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posted by [personal profile] cathyr19355 at 02:01am on 19/12/2010 under ,
Tonight, feeling restless and at loose ends, [livejournal.com profile] esrblog and I went to see Tron Legacy. Because [livejournal.com profile] esrblog cannot see 3D effects, we went to an ordinary 2D version, and because of scheduling constraints we attended a late showing.

It's a meticulously done film, from the visuals, to the acting, to the efforts to preserve continuity with the story of the original. The color scheme is very different, as you'll know if you've so much as seen the trailer. Tron the original was all red and blue neon, gleaming in contrast with pale neutrals. This Tron is lit in blue-white and orange, stark against black matte surfaces as far as the eye can see (so to speak).

The cloaks and suits worn by some of the bad guys have a Vaderish look to them, and the flyers are evocative of tie fighters. I suppose that's not surprising.

The actors, new and old, are well chosen. Bruce Boxleitner, who plays (among other things) Alan Bradley, friend of programmer Kevin Flynn (who started it all) remains as handsome as ever; definitely FILF material. Garrett Hedlund is great as Sam Flynn, Kevin's son, and he and Jeff Bridges, who plays the elder Flynn, have believable father-son chemistry. The plot is simple, and you can predict a lot of it from knowing the original.

I can't really say more without getting into spoilers, but more than that really isn't necessary. Tron Legacy is an appropriate successor to the original. It's good clean fun. Go and see it.

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