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Tron Legacy

A 2010 movie directed by Joseph Kosinski.

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Tron Legacy

  • Dec 19, 2010
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             “The Grid…a digital frontier. I tried to picture clusters of information as they moved through the computer…what did they look like? Ships? Motorcycles? Were the circuits like freeways? I kept dreaming of a world I thought I’d never see. And then one day, I got in!” And so begins the story of Tron Legacy with a great opening musical bit by Draft Punk.

             Yes, its time to rev up your lightcycles because Tron is back…or at least the franchise. No seriously there is very little Tron in Tron Legacy. In fact, you can only here one line from him throughout the entire movie. Minus that Tron Legacy is well…good. To be blatantly honest I didn’t expect much less from the story what I came to see were the visuals. And boy, are they awesome. I do love the comment that is posted at the beginning of the film though saying that some of the shots in this movie were shot in 2D but then it goes on to say keep your 3D glasses on. Kind of a slap to the head huh?  Yeah there’s a lot of that in this movie.

              Legacy’s story frankly is good but really could have been better. I mean the whole creation, in this case Clu 2.0 (played by Jeff Bridges de-age-ified), has outdone the creator, Kevin Flynn (also played by Jeff Bridges rocking a beard), thing has been done a million times. Unlike the game which gives a legitimate reason for Clu 2.0 to turn evil, a computer virus anyone, they just make him a perfectionist. I don’t know which one is better to be frank. And to be honest they both just suck. If it were me I would have just brought back the MCP (Master Control Program) from the first movie. Then there’s this whole thing on what happened to Kevin and why he vanished into The Grid. Something about ISOS and how their like a sort of alien intelligence or something like that.

               This brings me to Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn. The guy should never say the word “Dude” or “man” ever again. Seriously I know he’s playing the whole enlightened hippie bit but even when he’s talking to his son Sam (played well by Garret Hedlund) and calling him that. That’s your son at least call him son. REALLY! Then there’s Quorra (played by Olivia Wilde aka 13 from House) who to be honest could have used more character development. What gets me steamed is the fact that Kevin Flynn gets a flashback but when she starts explaining her past there’s no flashback. REALLY! Then there’s Bruce Boxleitner who played Alan and Tron in the original taking it on again who we barely hear and see. REALLY!

                Overall Tron Legacy is visually stunning and contains many Easter eggs from the original. Final sum up: Tron Legacy is a visual masterpiece with the key word being visual.

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December 19, 2010
Good catch on the "very little tron" in this movie. Welcome to the site and thank you for joining Movie Hype!
 
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review by . December 19, 2010
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Uninspired, Unimpressive, Dull And Redundant
Every once in awhile, we get to see a film aimed at displaying the latest advancements in movie magic. Movies such as this prove to be simple escapist entertainment that is meant to take the viewer along for its ride, and not much else. However, I think escapist entertainment is just another excuse of a mediocre film, since movies such as “The Matrix”, the anime “Spirited Away” and even the recently released “Inception” have managed to impress with a compelling …
review by . December 20, 2010
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Reviewing Tron Legacy is hard.  It is not a bad movie by any means but as I watched and observed it seemed as though there was something missing.  Along those lines it's not that Tron Legacy has nothing to offer, it's more that it's a movie that offers little more than it's own visually stimulation.  This wouldn't be bad at all IF Tron Legacy didn't try so hard to try to say something.  And we'll get to that.      By watching the …
review by . January 05, 2012
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I never thought I would like this movie so much
“Tron Legacy eh? Isn’t Tron that weird old movie with the terrible computer graphics?”      Those were my first words when I heard of this movie. I remember watching Tron as a kid it came on the Disney Channel one day while watching I thought it was the coolest and weirdest thing ever. Obviously as a 9 year old kid I was really only watching it for the Light Cycle battles. I saw bits and pieces of it again a few years ago on TV I was channel surfing between …
review by . December 18, 2010
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**1/2 out of ****      2010 seems to be a huge year for sequels. Long-awaited sequels in particular. First, we got "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps". Then we get "Tron: Legacy". So how has "Tron" aged in 30 years? Somewhat well. The sequel isn't half bad either, and in all respect it is every bit as average as the original. In an attempt to get an actual audience this time around, the filmmakers decided to have Jeff Bridges reprise his role as …
review by . June 08, 2011
Let's be clear on something here, just to be sure we understand: The original Tron was NOT about characters or plot! Never, ever! It really wasn't - it was written and directed with every intention of being an excuse to show off Disney's new-fangled array of whiz-bang special effects. Although the special effects in the original Tron look badly dated by today's standards, back then they were a revolution, with Disney ushering in the official age of computer effects and using Tron as a way to intimidate …
review by . December 21, 2010
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   Ok, so it’s been almost a full day since I saw this movie and I’ve had to spend quite a lot of time, much more than usual, sorting out what I thought and what I wanted to write about it. The plot is pretty basic. The 1989 version of Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), disappears. Twenty years later his son (Garrett Hedlund), goes looking for him. He gets sucked into the computer world where an evil program, Clu (Jeff Bridges), is masterminding a plot to take over the real world. …
review by . December 24, 2010
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   This time last year, almost to the day, James Cameron’s Avatar was released to fantastic reviews and an accolade of awards, leaving just as many viewers saying “meh” as there were praising it as “the best movie of all time”. I’ll admit I was one of the viewers in the middle. It’s not a bad film, in fact its visual flair and ambition are the best things about it, but it’s not a film I would consider a front runner for Best Picture, an …
review by . December 17, 2010
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      This is a very ambiguous movie if you're trying to contemplate about it too much. It may appear to be a groundbreaking science fiction but it also may look like another pale blockbuster saved only by the visual effects. I'm not one of those Tron fanboys and I will not criticize the movie just for fun but I need to say that this film lacks in substance. You don't need to see the first movie to really connect the stories because there's an intro and many references …
review by . December 20, 2010
Tron: Legacy is a slicker, sexier, and faster movie than its predecessor - which for a movie about the digital world, makes perfect sense.      I took two of my daughters with me to see it, one of whom is just a couple years older than I was when I saw the original Tron, eons ago. I remember getting lost in the idea of a world inside the computer, programs represented as individuals, digital pathways traveled like roads, and games where the stakes were more real than I had ever …
review by . December 18, 2010
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“Tron: Legacy” is a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that’s unlike anything ever captured on the big screen. Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), 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), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.Poster art for "Tron: Legacy 3D"
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Director: Joseph Kosinski
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Release Date: December 17, 2010
MPAA Rating: PG
Runtime: 2 hr. 7 min
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
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