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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