Monday, 20 December 2010

TRON: Legacy Review (Updated)













TRON: Legacy


R
elease Date: 16th December 2010 - Australia


Production Companies
Walt Disney Pictures
Sean Bailey Productions
LivePlanet

Distribution
Walt Disney Studios Motion
Pictures Australia


Genre: Sci-Fi

Rating: PG

Runtime: 125 minutes


Budget: $170,000,000

Box Office Gross: $400,062,763
(Worldwide)


Plot Summary
TRON: LEGACY is a 3D 
actionpacked adventure 
set in a digital world unlike 
anything captured on the 
big screen. Sam Flynn, a
rebellious 27-year-old, is 
haunted by the mysterious 
disappearance of his father 
Kevin Flynn, a man once
known as the world's leading 
video-game developer. When
Sam investigates a strange 
signal sent from the 
abandoned Flynn's Arcade 
that could have only come 
from his father he finds 
himself pulled into a world 
where Kevin has been 
trapped for 20 years. With 
the help of the fearless 
warrior Quorra, father and
son embark on a life-or-death
journey across a visually-
stunning digital universe -
created by Kevin himself -
which has become far more
advanced with never-before-
imagined vehicles, weapons,
and landscapes and a
ruthless villain who will stop
at nothing to prevent their
escape.


Cast
Jeff Bridges – Kevin Flynn/
C.L.U.
Garrett Hedlund – Sam Flynn
Bruce Boxleitner – Alan Bradley/Tron
Michael Sheen – Castor
Olivia Wilde – Quorra
James Frain – Jarvis
Beau Garrett – Gem
Yaya DaCosta, Serinda 
Swan & Elizabeth Mathis – 
The Sirens
Anis Cheurfa – Rinzler
Jeffrey Nordling – Richard Mackey
Cillian Murphy – Edward Dillinger Jr. (Uncredited)
Daft Punk – Masked DJs (Cameo)
Steven Lisberger – Bartender (Cameo)

Crew
Director – Joseph Kosinski
Based on Characters/
Producer – Steven Lisberger
Based on Characters – 
Bonnie MacBird
Story/Writers – Adam 
Horowitz & Ed Kitsis
Story – Brian Klugman & Lee Sternthal
Executive Producer – Donald Kushner
Producers – Sean Bailey & Jeffrey Silver
Unit Production Manager/Associate/Co-Producer  
Justin Greene
Co-Producer – Justin Springer
Co-Producer/Visual Effects Producer – Steve Gaub
Production Designer – Darren Gilford
Vehicle Concept Designer – Daniel Simon
Special Makeup Effects Designer Bill Terezakis
Costume Designer – Michael Wilkinson
Co-Costume Designer – Christine Bieselin Clark
Cinematography – Claudio Miranda
Special Effects Supervisor Alex Burdett
Visual Effects Supervisor – Eric Barba
Head of Animation – Steve Preeg 
Film Editor – James Haygood
Sound Designers – Christopher Boyes & Steve Boeddeker
Sound Effects Design and Synthesis: for TRON – Frank Serafine
Music – Daft Punk


Review
Despite the fact that TRON: LEGACY not only lives up to the first TRON movie (click here), but is much better than the classic and is a nostalgia-reviving sequel. I'm glad that two of the old actors from the predecessor Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner have returned to the sequel and it's also good to see the return of its creator and original director Steven Lisberger who is now the producer of this latest movie. I praise everything on the film which includes the direction of Joe Kosinski who did an excellent job of bringing TRON back to the screen as well as the entire film being released in two versions which include 2D and 3D which I liked the latter better, added two new vehicles which include the Light-runner and Light-jets, the acting of Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde and Martin Sheen.

The amazing electronic musical score by Daft Punk and best of all, its awesome CGI visuals which is the key production point of the film that includes making the Light Cycles and Recognizers to look updated and realistic and made the aforementioned Bridges to look younger for the performance of the main villain Clu.

This review marks the tradition for being my very first review blogged under my site of FilmGuruLad. After all my years of watching the original movie so many times, now TRON: LEGACY is the favourite of all audiences and targets a new generation who have yet to experience the excitement of TRON.

Star rating: (5/5) Best Movie Ever


3 comments:

  1. Another review, which I completely agree. It easily ranks in my Top 50 favorite movies. One of Disney's few great live action movies.

    -James

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  2. This film has atmosphere and the music does a lot to increase the mood - even if I think the plot could have been better I would still have watched it for the atmosphere ceated and the most excellent end of line score with the beautiful sexy futuristic Serinda Swan.
    Blade Runner is still near the top though for atmosphere with an exciting plot.
    Would like to see Tron 3 :) - if they ever make it!

    The original Tron had me hooked so could never give this film a thumbs down. Good review!

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    1. I've thought of the same thing for TRON 3 and yes the plot isn't great. The film does have its moments and even with the atmosphere, visuals and music. I still like it a lot!

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