I have Asperger's syndrome. I feel broken. I don't know how much of this I can take. I'm a failure.…
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.
"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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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.
Visually astonishing with an awesome score from Daft Punk, but ultimately forgettable in story and character.
A visual experience, although not so much to say about the plot and story elements; it didn't make a lot of sense, even for a fictional movie.
I remember when this came out and all anyone could talk about was awful CGI Jeff Bridges looked (and like. I agree.) but where were they when the horror that is CGI Robert Downey Jr. happened
Una aventura genial en un mundo diferente y extravagante. Aunque después de la escena en el bar #daftpunkcameo gana tres hoyos en la trama, es una historia padre y con efectos que aun se defiende al día de hoy. Sorprendente mente el primer filme de Joseph Kosinski y es una película bastante entretenida.
Tron had impressive visuals for its time - that is its legacy. This films visuals drove me to complete boredom (although that isn't my main problem)
My problems with this film -
- Found plot very uninteresting
- Disliked main characters
What I liked -
- Daft Punk's musical score
i'm gonna heck daft punk
Watched this in programming class. The CGI is great, but it's so empty.
Yeah the story is pretty generic but damn if I don't get swept away from the visuals and music. Just about every technical aspect of this film is astounding. So it has its problems, but I love it anyway.
A rather predictable update of the stylish (and blandly-written) original. It's far more impressive to look at, but the narrative's just as dumb. We get three times the Jeff Bridges: classic Dude Bridges, creepy youth-infused CGI Bridges, and an unfortunate young actor who was quite obviously cast by some writer saying "hey guys, what if Jeff Bridges' character had a son and he was kind of like Jeff Bridges, only twice as hot and half as charming?"
Olivia Wilde does an okay job playing a totally useless character who goes from "whoa you mean to tell me that badass dude is a LADY????" to "clueless fearful support character" in less than 30 minutes.
In one scene, Michael Sheen plays a…
times when rotten tomatoes' critics scores were wrong. OBJECTIVELY wrong (lmao jk).
i only just noticed every poster…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!