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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Audiovisual feast, perhaps more if you were a fan of TRON before this release.
Largely carried by the soundtrack. I've listened to the score countless times but 2 viewings is enough for this one.
Even if you're not a fan of Tron like I am, watch this for the great story, amazing visuals and, of course, Daft Punk's BAD-ASS soundtrack! It's all worth it!
Tron Legacy is a more entertaining experience than it has any right to be, combining nostalgia, special effects, music and 21st-century aesthetics to form a picture that evokes a warm emotional response despite a very cool aural and visual landscape.
Tron (1982) engaged my sense of wonder when I first saw it as an impressionable 13 year old. Who wouldn't want to explore the hidden world inside computers, alive with sentient programs and a deadly "game grid" where our harmless arcade pastimes become all-too-real gladiatorial contests for the hapless software slaves? It was a brilliant concept that evoked the spirit of the times; for the generation that grew up surrounded by rapidly evolving computers, Tron reflected our growing fascination with…
"Sam, you're really—you're messing with my Zen thing, man."
The plot may be strictly by-the-numbers, but I really enjoy this movie. From its soundtrack, to its lack of colour variation, to the subtle aspect ratio changes, this movie is one heck of a ride. Probably one of the best CGI-fests you're going to experience.
Biggest problem is that, with all the stunning visuals inside the Grid, they couldn't de-age old actors without making them look like they came straight out of a cutscene from a PS3 game.
When you think of a video-game based movie, chances are you think of the "Super Mario Bros." movie, any Uve Boll film, or even the fast and furious franchise. Tron, on the other hand, is a game about racing light pieces, and while I haven't seen the first one as of now, this film isn't that bad. For starters, the film looks great. The set pieces are gorgeous. From the club to the arena, the movie is created to be a gorgeous, well-shot film. With this said, that's the only outstanding thing I can say about this otherwise-bland movie. The cast is outstanding, but the performances are mediocre. Not terrible, but not amazing. The plot is slow, uneven, and ok…
Yes though I wish they would use more colors
Um longo videoclipe de 2 horas. É divertido e bacana, mas tem uma história com um nível de complexidade que me lembra das histórias que costumava criar na minha pré-adolescência. O visual do filme é incrível, atualizando o universo do primeiro filme feito com uma tecnologia 3D rudimentar que em sua época era inovadora. Em muitos aspectos, este filme parece um remake do filme de 1982, pois a estrutura do roteiro é a mesma. Não dá para dizer, como muitos por aí, que o primeiro filme é melhor, pois ali havia a mesma superficialidade no roteiro. Superficialidade evidenciada nesta continuação pela cena em que o protagonista descobre no mundo virtual uma biblioteca cheia de livros clássicos, incluindo nomes como Tolstoi…
Ever since I saw this in cinemas I have wanted to watch it again. Five years later I finally got around to it. I must have bought the blu-ray about a year ago and for some reason only got 20 minutes into the film. Maybe I was more concerned with the special features. But recently I found the 3D version affordable and added that to my collection. And what a stunningly beautiful film this is. It has to be one of the best looking films ever made. I can't think of another film that would be a better definition of 'slick' than this. There's films that come along that have some great memorable shots, but there are very few that…
"Biodigital jazz, man."
Every character in every movie should be replaced with CGI Jeff Bridges.
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