Saturday, January 1, 2011

Tron: Legacy (2010)

When I first saw the trailer to this film, it looked like an interesting movie with a neat concept. Though, it really looked like it would cater more to the fans of the first one. I was right.

Going into the film, I had no background about the original movie - I've never seen it. Though, I knew it existed as well as the video game. So, I was pretty much going into the film blindly - not a good idea.

From the very start, I was a bit lost with the storyline and the characters. Though I was not completely lost, I found it kind of hard to follow and put the pieces together without having seen the first movie.

Many times there were references to the first film shifting from the past to the present and back again. Since I am unfamiliar with the original story, it was a bit difficult for me to comprehend some of the concepts and ideas in the movie.

Though, I think there were some neat things about the film. To me, it felt very much like I was watching a movie in the past. It really felt very "80s like" and retro looking. But, I think they wanted to make it that way for the fans of the original.

Also, there were some pretty neat special effects in the "electronic world." I especially enjoyed the visuals with the action scenes - they were done very uniquely to the film. And, I think the soundtrack was done very well to match the overall feeling of the movie.

(Note: For those who have seen the film, you'll know what I'm talking about. I thought the music soundtrack catered quite well especially to the action scenes).

As for the storyline, I felt a bit lost. Though, it's probably because I have not seen the original film. This is definitely one movie where it's important to see the first one beforehand.

If I had seen the first movie and had been more familiar with the concepts and ideas introduced in the original, it may have been easier for me to follow. Though, I do think it was really neat that the movie touched upon the concept of artificial intelligence.

(Note: I don't want to ruin it for those who have not seen the film, but let's just say the concept and ideas are a bit similar to this movie).

Overall, I really think this film was made for the fans of the original. If you are a fan of the original movie, you will probably understand this film better than most people.

For those who have not seen the original, it's best to see the first one beforehand. And, in my opinion (unless you are a fan of the original and really feel the need to see it) - wait for the DVD.

Film Gurl's 15 Minute Rule: NEUTRAL

(Note: For another perspective on the film, check out my pal Action Flick Chick's review. Thanks for reading!)

Happy movie watching!

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Movielocker said...

Oh I nearly freaked out when I heard about this one- I kind of grew up with the first one and to be able to see a second and even more polished version of the original... awesome!
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Film Gurl said...

Yes, I'd think it would be interesting for someone who saw the first to compare with this one. If I had seen the first movie and had been more familiar with the story, perhaps my experience could have been different. Thanks for stopping by, will be sure to check out your blog!

Clarabela said...

Thanks for this review. I did not see the original Tron movie and felt I would be lost with Tron Legacy.

I will take your advice and wait for the DVD.

Film Gurl said...

Sure thing Clara, glad you enjoyed the review! Yes, since I did not see the first one it was really hard to follow the characters and the overall storyline. Since this is a sequel, this film really plays on the story of the first one even panning to some of the flashbacks from the original. Thanks for stopping by, it's nice to see you on here! :)