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Looks like it was a pretty good year gone-by and I'm gutted I still havent seen certain movies, particularly Iron Man 2 (despite the overall lacklustre reviews) and Predators.

Inception was as everyone says, incredible.

I actually can't bring myself to watch Splice - after I heard about that scene! oo-er.

January 11, 2011 | Registered CommenterI M S

I'm still in the queue for Iron Man 2 (I live in my own world), but I have seen Predators - I thought that Mr Brodie. despite being a fine actor, was miscast as the tough guy lead. Though not brilliant, it does extend the franchise for someone with more imagination :-].

My biggest disappointment of 2010 was Tron: Legacy.

Being an immediate Tron fan since I saw publicity for the original Tron film, I waited patiently for Tron Legacy to arrive in the cinemas. I had seen a couple of trailers so I was not too surprised by the visuals, despite this being my first 3D film.

I felt nothing for Kevin, and felt that Tron was relegated to a minor character role. The bloke in the Tron suit looked very small compared to Bruce B's Tron Original, and diving suits and vehicles with a few lights on do not compare to the original electronic look and feel invoked by the original look and feel :-]. Joe Kosinsky cherry picked the original story and ran in the wrong direction. While it may be a reasonable stand alone film for those who don't love the original as much as I do, overall I felt the film had no soul, despite having some of the original cast and characters. Maybe I need to watch it multiple times in the comfort of my own home to appreciate it...

January 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDenny G

Denny G:

Tron seems to have polarised viewers. Your breakdown is probably the most senisble and mature I've heard yet. All very good points!

January 22, 2011 | Registered CommenterDenis-Jose Francois

I'd like to see Tron again actually - in 3D this time....

Did anybody feel as though the addition of 'Tron' at the end of the movie (the bit when he turns back to the side of good and says 'I serve the user') was a late addition?

DJF

February 6, 2011 | Registered CommenterDenis-Jose Francois

It did feel like they had shoe-horned that bit in out of nowhere, the character of 'Tron' was woefully under used.

I actually watched the original Tron recently and was bored to tears, yes the light bike scenes etc are still incredible - but the plot is overcomplicated and turgid as hell, i fell asleep. It wasn't what i remembered at all.

I saw Aliens Vs Predator 2 (requiem?) and was suprised that it wasn't actually as bad as i thought it would be!

Iron Man 2 should have been awesome, but it suffered from the Spiderman 3 effect........... tooo many characters and needless action sequences. I still think the franchise is strong enough to deliver a good third movie though.

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNotRodHullatAll

The too many villains thing has me worried about the new Batman movie. So far there's Bane and Catwoman but Gordon-Levitt has now been included into the mix so curious to see how he's shoe-horned in.

The third Iron Man movie could be interesting as Favreau has bailed, which is a shame.

February 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPerr

I was hoping Favreau would get Avengers but I don't think that will happen either.

February 9, 2011 | Registered CommenterI M S