The special effects industry Tron so desperately needs is also the one thing that prevents it to go beyond the slick and empty action flick. If Tron really wanted to explores the world of pure technology it sells itself as, its views and ideas would become so alien and radical that no big studio would accept it. Tron: Legacy is not a reboot, but a remake: the same missed opportunities with a fresh coat of paint.
What is told to be a sequel feels more like a remake 2.0: the technology has evolved rapidly and the effects are gorgeous, but they also feel like they could be in any other film. What made "Tron" special was how it embodied a world of its own. Here on "Legacy" it just feels like an upgraded simulation (script wise as well) but without its core.
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.
absolute tosh from start to finish. twats in ill-fitting leather suits with dayglo strips stuck to them prance about thru endless pointless scenes. and why didnt they do cgi?? its a film about the inside of a computer mainframe for frigs sake...and its not so bad its good, its just bad. boring and really really bad...