TRON Legacy review

Connor Vail

In 1982, the cult classic TRON was released, it created reality in a digital world; a world that was quite revolutionary. Thirty years ago it was cutting edge for people to live in a digital reality. In 2011, Disney made a sequel to TRON; that’s quite a wait for a sequel.

Before I saw the movie, I thought that TRON Legacy was a reboot of the 1982 movie and not a complete sequel. The movie is a sci-fi story about Sam Flynn, the tech-savvy twenty seven-year-old son of Kevin Flynn from the first TRON movie. Sam looks into his father’s disappearance and he finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 20 years.

I saw the movie it was in 3D and it was filmed in an interesting way. The first part of the movie was in 2D and Sam was in the real world. When he entered the TRON universe or the Grid, as it was called in the movie, it was filmed in 3D. The plot was rather simple and easy to follow. The story had some twists, but many of them I didn’t get until I asked my friend to clarify them for me.

The one thing that stood out was how the Grid looked. The replica city in the Grid was lit with glowing streaks of luminescent lights. The inhabitants called Programs, wore clothing with the same glowing streaks and many of the vehicles had the same streaks too. Also, the music reminded me of techno club music, which is one of my favorite types of music. There was a lot of action, either in a kung fu style “disc battle” or an epic light cycle, car or plane chase. The only two things I didn’t like were the predictable storyline and sometimes characters in the movie that did things without any explanation or reason to it. However it was great eye candy, so I give it a 3 out of 5.

If you have seen it as well, share your opinion.

by Connor Vail