When’s it out? Out Now!
Who’s in it?
Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Michael Sheen, Bruce Boxleitner.
What’s it about?
Twenty years after his father’s mysterious disappearance, Kevin Flynn’s son Sam (Garrett Hedlund) is urged by an old family friend to investigate a mysterious message that has been recently broadcast from Flynn Snr’s dusty old videogame arcade. After discovering a concealed computer laboratory there, Sam is accidentally sucked into the virtual computer world known only as the ‘Grid’
Star of the show?
It’s the special effects without any shadow of a doubt. The fact that Tron: Legacy was nominated for one solitary Academy Award this year – in the category of Sound Editing – is comprehensive proof that there’s no justice in this world. It isn’t just that the effects are state-of-the-art and consistently eye-popping, it’s that they’re so well realised and so faultlessly implemented that you end up getting sucked into its vivid world to a frankly mind-boggling degree. There are no glitchy moments that look a bit half-baked, there is no dud CGI… the whole thing is a masterpiece of perpetual visual coherence. With that said, the CGI Jeff Bridges looks far, far more unsettling than he probably should do.
Some may argue that Inception already took the cake last year but for us, Tron: Legacy makes for the hands-down best looking (and sounding) Blu-Ray experience currently available. The film may have a bit of a flabby mid-section and may not make a whole lot of sense overall, but it’s thoroughly entertaining for the vast majority of its running time, and the action scenes (in particular) are expertly crafted and tub-thumpingly exciting. Tron: Legacy is also a refreshingly unusual film, and definitely not just one for the fanatical devotees of the first film.
Hit or miss?
Hit. And if you’re lifelong a fan of the original, surely one of the best films of 2010.
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