Lafe Fredbjornson (YosemiteSamFan)
Lafe's Recent Reviews
Why make us sit throught the whole well-known original story all over again? Why not have a brief origin montage during the opening credits or flashback instead and get right into the Superman in Metropolis excitement? Dark and cold-looking with a blue tint. There's no warmth in this movie. I timed the final battle and it lasted about 35 minutes, with a small break when they went from Smallville to Metropolis. The battle was a big blur of Superman and General Zod throwing each other through buildings. I sorely missed the John Williams Superman theme music; they should've at least put it at the end credits.
Lafe's Favorite Movies
Probably my favorite film of all time. It has great art direction, video game action, Robin Williams comedy and an awesome soundtrack. Favorite Scenes: the surrealist fake MTV video to distract the guards, and when the toy tanks break down the door and begin the battle against the good toys - with "Welcome to the Pleasuredome" re-mixed version playing.
TRON - I love thee!
The greatest videogame movie ever, and probably the best movie from the 1980's. Disney did something weird and made a thoughtful film. I liked how the citizens of the computer world had real world counterparts. There was a pseudo-religion in the TRON world to believe in the greater forces beyond. There were probably many in-jokes to the smaller sector of computer programmers back then; so I'd say this movie was ahead of its time. The layered optical effects to make the models and actors circuitry glow, was unique. I wish I saw it on the big screen to fully appreciate its production design. This fueled a wave of great arcade and home videogame products which enhanced the 80's generation. The powerful and beautiful electronic score by Wendy Carlos made the movie into a lifting experience. The 20th Annivesary DVD (not pictured) is a wonderful way to re-live this film.
Favorite Scene: When the MCP explodes and all the I/O towers light up
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