Tron - Legacy 2010

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Sam Flynn, the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn, looks into his father's disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 25 years. Along with Kevin's loyal confidant, father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.

Starring:
Beau Garrett, Garrett Hedlund
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature parental_guidance
Runtime 2 hours 7 minutes
Starring Beau Garrett, Garrett Hedlund, Jeff Bridges, John Hurt, Bruce Boxleitner, Michael Sheen, Olivia Wilde, Serinda Swan, James Frain, Brandon Jay McLaren
Director Joseph Kosinski
Genres Science Fiction
Studio WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 18 April 2011
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature parental_guidance
Runtime 2 hours 7 minutes
Starring Beau Garrett, Garrett Hedlund, Jeff Bridges, John Hurt, Bruce Boxleitner, Michael Sheen, Olivia Wilde, Serinda Swan, James Frain, Brandon Jay McLaren
Director Joseph Kosinski
Genres Science Fiction
Studio WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 18 April 2011
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature parental_guidance
Runtime 2 hours 7 minutes
Starring Beau Garrett, Garrett Hedlund, Jeff Bridges, John Hurt, Bruce Boxleitner, Michael Sheen, Olivia Wilde, Serinda Swan, James Frain, Brandon Jay McLaren
Director Joseph Kosinski
Genres Science Fiction
Studio WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release Not currently released
Main languages English

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4.0 out of 5 stars

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Steven TOP 500 REVIEWER on 16 July 2013
Format: DVD
This highly sylised reboot sees Flynn's gravel voiced offspring sucked into cyberspace on a quest to find his dad. The wonderful visuals and a thundering score take precident over a lukewarm script which goes to the enth degree to explain its own pseudo science but is far less capable at entertaining the viewer. Flynn seems to have morphed into Jesus and a series of exposition segments try to explain how the current cyber world of Tron came to be. Olivia Wilde decorates the stunning vista and the action segments are thrilling at times but there isn't nearly enough substance to the script. The action comes to a crashing halt during the climax when all seems lost before Flynn effortlessly dispatches Clu without any explanation as to how he did it, or why, after his years away, he decides to sacrifice himself at the last moment. Stunning to look at, not much to think about, and what there is doesn't make an awful lot of sense. I will watch this again in the hope that I missed something and will update my review accordingly.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 100 REVIEWER on 14 Sept. 2013
Format: DVD
If you missed the first movie, don't worry, Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) tells us the plot in the beginning as he describes things to his son, a skeptic of his world. Dad goes missing. The company is taken over by the "evil" partner who actually wants to sell software than give it away, which on the surface is a better business model, but in this movie it is a terrible evil. Years later Sam Flynn, the son (Garrett Hedlund) discovers his father's secret lab and accidentally crosses over into Tron land. The reason why we watched the first movie was because of the graphics. No one really cared as much about the plot as we did the cycle races.

During said cycle races, Sam is rescued by a girl Quorra (Olivia Wilde) in a Batmobile and is taken to see his real father. Quorra has the ability to wear her hair slanted to either the right of left (shades of Tina Majorino in Napoleon Dynamite!)

Like the first movie, the graphics are great (amazing what a little strip lighting will do) and the acting was bland as was the plot. The plot is at times metaphoric. The user, or program creator (humans) are gods. Sam is the son of god and is also a god. The programs want to revolt against the gods and take over their world. Meanwhile Jeff Bridges has discovered ummm, bio digital isos that will change the world. The plot is overwhelmed by the graphics.

The movie is more about Clu than Tron, but "Clu" movies seem to bomb.

The film is programed for the younger crowd.
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33 of 37 people found the following review helpful By E. Steele on 1 Jan. 2012
Format: DVD
The original Tron was a fun fantasy film made around the same time as Disney was getting dark with pics like The Black Hole. It seemed like a good idea to visualize computer games as little people running around inside your PC. And it was fun. But Tron Legacy rachets this up to a whole new level. I admit I was cynical when I first saw the trailer. I almost didn't go to see the movie. Boy, was I glad I did. This film is stunning. Although I watched it in headache-inducing 3D, this couldn't detract from the awesome visuals, the ubercoolness of the production design, the incredible action set-pieces, and several very fine performance, most notably from Olivia Wilde as the fun-loving compuer program and Michael Sheen's David Bowie impersonation, which almost steals the show from the SFX crew. The brilliant score by Daft Punk is set to become a classic. And this in an age when the power of movie music has all but forgotten. Yes, Tron Legacy is a blockbuster in every sense. Even the script has a wonderful emotional core - that of father/son love and brotherly jealousy. Bridges is, of course, great as always as both Flynn and CLU. So my advice is ignore all the reviews and see it for yourself! If only all summer movies had as much heart, style and power as Tron Legacy, what a wondeful world it would be!
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Bruce TOP 500 REVIEWER on 26 April 2011
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I did like the original Tron in the cinema. It was always a fantasy that is appealing to gamers and this one is even more about technology and losing yourself in it. So it seems ideally suited to using immersive 3D, as a way of showing the new world that has been created.

I watched this using 3D glasses and Panasonic TX-P42GT20B 42-inch Widescreen 3D Plasma TV looking for a demonstration of how 3D can be used creatively and it took a bit of time to get going. It opens with a long sequence of 2D set-up and you feel a bit silly wearing the glasses for no reason, as it is obvious that the 3D is going to kick in when the young Flynn enters the digital world.

Having said that - the effect is stunning, although mostly giving you depth, it does make the world seem even more clean and digital - you see impossible things happen to the physics of the world - as when the initial combat literally turns upside down and it feels truly weird in 3D, in a way that is not captured in 2D.

The picture quality on this transfer is stunning and the 3D effects are as sharp as everything else and amongst the best I have seen! What also strikes you is the thunderous soundtrack from Daft Punk. I was watching this using Philips HTS5560/12 Full 3D HD Blu Ray 5.1 Home Cinema System - 1000W and it was truly earth-shaking - which all addes to the "immersive" experience from this disc.

I think for sheer cinematography and sound - this deserves the highest praise and more stars than I can give.
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