It's been nearly 30 years since we last saw the likes of Tron on the big screen, and oh my, how things have changed in its sequel, Tron: Legacy.
It's been nearly 30 years since we last saw the likes of Tron on the big screen, and oh my, how things have changed in its sequel, Tron: Legacy. For those of you who are playing catch-up, Jeff Bridges reprises his role as Kevin Flynn, who, in the original film, has been sucked into the virtual world of the Grid and made to compete in gladiator-like games in order to survive. After defeating his foes, thanks in part to his in-game ally, Tron (played by Bruce Boxleitner), he goes on to take over a computer company called ENCOM. Tron: Legacy picks up here, telling us Kevin's story in flashes of news reports. He's gone missing, leaving behind his young son, Sam.
Twenty years later, we find that Sam is rebellious, ignoring his duties as a stakeholder in ENCOM, and still grappling with his feelings of abandonment. This helps drive him along as he tries to rescue Kevin from the virtual world he's created, and battle Kevin's evil (and much younger-looking) virtual twin, Clu, to escape. It's a great setup for a perfect storm of action and drama, but unfortunately for Tron: Legacy, the weight is not always evenly distributed between the two.
Find out more, including why I still think you should see the movie in theaters after the break