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Tron Legacy: A Reflection of a Digital Lifestyle

7 Jul

Originally posted Feb 2, 2011
on Linear Reflections the Review website by Ed Sum.

Updated July 7th, 2013

Tron Legacy new Imax Poster

The one lasting influence the movie TRON placed upon the world of pop culture is its neon stamp. The CGI was cool and who did not want to play glow-in-the-dark Frisbee? Tron Legacy lives up to everything the first film defined and goes even further.

Original director/writer Steven Lisberger tapped into the same mythos that embraced a Star Wars generation. Instead of a lightsaber, there is an identity disc. There’s no doubt of some copycat moments, and this film is simply tapping into what audiences are already familiar with. In this film, the relationship between two individuals, Sam (Garrett Hedlund) and his father, Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), is explored. The senior has disappeared off the face of the earth and when a page arrives on Alan Bradley’s (Bruce Boxleitner) cell phone, that is when Sam’s world gets turned around.

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