In 1982, Walt Disney Pictures released a movie called “Tron”. It was a revolution in film history as it was the first motion picture to incorporate computer graphics. And even though the movie flopped upon release, it has gained a cult status and many of the fans have wanted a sequel. With “Tron Legacy”, we do get a sequel, just not worth expectations. This movie is impressive to look at, but everything else gets deleted along the way.
The story has Kevin Flynn’s son Sam going into the digital world of The Grid. Sam got there because he hasn’t seen his father in nearly 20 years. Once Sam eventually finds his dad, the father and son team must work on defeating his father’s computer generated clone from taking over the world. Also, Sam wants his dad to come home, that way, they can be a family again.
“Tron Legacy” does not live up to the hype it has created. The story felt a little confusing at times, and there was overacting throughout the entire film. Also, the movie had a very slow pace making me feel that it was going on forever. But the real problem that I had with the film was that it didn’t feel like a true sequel. Most of the time, it felt like a remake more than a sequel. There were some parts that made the movie feel like a sequel, but it was basically an attempt to reboot the franchise and that’s all.
Now with that being said, was there anything good about the movie? Well, actually there was. The music fits nice with the electronic environment, and the acting wasn’t too shabby as well. But where this movie really shines is in the visual department. You take one look of the world of The Grid, and you could see that the digital effect artists worked really hard on creating this habitat. But that’s the only thing the movie has going for itself, other than that, it’s your average science-fiction action movie.
Overall, “Tron Legacy” is a great film to look at, but it fails to bring the original movie towards a newer audience. Sure the technology has greatly changed, but without any emphasis on the story, it’s just your average film.