A sequel over twenty years in the making isn’t a very common thing. It is more inviting, in my opinion, than the amount of remakes that are being regurgitated by Hollywood nowadays. Tron: Legacy is the next chapter of the story of Kevin Flynn (played masterfully and reprised by Jeff Bridges) as the software engineer tycoon that has been missing and presumed dead for the last two decades. Now his grown son, Sam (played not so well by Garrett Hedlund) has returned to the vintage arcade that his father once owned and found a secret room that transports him to The Grid.
After being reunited with his father, Sam sees that Kevin has been in hiding and waiting for the right time to try to escape The Grid and return to the real world. With a very interesting ensemble cast including the beautiful Olivia Wilde and Michael Sheen, Tron: Legacy is a movie with a predictable but entertaining story that is supported by some of the best visual effects I’ve ever seen. I know I say that you can have the best visual effects in the world but it doesn’t mean anything unless you have a good story. In the case of Tron: Legacy, the special effects are a necessary but wonderfully compromised addition to enhance the story.
If you can get passed the sub-par performance of Hedlund, the rest of the cast and story will more than make up for it in this visually stunning and wonderful movie. NOTE: If possible watch on Blu-Ray on a big TV. It will so be worth it!