Sam Flynn is the tech-savvy orphaned son of the computer programmer who both created and was abducted by his videogame ‘The Grid’. When pulled into the same cybersphere as his father, Sam goes on a quest to stop the evil Clu from taking control of the world.
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I don't know what the haters are on about, this movies is damn near visionary. Joseph Kosinski's direction is stylish and visionary, and marries well with Daft Punk's addictive soundtrack. C.L.U. showing up with a young Jeff Bridges face has an uncanny valley whiff to it, but otherwise this film has one of the most spectacular CGI worlds ever created.
Call me tasteless, but I was highly entertained throughout the whole film. The amazing graphics, Daft Punk's flawless soundtrack, Olivia Wilde, and two Jeff Bridges sure make up for the cliched dialog and flat storyline.
the grid as the map and the territory for a new conception of the spiritual in the rules of science and the demarcation of frontiers. takes the primordial soup of the first film and unfurls a gnosis in signs and in wonders. visually sumptuous, this work elides cinemascope and nickelodeons and the quantum. what gives rise to consciousness and homomorphisms? when all we are and all that is is code, can we know God?
It was a hard task. To reinvent the universe of Tron. And probably, the failure of this film was to succeed in this. Tron was reinvented, indeed. What happened to be a fortunate coincidence of ingredients, that separately would not produce a good movie, did bring about an alien piece in 1982, that intrigues and entertains. In 2014, you take away some ingredients and add singularity. And it's quite boring. Pretty.
Kosinski's got talent, that much is clear. He's well-versed in Carpenter and Kubrick, and some of the dark imagery on display here is astonishing. Throw in a revelatory score by Daft Punk you've got a film that can be euphoric, in places. Of course, Disney's cheeseball, money-grubbing hooks are deep in this one, and it really skims on character. But even after the mess that was "Oblivion," there's hope for this dude.
I would never have thought that a sequel to a 25+ year old movie that only the most benighted nerds were clamoring for would actually be amazingly beautiful and sometimes profound. The combination of the black-and-old CRT green aesthetic and the relentless electronic burblings of Daft Punk is astonishing. There is one point where I was reminded of Wings of Desire, and Tron: Legacy earned it.
Weird, that there were bits that I loved such as the design of the world, the soundtrack which is superb and most of Olivia Wilde's character. There were also bits I did not care for, such as most of the plot twists towards the end, and the overly sentimental scenes in the same period of the movie. Not quite there with the first one, but also not a film to ruin it either.