“TRON:LEGACY” is a film you might describe as a perfect treatment from your stress-related jobs or stress-related homework, whichever is more applicable. With its vibrant visual and a one-dimensional plot, this film tells the story of Sam Flynn having a rescue operation for Kevin Flynn, his father, who is trapped in the digital world.
I bet it’s a hard-core gamer’s dying wish to replace their RPG characters and actually play their favorite games – slaying dragons, dodging fire balls and saving damsel in distress. But of course, for now that is impossible. Given the modern technology, however, and creative artists, they can have a feel of what would it look like through Disney’s Tron:Legacy, a sequel that made the dying fans of the first movie “Tron” squeal for joy.
Sorry, I can’t tell where “Tron” left off because it is a 1982 film, an era that is beyond my age of birth and field of interest. But I heard it follows through the storyline and gives justice to the whole story. Still I don’t know to what extent.
In the early scene, Kevin (Jeff Bridges) narrates a bedtime story for his son that he had an invention that could change the human kind called The Grid, a digital world that has an endless flow of information and possibilities. (He is, perhaps, dreaming of the internet.) The next day, however, the news reports that he is nowhere to be found and his company is now pointing hands of who is the next CEO, and not the culprit. This left his son as an orphan but after twenty years finds a portal that leads to that digital world and eventually to his father.
“This isn’t happening,” Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) says after he sets foot on the Grid. Hedlund delivers this rebellious young man that even though his father says no (kids these days) he still comes rushing to the core of the Grid which is heavily guarded by CLU – hence the reason of Kevin’s absence. CLU is an artificial intelligence invention by Kevin but has gone better with him and decided to take over the Grid – which he already did – and the real world.
Despite a light year apart, Flynn’s world and ours has one similarity: fashion. All of people (or should I say programs) wear this tight suit with a glowing mark running all over their body. Come to think of it, they are all fit and well. Guess, exercise is their culture. (American children you should learn from them.) But one thing that distinguishes them from us is that they don’t eat food. Still wan’t to be with them? I won’t.
On the start of Sam’s voyage, he is captured by CLU’s minions and is thrown unto a battle field, where everyone is cheering for his death. He tries to play through a series of flashing automobiles and chainsaw-like frisbees, that’s how they do it – NASCAR and discus-throw way. He is about to meet his death when suddenly a mysteriously vehicle comes crashing in the stadium and a deep voice calls, “Get inside” and for the second time, “Get Inside!”
Turns out the rescuer is a female named Quorra (Olivia Wilde). On their hideout, it is obvious that Quorra is interested with Sam and Wilde does this like a girl pleading for an ice cream. Although sometimes, Wilde shots this look that implies she hungers for men like she wants to eat Hedlund.
This film, as I mentioned earlier, has a one-dimensional plot. Don’t expect some nesting twists and turns rather a film full of bright lights and striking actions, which eventually lead to someone being blown into pieces.