Rating Explanation: for sequences of sci-fi action violence and brief mild language.
Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review: This is a sleek, visually spectacular, high-tech adventure that will take you on a digitally delightful journey.
Jeff Bridges ...
Kevin Flynn / Clu
Garrett Hedlund ...
Olivia Wilde ...
James Frain ...
Beau Garrett ...
Michael Sheen ...
Castor / Zuse
Bruce Boxleitner ...
Alan Bradley / Tron
Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund "Friday Night Lights") is the headstrong but aimless son of Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), a computer programmer and corporate CEO who disappeared under
mysterious circumstances in the late 1980s. Now 27, Sam lives alone in a
garage and only visits his father's company long enough to
stage elaborate pranks. But
after former ENCOM figurehead Alan Bradley (Bruce Boxleitner) tells Sam that he received an unlikely message from Kevin's long-abandoned
arcade, he decides to investigate.
Discovering a secret room behind the rows of dusty 1980s video games,
Sam hacks into what appears to be his father's computer. Suddenly,
he is sucked into a futuristic, computer-created world where he is
forced to compete in various games of physical skill by a fascistic
dictator who curiously also happens to look just like his father. But
when a young woman named Quorra (Olivia Wilde) intervenes and rescues him from the game grid, Sam begins to discover
the complexity of this world, which was actually created from the ground
up by his father before he was trapped inside it decades ago.
First time director Joseph Kosinski has made Tron: Legacy with sequences that truly look like nothing you have ever
seen on film before, and he executes them not just with imagination and
originality, but with clarity, although he doesn't necessarily get much emotional depth out of his actors. Nevertheless, his sly and meticulous visuals not only
create powerful experiences between the real and computer
worlds, but they also create a sort of bridge between the geometric precision
of the original Tron (in 1982) and the visually spectacular scenes in Tron: Legacy.