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…
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.
I have a real soft spot for the original Tron. The story might be weak and the film has some major pacing issues but I can't fail but to be transported back to a time when I first saw the film and how it's pioneering visuals transfixed me as a child. Unfortunately the older I become the harder I find it to look beyond a films major failings and to just be transported to a fantastical place. It does happen sometimes, Speed Racer being a good example, but sadly, try as I might, I was unable to see Tron Legacy through the eyes of my seven year old self.
The film does get some things very well. The Daft Punk…
When I first saw the shaky-cam YouTube video featuring 6,500 geeks roaring their guts out with delight and surprise as the TR2N (as it was then known) trailer unexpectedly played at the end of a Disney Comic-Con panel in 2008, I actually started crying. A deep nostalgic wound opened up - I remembered bunking off school to go and see Tron at the cinema with my dad. I remembered feeling hot tears when I accidently broke my replica light cycle in the playground. I remembered lying in bed at night, pulling my Tron duvet (which I still own) up around my ears as if trying to escape into its virtual world, while it muffled the sound of my parents arguing…
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Another film I have no idea why I haven't seen before. This is probably one of the most visually stunning films I've ever seen. Every scene conjures up something new to marvel at. The effects are also in a different league to nearly everything else out there - the lightcycle battle being a brilliant example of this. The cinematography also helps to make this one of the most thrilling films there is. Add in a top-class soundtrack, and what you have is one hell of a film.
I cannot past judgment on this film because I have not seen the original but I will just say it never really pulled me in. The futuristic world, sleek images, and soundtrack created a pleasing composition. However, the film's plot never interested me much. If you want some sci-fi entertainment though it is good.
I bought this because it had supposedly got great sound and visuals. But a useless plot. That's not a bad description really.
I actually enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. the first half an hour or so is pretty exciting stuff. The highlight has to be the light cycle battle which is accompanied by some stunningly low key music by Daft Punk. Not at all what I was expecting from them. It makes the scene way better than if standard issue techno had been employed.
Then everything slows down dramatically in the middle for some serious exposition. It got so dull that I started making rude shapes out of onion rings and Frazzles. I giggled like…
I was so excited for this movie, the trailer led made me think it was going to be so awesome. While the graphics and effect were awesome it was just all flash and substance.
I enjoy this film more each time I've seen it. This was my 3rd viewing.
The Daft Punk soundtrack is perfect. The visuals are amazing. Flynn is The (Future) Dude.
Completely worked for me. A visual and aural feast, it manages to add something worthy to the cult of Tron. You'd think 28 years is too big a gulf to make that happen, but the story was solid, the acting was fine, the Daft Punk score was rockin', and overall it left me wanting to see more of the story. I'll be rewatching this soon, I'm sure. Here's to hoping we see TR3N in the near future!
This film seems determined to test the question of whether you should remake the film you want to build on or just make a sequel and trust people will remember what happened in a film made 30 years previous.
There are decent elements here but the characters are so poorly developed and the story has so much to get through that you find yourself at the end both surprised the film is already over and exhausted from trying to keep up with everything going on.
What this movie lacks, it mostly makes up for with the INCREDIBLE Daft Punk score.
Still one of my favorite films of all time. Love me some Tron Legacy.
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