Tron: Legacy Review
In 1982 a gift was given to the world, this gift was called Tron. Today the world received a second gift. The receipts in the box, but you won’t need it. Tron: Legacy is amazing. It lived up to, and exceeded, my very high expectations. It’s a sequel, not a remake, so seeing the first one adds so much to the story, but isn’t crucial, you’ll still understand what’s going on and you enjoy the experience.
One thing that really stood out for me, and I don’t usually notice this (unless it’s really bad), is the score. At all times the music was perfect. I’ve never seen it done better. The sound is sort of old style techno and it just worked. That’s the only way I can put it, it worked.
The acting was great, including the cheesy looking, air guitar playing, albino guy on the ad. When I seen him on the trailer, I have to admit, I was worried. Jeff Bridges did an excellent job as both Kevin Flynn and Clu 2. The first Clu died early on in the original Tron, Clu 2 wasn’t made long after. So since programs don’t age he had to look like Flynn did in the original. Special effects were used to make Bridges look younger. At first I thought, ‘this isn’t working, he looks fake’, but quickly it got better. There were a few times that he didn’t look quite right, particularly around the mouth, but these were brief.
The movie looks beautiful, but we all knew that was going to happen. The graphics far out pass any I’ve seen before, Avatar included. Everything looked flawless. The light cycles, which were one of the things I remembered most from seeing Tron as a child, look great. I want one. Actually five Tron bikes are being made. They look like the new light cycles, except they can’t do the whole ribbon of light thing. Oh and they probably cost an arm, leg and a pair of… shoes.
Actress Cindy Morgan was absent from the film, as were her characters. She doesn’t even get mentioned, but viewers, that are familiar with the first, can assume that she’s either married to Alan and just is not shown, or that she is Flynn’s, unnamed, dead wife. Personally, I like to think she’s still alive, plus if Flynn had stolen Alan’s girlfriend I doubt he, or his program counterpart, Tron, would be helping Kevin or Sam.
I really love this movie and it won’t be long before I’m seeing it again. It’s the best movie of 2010, sorry other 2010 movies the title got stolen right at the end of the year. Do you agree, vote or comment below to let me know.