Down with Mosquitoes! (and a Tron movie review)

I’m fed up with mosquitoes. All of them. Even the male ones, who I guess don’t bite. Too bad for them. I’ve never been much of a summer person, mainly for two reasons: it’s too hot, and I don’t like mosquitoes. (Or other biting, itchy bugs, for that matter.) Take away those two things, and I’d be a much happier boy in July and August. Why is it that we can put a man on the moon, but we can’t eradicate mosquitoes from the face of the earth? Kill ’em all.

Can you tell that I have a bug bite on my leg? Three of them, actually. And I’m sick of itching them.

Anyway–I watched Tron last night with TRC and DKC, and I have to sadly report that it didn’t live up to the memory I had of it from my youth. The plot is just a bit too wacky, in the end. DKC had to keep asking me, “Am I supposed to understand what’s going on?” TRC had no clue, but he liked the video game stuff, so it was all good by him. In the end, I’d have to give it two stars. Definitely groundbreaking in some areas–computer animation, for one, and intimations on MMORPGs in a sort of roundabout way–but the characters were wooden (even the non-computer ones), the conflict was obtuse, and the pacing was way too slow. That said, I’m still really excited for the sequel.

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