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!
 
December 19, 2010
Great write-up. I think I'll like this one.
 
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More TRON: Legacy reviews
review by . December 21, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
   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 20, 2010
posted in Forbidden Planet
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 . March 29, 2011
posted in Forbidden Planet
Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) is taking his normal night shift at work when he mysteriously disappears with no evidence of where he was going, or for how long. Many years later when one of his old friends gets a page from Flynn's office, Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) Kevin Flynn's son, decides to look into his father's disappearence more, despite giving up hope long ago of ever seeing him again. Sam Flynn then finds himself trapped in the cyber space world that his father has also been trapped …
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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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