TRON: Legacy

TRON: Legacy

(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.

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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


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Usually I'd start off with a turbo-fire summary of the story. However, with Tron: Legacy, the story is all over the place. It’s hard to pin down the entire plot within one or two sentences because the movie spins numerous ideas around your head without clearly defining any of them. The pacing slows to a halt in the middle and doesn’t pick up much near the end. However, the incredible visuals and the PHENOMENAL score draw you into the gorgeous world of The Grid. And if you’re movie’s... More boring, at least you’re bored in The Grid. With Olivia Wilde. Groovy.Hide


Has looked forward to this movie for a very long time and I must say this movie is amazing! i saw it 3 times in 3d.Soundtrack epic! Visuals mindblowing! in my top 3 favorite films of 2010


BY Tyle lister

I rate this movie as one of the best this year and probably looking at going again for the 3D version

The visual effects and action is just superb and the cast are A+!


this movie was simply amazing. the visual effects were outstanding and the story was true to the Tron name. loved the first movie, and the sequal did a wonderful job of bringing it into the 21st century


Woah. Frak is was good. Jeff Bridges is back and he is most definitely the stand out (again) in this film. If you are a fan of the original, this will surely surpass your expected standard. Flynn, Clu and Tron (after a fashion) are all back in this film but Yuri is nowhere to be seen which is sad. The visuals are absolutely stunning and easily distract from the sometimes poor plot issues.

But who cares what the actors are saying when you are looking at something so freaking awesome! And... More the soundtrack makes the film all that much more engrossing. GO see it, just for the Light Cycles!Hide


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The Press Reviews

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  • 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