Dear Action-Film Screenwriters,
I watched ‘Tron Legacy’ last night and I have a question:
For a film built on the premise that getting shot with a special laser will send you into an alternate reality, why do you then spend so much time trying to make reality in ‘The Grid’ seem plausible?
I was more than willing to totally suspend disbelief when I sat down. That was the point really.
See, when you try so hard to make the fabric of this reality seem tangible, you ultimately have the opposite effect : you merely remind me that I’m watching a movie about digitized beings shattering one another with flying discs and energy walls. If you think about it, it’s totally ridiculous.
So why are you making me think about it?
You’re bringing me down man. (more…)