Garrett Hedlund, Jeff Bridges
December 17, 2010
Walt Disney Pictures
2 hours 4 minutes
After 28 years in the making, Disney has finally released their anticipated movie, Tron: Legacy, bringing back some of the original actors including Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges as the protagonist from the 1982 cult classic, Kevin Flynn. Except instead of Jeff Bridges going into the game world, he's stuck in there and his son needs to get him out. Now from the minute I saw the test Comic Con trailer 2 years ago, I was absolutely excited for this movie. My anticipation for this movie was even higher than Avatar! Well, anticipation was well waited as Tron: Legacy is the biggest 3D movie spectacle we've seen all year, and one of my favorite movies of the year.
It's been almost 30 years since audiences traveled with Kevin Flynn and Tron into the world of computer programs. Fast forward to today, and Kevin Flynn has been missing for 20 years, no one knowing where he is. As it turns out, before Kevin Flynn disappeared, he had a son named Sam, who grew up to be a 27 year old tech savvy, but slacking adult. One night, an old friend of his dads receives a page from Kevin Flynn's old office, which causes Sam to go to his dad's old office to see what's up. In the office, Sam soon finds his way into the computer world, which has now evolved into a city-like atmosphere, filled with dangerous games, bars, and a controlling leader named Clu, who plans to get into the real world and take over the universe. Will Sam find his Dad in the computer world, (Yes) and will they get out of the digital world before the door between this world and the digital world closes forever?
Now from that lengthy plot I just gave you, I'm guessing you can already guess what will happen in the end. BUt this movie isn't about story, it's about the awesome 3D!!! The 3D in this movie is absolutely incredible to watch, and enhances the movie watching experience for the audience. I can personally compare this movie a lot to Avatar. Great 3D visuals, but weak/slightly predictable storyline. But believe me, this movie is no Avatar. Yes, the 3D was used a bit better in this movie than they used it in Avatar, but Avatar had a decent storyline and better yet, an original storyline. The movie ran its course, even for its 2 hours 42 minute running length, but it was still fun to watch. Tron, on the other hand is a campy movie. Sorry, campy isn't the right word. A better word could be fun and bright, even with the dim glasses.
Like I said, the story was pretty weak. But don't let that stop you from going to see this movie. Jeff Bridges is great as always, which basically proves that he can play any character he wants to, even if he doesn't want to play the character. The other actors and actresses are good in this movie, since they're acting is meant for this type of movie. None of the actors, including "The Dude" will win Oscars for this movie, let alone get nominated at all, since the acting was just average, c'mon, who would expect Oscar nominations for acting on these type of Disney films? I know I wouldn't, so you decide on it.
So overall, Tron: Legacy is fast, fun, and a whole lot of 3D cookin' for you. On the other hand, the story is slightly predictable, the acting is okay for what it was, and it's probably not going to be a memorable movie at all. This movie was really made for die hard Tron fans who love the original, and can pin point some of the hidden scenery objects in this movie that come directly from the original film that will make fans (including me) giggle and get excited in their seat. So just to sum this up, go see Tron: Legacy in 3D or IMAX 3D this holiday season, for the inner die hard fan in yourself, and the 3D lover you are. I would like to point out that if you have the means, try to see this movie in IMAX 3D, even though I enjoyed it when I saw it in my local 3D theater.
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