I went to go see Tron Legacy this past Saturday night, and all I can say is that this movie is revolutionary. I think the film will have a bigger impact on the movie industry in terms of production quality, CGI, and 3d than Avatar. Tron Legacy was a sequel to the 1980s cult classic, Tron. Tron Legacy is as much of a reboot, due to the insane advancements in CGI, as it is a sequal. Click below to read more of my review of Tron Legacy.
Tron Legacy takes place during present times, 20 some-odd years after the original movie was set to take place. Without giving too much of the movie away, Jeff Bridge’s plays two main roles in the movie, CLU (antagonist) and Kevin Flynn (protagonist). Flynn’s son ends up in the world of “the grid,” and reunites with his father. All of the stories that Flynn’s father told him when he was a child were true, much to his surprise. The movie follows these characters through a visually stunning world, in their quest to get back to the real world, as well chronicling their attempts to save it. The movie also uses flashbacks to help fill in the blanks for people who have never seen the original movie. One of the coolest things about this film was how Jeff Bridges’ CLU character is CGI’d to look 20 years younger. Really advanced technology (no sarcasm).
The 3d was outstanding. It wasn’t gimmicky and it actually added to the experience of the film. I read a review the other day that stated that the movie’s use of 2d in the real world, followed by 3d in the grid world is analogous to “the awakening” moment in The Wizard of Oz when color is first introduced into the film when Dorothy wakes up in Oz. Great analogy.
I would highly recommend this film to anyone. It might be a little hard to follow if you are not aware of the definitions of some of the computer and tech terms that they use in the film, but the visual aspect of the movie alone makes it worth going to see. For all the technophiles out there, you need to see this movie, immediately.
Written By: The Sherwinator