Monday, April 25, 2011


I've been waiting to see Tron Legacy for a while.

The original was a film that really hit the spot with me as a computer obsessed youngster, so how would the sequel measure up? Well, the visuals were as stylish as ever although there was not a great deal of variety - if you've seen the trailer, you've seen pretty much everything on offer. The score by Daft Punk was excellent, building on the original in fresh and unexpected ways. However, here endeth the good stuff.

The story was an incoherent mess - it made no sense whatsoever and the plot moved at the speed of a glacial snail in between some occasionally thrilling action scenes with the obligatory light cycles and disc throwing bits. Jeff Bridges went from channeling the Dude from the Big Lebowski into Gandalf for no readily apparent reason, Garrett Hedlund (who?) as Sam Flynn was a total charisma vacuum but the real stinker was an awesomely misjudged cameo role from Michael Sheen as a sleazy night club owner (virtual reality needs nightclubs? OK, if you say so ...)


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