TRON: Legacy (2010)

Directed by Joseph Kosinski

Staring Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde


Possible Spoilers

The sequel to the very popular 1982 hit TRON, TRON: Legacy once again ventures into the cyber universe but this time it is for the purpose of a rescue mission. Jeff Bridges character Kevin Flynn had been missing for 20 years, all this time being stuck inside the game. Kevin Flynn’s son Sam Flynn, played by Garrett Hedlund, accidently finds his way in and is immediately playing the games like TRON Light Cycle and Discs of TRON. Once Sam and Kevin have there long awaited reunion on the grid it quickly turns into a race to get back to the real world with the window of opportunity closing fast, and Clu trying to send an army into the real world for world domination.

The story of TRON: Legacy is quite poor and with the lack of actual TRON games being played means it misses the fun and excitement of the original. The best things about the film were the special effects which were amazing making the scenery and architecture look fantastic. The epic-ness of the graphics were added to by the soundtrack by Daft Punk.

One big let-down, and maybe this is just me, but Clu’s face looked horrible. He looked so computer generated he looked out of place amongst all the other non-computer generated actors. I understand that Clu is a computer generated replica of Kevin Flynn and is supposed to look young and the only way to do this was to edited Jeff Bridges face but surely it could of looked more human and less computer generated. Also the film series is called TRON, so why did the title character have such a small role in the film.

It’s tough to say if i enjoyed this or not. The story wasn’t very good as it raced through what happens and misses out explaining or going back to bits that are mentioned however the graphics and soundtrack make up for it. Fans of TRON will like this; everyone else will probably have an indifferent view on the film.

Film Fact

Neither Olivia Wilde nor Garrett Hedlund were born when the original TRON was first released in 1982.