Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
The Game Has Changed.
Sam Flynn, the tech-savvy and daring son of Kevin Flynn, investigates his father's disappearance and is pulled into The Grid. With the help of a mysterious program named Quorra, Sam quests to stop evil dictator Clu from crossing into the real world.
I hated this movie when I saw it at the theatre. I liked it when I bought one more ticket a week later. I loved it when I re-watched it again yesterday.
The reason was, as it often is, mismatched expectations. The plot here was clearly written in BASIC with a lot of GO TO statements, and the actors feel as incompatible as various 8-bit platforms of the early 1980s. Someone once quipped, cynically, that the legacy of Tron: Legacy was only two things: a) the soundtrack and b) Olivia Wilde’s haircut.
There’s, however, so much more. Tron’s virtual world, made of glass and neon, is beautiful, meticulous, and enthralling. The visuals, the sound editing, the soundtrack all make it…
My pick for an upcoming "movies we have an irrational affection for" episode of Movies Now and Then
When I talk about Tron: Legacy, I often find myself jumping to the defensive, trying to respond to criticisms made against the film, but that's not what I want to do here. I'm a defensive guy and I can recognize that about myself, but I don't have any interest in explaining why the film's weaknesses don't bother me. Obviously they don't or I wouldn't be here watching it again for the second time in less than a month. I want to tell you why I love it.
First and foremost, I love it because it is a beautiful audio-visual experience. It's easy…
I keep coming back to this flick.
I've got love for you if you like this movie.
>: FLYNN LIVES
I can not even explain to you how much I love this movie. Sure, the young digital Jeff Bridges face is disgusting and the plot is god awful, but it's seriously one of the most beautiful movies I've ever seen. The lightcycle scene and Kevin Flynn's hideout are like my new porn. And don't even get me started on the soundtrack! Daft Punk have created a thing of beauty with that one. So turn off your brain and just enjoy the eye/eargasms.
An actively flawed and messy film in the digital age about the quest for perfection through a digital world (and more)..... but that's probably just one of the reasons I love it so much.
Not as lively in it's spirit/visuals as Speed Racer (nor as smart), but goes on a similar shelf nontheless.
Oh yeah, and the music is like, ridiculously good.
"Do you know Jules Verne?"
Rewatched for an upcoming podcast episode on movies we love more than everybody else seems to. Needed to make sure I still like it as much as I remembered.
I'm just so charmed with how earnest it is. It takes a very specific kind of big action special effects blockbuster to interrupt its plot in order to have a main character describe a sunrise, only to later double down on this overblown emotional beat by ending the movie with a callback to it, as if no one had ever used a sunrise to represent beauty before.
I'll give Tron: Legacy the full Screening Notes treatment soon (probably after the podcast), but if you're hungry for some fan love, check out this article I did a couple years ago about the differences and similarities between Legacy and the original Tron.
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A couple of decades after video game designer Kevin Flynn disappeared, his son is lured into a virtual world and finds out why he's been missing all these years. Belated sequel to Disney's 1982 technoflop curiously chooses to stick with everything that did not work in the original: a plot that manages to feel both derivative and muddled, non-existent character development and spectacular action sequences that please the eye but never stir any excitement. First-time director Kosinski does bring along his experience as a graphic designer and architect: irredeemably dull as an action movie, "Tron: Legacy" might have had some entertainment value as immersive 3D IMAX experience it was apparently designed to be.
Half of this rating is for Daft Punk and the other half is Cillian Murphy being in this for two minutes just because. Also, the visuals were really great.
So I just recently got a new 4K LG TV, stellar quality. Decided to pop in Blu-ray Tron Legacy. Super beautiful movie. Storyline is okay, CGI Lebowski is ehhh. But the set design and everything along those lines, amazing.
The main actor, is okay. I really don't enjoy the corny one-liners that they set him up with. I do have to keep in mind, this is a Disney movie. Movies that are directly from Disney always have pitfalls in either directing, script, or both. I think they def could have done way better on actors. Olivia Wilde acts like a child, which is annoying. I never really found her super attractive, but she was beautiful in this movie.
Not a great movie, but Jeff Bridges in full hippie mode is pretty great. Plus bonus points for the Daft Punk score.
It skews a bit older than my five and eight year old sons, but they had so much fun with the first TRON I didn't want to keep this from them. We watched the 2D version and I skipped over a few moments I thought would have been confronting or too violent, but once they remembered none of the people in the computer 'grid' were real, they were fine with the action.
This is the third time I've seen this film and I like it even more. Visually, this film has always won me over, but now that I've seen the first film, a few things make more sense (like Cillian Murphy as the son of the first film's villain),…
I saw this in theatres when it was released with my older brother because I was so pumped about Daft Punk doing the soundtrack, and the general appeal of the film's aesthetics.
I dug it then, and I dig it now.
I know I've seen the original TRON during an instance in my youth when I stayed up late one night and it was on some TV channel. I don't really remember though because it was so long ago and I more than likely fell asleep during it. I'm only mentioning this so it's obvious that I don't have any previous bias towards the TRON... legacy, lol.
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i feel like i pretend to like this more than i actually do
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