TRON: Legacy

Sci-Fi Nov 12, 2010 1 Comment

The son of a virtual world designer ends up in the digital world while searching for his father.

Release Date: 17 December 2010 (USA)

Director: Joseph Kosinski

Writer: Edward Kitsis (screenplay), Adam Horowitz

Cast: Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde

Country: USA

Language: English

Steven Lisberger, the director of ‘Tron’ has come back as one of the producers of “Tron Legacy” while Joseph Kosinski makes his directorial debut with this, to be successful Tron sequel that is expected to hit the screens with a bigger bang as compared to its first part.

After the great success of ‘Avatar’ last year, we are yet to witness another great sci-fi movie, “Tron Legacy” that is scheduled for a worldwide release in December, 17th to be more appropriate. Everyone of course is waiting with baited breath to see how this movie is going to fare at the box office. The name Tron is not new to the viewers, as the film is a sequel to the 1982 “Tron”, which did very well at the box office. It became such a popular movie of the 80’s that the cult following forced Disney to think of making a sequel. However, as it wasn’t taken seriously, the project never took off although there were assumptions that a movie was underway.

It was not until 2009 that making a sequel was actually decided upon and so in April 2009, shooting began in Vancouver for Tron Legacy. Like the first Tron movie we are taken into a digital world, but here the film is about a son’s search for his father. Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges, who also plays CLU2, the chief protagonoist), from the original Tron, the creator of the well-known arcade game TRON goes missing in 89 while working on a digital breakthrough that would redesign human form. In Tron Legacy, Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) takes up the mission of searching for his father who has been missing for 20 years now with not a clue of his whereabouts.

A technically savvy Sam finds himself pulled into the same digital world of computers that had long before been responsible for his father’s sudden disappearance. Alan Bradley (Bruce Boxleitner, who also plays Tron), a close friend of Flynn on receiving a cryptic message from Flynn’s deserted arcade, which as suspected could be from his old friend, urges Sam to investigate where the message came from. In his quest for the search for his father, Sam himself is drawn into the world of computers where he finds his missing father. From here begins the father-son journey to make their way through a highly advanced digital world to get back home once again.

Olivia Wilde in TRON: Legacy

Olivia Wilde in TRON: Legacy

With the help of Quorra (Olivia Wilde), a skilled warrior and an associate of Flynn’s in the Tron gaming system Flynn senior and junior battle their way through, fighting against a merciless villain who will do just about everything to stop them from escaping. Machines and weapons are for too advanced from the previous version, but we still get to see the famous Lightcycles, a creation of Flynn’s that became a popular rave.

The Lightcycles however are more sophisticated, but even so the original Lightcycle that belongs to Flynn remains to be the fastest.

Steven Lisberger, the director of ‘Tron’ has come back as one of the producers of “Tron Legacy” while Joseph Kosinski makes his directorial debut with this, to be successful Tron sequel that is expected to hit the screens with a bigger bang as compared to its first part.

The countdown to it has already begun; we only need to wait patiently for the big day. In the meantime, one could watch the trailers to get an insight into what the film would be like when it comes.

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One Response to “ TRON: Legacy ”
  1. Yuri

    I’m very excited about this movie. Original part was a masterpiece for 1982 year and this sequel seems to be great too. Anyway, we’ll see it when movie will be out.

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