TRON: Legacy 3D

TRON: Legacy 3D

(2010)

A sequel to the 1982 Disney sci-fi film Tron, that pioneered CGI animation. Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges, returning from the original), looks into his father’s disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 25 years. Along with Kevin’s loyal confidant (Olivia Wilde), Sam and Kevin embark on a life-and-death journey across that black cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.

Flicks Review

NB: Aaron Yap saw the IMAX 3D version of this film.... More

Tron’s legacy is probably exactly this: CGI-pumped event movies promising thrilling state-of-the-art-everything at the expense of decent storytelling, engaging characters, or a reason for being, other than to showcase expensive, groundbreaking tech. With that in mind, Joseph Kosinski’s reboot-cum-sequel of Steven Lisberger’s 1982 cult artefact is a slam-dunk, visually leaps and bounds over its predecessor’s 1.0 then-revolutionary effects. It allows more choreographic dimension and flexibility to the film’s light-cycle races and disc-throwing gladiatorial battles that weren’t possible 30 years ago. And those moments when Legacy opens up to IMAX proportions, we again get flashes of the format’s immersive potential to generate a heart-thumping kick to the system.

But let’s face it: it’s a lame movie. The skin-tight, posterior-shaping neon-striped suits and twirling light trails might look a tad jazzier, but Legacy’s upgrade only amplifies the lameness of the original minus its time-capsule likeability. It’s a glorified motion-master ride that discharges levels of cornea abuse and motion nausea that bring back memories of the Wachowskis’ misbegotten Speed Racer. But whereas that film sporadically pushed the edge of taste and sanity to qualify as some kind of must-see misfire, Legacy is just two hours of oppressive, arbitrarily plotted dullness. Miscast lead Hedlund is in serious need of a personality transplant, forcing Bridges (x2) to do the heavy lifting and make any of the father-son heart-to-hearts even remotely matter.Hide


The Peoples' Reviews

Nice visuals, cool fashion, gorgeous models and a slick soundtrack make for a great music video... But a film needs a little more. Anyway, Jeff Bridges is his reliable self (and his younger self too for that matter) and aside from that and the aforementioned music, fashion and design, this bored the pants off me... But then, I thought all the STREET FIGHTER, PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN and THE MUMMY movies stank, so what do I know? :)


BY Jade-Francis superstar

The effects are awesome in this movie! If you want action packed computer geeks playing arcade games this movie is for you. dont expect an oscar winning storyline but this movie isnt about the storyline its about entertainment for those who watched the first tron and reliving their childhood or showing the next generation a fun blasting entertaining movie


BY GrahamP superstar

I was completly entertained for the full lenth of the movie.Special effects were brilliant.Aaron from flicks must have been having a bad day to give it only a 2 rating.


I found this to be a thoroughly entertaining movie as did my partner. While it's no Shakespearian bore fest that Aaron loves it was a welcome break from reality. After reading A.Y's snarly attack I thought bugger it I'll see it on the IMAX in 3D and was rewarded with a great follow-on from the original that I saw decades ago. Ignore the flicks review - don't expect to expand your brain but take a break from Aaron's reality.


I've seen this movie twice now in both 2D and 3D. Not much of a difference between the two but still the visual effects, action and musical score by the Daft Funk boys really suited this film.

I personally think this movie really captured me with its imagination and is a truly beautiful movie. Great cast and credit to them.

Hopefully there will be a 3rd installment.


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The Press Reviews

51% of critics recommend.
Rotten Tomatoes Score. More reviews on Rotten Tomatoes

  • Tron: Legacy, a sequel made 28 years after the original but with the same actor, is true to the first film: It also can't be understood, but looks great. Both films, made so many years apart, can fairly lay claim to being state of the art. This time that includes the use of 3-D. Full Review

  • Minor bugs mar slick sound and vision, says our reviewer. Full Review

  • The light cycles, the killer frisbees, the vinyl body suits, the god-awful dialogue, the cod mysticism, basically everything 12-year-old boys of all ages loved the first time around is back. Full Review

  • A triumph of art direction, sound design and Gallic phat beats, but could do with a script upgrade and fun.exe patch. Full Review

  • A sequel with far less color and cinematic imagination, and many more bells and whistles, including a freakishly special-effected Mr. Bridges going mano a mano in cyberspace with the grizzled real deal. Twice as much Jeff Bridges does not necessarily mean twice as much entertainment - bummer. Full Review

  • While 21st-century effects and a cutting-edge dance score make this a stunning virtual ride, the underlying concept feels as far-fetched as ever. Full Review