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Tron Legacy

A 2010 movie directed by Joseph Kosinski.

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TRON: Legacy does not bring a powerful script and great characters, but the visuals entertain plenty

  • Mar 29, 2011
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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 in for 20 years. Now they must put their heads together to possibly find some way to return home from this beautiful, but dangerous new world.


Well, I have to say that I am very disappointed in this film. I was hoping this would end up being one of the best movies of the year, however, it ended up being pretty average for me. The plot was very weak, stupid, and predictable. I could basically tell you exactly what was going to happen after about the first half hour of the film. The acting was good, though it was not great. I did not originally think Olivia Wilde would be a good hoice, seeing as though I have not really liked her in the past. But she turned out to play the part pretty well for the most part. Jeff Bridges is good, but nothing special. Just same old stuff for him. Now Garrett Hedlund I did not love. At times his acting was good, but at other times it was nothing but cheesy, though in the end I think a lot of people will be pleased with his performance.


But, there were definitely good parts to Tron. The soundtrack was good, and the visuals were unbelievable. I saw it in 2D, and thought it was some of the best effects I have seen in a very long time. 3D would no doubt be worth it. Even if everything else in the movie was terrible, I could just sit and enjoy the film just because of how it looked, and it will definitely be getting some nominations in these categories. The viewer is completely taken to a new world here, and despite the many struggles our characters face along the way, it is still a very beautiful, well made world. But the biggest question here is was Joseph Kosinski's direction good for his debut? And I think it was. Throughout the weak plot and bad screenplay, the story's characters almost entirely get lost. But that doesn't change from Kosinski creating a very interesting film, that could have been a lot worse than it was. For me, I will give him a B for his debut, and I am looking forward to see how he does from here on.


Overall, the terrible plot to Tron was hard to recover from, and the acting just was not great. But if you are looking for an action packed, quick paced, fun movie for the whole family, this is it. Though in the end with all the flaws, there is really only one thing that should describe Tron Legacy. Visually beautiful.

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April 23, 2011
This made my top worst films of last year. Nice review!!
 
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review by . December 19, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
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
posted in Movie Hype
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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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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review by . December 17, 2010
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review by . December 20, 2010
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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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