Excerpt: Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), the son of videogame developer Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), is left as the uninterested heir to his father's corporation after the elder Flynn's disappearance twenty years earlier. Following a mysterious signal, Sam finds himself pulled into the same computer world that has trapped his father.
Excerpt: The thing about nostalgia is, it's pointless. In and of itself that's not the end of the world, except that nostalgia is often pointless in an insidious manner, sneaking up on the story it's been transplanted onto and strangling the life out of it like a creeper vine. Images and phrases and even whole characters and plots--repeated because of their nostalgia value--are separated from their original meaning and given no new meaning to build a story off of.
Excerpt: The original Tron was a showcase of the latest technologies in animation, film compositing and computer based effects. For the franchise's return nearly 30 years later, Tron Legacy continues this visually innovative tradition. Visually, Tron Legacy stands with Avatar as the best 3D experience money can buy.
Excerpt: When you think about it, Tron Legacy has the same narrative arc as the original film from 1982. Someone is sucked into this digital world known as The Grid, they’re forced into service as a combatant of “the games,” they hook up with some rebels via a light cycle race, and begin a mad dash to the central location… aboard the exact same ship from the original.
Excerpt: The late '70s and early '80s were a dark time for the Disney Corporation. Sure, they made some good films ( Robin Hood and Freaky Friday come to mind), but in that dark time, their leader Walt Disney was still only a decade dead, and video hadn't come along yet to allow the company to leverage its catalog of classic animated films.
Conclusion: This is clearly the definitive version for any 'Tron' fan. You get four ways to watch 'Tron: Legacy' and you also get the original 'Tron' for the first time on Blu-ray! Aside from the two highly entertaining movies, this five disc pack includes numerous bonus features, especially for the original film!
Summary: In there is our destiny. In 2011, Tron might look more than antiquated. Released at a time when the merging of computer effects and cinema was only in the beginning stages, the film might have visually dazzled a few decades ago but to say it looks rough by today's standards is indisputable.
Excerpt: Messing with My Zen Thing The Film TRON may not have been a box office bonanza for Disney in 1982, but you have to give them credit for trying. The film was silly, but it captured the imagination of a new generation of dweeb truants; kids who skipped school to hang out in arcades -- we were the first and true generation of gamers, unlike the posers who hold that mantle today.