Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tron: Legacy

If you liked the original Tron film, then I have no doubt you'll love this film. The film has the same feel and overall-same basic plot progression. The special effects are mostly (I'll discuss why "mostly" later) incredible and the visual direction of the film is very stunning. They did an excellent job of updating everything from the first film into a stylized futuristic environment that blows us away visually.
Tron: Legacy is about Sam Flynn, Kevin Flynn's son, as he searches the computer world for his father who mysteriously disappeared 20 years earlier.
This is a fun film to watch and is just really stunning visually. The special effects are all awesome minus one thing - a computer-enhanced younger Jeff Bridges. For the first half of the movie, you may not even realize that he is computer-enhanced. But the character seems to become more and more unrealistic and fake looking as the movie continues. By the end, it is way too obvious that the young Bridges is CG-affected. It is especially noticeable when he talks. It reminds me of The Mummy Returns when you first see the Scorpion King monster near the end of the film - there's all this build up and then you see the monster and you think, "He looks like a plastic Ken doll placed on a prehistoric dino-toy body." Disappointing.
There were also a lot of loopholes and unanswered questions brought up by the film:

*Spoiler Alert*
What was the point of the two spheres CLU was using during the disc battle. It seemed that he was using them to control TRON, but they never showed up again. Why?
Why did TRON suddenly turn good in the end? What happened that caused this sudden loyalty change?
What happens to a program when they enter the human world? Does their body become human? How can a program exist in this world without being human?
*End Spoiler Alert*

And other questions. Overall, the film was a fun watch and a great update of the original Tron film. Worth seeing at least once.

P.S. - The image used in this post is copyrighted by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.

1 comment:

  1. haha, yeah, it was ok. i thought the beginning was more interesting than the end due to all those unanswered questions stated above. and i HATED the CGI Jeff was silly and super obvious and weird. But agreed it was good to see once I guess, but I am glad I only paid a dollar to see it.