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Tron Legacy – Great Graphics, Great Action, Mindless Story

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Well I went to see Tron Legacy. Did I enjoy it? Yes. Was I blown away? Yes and No. Tron has over the years enjoyed a huge cult following. Which still exists today, evident by the audience in the cinema.

The plot

Twenty years ago Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), the CEO of ENCOM International, disappears. He is caught up in the CGI computer world. Problem is, he does not return and everyone thinks he is either dead, or run away. His son Sam (Garret Hedlund) then gets himself sucked into the same mysterious computer world. Here everything is ruled by CLU, his father's Alter-ego. Forced into gladiatorial combat, Sam escapes with the help of Quorra (Olivia Wilde), a beautiful warrior, who also happens to be the real Kevin Flynn's confidante and protector. Eventually Sam is reunited with his father. Sam then makes a desperate attempt to get back to the real world before CLU. You see, CLU and his army can use the portal back to Earth to start an invasion Once in the real world CLU Will enforce his cruel, murderous vision.

The review

Well I did enjoy Tron. For me most SCI_FI movies are just a great form of escapism. Really if we compare Tron Legacy to other SCI-FI movies, you will that they seem to be all the same.

Tron certainly has great special effects. Tron has lots of action. But, Tron has very little story line. Admittedly we are not expecting a deep plot or a time enduring story line.

Geeks like you and me, are often very shallow when it comes to things like that. I rely on my wife to supply the more important aspects of real life. For enjoyment and fantasy I rely on films like Tron Legacy

I work at 3.8 GHZ, everything is fast and is either on or off. No grey area, no sitting on the fence. Tron Legacy, is just like that. I think geeks and Tron fans alike will enjoy Tron Legacy

But I was a little disappointed. They could have put a little more into the story line of Tron Legacy. They had how many years to write Tron Legacy? After all we geeks are not entirely without emotion, are we?

The graphics in Tron Legacy were amazing. I watched the 3-D version. Which was very clear and inviting, I found myself immersed in the film. The 3-D graphics were not shoved out in front of you where you found yourself dodging projectiles. Rather it gave you a sense of being a part of the GRID.

Tron Legacy is actually shot in 2-D and 3-D. 2-D for all the scenes in the real world, and 3-D for all the scenes in the computer world. Fitting and very appropriate.

If you are a fan of the original Tron movie, if the original Tron movie left an impression in your head two decades ago. If you are a fan of the Tron video games that cemented Tron in the geek zeitgeist, or even a fan of Tron Guy. If you are a fan who remembers the original Tron movie well, then you will love the new Tron: Legacy.

Conclusion

If you just want SCI-FI escapism, then go see Tron Legacy. I enjoyed it. So did those in the cinema. Who, if I might mention, were mostly people of my age group. Whom I suspect were there for the original Tron movie too.

Tron Legacy is not a total wash out. Just don’t expect “Gone with the wind”. For starters here is the Tron Legacy Trailer

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