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TRON: Legacy (2010)

Tron (original title)
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The son of a virtual world designer goes looking for his father and ends up inside the digital world that his father designed. He meets his father's corrupted creation and a unique ally who was born inside the digital world.

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Joseph Kosinski

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Edward Kitsis (screenplay), Adam Horowitz (screenplay) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Bridges ... Kevin Flynn / Clu
Garrett Hedlund ... Sam Flynn
Olivia Wilde ... Quorra
Bruce Boxleitner ... Alan Bradley / Tron
James Frain ... Jarvis
Beau Garrett ... Gem
Michael Sheen ... Castor / Zuse
Anis Cheurfa Anis Cheurfa ... Rinzler
Serinda Swan ... Siren #2
Yaya DaCosta ... Siren #3
Elizabeth Mathis ... Siren #4
Kis Yurij ... Half Faced Man (as Yurij Kis)
Conrad Coates ... Bartik
Daft Punk ... Masked DJ's
Ron Selmour ... Chattering Homeless Man
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Storyline

Sam Flynn, the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn, looks into his father's disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 20 years. Along with Kevin's loyal confidant Quorra, father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous. Meanwhile, the malevolent program CLU, who dominates the digital world, plans to invade the real world and will stop at nothing to prevent their escape. Written by ZootCatchy

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Game Has Changed. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sequences of sci-fi action violence and brief mild language | See all certifications »

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Details

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

TRON: Legacy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$170,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,026,211, 19 December 2010

Gross USA:

$172,062,763

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$400,062,763
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Garrett Hedlund beat hundreds of other actors to the part of Sam. He trained extensively when he got the part so that he could do his own stunts. See more »

Goofs

The synthetic effect on Gem's voice is missing for two of her lines while she escorts Sam through the End of Line club. First when she says "Relax, they're occupied" and then shortly after again when she says "you want to speak to Zuse you're going to have to go through him". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Kevin Flynn: The Grid. A digital frontier. I tried to picture clusters of information as they moved through the computer. What did they look like? Ships? motorcycles? Were the circuits like freeways? I kept dreaming of a world I thought I'd never see. And then, one day...
7 Year Old Sam Flynn: You got in.
Kevin Flynn: That's right, man. I got in.
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Crazy Credits

At the beginning of the movie, the title only says "TRON". Not until during the ending credits does the name "Legacy" get included in the title when it reappears. See more »

Connections

References WarGames (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Separate Ways
Written by Steve Perry and Jonathan Cain
Performed by Journey
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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This will rock for fans of the original but others maybe scratching their heads
5 December 2010 | by theycallmemrglassSee all my reviews

Saw this at a preview screening in London yesterday in 3D.

First of all, I'll just say a few words on the 3D. I am normally anti 3D with non animated films as they tend to be too dark, and often blurry with fast action scenes, making real live action feel unreal. However Tron is mostly computer animated and is well suited for the 3d media. And here it certainly was effective. I especially loved the way they held back on the 3d until the right moment for maximum impact. Think of Dorothy stepping out of her house into Oz and you'll get the idea.

I fall in the category of original Tron lovers but not a hardcore one. So for me, this sequel did rock for the most part. Remarkably it maintains the same atmospheric feel as the original and is flooded with nostalgic references to the 28 year old original. From the 80s jukebox in Flynns nightclub playing Eurythmics "Dreams" to the familiar world inside the computer brains.

The now much older Jeff bridges exerts a more heavier gravitas on screen and voices his CGI counterpart in the Grid world that frankly still looks CGI but isn't a problem as they are computer avatars. At the beginning of the movie, a young CGI Bridges is shown in the real world but the lighting is darkened to convince us he is real...and they very nearly pull it off but not quite.

The action cgi scenes are breathtaking and exciting, with upgraded versions of the famous grid race, sky battles, and disk combats. Visuals were stunning and faithful to the original aesthetics.

Unfortunately, the middle of the film sags considerably and I did find myself yawning as the story did become a little disjointed.

The soundtrack is brilliant, though very reminiscent of Dark Knight and Inception.

Overall, I had a blast and is a worthy sequel that will rock the fans but I do feel however, that non fans will be scratching their heads wondering what the fuss is about.


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