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Tron: Uprising

24 December 2010 4:45 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The whole world seems to have a outlined, luminescent blue glow to it right now with Tron fever spreading like wildfire. And it’s no shock with Disney’s past mega successes of Pirates Of The Caribbean and National Treasure, Disney are really going all out with their franchises and Tron: Legacy being no exception with toys, games, theme park rides, comics and now the much anticipated cartoon; Tron: Uprising.

The series, to air Summer 2012 on Disney Xd, fits between the first Tron and the new installment, Legacy where Clu (evil Jeff Bridges program) takes over the Grid. Below is an outline from Adam Horowitz, the Tron: Legacy co-screenwriter in an interview on Box Office Magazine;

This animated show will take place from when Flynn is in a safe house. It’s from when Clu takes over the grid to before when Sam comes in. So if you were »

- Paul Koren

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Film Review: Lopsided ‘Tron: Legacy’ is Heavy on Visuals, Light on Humanity

17 December 2010 5:12 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Chicago – Every great film is a delicate balance of a number of critical elements. Good films lack in one department while mediocre films have serious gaps that stick out like a red dress at a funeral. The overall mediocre “Tron: Legacy” is exceedingly fixated on its impressive visual effects while neglecting to focus on creating an evocative and humanized story.

Rating: 3.0/5.0

Despite its big-budget use of special effects, you aren’t emotionally connected to its characters or plot. Following the ahead-of-its-time 1982 film “Tron” with Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner, Bridges reprises his roles in 2010’s “Tron: Legacy” with the duality of both Kevin Flynn and Clu. Boxleitner also returns as both Alan Bradley and Tron.

Perhaps surprisingly for some, “Tron: Legacy” is less about the actual character that is Tron and is much more focused on Jeff Bridges’ characters along with his son, Sam Flynn (played by Garrett Hedlund). And »

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