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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
Amazing But Had More Potential
By Marcus Harmon
This is the sequel to the original film released in 1982. I must say this film has truly stepped up in terms of visuals. Tron Legacy is a stunning computer graphics adventure. Unfortunately, viewers will get the feeling that the film is missing something.
The film's synopsis is rather disappointing and could have been better. The plot takes place after the original film. If you have not seen it, do not worry because the events that take place are not necessary to know what is going on. At the same time, it would have been better if the film had not try to stay close to the original. The plot is trying to explain what happened in a gap of nearly 20 years (between the first film and this one). As it attempts to explains, it weakens the plot. It is hard not to notice because the film tries so hard to explain the history of Tron while having various inconsistencies. On the other hand, the characters that bring livelihood into the original has returned. The concept of a going inside the world of computers is truly amazing and makes the film a fantastic adventure.
The best part is the special effects. Since the setting of most of the film is inside a computer world, the special effects illustrate the vividness of the realm. Even though this world is only numbers, Disney wows people with the power of imagination and makes viewers wish they were there. The only disappointing thing is CGI Jeff Bridges. It can be easily seen throughout the film which is the real actor himself and a computer generated young version of himself. The computer graphics are amazing in HD. Unlike other films that rely heaving on CGI, this film's special effects is a core element in making it artwork.
Another awesome element is the music. The soundtrack by Daft Punk makes the audience feel like they are in this world described in the film. Daft Punk did an excellent job of creating music that follows the mood of the films from action scenes to dramatic and sentimental moments. Like special effects, the music does an good job at bringing viewers into this world of computer programs.
Overall, Tron Legacy will most definitely bring your imagination to life and make you want to wish you were a character in this film. On the other hand, Disney could have done better with the plot that was too afraid to leave the film's origins. It succeed in what the previous film could not,special effects, but sacrificed a potentially good plot to fabricate a history lesson that is not necessary of viewers to know.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
Worth the time to watch if you saw the original Tron.
If you're a fan of "techy" things and movies with a decent plot, this is pretty good. I gave it 4 stars mainly because it was an interesting follow-up to the original Tron which was a very good movie, especially for its time. The plot is ok, the special effects were great, especially because they were in line with the original, but the main actor was lacking. Bridges did a good job reviving his role. It's a good flick to pass some time, more so if you saw the original.
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A Great Sequel To A Classic 80's Movie
Being a great fan of the first Tron movie I was happy to see that they finally made a sequel to that movie, and while some have said that the movie lacked any real action or story I still feel that many people will get a great deal of enjoyment and entertainment from watching this movie. The Effects and scenery were incredible as well as the soundtrack for the movie, and for us fans who remember the Light cycles and disc combat those too have been vastly improved with this movie as well. I'm glad that they got Jeff Bridges to do his character of Flynn again though it is sad that Bruce Boxleitner just got a cameo role in this sequel. So if you've already seen the first movie than this one is a definite must have and if you're still undecided than check a few clips and trailers those I'm sure will more than help you make you choice...