It’s been almost a decade since the release of Tron: Legacy, and it’s amazing to see how well this film is still able to match so many blockbusters today. I decided to give this film another re watch, and I’m proud to say it’s still as awesome as the first time I saw it. Tron: Legacy is directed by Joseph Kosinski and written by Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis. The film stars Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn, Garrett Hedlund as Sam Flynn, Olivia Wilde as Quorra, Bruce Boxleitner as Alan Bradley, Michael Sheen as Castor, James Frain as Jarvis, and Beau Garret as Gem.
For those of you out there that haven’t see the film in a while or haven’t seen the film at all yet, I’ll give a brief summary of the plot:
Sam the son of famous video-game developer Kevin Flynn has been haunted for a long time by his father’s mysterious disappearance. A strange signal draws Sam to Flynn’s Arcade, and he is pulled into the same cyberworld in which his father, its creator, has been trapped for 20 years. With fearless warrior Quorra, Kevin and Sam seek to escape from a universe that, while magnificent, is far more advanced and dangerous than Kevin had ever imagined.
The world Joseph Kosinski has created in this film is spectacular, and is just straight up gorgeous! To this day the cinematography is able to rival and even beat most blockbusters today. The moment this film takes you into the cyber world it’s jaw dropping, and it just gets more and more amazing as each scene passes. It’s definitely something to admire, and the style and look of this film alone is enough to keep anyone engaged through the whole story. You’re constantly in shock of how well detailed this world is and how much time and energy went into the design of this film in order to make it have a unique and distinct feel unlike any other Disney or sci-fi movie you’ve seen before. Joseph Kosinski does an amazing job of capturing your interest and making you want to know more about this world as Sam is first introduced to it. Garrett Hedlund is great in his role, and almost serves as an avatar for the audience, because as he’s experiencing this world for the first time in shock, so are we. It’s a fantastic original story that I think honestly deserves more praise than it has gotten in the recent years, and it’s filled with well developed characters that you grow to love very early on.
The whole cast gives amazing performances across the board, and you’re left emotionally invested in these characters. You root for them, and you want them to be victorious in the end. To be honest, as much as I like Sam, Olivia Wilde as Quorra steals the show! She is such a badass and she truly owns the title as Fearless Warrior! Trust me, she’s awesome! Jeff Bridges is also very good, and is able to make you feel the pain of a father who’s been away from his son for so long, and wants nothing more but to rebuild his relationship with him despite the breakthrough he’s made. In the end, that’s what matters the most. A film filled with characters that you grow attached to, and want to see more of in later sequels. There is so much to love about this movie aside from the characters such as: The Music!
I don’t even know where to start. Daft Punk composes the score for the film, and I’m just gonna say….Wow! They nailed it! Every. Single. Time. The music is almost a character of it’s own, and elevates the whole film, allowing for more beautiful scenes to shine at their best! Check out a sample of the music here:
Tron: Legacy is not only a Disney film, but a sci-fi film that not only succeeds in the genre it’s in, but also is a breath of fresh air. It’s filled with so many different aspects to it that relates to our world, but it’s all heightened to the max. The only disappointment with this movie is that I thought it could have been a bit longer. A sequel has been said to be in development for a while now, but unfortunately it looks like it will be a long time until we see it. Even though Tron: Legacy was released 8 years ago, it still feels like a film that came out today, and it still has managed to bring a smile to my face every time I watch it. It’s not perfect, but its a fun ride that I’m sure many of you will enjoy. Have you seen Tron: Legacy? Let us know by sending us a message on our Facebook pages @Earth2ComicCast or @JVS or tweet us @Earth2ComicCast and @JVS. We’ll love to hear your thoughts! Hope you all enjoyed this article and enjoy your day!