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Tron Legacy (2010)

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

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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 Boxleitner returning as Alan Bradley and Tron, the heroic protagonist of the original film.

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Cast

Jeff Bridges
as Kevin Flynn/Clu
Garrett Hedlund
as Sam Flynn
Bruce Boxleitner
as Alan Bradley/Tron
Michael Sheen
as Castor/Zuse
Anis Cheurfa
as Rinzler
Serinda Swan
as Siren #2
Yaya DaCosta
as Siren #3
Yurij Kis
as Half Faced Man
Ronald Selmour
as Chattering Homeless Man
Thomas Bradshaw
as Security Guard #2
Allen Jo
as Black Guard/Disc Opponent #1
Darren Dolynski
as Disc Opponent #2
Dan Joffre
as Young Man on Recognizer
Donnelly Rhodes
as Grandpa Flynn
Owen Best
as 7 Year Old Sam Flynn
Belinda Montgomery
as Grandma Flynn
Matt Ward
as Iso Boy
Zoe Fryklund
as Iso Girl
Dean Redman
as Light Jet Sentry
Mi Jung Lee
as Debra Chung
Christopher Logan
as Nervous Program
Sheldon Yamkovy
as Destitute Program
Dale Wolfe
as Irv Cupepper
Joanne Wilson
as Reporter #1
Shaw Madson
as Reporter #3
Shafin Karim
as East Indian Taxi Driver
Rob Daly
as Lead Sentry
Mike Ching
as Blue Gaming Program
Michael Teigen
as Green Gaming Program
Brent Stait
as Purple Gaming Program
Amy Esterle
as Young Mrs. Flynn
Cody Laudan
as End of the Line Club Bouncer
Jeffrey Nordling
as Richard Mackey
Christine Adams
as Claire Atkinson
Kate Gajdosik
as News Anchor
Jack McGee
as Police Photographer
Dawn Mander
as Crying Program
Edie Mirman
as Computer
Aaron Toney
as Black Guard
Kofi Yiadom
as Black Guard
Kim Do Nguyen
as Black Guard
Patrick Sabongui
as Gaming Program 1-S
Will Erichson
as Gaming Program 2-S
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Critic Reviews for Tron Legacy

All Critics (229) | Top Critics (46)

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
Newsday
Top Critic

It is genuinely exciting to see where this brave new world of CGI and 3D is leading. But on the whole, this isn't really much of a legacy -- or even as much fun as a round of Space Invaders.

December 17, 2010
Newark Star-Ledger
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For a far more thought-provoking tale about the virtual realm, try The Social Network.

Full Review… | December 17, 2010
USA Today
Top Critic

It's a triumph of streamlined design, but TRON: Legacy never enters the fourth dimension where it's worth a plugged nickel to humans.

Full Review… | December 17, 2010
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

Despite all the gloom and grandiosity, this can be a fun movie, particularly for those willing to sit back and let it wash over them.

Full Review… | December 17, 2010
NPR
Top Critic

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Wait, I didn't just watch a really long 5ive gum commercial? But i PAID for a ticket to a 2-hour 5ive gum commercial.

   
   

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While the original Tron was a tiresome mess, this sequel is in fact a huge evolution in about every aspect, featuring a better narrative, more entertainment and, of course, superior technology and visuals. The result is dazzling fun with an awesome soundtrack by Daft Punk.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

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.

Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer

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