See it in theaters, preferably in 3D.
Because Tron Legacy
looks and sounds fantastic
. The 2-hour film is a rollercoaster ride of fantastic special effects and art direction, wonderful action sequences and Daft Punk
's futuristic, pounding score. However, the script and characters are so lacking in substance that if you watch it at home, it'll completely fall flat.
The plot is "Sam Flynn enters the Grid to find his father, Kevin, finds both his father Quorra, and now they have to leave the Grid while avoiding the antagonist" and it's exactly as thin as it sounds. There's additional little details *
, but these subplots are all vaguely explained and inconsequential to the main plot. Unfortunately, the movie spends a good deal of time setting these subplots up, and it's dragged down because of it. The movie was atempting
to ask and answer the question "What if a human, with human faults became God?" and it feels like it was trying to create this epic mythos for a sequel/prequel to expand upon, but in this
movie it never pays off
The protagonists are likable enough, but they have almost zero chemistry with each other, character development, or any personality besides "young, lazy rich guy", "Obi-Wan on weed" and "Naive But Skilled
", and the antagonist is a generic AI-gone-bad with no motive besides "he's programmed to make everything 'perfect'". He's enslaving and brainwashing the citizens of the Grid to take over our world with, but they're just generic, faceless Mooks
that are impossible to feel empathy for. Come to think of it, that's true of the rest of the plot, too. It feels too...dry, inhuman. There was but one exception - a scene where Kevin is angry at Sam for derailing their plans
, and is trying very hard not to swear at his son, and he finally resorts to "You're messing with my Zen
That said, it's still a blast to watch if you ignore the threadbare script, even if you won't remember what was in the movie a week later.