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