Tron Legacy (2010)



Critic Consensus: Tron Legacy boasts dazzling visuals, but its human characters and story get lost amidst its state-of-the-art production design.

Movie Info

The Master Control Program is booted back up in this revamped Tron continuation that sees the return of original star Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn, the brilliant computer programmer whose disappearance leads his son, Sam (Garrett Hedlund), to search for him in and out of the computer world. Original director and co-writer Steven Lisberger produces the new film, which is helmed by commercial director Joseph Kosinski. James Frain, Olivia Wilde, Beau Garrett, and Michael Sheen also star, with Bruce … More

Rating: PG (for sequences of sci-fi action violence and brief mild language)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Eddy Kitsis, Eddie Kitsis, Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz, Steven Lisberger
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 5, 2011
Box Office: $172.1M
Walt Disney Pictures - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Tron Legacy

All Critics (231) | Top Critics (44)

Disney may be looking for a merchandising bonanza with this long-gestating sequel to the groundbreaking 1982 film, but someone in the corporate offices forgot to add any human interest to its action-heavy script.

Full Review… | January 10, 2011
New Yorker
Top Critic

Like the original, Tron: Legacy obsesses over technology and style but forgets important details like character and plot.

Full Review… | January 3, 2011
Top Critic

For all its visual snap, there's no crackle to the story or pop to the characters.

Full Review… | July 11, 2015
Film Threat

If you choose to see TRON: Legacy, leave your brain at home, and be ready to watch what boils down to a great dramatic Daft Punk music video.

Full Review… | November 11, 2013
We Got This Covered

A simple sci-fi thrill ride, in terms of action, visuals, and unpretentious fun.

Full Review… | September 15, 2013

It's a legacy of "TRON" that its sequel has to be as slow and dense, as humorless and emotionally sterile as its original.

Full Review… | January 16, 2013
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Audience Reviews for Tron Legacy

Tron Legacy takes place about 15 years after the events of the first Tron film where Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) has gone missing and his son Sam (Garrett Hedlund) has grown up questioning where his father went. He gets a text from the video arcade where his father worked and goes there only to be sucked into the digital world of Tron, where C.L.U., a creation in Flynns own image (Also played by Bridges,) Has taken over and Flynn has been forced into hiding in the outskirts of the city that he had created along with C.L.U. With the help of Sam and a girl named Quorra, they try to escape from the digital prison before the gateway closes.

Tron Legacy is definitely a sequel that really steps up the game in terms of the style it shows. It is modeled after the style of the original film but like this new film, the world has evolved drastically since those times and everything is now much more high tech and creative in design. With CG the effects are very much improved from the first film and really are one of the shining points of this film and they look incredible. Now the Light Cycle battles look incredible and now there's not just light cycles, but light ships, light planes, and even light gliders, and each looks incredibly well stylized in this world and the CG really does help make this world and machinery look incredible.

Now Tron Legacy doesn't have the best acting in the world and Hedlund and Quorra can get kind of annoying at some points due to how cheesy their dialogue is, but the main selling point in terms of the acting in this movie, is two people, Jeff Bridges and Michael Sheen. Bridges does a great job at being both calm and collected as Flynn and being a ruthless and horrible prick as C.L.U. and Sheen, though having little screen time, takes major advantage of this screen time and makes it so you never can take your eyes off of him just due to how bizarre and strange he acts and is the big show stealer in the whole club scene.

The main thing that steals the show in this whole movie aside from the effects and scenery, is the incredible music, all done incredibly by Daft Punk. This techno sound that they traditionally are known for truly signifies the hi-tech feel and look of this world, and I personally think this is one of the best soundtracks I've ever heard in a film.

Overall, this is an incredible sequel and a major improvement over the first film in the technical standpoint, and musical standpoint, and this is hands down one of my favorite films of all time. True it does have some falts like some of the dialogue in the film is incredibly cheesy, but the good dialogue from Jeff Bridges and Sheen does make up for the cheesy. I'd say check it out if you want an incredibly entertaining sequel to make up for the stupidness of some other action sequels done in the past.

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Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer


A sad attempt to capture some of the magic of a dated film. The special effects were pretty good though.

Christian C

Super Reviewer


After the events of the original Tron, Kevin Flynn disappears and his rebellious son enters the virtual world two decades later to find his father. The original Tron was a visually ground breaking film with an fun messianistic plot revolving around a population of personified "programs". Tron Legacy is more an update than a sequel and visually at least, they've taken the idea and ran with it to glorious effect. They've essentially Matrixified the digital world which gave the director room for some visually eye boggling set pieces including the familiar light cycles, disc duels and now light fighter jets. It takes a lot of cues from old school sci-fi, including 2001, Star Wars and even Flash Gordon and at one point even directly quotes kid's classic War Games. The plot is a little workman-like and much of the dialogue functional at best, but the audio visual overdrive certainly maintains the attention. Although Garrett Hedlund is a bit of a personality vacuum, 13 makes a sassy sidekick who's very easy on the eye and Jeff Bridge's' Flynn is an amusing combination of Neo and The Dude. It's a shame that Tron himself didn't get more of a look in as his character was relegated to a kind of digital Darth Maul but otherwise it was a fun bit of cheesy, undemanding sci-fi.

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

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