Sound Off: Joseph Kosinski's Tron Legacy - What Do You Think?
by Alex Billington
December 17, 2010
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? It is time. We've been waiting 2 years, 4 months and 23 days for this day; or for some, they've been waiting 28 years. Tron Legacy, the highly anticipated sequel to Steve Lisberger's techno-classic Tron from 1982, directed by first-time filmmaker Joseph Kosinski, finally hits theaters today in Disney Digital and IMAX 3D. How is it? Was it worth the wait and did it live up to all of your expectations? How is Daft Punk's score? How is Jeff Bridges back as Flynn (and CLU!)? How are the visuals and fight scenes? If you've seen it leave a comment and tell us what you thought of Tron Legacy!
To fuel the fire on this, I've seen Tron Legacy twice (the second time in IMAX 3D and holy crap was that exhilarating) and I still think it's an awesome movie. Look, I recognize that Tron Legacy has some script problems, issues with story depth and so on, but overall it's still a frickin blast to watch, pure mesmerizing entertainment. Just watching Kosinski's world actually come to life and all of the different places he takes us, it's incredible. I enjoyed it even more a second time, but I wouldn't say it surpassed my expectations. I think it lived up to them, in that it was an awesome, exciting, entertaining, visually breathtaking new Tron movie with a fantastic score, but nothing at Matrix or Blade Runner levels, which is what I was hoping for.
I think this is another case of way too high of expectations, and a screenplay with some problems, therefore resulting in a movie that just can't ever blow us away in the way we all wanted it to, but don't worry, as this doesn't mean anyone has to hate it in response. I thought Olivia Wilde did a wonderful job as Quorra, Jeff Bridges was fantastic, especially as the older Kevin Flynn and the Daft Punk score was phenomenal. One of my favorite scenes is at the end when they're on the final platform trying to reach the portal and old Flynn has to fight CLU himself to make sure they get out. That scene really hit me emotionally, a great way to end.
What did you think of Tron Legacy? A mesmerizing, mind-blowing epic or another giant flop?