In Brooklyn 45, a movie set after the end of World War II, four lifelong friends’ desire to communicate with the other side is led by one individual (Larry Fessenden) who believed his wife was killed. Perhaps they should’ve been careful in entertaining an old fool.
What they summoned would become the stuff of nightmares, and this frightful whodunit has the makings of a perfect Lovecraftian style of dread. We’re not dealing with cosmic entities here. Instead, it’s in what sordid histories get unearthed and how one deals with the truth! What these friends (played by Anne Ramsay, Ron E. Rains, Jeremy Holm, and Ezra Buzzington) discover about each other that night is certainly a life changer.
Tron Legacy lives up to everything the first film defined and goes even further.
The one lasting influence the movie TRON placed upon the world of pop culture is its neon stamp. The CGI design is still hip to this day, trendsetting and back then, who did not want to play glow-in-the-dark Frisbee? TRON Legacy lives up to everything the first film defined and goes even further.
Original director/writer Steven Lisberger tapped into the same mythos that embraced a Star Wars generation. Instead of a lightsaber, there is an identity disc. There’s no doubt of some copycat moments, and this film is simply recognising what audiences are already familiar with. In this film, the relationship between two individuals, Sam (Garrett Hedlund) and his father, Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), is explored. Pops disappeared off the face of the earth and when a page arrives on Alan Bradley’s (Bruce Boxleitner) cell phone, that’s when Sam’s world gets turned around.
In the digital domain both Flynns come through as arrogant, and what happens next is an attempt to look at the consequences of playing God. The senior believed he could create a perfect system, and in his arrogance he got more than he bargained for. He did not realize what he opened up is just a Pandora’s box. Some of it was of his own making, and the rest is a Frankenstein tale where his creation is fighting back, just wanting to be loved than ignored.