presents a high-tech motion picture unlike anything you've
ever seen in an astonishing 3D Combo Pack. Immerse yourself
in the digital world of TRON, as celebrated actor Jeff Bridges
stars in a revolutionary visual effects adventure beyond imagination.
When Flynn, the world's greatest video game creator, sends
out a secret signal from an amazing digital realm, his son
discovers the clue and embarks on a personal journey to save
his long-lost father. With the help of the fearless female
warrior Quorra, father and son venture through an incredible
cyber universe and wage the ultimate battle of good versus
evil. Bring home an unrivaled entertainment experience with
TRON: Legacy in jaw-dropping Disney Blu-ray 3D - complete
with never-before-seen bonus features that take you even deeper
into the phenomenal world of TRON.
original TRON was released at a time when George Lucas’
epic Star Wars saga has yet bow out with Return of the Jedi
and also years before James Cameron’s Terminator appears.
Though it was a modest success and achieved a less stellar
fanbase, the film’s groundbreaking concept has turned
it into a cult film over the years despite the campy effects.
Thus when Disney decides to splurge a gusty amount of US$170
million on a sequel and handed the reins to a newbie director
Joseph Kosinski, you just have to give TRON: LEGACY a peep.
Right at its core is a story of a son searching of his long-lost
father despite the much touted state-of-the-art technological
world of TRON. Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), the son of disappeared
ENCOM CEO, Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) finds himself transported
into the digital world from an abandoned arcade. Sam quickly
learns that in order to survive, he must escaped from the
clutches of the evil Clu, a digital copy and much younger
version of Kevin Flynn who has since taken control of the
Grid, the virtual world inside the computer. The real Kevin
is trapped and hiding in the Outlands with his loyal confidant,
Quorra (Olivia Wilde) and now the trio must find ways to escape
the cyberworld before it becomes deadly.
Unlike The Matrix sequels, TRON: LEGACY in a good way falls
short in terms of the mumbo-jumbo philosophical bombardment.
Despite Kevin Flynn being so Zen-like and a script that draws
heavily on Roman mythology, Christianity and Buddhism, the
movie remains accessible to the majority audience. No doubt,
Kosinski and his writers try to sell their idea of a 'digital
frontier' every minute or so, there’s no concrete development
of the discussions.
Whatever dialogues the characters are spouting, it’s
overwhelmed by the dazzling visual effects conceived by Digital
Domain and the electronica score by Daft Punk the next second.
The first major action sequence dubbed disc wars is beautifully
choreographed by stunt team, 87Eleven. Its way cooler when
you get to wear luminous tight suits and playing around with
neon frisbees. This is followed by an exhilarating prolonged
Light Cycles chase around the Grid, probably a second or third
generation cycle that will satisfy any motorbike fans. Almost
more than three decades after the original, the sequel showcases
the incredible advancement in computer graphics though not
necessary one that is stronger in narrative.
The movie will be memorable for all the flashy visual effects,
the apocalyptic landscape and some techie exposition, maybe
the CG-creation of a younger Jeff Bridges might creep some
of you out. Nevertheless, this whole TRON: LEGACY makes for
some great home viewing on your LCD and home surround system
for the whole family.
P.S. It’s absolutely not a must to check out TRON before
TRON LEGACY but for completist, why not?
SPECIAL FEATURES :
First Look at Tron: Uprising is a sneak peek to the
upcoming animated television series starring Elijah Wood and
Mandy Moore. Visualizing Tron is a 12 minutes
feature that focuses on the design, costumes, vehicles and
weaponry aspects of the movie. Installing the Cast
is another 12 minutes feature which interviews the principal
cast members including Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia
Wilde, Bruce Boxleitner and Martin Sheen.
Dialogue is clear, deep bass aloud and the score
by Daft Punk is dynamic for the English Dolby Digital 5.1
soundtrack. Images are sharp and dark shades remains strong
throughout. Overall, a fantastic audio and visual presentation.
by Linus Tee
Posted on 5 April 2011