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original title: TRON: Legacy
duration: 2h 5min
tags: The Game Has Changed.
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The trailer looked promising, and the intro seemed to be going in a good direction.
But as soon as they started to talk, it just showed how shallow and depth-less this movie really is.
The actors are to play "digital-biological" beings, no one seems to know how they should act like? In the movie, some act like rigid sentient robots, some act like deranged humans, and some act like exotic futuristic aliens. There's hardly any consistency in the way the characters behave and interact with others in this movie. But it's not really the actors fault, because nowhere in the story was it explained what kind of characters they are, or supposed to be. And so, everyone just seemed to act to their own interpretation of their character, without any sort of structure to their social behaviour.
Abysmal explanations for the plot. No effort was given into creating a believable, or even exciting setting for the audience to take in. A useless back-story, and dumb technical meaningless jargon put together to try to describe the creation and history of a digital world. But in the end, it was not even remotely understandable as to what anything was.
Insufferable dialogue. There is one scene where Jeff Bridges just points to some special effect and says "wow, look at that". It's actually fitting if you go into the movie with an 80's mindset. But the rest of the movie has a modern, dark (The Dark Knight-like) atmosphere, and the contrast is too great to be stomached in the same film.
Some of the positive aspects the movie done well are the special effects, the soundtrack, and the action scenes. The biggest problem I have with TRON was that it was so close to being an extremely entertaining and well made movie (with the quirky 80's theme to it as well), but the few negative points were so unbearable that it degraded the movie to the point where all the quirkiness lost value, and in turn degraded the movie even more.
I would say it's fairly similar to Inception (2010), in that both movies were creating an imaginative new world that is drastically different from the world we live in. And both had the challenge of making it seemingly believable (or enough to suspend our disbelief). Inception also threw in a ton of technical jargon to make an attempt to explain the complex peculiarities of their world. Even though they didn't explain any of the exact technical specifics for the technology, they left the unexplainable unknown, and made very clear the few basic concepts that needed to be understood to follow the plot and goals of the movie. But Tron failed in this aspect very hard. And the necessity of this factor in a sci-fi movie like this is a huge blow to the atmosphere, and makes it very hard for the audience to follow or connect with the plot.
Go check it out, but do not expect a story-telling experience. It is just 90 minutes of visual and audio spectacle. When I first wanted to see this film I had no idea it had any connection to the game. I was bored so I picked a random film to watch in the cinema that night.
I love science fiction, but this was just funny at some points. The plot is full of holes, I wasn't able to get the full picture about "the grid", because the story was just poorly interpreted. The cast was OK, honestly I didn't expect anything serious from this kind of film.
The soundtrack left a really special impression on me. I was thrilled to see Daft Punk playing. I nearly started to dance on my seat, it was really something. Overall, the film looks nice, I mean it had to be spectacular, it's sci-fi :)
If you are a big fan of the game, you'll probably be thrilled and you might like it, but not me.
I cannot rate it higher than 4, because I think it is the maximum this film deserves. The soundtrack cannot make the film much better, can it? TRON: Legacy may well satisfy the fanboys who have waited almost three decades for its appearance. Enjoy. Who knows, maybe one day if you wait long enough they'll make a "Super Mario Bros." sequel, too. Tron is a security program created by Alan Bradley in the first Tron film. He has the appearance of his creator and user, Alan Bradley. It is a sequel that takes place in present time about 27 years from the first film and will continue the story of Kevin Flynn but takes place in a new Grid developed by Flynn in the late 1980s. Not crucial for understanding or enjoying Legacy, but recommended. The original TRON answers a few questions such as how Flynn gained control of Encom, more backstory on himself, Alan Bradley and by extension Tron too; why Flynn was motivated to create such a world. It also explains why there just happens to be a laser pointed right at the chair that sends Sam into the digital world of TRON. It's called "Derezzed" by Daft Punk. The original Tron was an experimental production back in 1982, involving large amounts of work and created at great financial expense, but its box office success was considered to be moderate. However, over the next decade, the movie started to gather a cult following that did not go unnoticed. Disney had been floating a sequel around since the 1990s but it really started to solidify in 2008 when a teaser trailer, directed by Joseph Kosinski was screened to the audience at the San Diego ComicCon, where it was a huge hit. The trailer featured Jeff Bridges playing Flynn aged in real time and featured a light cycle race with the Clu program as a rider resembling a young Jeff Bridges. After the teaser was shown, Disney decided to go ahead with an official sequel to Tron. Kevin Flynn (played by Jeff Bridges) had a software engineer for Encom computers in Tron before he was fired and ended up running his own video arcade called Flynn's. At the end of the original Tron, he became the CEO of Encom. Yes. The scenes involving him in the 1980s with his son Sam