Posted on 1/21/11 07:16 PM
Tron Legacy is visually stunning, but other than the visual effects...there isn't much else worth seeing. While Jeff Bridges does give a good effort to add more substance to the film, his performance, while powerful, is not enough to make up for the film's weaknesses. Not enough time is dedicated to developing the plot of the movie and adding a rich dialogue between the characters.
Tron Legacy could have been so much better, but instead it remains a mediocre film which will be known solely for its visual experience and the nice sounds that accompany it. The screen is filled with sights that are dazzling with spectacular 3D that matches James Cameron's Avatar. The director creates a world that is never boring, but there also isn't anything substantial enough to find meaning in. The electronic score by Daft Punk is perfectly used to help create a pulsating, powerful feel to the vast grid world. Every battle is also thunderous and full of intensity. While many people will be satisfied solely with the visual experience that Tron Legacy provides and all its high-octane action sequences, the film no doubt lacks meaningful dialogue that should have revealed more about the main characters by delving deeper inside their minds and feelings. When audiences get a deeper understanding of the main characters and their innermost feelings and motives, a film is that much better as the plot and story revolve around the main characters. Thus the film should have created a better picture of the characters (and their feelings, fears, experiences, motives, etc.) rather than focusing primarily on delivering a better picture of the landscapes around them.
Tron Legacy captivates viewers during its "light-show", but when the lights go off, there is not much left to resonate with viewers.