You know how revisions, reboots, and revisits are often said on geek forums to have raped their childhood? Tron Legacy doesn't do that. It's more like slightly uncomfortable, but ultimately satisfying one night stand with an ex for old time's sake.
It's not great...but it's rather good. We'll ignore the visuals, because they're obviously great, but the story was surprisingly good, and generally holds together. There's small details that are in there for maybe 1 out of 1000 viewers who are fans of the original will get...as it happens, I'm one of those 1's. More over..the details are just there unmentioned. If you get them, you get them. If you don't, you don't know they're there. That was nice.
Some are comparing it to Avatar, last Christmas's big 3D actioner. I saw Avatar once more, after the theater in the RiffTrax version. This I'll see again without the commentary.
So in about 12 hours, I'll be rolling into surgery to have a bone fragment removed from my foot.
Around last Thanksgiving (maybe) I did something which caused a fracture at the base of the big toe on the right foot. What I did and when I did it...don't know. I assumed I'd just sprained the joint, and after awhile it wasn't bothering me much. Then I had a flare up in the early summer, which lead to me talking to my doctor at a regular appointment...That led to x-rays, specialists, MRIs, and ultimately, to the piece getting removed tomorrow.
Supposed to take an hour/hour and a half or so..then home to the couch for a bit.
So, it appears that I've been walking around with a fracture/bone fragment in my foot for about a year...which explains the pain I've had in my foot.
So this coming Thursday, I'm having surgery to remove the fragment....more on that later.
But in preparation, I've needed to get some stuff done to make my apartment useable for someone with restricted movement.
I've been trying to get this done for some time, but of course, I've failed...but this weekend I've finally gotten stuff done:
Cleaned the living room, dining room, hall, bathroom, and bed room.
--lots of garbage thrown out, lots of stuff organized, and all carpets vacuumed.
Got pull out bed/couch ready to be pulled out for my several days of sitting on the couch watching TV.
2 loads of laundry (including linen for aforementioned bed/couch.
Re-organized AV center so it's useable (and out of the way of bed/couch being pulled out).
Found wheel for dolly/cart after 8 years of looking
Cleaned windows of car (I had a window replaced some time ago and there was a phantom numbering left from the window dealers..gone now)
Fixed back panel for tailgate of car (panel having been sitting in my apt since it fell off in winter)
Tested iPod Mini for how well it holds charge.
Tested new hard drive with burn in (success)
Cleaned Ceiling Fan blades
Finished making iPad case
Tried fixing antler candle holder (failed...anyone know a good glue for bones..Gorilla Glue has failed me)
Researched several applications and tech fixes.
And a few other miscellaneous stuff.
(obviously, not all of this is directly related to the surgery prep...a lot is stuff that I've just been needing to know).
Why are people having such issues about Inception's "meaning" or what was going on in it?
It's all pretty straight forward, and to be honest, cute names and meta musical choices aside, there's no real evidence that the movie isn't as straight forward as it appears.
I'm really getting the feeling that people are looking for a deeper meaning or story because they feel that in a Chistopher Nolan film and thus it needs to have a deeper meaning or story.
So, a friend had this to say about me once:
That's why I like you. You're like four degrees away from being a William Gibson protagonist.
I rather liked that, and use it as a .sig for several forums.
It occurred to me the other day, I'm no sure I've read a William Gibson story, though....or more over, I'm sure I have, but it would have been like 20 years ago, and I couldn't tell you what it was..if it was...(strangely, I do remember reading an Octavia Butler novel around that time for class...)
So, I figured, I should go ahead and read something....so..recommendations?: