TRON: Legacy (2010)

TRON: Legacy (2010) — So this is a “just okay” movie that is elevated to “slightly above average” status by pretty pretty visuals and kickass music.  Everything in this movie looks awesome.  Garrett Hedlund plays Sam Flynn, son of the original’s main character Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges).  I might as well point out now that I have never actually seen the original 1982 TRON start to finish.  I’ve seen parts of it but even that was so long ago that I remember nothing except the trademark look.  Anyway, back to Hedlund.  He doesn’t really do anything acting-wise except “stand around, look brooding.”  Bridges has a dual role of Flynn and also Flynn’s digital copy Clu, for which Bridges is given a creepy-as-all-hell digital facelift that makes him look the way he did in the 80s but gives all his facial movements a seriously unnerving unnatural quality (seriously, watch his mouth when he talks).  I have an odd feeling that the unnatural movements may not have been intended but in actuality they help sell Clu as a villain.  Also in this movie is Olivia Wilde from House, James Frain from True Blood (with a shaved head that makes him resemble a young Michael Berryman), Cillian Murphy for like 30 seconds, and a scene-stealing Michael Sheen.  Also Bruce Boxleitner reprises his role from the original in the real world but not the computer world.  His character Tron actually does play a significant role but they just give him a face-covering mask instead of the digital youthening they gave Bridges.  The movie is fun and all the stuff in the computer world (as previously mentioned) looks really cool.  So while there are plenty of other movies out right now that deserve your money more you should check this out if you want some eye-candy. SPOILER-ISH SIDENOTE: I want whatever software allows me to create my own real-world Olivia Wilde on a computer.

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