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TR2N Lives! Tron Legacy REVIEW – Tron Lives! December 18, 2010

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After years of waiting … the move we first saw trailers for as TR2N in 2008 – is now out as Tron Legacy.

Make no mistake about it, Tron Legacy is a very different movie than the original Tron.

It’s bigger.

And in IMAX 3D the experience is mind-blowing AWESOME.

The Daft punk soundtrack is incredible (and dirt cheap at Amazon: Tron Legacy). The new light cycles are awesome looking machines and the eerie blue and reddish neon colors of the grid are striking.

This is a visual masterpiece of cinematography and special effects that simply put — has no peer.

The story  is OK — but not nearly as good as the original Tron. The whole isomorph subplot is interesting but not as clean as just simply having Tron fight the MCP.

Having Tron as Rizler – now that was a neat twist. And CLU is an interesting bad guy ..the mirror image of Flynn.

We also really liked that one girl in white – Jen? that gets Sam suited up in the first place, and then is out on the grid strolling with umbrella. kinda neat.

However we missed the light tanks, and a sense of purpose for the grid in the first place. The finale was also a bit odd, but it does bring an end to Flynn.

Overall, this is really good movie and one that we enjoyed tremendously. After over two years of buildup by Disney’s hype machine, this movie delivered in nearly every way and is a stunning achievement of modern movie making magic.

Tron Night Review – 20 mins of footage a mix of plot and action. Welcome to the grid program – End of line. October 28, 2010

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We just got back from the local Tron Night event – we were the first ones at the theater …when the lights finally went out the theater was only half full.

The first scene we saw was Sam Flynn in his garage home with the same clip that is in the film’s trailer (‘i got a page from the arcade”)

the second scene was Sam going to the arcade – with some great 80’s tunes blaring the background…made us think though…if the phone had been disconnected for 20 yrs, how come the power wasn’t cut off?

the third scene we saw was sam getting picked up on the grid -with another program going AWOL and jumping…the grid looks awesome the 3D was slick.

the fourth scene was Sam getting ‘suited up’ the chicks have some kind of laser cutting fingers…neat.

the fifth scene gave us sam and the return of Tron Deadly Disks — MAN WAS THIS AWESOME..slick and fast paced..

then we had an ok scene with the light racers as Sam is rushed off the grid to find his dad. Meeting up with his dad was another scene, a bit mellow and lame, but hey part of the plot.

finally we got what looked like the tron music video montage…

Overall some new footage we’ve never seen anywhere else, some awesome 3D visuals and fantastic deadly disk action.

The schwag was a little basic, we got a poster – nice but that was it.