Tron: Legacy (2010)

Tron: Legacy is one of the very few films that I would suggest watching in 3D. It looked amazing and the 3D was great. The Grid is meant to be seen in 3D, man, and in 3D, it shall be seen!

If you haven’t seen the first Tron, the sequel might be a little confusing plot wise, but overall things get explained pretty well. There are two Jeff Bridges! Bridges reprises his role as Kevin Flynn, the computer programmer responsible for the digital world the film is set in. He also plays a younger computer version of himself named Clu who is the leader of The Grid, and a real butthole. Bruce Boxleitner reprises his role as Alan Bradley. The only one missing who was in the original is Cindy Morgan (Yori). What happened there? Garrett Hedland takes the role of Kevin’s son, who finds a way to enter The Grid in order to find his father and bring him home.

The action will keep you interested and is well paced once you enter The Grid. One great thing about action on The Grid is that the computer programs in human form don’t shed any blood making it possible to have the most brutal kills you’ll ever see in a Disney movie. You just don’t think about it because there’s no blood. So even though Tron: Legacy has several slow bits, the action is great and is really enhanced by the 3D, instead of being forced and distracting. So I officially stamp my approval on Tron: Legacy.

Time Until Real Action Starts: ~ 31 minutes.

Baddies: Clu and pretty much anybody else dressed in red.

Best Line: “You’re really messing with my Zen, man.”

Best Kill: A program flying a plane gets shot through the face leaving a big hole. Well, at least he won’t have to worry about needing glasses!

Best Explosion: Clu leaves behind grief and destruction where ever he goes and a club on The Grid is no exception. As Clu leaves the club, he plants some bombs. They explode, destroying the whole club in a blue ball of plasma.

Action Rating: 3 ½ Skin Tight Digi-Suits, out of 5

Illustration by Alex Langley. Rocket Llama World Headquarters

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7 thoughts on “Tron: Legacy (2010)

  1. Rick Swift

    AFC, I too was bummed they cut out Morgan, as you know, because we spoke to her about that awhile back. I am glad this film was made, but what a long wait!

    I spoke to several people who thought the 3D lacked depth in the background images, I disagree though, I think the 3D in this film was on par with Avatar for the immersion effect.

    Rick

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  3. filmgurl

    Neat review, I would have never thought to have seen this in 3D! And, good call about seeing the first film before this one. I don’t think I’ve seen the entire movie for the first one. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one! 🙂

  4. MarQ

    For those not in the know – Clu did appear in the first Tron as Flynn’s program in the tank – he was supposed to be derezed

  5. jamEs

    I think I maybe set the bar a little too high going in with regards to the 3D aspect of the movie. The only other 3D movie I’ve seen was Avatar and I just found Tron didn’t come close to the immersion factor. I found Disney really kinda dropped the ball when they showed all these previews of 3D animated films that employed some fantastic 3D effects(some might say gimmicks) that really seemed to show what 3D was capable of. Then Tron started with a message saying not all the movie was 3D and the first 20 minutes of the movie was 2D. I’m not wishing to trash the movie, as it was pretty entertaining, but I found the bar that Avatar set for all other 3D movies to be measured against is quite high.

  6. Zeblue

    I finally saw this film, last night … IN THREE DEE!

    It was pretty awesome, for sure. Would you believe that I had to argue to my Facebook friends that this movie is bursting at the seams with action? It was the only time I have ever found myself in a position of defending a Disney movie for how great it is to people who I know could and should appreciate the film.

    The argument was something like “It’s a Disney movie. That’s why they can’t put much action in it.” Just to totally debunk this thought, the movie STARTS with a 27yo handsome protagonist breaking into the premiere software development company in the world just to hack their servers and then do a triple-axel off the top of a CRANE on the roof, 100s of feet above the street, lands on a Taxi cab, does a “Dukes of Hazard” slide over a cop car followed by a “Beast from the X-Men” leap over ANOTHER cop car, only to be caught by a helicopter. THAT’S JUST THE FIRST SEGMENT OF THE MOVIE!

    The film takes every part of building a story and adds action to it, really, plus there’s quite a bit of sexual tension, violence, mob mentality, fear, anger, and all of this thrown in the midst of complicated emotions represented by no less than seven pivotal characters who DEVELOP during the course of all the rave-tasticly illuminated, black suit and motorcycle-airplane filled action scenes.

    Also, it made me cry at least once. There. I admitted it. I’m less of a man, and TRON: Legacy is more of a movie.

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