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Avoid, if possible.
Tron Legacy (DVD)
Member Name: Mrs_Potato_Head
Tron Legacy (DVD)
Advantages: Well, it ended, eventually.
Disadvantages: Only the entire film from begining to end.
I watched this movie mostly because my husband was a big fan of the original Tron. I wasn't expecting much to be honest but the experience was even worse than I feared.
The plot revolves around Sam Flynn who goes looking for his missing father after finding a page only to end up somehow in the digital world of his father. This in and of itself does not bother me, as I was not expecting it to be a documentary. I did, however, expect a decent script, pretty special effects and there to be some sort of point to the movie. I was sorely disappointed.
Yes there are pretty special effects but for me to enjoy a movie there has to be something going on behind them. The fight scenes were too slick to care who won or lost and seemed to be an excuse for special effects without any tension in them whatsoever. The characters were pretty much in the same vein, two dimensional good guys and bad guys whom I honestly didn't care whether they survived or not. My main problem with it though was the complete and utter lack of sense of humour. This film took itself far too seriously given the genre.
There was obviously far more attention paid to creating the sets and colour scheme than worrying about trifling things such as character development, storyline, acting, plot or really anything else. And it was flat from beginning to end. It didn't just bore me, by the end it actually irritated me. If I could give it less stars I would, although it would be far more satisfying to set fire to a few copies.
Summary: Watch this only if you have watched every other movie ever made first and have nothing better to do.