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Old December 12 2010, 09:34 PM   #1
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Predicting the Tron critical reception

So let me guess right now before the reviews come pouring in...despite the 28 year difference, I think the reviews will DUPLICATE the 1982 reviews for Tron..."soulless, bad script, flashy but pointless," etc etc. Sad to say but I think they just won't "get it" once again. I just wanted it on the record before the movie came out.

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Old December 12 2010, 09:48 PM   #2
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You haven't even watched the movie and you're so eager to criticise it?

Apparently, your opinion is already formed - by your bias, not by the movie itelf.
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Old December 12 2010, 09:57 PM   #3
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Re: Predicting the Tron critical reception

Ummm... I guess you've not been to Rotten Tomatoes, 'cause Tron's already got tons of reviews. So far it's at 68% fresh, so sure, not the best, but a lot of the "negative" reviews aren't the most negative one might find.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/10011582-TRON_legacy/
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Old December 12 2010, 09:58 PM   #4
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Re: Predicting the Tron critical reception

Ummm... I guess you've not been to Rotten Tomatoes, 'cause Tron's already got tons of reviews. So far it's at 68% fresh, so sure, not the best, but a lot of the "negative" reviews aren't the most negative one might find.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/10011582-TRON_legacy/
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Old December 13 2010, 12:09 AM   #5
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Re: Predicting the Tron critical reception

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You haven't even watched the movie and you're so eager to criticise it?

Apparently, your opinion is already formed - by your bias, not by the movie itelf.

I think you missed his point.

His bias is in assuming that it's going to be a good movie, and that reviewers will be too blind to see it, not that he thinks it'll be bad.

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Old December 13 2010, 05:34 AM   #6
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If Armond White hates it, that means it's good.
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Old December 13 2010, 06:06 AM   #7
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Re: Predicting the Tron critical reception

Preemptive thread is preemptive..
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Old December 13 2010, 01:47 PM   #8
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Re: Predicting the Tron critical reception

I find myself totally uncaring about this new movie.
There seems, in my opinion, to be too much of that unwarranted anticipation that goes with a movie that only seems to 'look cool'.
I watched one of the trailers but didn't catch what the gist of the plot was. So I can't find myself getting excited about it.

It sort of feels like Snakes on a Plane where people say it's going to be awesome because it's Snakes on a Plane dammit.

But that's just me.
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Old December 13 2010, 02:38 PM   #9
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its Tron damn it! in 3deeeeeee!
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Old December 13 2010, 02:40 PM   #10
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Re: Predicting the Tron critical reception

I don't know anyone who thought Snakes on A Plane was awesome. The nicest thing I ever heard about that movie was that Samuel L. Jackson was awesome (which he was--It's just too bad the movie couldn't keep up with him).

The plot made perfect sense to me, and I've been looking forward to a sequel since I was about fifteen. I have every intention of seeing this movie the moment it comes out.
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Old December 13 2010, 06:38 PM   #11
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Re: Predicting the Tron critical reception

Looks like the critics are all saying the exact same thing: lame, derivative story (which starts to really drag halfway through), and not nearly enough action, but amazing 3D effects (except for CG Jeff Bridges, which they all find distractingly weird).

Oh well. I'll probably still check it out, if only for the effects and score.
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Old December 13 2010, 06:45 PM   #12
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At rottentomatoes, Tron it's 66% fresh.

This means "all" the critics who are saying "lame, derivative story (which starts to really drag halfway through)[...]" are outnumbered by the ones giving positive reviews.
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Old December 13 2010, 07:45 PM   #13
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Tron is a thrilling cinematic spectacle with a story that doesn't quite manage to keep pace with its visuals.

Oh, and I haven't seen the film yet.
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Old December 13 2010, 07:54 PM   #14
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At rottentomatoes, Tron it's 66% fresh.

This means "all" the critics who are saying "lame, derivative story (which starts to really drag halfway through)[...]" are outnumbered by the ones giving positive reviews.
Yeah but if you actually read those positive reviews, they basically say the only reason to see the movie is for the effects. There's only a couple so far that seem to love the movie unconditionally.
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Old December 14 2010, 12:37 AM   #15
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You haven't even watched the movie and you're so eager to criticise it?

Apparently, your opinion is already formed - by your bias, not by the movie itelf.
I think you should the original post again.

RAMA was predicting what THE CRITICS would say.
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