Length Animation: 117
Animated Shorts: 432
Live Action Shorts: 1
Mixed-Medium Shorts: 3
Animated Series: 118
Mixed-Medium Series: 2