Joseph Kosinski directs the sequel to the 1982 film “Tron”, which has been hyped up for years now. The film returns some familiar faces from the original including Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner, both reprise their original roles. Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) is the son of a famous software engineer, Kevin Flynn (Bridges) who goes missing for twenty years with no trace or clue of where he went. Sam digs around his father’s old arcade to find a secret passage and is unknowingly sent into a virtual world called the Grid. Sam meets up with his father and his father’s apprentice Quorra (Olivia Wilde) and learns that there is a program named Clu who has taken over and he along with his father and Quorra must stop him.
This movie received a lot of buzz and really over-advertised to the point where people got tired of it; I went in with no real expectations and that’s why I wasn’t really disappointed. The film really had nothing to do at all with the first film except for some characters and stuff, and Tron is only in the name because of it being a sequel not because of the character. Once the film transitions into the virtual world the dialogue gets worse and causes the film to get really boring when it’s all talking, mostly because they try to make everything they say so damn complex.
There are good things about this film, the soundtrack by Daft Punk was great and the action sequences are really cool but it just strayed too far away from the original and tried to over-complicate everything, also Jeff Bridges was a little annoying because he would every smart comment by saying “Man” or “Radical”, sorry Jeff Bridges but not quite your best performance.
I think that this is a fun film to check out and I recommend it if you want to watch a decent action flick. The 3-D wasn’t anything special so I’d save money and choose the 2-D version, but if you don’t see it, don’t worry, it’s just a 2 hour long rave with glowing lights and loud techno music.