Monday, April 11, 2011

Disney Tron Legacy and You Again DVD reviews and Giveaways!

Tron: Legacy
Heard of Tron Legacy? I can't say that I knew much about it personally, I didn't know of a Tron made in 1982 either. When I got the opportunity to see it the cover was intriging enough! I am not big on Sci-Fi, but because I could watch it with my boys, (PG rating) and it is a Disney film, I wanted to give it a go.

The movie is about a scientist (Jeff Bridges) who creates an advanced parallel world that he has not returned from. The son (Garret Hedland) he left behind has grown up and now a virtual world designer, discovers the portal is this world and decides to rescue his father. On this quest he meets his father's creation, a younger looking clone who has turned bad and who he must destroy. It is very much a sci-fi battle of good versus evil and with a good mixture of romance which is executed by Quorra (Olivia Wilde - from House MD).

Over all the movie was enjoyed more so by my two sons, ages 5 and 8. They loved the action and the motorbikes and I think the suits/costumes.  I personally found it boring in parts but I still watched because, as cliche as it sounds, I wanted the good guys to win and the son to get the girl!!

The DVD is also available on Blue Ray and I have one to giveaway to a lucky reader!




You Again 

I loved, loved,loved this movie!! I watched it with my daughter (9years, almost 10!!) and she literally watched it another 3 times after we watched it! You will 'get' this movie if you were ever bullied in High School by the gorgeous and popular girl in school. A line of up of some of my most favourite actresses ever and also a great introduction, for me at least, of two young actresses. Kristen Bell who plays the main character, Marni, and Odette Yustman( is now on Brothers and Sisters she plays the nurse who is also the love interest of the youngest Walker - can't think of his name!) who plays Joanna, her nemesis.

Marni is a bit of a nerd in highschool and was brutally bullied by Joanna, who was the popular {wench} girl and used it her popularity for bad instead of good. With the help of her older brother, Marni decides to not let herself down anymore and rediscovers herself and her inner and outer beauty.

Later in her life, when Marni is a successful PR consultant, she is on her way home to attend her brother's wedding to a girl she has not met before. When her mother (Jamie Lee Curtis) reveals to her that her future sister-in-law is 'the' Joanna who treated her so badly in highschool, she flips out and is determined to seek her revenge on Joanna for making her teenage years miserable by revealing her true colors.

The plot thickens when Joanna's aunty(Sigorney Weaver) is Marni's mother's old best friend from school. They had a falling out over a boy and their relationship shows that time does not heal all wounds!

Marni's family is full of quirky characters that you can't help but love, for me the highlight of the family and the film is Marni's grandmother who is played by Betty White. She is full of comedy and also wisdom for Marni which helps her see through her past and finding out that Joanna can be a nice person.

I loved this film. It's bursting at the seams with laughs and its a great 'feel good' film. The cast was chosen well and each character  has their own traits that make you want to be part their world! One to watch with the girls.  I highly recommend this DVD to all.


Giveaways

1. Follow if you don't already:)
2. Leave a 'brief' comment on which DVD you prefer and what highschool was like for you.
3. I will pick a winner via random.org
4. There will be two different winners, and I will post winners here.
5. If winners don't respond or i can't get in contact with in 3 days, i will redraw.
6. Draw closes Monday 18th April 9pm AEST.

Good Luck!

5 comments:

Tracy said...

Great reviews! I can't win the Tron DVD but I would love to put my hand in for You Again. Sounds like it was a great movie.

Your Cheeky Monkey said...

I would love to win the Tron DVD for my house full of males! I liked high school, didn't love it though, but had lots of fun and did reasonably well. I am now a follower of your blog... thanks! Monique :)

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

I'd love to win YOU Again - I am reviewing Tron too.
I vaguely remmeber watching the 1st Tron many years ago.
I love Betty White and I can't wait to watch You Again.

Felicity said...

I've seen the shorts for You Again and it looks so funny! Your review has made me want to see it even more!! xo

BaublesBubblesBags said...

Hi, would LOVE to win the "You Again" DVD. My highschool days were FANTASTIC! The best ever. No responsibilites, no bullying (unlike in primary school) and I was just comfortable being in my own skin, something I know is usually uncommon while being in your teens! :)
P.S:I've followed you under my twitter account @norlinm :)

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