Release Date: 17 December 2010
Director: Joseph Kosinski
Writer(s): Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz, Brian Klugman, Lee Sternthal, Steven Lisberger, Bonnie MacBird
Budget: $ 170 Million
Gross Revenue: $ 246,784,368 (as of January 2011)

Tron: Legacy is a sequel to the 1982 film Tron. In it, the inventor of Tron, Kevin Flynn disappears, and 15-20 years later his son discovers a way into “the grid.” I won’t spoil much more of the film from there, since I don’t like to know much about the films I watch before I watch them.

The best thing about the film by far was the cinematography and the special effects. The “Tron world” was stunning and I thoroughly enjoyed that aspect of the film. The storyline, however, was lacking. The obstacles the protagonists had to face were elementary at best, which really took away from the intensity of the film, regardless of how good the effects were. Besides the obstacles being simple, some of the characters could have used more depth as well. The story of the last isotope and the isotopes in general were explained very quickly and didn’t satisfy my curiosities. A possible addition to the film I would have enjoyed could be a reenactment of how the last isotope was saved, along with some shots of Clu and Tron going about taking down the isotope population. The character Tron himself was hardly developed, and having not watched the 1982 Tron, as I assume many blockbuster fanatics have not, I’ve probably missed the proper back-story on him. Regardless, Tron has a sudden change of heart at the end, which was completely out of the blue and without any relevant reason. A large mishap of bad scripting overall for Tron: Legacy, if I were to make the call.

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