Tuesday, December 14, 2010
TRON bridges the generation gap like so much fiber optic bloodline, picking up right where the original left off in the late 80's, racing through a time spanning montage into the near-future where young Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund - Death Sentence/Eragon/Troy) is pixelated to an otherworldly digital universe known as the Grid, which marches to the beat of a different drum machine. Hedlund does a convincingly good job as a wealthy arrogant disenfranchised troubled boy whose deep issues over his fathers mysterious disappearance leads him on a clandestine path to discovering what happened and become a hero. Flanked by Olivia Wilde (Turistas/Alpha Dog) who is digital eye candy as Flynn's savior and heroine, and watch for cameos by Cillian Murphy (28 Days Later/BATMAN Returns), score composers Daft Punk, and smatters of one liners and references paying homage to the original. A vivid 3D theatrical experience loaded with visuals so stunning it makes the original look like PONG. Do not miss this film in IMAX 3D. End of line.
Posted by MOVEMENT MAGAZINE at 8:24 PM