Tron Legacy preview

Last night I got to see a 23 minutes of this long awaited sequel in 3D.   The truth is I came late to TRON, somehow missing it when I was a mere youngster but when I did see it I thought it was a phenomenal, fun and obviously influential film.  This is to say I was a little worried about whether this film could live up to hype but I was approaching it with the full weight of sentimentality behind it that others might.

First off, let’s deal with the question of whether this film should be in 3D or not.  I’m not a 3D hater but there are definitely a load of films that are slated for £d releases that really truly don’t need the treatment.  This is not one of them.  This movie is visually glorious in 3D and the producers are at pains to point out that this is made using post Avatar 3D technology, and a few other innovations, the most impressive of which I can’t mention in order to respect those of you who like me have been keeping away from spoilers.

Continuing the visual exploration, everything looks cool, the recognisers look cool, the light cycles look cool, everything looks cool.  The big thing for me here is that none of these things look new, they look like they have evolved and that’s good news.  The costumes also manage to evoke the ambience of the old film while grounding its look in a very 2010 sensibilities and O my sweet lord could the women in this film be any hotter. Sorry, just had to get that out the way.

In terms of the soundtrack, this movie see’s the return of French electronic duo Daft Punk, back to the studio for the first time in many years. Let me tell you Daft Punk are perfect for this movie; the music could not have been more fitting.  You can see their music video below

In terms of the acting I like the look of our new heroes Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) and Quorra (Olivia Wilde) and it is so good to see Jeff Bridges doing his thing as only he can.

It seems to me that all the individual components are in place, the questions remaining to be asked are these

  • Will the plot make sense?
  • Will the dialogue be good?
  • Will the movie exploit the computer landscape of the day as well as the original did?

While I can’t answer these questions on the strength of 23 minutes of footage, I left the cinema with a childlike excitement filling my soul.

If I wasn’t impatient before for the release, I blooming well am now


GS Reporter: Monts

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