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.
"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.
It's not a great film, but it looks and sounds awesome, so I enjoy having it on. (Same review applies to the earlier Tron.)
I wasn't exactly a big fan of the original Tron movie, but I did enjoy it in the theatre back in '82. That was about it. Strange that the "franchise" or simply a sequel emerged nearly thirty years later.
Somehow, this long overdue sequel actually works. I don't remember much about the first Tron, but this one really packs a punch. It's dynamic, exciting, stirring, fun.... and both the visuals and music are great. The digital effects are truly out of this world and I suppose they are as impressive to us today as the '82 Tron was to us. Gotta say though... that soundtrack is very cool.
Bridges is good in all of his incarnations, and the other actors…
Tron: Legacy is somewhat frustrating movie. It has some epic fight sequences, and although the story and characters are better than the ones in Tron, I can't help but feel like more could have been done. In Tron, there were no characters at all, and the story was confusing. In Legacy, there are characters, but they're just really generic and it's hard to care about them. If there was more time dedicated to them and they were less generic, this movie could have been much better. What also sucks is that at times, it seems as if it's going to have an emotional moment, and it's work is cut out for itself, but it never takes those chances. The story…
This movie is beautiful and it's not even just because it stars Garrett hedlund, the most handsome man in the world
Incredible production design, backed by an impressive score by Daft Punk.
Unfortunately, TRON: Legacy's sleek, digital aesthetic is not enough to overcome its cliched dialogue, abundance of plot holes, and an uninspired performance by Garrett Hedlund.
Then there's Jeff Bridges, who pretty much plays The Dude 2.0, and CGI Jeff Bridges, who I cringe at just mentioning.
Vapid, stilted fun. This was a excellent movie to watch on cold medicine.
We all knew it was a hair too early for a fully CG Young Bridges, but they went for it anyway, and it looks like he walked straight out of 2001’s ‘Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within’.
Oh TRON: Legacy you kind of disappointing beast. In an age where CGI can create anything, Joseph Konsinski's directorial debut is a film that stands out as being truly stunning. What's more, the film sounds fantastic with a Daft Punk soundtrack which can't go unmentioned whenever the film is discussed. It's that combination that makes TRON: Legacy a rather beautiful little package.
How disappointing it is then that the story let's such a gorgeous production down. It starts off promisingly enough but after the first thrilling in-game sequence, everything very suddenly loses momentum and the plot takes a rather uninteresting turn. It's not unusual for a blockbuster to be more reliant on visuals than a solid script but it's especially…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
A couple months ago, my University seminar had blew up arguing about whether the film was good or not.
"I don't care what you say, man. The score is by Daft Punk. Original score by D.A.F.T.P.U.N.K.!" (for lack of italics)
I had one of those moments where you realize that, sometimes, Netflix has films on it. So I popped Tron: Legacy into the DVD player--... I mean, I pressed X on my controller. I had a slight feeling of anticipation, and "this is going to be cool." My surprise came when it delivered.
Now, nostalgia is not a new thing. This film attests to a lot of nostalgia for the 1982 film. Many of the sets and scenes are just…
The score is still the best part. Also, hippie dad Jeff Bridges.
All the films mentioned by name in Kim Newman's definitive encyclopedia of horror films, Nightmare Movies. Well worth a read.…