12/17/2010 10:16 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

'Tron Legacy' Synopsis, Guide And Reviews

UPDATE: We asked you readers to be the experts and give us YOUR reviews on 'Tron: Legacy,' and you did not disappoint. Here is a small selection of some of the best written (positive or negative) reviews you submitted.

From Oregonian76:

This is the kind of movie that is made to be seen in a theater. Your home theater system is not going to compare to IMAX or any good 3D setup. The rumble of the Space Paranoids alone is worth sitting in that $15 seat.

Of course the high point is the visuals. That's obvious from the trailers. And the movie delivers in spades. This is easily the best use of 3D yet (move to the back of the line Avatar).

Don't buy all of the "story is bad" conjecture­. It's actually written pretty well. The movie has great pacing; there's action from start to finish and the dialogue does not detract from the experience at all.

You'll walk out thinking "there must be more" and I'd say, yes, they did set up a potential future movie. But this movie has a beginning, middle, and end that won't leave you hanging in any kind of negative way.

The one negative, for me anyway, was the tech behind Jeff Bridges' young face. They need to work on the expressive­ness of cheeks & chins if the technique is going to be used in other movies.

Dave Bee:

Tron: Legacy had the capacity to be a geeks Xanadu. With its unique position to expand on its own ethos, To actually BE a sequel and FURTHER explore the relationsh­ip between humanity and his digital counterpar­t. BUT NO. Its dialogue and story are watered down to serve the most inept of audiences, in the hopes of helping it to achieve mass appeal. Instead it comes off as bland, confusing, and ultimately anti-clima­ctic. Even the special effects, though "dazzling"­, were boring.

The original Tron was full of color beyond the blue, but this movie made it very clear. White Good. Orange Bad. I will say that as I watched, trying desperatel­y to like it, I was impressed by the music and literally thought to myself, "Thank God for Daft Punk. Can you imagine if one of Disney's own score hacks had done the music? It would have been all orchestras with heavy bass drums. Ugh I would have killed myself by now."


Saw the movie yesterday and would have to give it a solid B. I thought the visuals were great. It's somewhat difficult I think given all that has come behind us to make a movie like TRON Legacy. The father / son story was done in Star Wars, the alternate reality/un­iverse done in the Matrix, the "new species" done in 2001 a Space Odyssey, and the creator/cr­eature story done in Frankenste­in. All the predecesso­rs brought innovative stories and TRON re Uses them and does a relatively decent job. I loved the snippets of "The Dude" that showed up in Kevin Flynn on occassion. I thought Michael Sheen did a great Ziggy Stardust impersonat­ion, and again the visuals were terrific. It's definitely a movie to go see once then watch it on HBO later.


There is no shortage of ambitious themes in the Tron films for those perceptive enough to discover them - the first movie is a spiritual allegory about accessing one's higher self, and the power of believing in something greater than the self, even though it lies beyond what can be seen. A secondary theme concerns the systematic oppression of believers by non-believ­ers.

Are those themes grand enough?

The new film concerns itself with the futility of remaining passive in the face of evil , and the power of familial bonds to motivate one into action - and redemption­.

Both films also address the folly of treating people like informatio­n - and informatio­n like people.

I would submit that in comparison­, Cold Mountain - your example - comes off like a Classic Comic...

Ready to go from one personal computer to an entire world inside of one? Then you might want to see 'Tron Legacy' this weekend.

The long-awaited sequel to the 1982 sci-fi classic, 'Tron Legacy' brings back star Jeff Bridges, a young man sucked into a computer world in the first one, as the father of Garrett Hedlund, who must journey into the computer to find him. With a little help from a sexy Olivia Wilde.

Seeing the film? Be sure to submit your reviews in the comment section! Next week, we'll highlight the best-written user reviews right here on this page.

Synopsis (via Rotten Tomatoes):

TRON: LEGACY is a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that's unlike anything ever captured on the big screen. Sam Flynn (GARRETT HEDLUND), the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn (JEFF BRIDGES), looks into his father's disappearance and finds himself pulled into the digital world of Tron where his father has been living for 25 years. Along with Kevin's loyal confidant Quorra (OLIVIA WILDE), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey of escape across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.

Professional Reviews:

Luke Thompson, E! Online:

If you can get past its absurd premise, this return of Jeff Bridges to the inner computer world of light-cycles and deadly neon Frisbees is an eye-candyriffic holiday treat, with a killer soundtrack and 3-D visuals worthy of the huge screen.

Laremy Legel, Film.com

Tron: Legacy is the best and worst Hollywood has to offer. The positive aspects include amazing visuals, eye-catching CGI, and one of the few legitimate uses of 3-D we've seen this year. The negatives are a complete lack of story cohesion, a bloated running time, stilted dialogue, and a myriad of muddled themes. This is a film you might pass the time pleasantly with, but not one that you'll remember in a year.