Fellow Geeks and Nerds… Tron has returned… Almost 30 years has passed since Disney’s tale of young computer hacker Kevin Flynn entering the world of the grid hit the screens. At the time the movie was applauded for its stunning state of the art graphics and unique plot concept.
Now the good news is that Disney has decided that to do a remake would be a bit pointless, building on the existing story base and developing Tron : Legacy. Legacy follows the story of Sam Flynn, son of Kevin, who after his fathers mysterious disappearance spends his life doing everything to disrupt ENCOM, the company that both provides his inheritance and source of questions to his fathers whereabouts.
One night he is encouraged to head back to Flynns, an arcade his father owned and worked from. At Flynn’s he discovers not only the edges of his fathers work, but a portal into the mysterious online world known as the Grid.
What Tron:Legacy promises the viewer is the same thing the first movie delivered. Great Special Effects, great environments and great movie elements. However up front the movie does not deliver award winning screenwriting, with awkward dialog and sometimes over technical jargon.
You will find a young Jeff Bridges (Flynn, Klu) and Bruce Boxletner (Tron) reprise their roles, even with dramatically youthed up CG versions of themselves. Bruce also fulfills a cameo role in the film as well, so there is a lot of nostalgia and attention to detail.
The music is… well… Possibly the best movie soundtrack this year. With the CG elements and the music this looks and sounds like the real thing. Its just stunning.
But lets just back the truck up a little here. There has been a lot of talk about what makes a DVD perfect, and there have been a number of DVD over the past year that have delivered a damn fine entertaining experience while not being able to tick all the boxes. Tron : Legacy is in my opinion one of those DVDs. Yes the dialog is clunky and some elements of the CG was noticeable. But I finished the DVD with a smile on my face.
Reviewed by: Urbankiwi