Tron Legacy
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The Master Control Program is booted back up in this revamped Tron continuation that sees the return of original star Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn, the brilliant computer programmer whose disappearance leads his son, Sam (Garrett Hedlund), to search for him in and out of the computer world. Original director and co-writer Steven Lisberger produces the new film, which is helmed by commercial director Joseph Kosinski. James Frain, Olivia Wilde, Beau Garrett, and Michael Sheen also star, with Bruce Boxleitner returning as Alan Bradley and Tron, the heroic protagonist of the original film.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 51%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Disney may be looking for a merchandising bonanza with this long-gestating sequel to the groundbreaking 1982 film, but someone in the corporate offices forgot to add any human interest to its action-heavy script."
‑ Bruce Diones, New Yorker
"For a far more thought-provoking tale about the virtual realm, try The Social Network."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"If you choose to see TRON: Legacy, leave your brain at home, and be ready to watch what boils down to a great dramatic Daft Punk music video."
‑ Blake Griffin, We Got This Covered
"While it wasn't everything I was hoping it was going to be, "Tron: Legacy" ended up being a fascinating visual experience."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"The sequel's filmmakers haven't managed to solve the problem that blighted the original - namely once we get our characters on the grid, then what?"
‑ Ed Whitfield, The Ooh Tray
"Like the original, Tron: Legacy obsesses over technology and style but forgets important details like character and plot."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"It's a triumph of streamlined design, but TRON: Legacy never enters the fourth dimension where it's worth a plugged nickel to humans."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"A simple sci-fi thrill ride, in terms of action, visuals, and unpretentious fun."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"If you examine it closely then the entire film falls apart. But if you go along to enjoy the thrills (especially when it's showing in 3D) and cool action sequences, then you should be thoroughly entertained."
‑ Laurence Boyce, The Baltic Times
"The stunts are more spectacular, but what's more important for a popcorn movie is that a son searching for his father inside a computer game adds a little emotional currency that ups the ante a bit from the first film."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"It is genuinely exciting to see where this brave new world of CGI and 3D is leading. But on the whole, this isn't really much of a legacy -- or even as much fun as a round of Space Invaders."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Despite all the gloom and grandiosity, this can be a fun movie, particularly for those willing to sit back and let it wash over them."
‑ Ian Buckwalter, NPR
"It's a legacy of "TRON" that its sequel has to be as slow and dense, as humorless and emotionally sterile as its original."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"Intricate visual world eventually falls prey to the truth of a cliché: Familiarity breeds contempt"
‑ Robert Denerstein, Movie Habit
"Basically a fanboy's dream, honoring what's worth honoring about the original while adding as much as the premise will bear... [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
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