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.

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