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TRON: Legacy

TRON Legacy (2010)

Think back to when you were a kid. You probably had that one movie that was on repeat in your house that you could just never tire of watching. Now, say someone was to come along and do a sequel to said movie, almost 30 years later. What would you expect, and would you be let down with the end result?

I'm not saying that TRON was my all-time favorite, as a kid, but I remember watching it in awe. Over the years, there have been countless breakthroughs in computer generated graphics, but a movie like TRON, which could have benefited significantly from a facelift, was left unscathed. Would it have been better to leave well enough alone? That's a tough question to answer.

What worked in this were clearly the visuals. However, visuals alone can't tell a story. That's not to say the story was terrible, it just wasn't fleshed out well. There were elements that could have been expanded on, or at least hinted to, but the main focus was on Flynn and CLU.

I read in one review that the film is fast-paced and very good, up until Sam's entrance into The Grid. I would say that, for the most part, is a true statement. Of course, it doesn't stop dead in its tracks after this; it just plods along and at one point, stops dead in its tracks.

What really worked for me, in the end, were the visuals (of course) and the usage of the 3-D. There was never that "gimmick shot" that a lot of 3-D films try and incorporate. For that, I am thankful. To be honest, the 3-D aspect was so subtle; it really added depth to the picture, without going overboard. If you plan on watching it in the theatre, you WANT to see it in 3-D, or even 3-D IMAX.

Going back to my original question, would I be let down? Not at all, I was pleased with the outcome.