Tron: Legacy in Disney Digital 3D Movie Reviews
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As a fan of the original 'Tron', I am highly impressed with this film. I actually like it better than the original and not just because of the special effects. The story is better, the pacing is a little better (though this film might have been more effective if they took five or ten minutes out of it just to tighten it up), the performances are good for a special-effects movie and the characters have some feelings and their interactions are not all superficial (as I felt they were in the first film). The visual design and action sequences are very well-done and totally awesome, as well as the sound effects, which really make those Space Paranoids all the more ominous. The CGI Jeff Bridges is very convincing even though his facial expressions seem slightly limited, it still works very well, and of course the real Jeff is awesome. His Dudeness totally comes out in Kevin Flynn, and it seems like Dude was always part-Flynn all along too ("End of line, man!"). Some critics have said that the technological themes in the film, about sharing software and resources, are behind the times, but this is a Hollywood film and your audience doesn't need a dossier of info thrown at them so they're totally up-to-date with current trends in the computer world. The film's little jabs at Microsoft and other computing giants were well-played imho.
Tron: Legacy is set in the present day and begins with Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), son of a gamer Kevin Flynn (Bridges) who disappeared into a virtual world more than two decades ago, still in mourning his father’s death.
One night, Sam receives a signal that seems to come from the now closed video arcade that Kevin owned. He knocks away at an old computer and is transported into a virtual world called The Grid. Sam has to fight multiple enemies in this world, however he has help from a warrior called Quorra (Olivia Wilde). She also helps Sam to reunite with his long-lost father. Sam, Quorra and Kevin return to the real world to battle Clu- a younger and evil version of Kevin who wants to hack his way into the real world.
The special effects in this movie are awesome and so worthy of the big screen and the soundtrack was killer as well. Now let’s talk about the bad stuff. The acting was lousy and actually bored me to death, however Olivia Wilde was the best one and brought some life into this movie. The dialogue was beyond lame and had no substance. Overall, this movie is worth seeing on the big screen because of special effects and totally awesome soundtrack, just ignore the dialogue and look at the pretty picture with amazing sound.
I admit it: I am a fan of the original Tron. I know some people find it cold and crude, but I was 8 when it came out, and I thought it was the coolest thing. In the years since, other people have joined me in the cult of Tron, and now, 28 years later, we have the souped up CGI of Tron: Legacy, a movie just as cool and even more visual stunning as the original.
20 years after the disappearance of Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), his son Sam goes to Flynn's arcade and gets sucked into the video game to find...his dad! He's been kept prisoner in the game by Kevin's avatar, Clu (a pretty photo-realistic Jeff Bridges from 20 years ago). Sam needs to figure out how to get his dad out of this cyberworld.
It was only on viewing Tron later in life that I realized how ridiculous the story was. Tron: Legacy is just as crazy. But you're not going for the story. You're going for the light cycle races, the awesome deadly frisbee action. Seriously, this is eye candy, and in 3-D, it's even more awesome. Without worrying about the plot, you can go in there having no idea what went on in the first film, and that's OK. Just enjoy the ride while it lasts.