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: If this week's already crowded release calendar reveals anything, it's that Disney is officially in love with the Tron franchise. Grid-hoppers have a variety of options to chose from: standalone versions of Steven Lisberger's Tron , Joseph Kosinski's Tron: Legacy , and Tron: Legacy 3D , a 5-disc 2-movie catchall collection , an exclusive Tron: Legacy pack from Walmart (with a die cast Light Cycle) and, of course, the much-discussed Limited Edition set currently hovering...
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!
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.
Conclusion: Tron: Legacy is many things to many people. Some find it to be utterly thrilling, others find it to be effects-driven drivel. Me? I enjoyed it, more so on Blu-ray than I did in the theater (in 3D, no less). It isn't a perfect sequel and it isn't a perfect film, but its notable performances, overwhelming visuals, outstanding Daft Punk score and fairly compelling story help it weather the worst of its narrative storms. Disney's Blu-ray release is another matter entirely.
Excerpt: A surefire winner of this or any other year's Most Belated Sequel award, should such a thing exist (and given the volume of franchises these days, it can't be too far away), Tron: Legacy arrives a hefty 28 years after the cult original crashed at the box office in the golden summer of 1982.
Summary: Sam Flynn looks into his father's disappearance and finds himself pulled into the digital world of TRON, where his father has been living for 25 years. Along with loyal confidant Quorra, father and son embark on a journey of escape across a visually stunning universe that has become exceedingly advanced and dangerous.
Excerpt: In Tron: Legacy we find Kevin Flynn, hacker-turned-digital God, learning that the perfect computer world he has created can come with unexpected consequences. It's sleek and shiny and fun to occupy and look at, but the people and programs who spend too much time there wind up yearning for the tangible things in the real world above, sick of pixels and aching to see a real, live sunset. You can see where I'm going with this, right?