Thursday, December 30, 2010

Tron Legacy

Well I was finally able to see Tron Legacy last night with my Padawan Troy. I drove out to his neck of the woods, Long Beach. Before Tron I had Chick-fil-A for the first time.. it was okay. I think my friends hyped it up so much I was expecting so much more.. I mean it's chicken on a bun with butter.

Anyways we saw Tron in 2D, as I was told many times that the 3D doesn't really enhance the film and isn't worth the extra money you have to pay... so 2D it was.

I saw the original Tron in a drive in double feature with Star Trek The Motion Picture back in the day. I feel asleep with Star Trek but was totally enveloped in the world of Tron and loved it... I was 12. Because I waited a few weeks to see this I have been hearing other peoples reviews of this movie.. beautiful special effects, horrible story.. blah blah blah. So my quick review.. I LOVED IT!!!!

I thought the SFX were incredible, my favor was the light cycle battle.. OMG.. the double level track was pure genius. I thought the Clu (Young Jeff Bridges) was done really well. There were a few times I could tell it was altered (CG'd) but for the most part it looked like a younger Jeff Bridges. I was excited to see Tron (Bruce Boxleitner) back and even see a younger version of him as well. I liked Corra, I liked that she was different from the users and programs.. and that she was last of her kind. I liked the ladies in white, Gem was one of them, very cool scene when Sam first goes into the Grid and they dress him.. that was pretty cool.

Now for the story, I'm not sure what everyone is complaining about.. the story made since to me, it's not complicated, it's a simple story from point A to point B. I didn't expect it to be deep.. I mean it's Tron. I enjoyed it very much.

Some people are complaining about the end but I thought it was a cool ending and even leaves it open for another sequel. I like that we see Tron dropping into the ocean and changing colors from bad (red) to good (blue) and not derezing.

The one thing I loved about the movie is that the world felt exactly the same as the first Tron movie. I mean the CG is updated and the costumes were tweaked a bit as were the vehicles but in essences it was the same Tron that I watched when I was a 12 year old kid... I can't wait to see it again.


  1. Dude, I don't know who told you that the 3D was unnecessary. This film was designed to be seen in 3D and it really is composed very well. It treats the 3D like the way The Wizard Of Oz treated color. The real world is primarily in 2D (with some 3D transitions) and the computer world is in 3D.

    It was also designed for IMAX. I've only seen the film in IMAX 3D so far because that is the way the filmmakers wanted it to be seen.

    Do yourself a favor and go to The Rave (fka The Bridge) and see it in IMAX 3D. I may be going again this weekend if a friend stops being sick. Let me know if you want to join me.

  2. Totally agree with you Kenny. I saw it in 3D (not IMAX) and didn't see the point but my local cinema doesn't charge extra for 3D so I didn't lose out.

    I also don't know what the complaints were about. I didn't see anything wrong with the story or the ending and I'll be the first to call out a film for spending all their budget on special effects and not enough (or too much) on script development. I didn't enjoy Clash Of The Titans or Prince Of Persia as much as I expected to for that reason but Tron was exactly what I wanted. Tron's change of heart was a bit too sudden but other than that it was a fine story and a great film.