Tron: Legacy

Tron: Legacy

A virtual world worker attempts to take down the Master Control Program. 2.2 out of 5 based on 14 reviews
Tron: Legacy

Omniscore:

Certificate PG
Genre Sci-Fi / Fantasy
Director Joseph Kosinski
Cast Jeff Bridges, Olivia Wilde, Michael Sheen, James Frain, Bruce Boxleitner, Garrett Hedlund Beau Garrett
Studio Walt Disney UK
Release Date December 2010
Running Time 127 mins
 

A virtual world worker attempts to take down the Master Control Program.

Reviews

Empire Magazine

Nick de Semlyen

Tron 2.0 sounds great, looks greater and features Michael Sheen as a gyrating club owner with a fluoro cane. There are lovely details, like the fact the drinks in the End Of Line club have ice-pixels, not cubes, or the lightning that forks in geometric lines. And Olivia Wilde is a slinky delight as Quorra, her naivety prompting some big laughs. Shame, then, that an over-serious mood and sterile dialogue make the third act crash rather than soar.

23/12/2010

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The Independent on Sunday

Nicholas Barber

To put it mildly, Tron: Legacy isn't for everyone. It aims for the operatic grandeur of Blade Runner and 2001: A Space Odyssey, and sometimes it gets there, thanks to some breathtaking 3D visuals and a storming Daft Punk soundtrack. Just as often, though, it overshoots into the psychedelic campness of Barbarella.

19/12/2010

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The Sunday Times

Edward Porter

When the club’s matronly but glamorous owner, played by Cher, does Ali’s make-up for her, is it meant to be a joke that our heroine ends up looking every bit as glazed as her artificially ageless boss? Well, whether by design or not, these moments and several others like them will provide a bit of pleasure for Dynasty fans, but only younger viewers are likely to be satisfied by Aguilera’s empty performance and the film’s pop-video dance sequences

19/12/2010

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Total Film

Jonathan Crocker

A film that awes and bores in frustratingly equal measure. Visually and musically, it’s a triumph. Dramatically, it needs some re-wiring.

06/12/2010

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The New York Times

Manohla Dargis

Those limits are even starker in “Tron: Legacy,” which, in its sampling of old movies (its predecessor included), only emphasizes how uninterested the filmmakers are in showing you something you haven’t seen before. Michael Sheen shows up to deliver the closest thing to a performance in the movie, playing a club owner whose cane and song-and-dance evoke the top-hatted fox in Disney’s “Pinocchio.” Mr. Bridges mostly amuses by throwing a little Lebowski into his performance as the older Kevin, which partly makes up for the creepiness of his computer-enhanced turn as both the younger Kevin and the rebellious program Clu.

16/12/2010

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The Observer

Philip French

Four years in production and costing $200m, the movie is indubitably on the cutting edge technically. But dramatically it's a solemn mishmash of The Wizard of Oz, 2001, Star Wars and Blade Runner.

19/12/2010

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The Daily Telegraph

Sukhdev Sandhu

Tron would like to evoke the future in all its brave and terrifying newness. For the most part, though, it feels old, a clunky collation of bits of other sci-fi-tinged movies

16/12/2010

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The Times

Kevin Maher

The film itself, for instance, though initially spectacular, is something close to a conceptual cataclysm.

17/12/2010

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The Financial Times

Leo Robson

Meanwhile, we’re liable to be baffled and bored by the rules of The Grid, the film’s main setting, and all the talk of “programs”, “users” and “the purge” – this last piece of terminology an unfortunate case of fantasy trying to steal gravitas from history. The battle scenes are enjoyable but over all too quickly, forced to make way for yet more IT chatter. Daft Punk’s electronic soundtrack is too vibrant for the film it accompanies.

15/12/2010

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The Guardian

Peter Bradshaw

And yet the effect is strangely   retro – the black-and-chrome stylings look like something from the late 1970s or early 80s. Nightclubs of the era looked a lot like this. And the sudden appearance of vivid-white boudoir spaces is taken straight from 2001: very Sanderson, very Stanley Kubrick. Successful or not, Tron was pushing the envelope, trying for something new, Tron: Legacy is paralysed by its reverence for the old.

16/12/2010

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The Independent

Anthony Quinn

A belated follow-up to the groundbreaking 1982 sci-fi adventure, this boasts a stunningly sleek design – a neon-trimmed nocturne in black, gold and orange – a pulsating techno soundtrack by Daft Punk, and a double-timewarp performance by Jeff Bridges. And still it's a fizzle.

17/12/2010

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The Los Angeles Times

Betsy Sharkey

"Tron: Legacy" is as much legacy as Tron. You can feel the deep imprint left by the 1982 cult classic with every flip of a light disc, every zoom of a Lightcycle, every wrinkle-resistant smile on Jeff Bridges' computer-sanitized face. With a homage around every corner, heavy hangs the crown.

16/12/2010

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The New Statesman

Ryan Gilbey

But Tron: Legacy is too strait-laced for frivolous fun, and Castor [Michael Sheen] is dispensed with after one scene. It's ironic that a movie about the battle between technological austerity and human idiosyncrasy should come down on the side of the sombre, the spick and span. You don't need special glasses to see that Sheen's performance is the only thing here in 3D.

15/12/2010

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The Daily Mail

Chris Tookey

...pompous drivel...

17/12/2010

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