TRON The Legacy

I own a copy of the original Tron movie, there you go.  I will also admit that my iPad holds Star Trek movies, Red Dwarf, Hyperdrive, Star Wars and Logans Run – yeah you heard me Logans Run.  Now that’s out-of-the-way.  Let me tell you about the latest addition to my sci-fi collection, Tron the Legacy.  

I think this movie is how the original movie was envisioned, but the technology just wasn’t around then.  The special effects, imagery is outstanding you can tell that this was the core focus of making the movie.  I guess what I mean is,that I think they spent more time in making this a visual spectacular, which is awesome, but not enough time making the story line fit.  This is a movie for fans, I say this because a fan knows the story.  I knew the story, having watched the original Tron many many times over the years.  However not everyone is a fan of Tron, I discovered that there are people who haven’t seen the first movie… yes I know, how is that possible?  So you can’t sit down and watch this movie without knowing the background, and be able to ‘get’ it.  That said this movie was a little easier to follow, than the now 28 year old first Tron movie and (this is going out on that little limb there) I think it is better than its prequel, which can be hard to achieve – think about Jar Jar Binks and that first foray into adding on to a decades old story – and you’ll get my point.  In a nutshell, I liked it, the Husband liked and surprisingly so did our big Autie boy – but we realise our taste is not the usual 😉  Oh did I mention the soundtrack?  Totally awesome, and done by Daft Punk, am looking for it on iTunes right now.

Would you like to get your hands on a copy? It hits stores in Australia on April 20, or you could enter my giveaway for a free copy!  Here’s how to enter (Aussie readers only, sorry).  Just post a comment below telling me what your favourite movie from the 80’s or 90’s was.  I will draw a winner on April 20. Easy as.  I have posted some trailers of Tron (now & then) below for you to check out.  Cheers.

From the official press release:  

State-of-the-art technology brings this father-son story to life, as the rebellious 27 year old Sam Flynn (GARRETT HEDLUND) is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father, Kevin Flynn (Oscar® and Golden Globe® winner JEFF BRIDGES), who was once recognised as the world’s most innovative tech visionary. When Sam investigates a strange signal sent from the old Flynn’s Arcade – a signal that could only come from his father – he finds himself pulled into a digital Grid – A place of infinite possibility – and where Kevin has been trapped for the last 20 years. With the help of fearless warrior Quorra (OLIVIA WILDE), father and son embark on a life-or-death journey across a visually stunning digital landscape created by Kevin himself that has become far more advanced. Complete with never before imagined vehicles, weapons, landscapes and a ruthless villain who will stop at nothing to prevent their escape.
Now for those who still have no clue about the original Tron, I dug up a clip for you here – now remember this is 1982 special effects we’re looking at here 😉

Once again a big thank you to the lovely people at Porter Novelli and Disney for sending us this great dvd to review.


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26 Responses to TRON The Legacy

  1. Jeanette

    My favourite movie from the 80’s would have to be E.T. He is so cute and lovable and very caring, the kids are too!

  2. Claudia

    Where do I start?? I loved 16 candles and the breakfast club… What a deluded young woman I was, I woke up soon enough. I guess I loved those romantic soppy teen films that you like when you are a teenager growing up in the 80’s. Plus the music was so bad it was good. (Sorry I know you said one but I couldn’t decide).

  3. You have a copy of the original Tron? How on earth did you manage that? I tried getting it on ebay but was out bid 🙁 I remember going to the movies to see that.
    My favourite 80’s movie .. well I am a BIG fan of Star Trek & I love Star Trek: The Voyage Home. Although that was my only favourite 80’s movie I loved Dirty Dancing as well. Oh I can’t forget American Werewolf in London. Sorry I couldn’t choose only one.

  4. Rennae

    Awww so many to choose from!!! Agree with Claudia, Breakfast Club is up there…even Nightmare on Elm street…only because of Johnny Depp!!! lol…

  5. Leila

    The Original Star Wars Trilogy movies (they are one long story all together after all!)… it just cannot be anything else, given that it gets played over and over and over again by my husband and my 11 year old son!( help! lol)

    (Also a house full of trekies)

  6. Leila

    Oh i can’t join your FB … every time i try it takes me to a blank page, can you post your link again for me please, maybe it will help

  7. M Al lawati

    My favourite Video of the 80/90’s was “dirty Dancing” watched it till the tape broke haha how sad is that!!!

  8. peskypixies

    When Harry met Sally and The Big Chill are my 2 faves.

  9. Dominie

    My favourite movie of the 80s would have to be ‘the chipmunks balloon adventure ‘
    I was only a baby then 🙂 and I still love all the songs ( I had to buy it for my kids from the US lol)
    My favorite 90s movie would have to be ever after with Drew Barrymore.
    It’s a beautiful movie with funny bits and bits that made me cry awesome movie

  10. Debra Downey

    The Three Musketeers was my favourite, I still Hear “D’Artagnon!!” if I listen closely to the wind….

    Oh and The Crow, it shaped me into the well rounded adult i am today.. I only twitch a little bit 😉

  11. Michelle S

    The Princess Bride, and it still is my fav movie.

  12. Jocelyn R

    This is tragic, but I really loved the Police Academy movies but only the first four the rest got silly in the end. I know you like them too Candy, come on!

  13. Susie Sams

    Not necessarily a movie, I loved the Monkey Magic series. I am looking for them on DVD right now as I can’t watch the tape anymore 🙁
    I went to China after I left school because I loved the series so much it inspired me to see the scenery.

  14. James

    Does anyone remember Voltron?

  15. Lou

    My fave movie from the 80s has to be Princess Bride… no, wait… Labyrinth… Dark Crystal.. hmm this is tricky!

  16. Nicole Hastings

    My favourite was the Little Mermaid, but I also vividly remember watching The Peanut Butter Solution and The Boy Who Could Fly.

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