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Review: 'Tron: Legacy' Is A Sonic & Visual Delight, But Lacks Soul, Narratively Empty

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 8, 2010 7:03 AM
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The first hour of "Tron: Legacy," Disney's immensely budgeted (some reports have it soaring past the $300 million mark with marketing costs) reboot/sequel of a marginally popular 1982 live-inside-the-videogame cult oddity, is as breathless and bold as any recent franchise flick. It begins in 1989, with Jeff Bridges, playing computer magnate/visionary Kevin Flynn, mysteriously vanishing -- leaving behind a vast company and young son. We flash forward 20 years or so, and the abandoned son Sam (played by Garrett Hedlund) is now the company's largest shareholder but also a restless, wayward twentysomething who pulls an annual prank on the board (this year it's releasing their new Windows-like operating system onto the web). After receiving a mysterious text from his father's long dormant office, COO Alan Bradley (played by Bruce Boxleitner, also from the original) sends Sam to the now shuttered Flynn's Arcade. Sam flips on some lights and starts fiddling with a computer and zzzzzappppp! he's inside the same computerized world that his father inhabited in the first film.

Which Actor Makes A Surprise Cameo In 'Tron: Legacy' (And Is Maybe Set Up As A Future Villain)?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 7, 2010 6:49 AM
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First: If you don't want to know anything about the details surrounding the cameo appearance in "Tron: Legacy" stop reading this post now. Seriously.

How A Sequel To A 28-Year-Old Flop Costs $320 Million: Inside 'Tron: Legacy'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 6, 2010 3:15 AM
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With the release date two weeks away, Disney are hoping for big things from their franchise reboot "Tron: Legacy" and have a lot at stake. With a reported $170 million budget, in addition to another $150 million for marketing worldwide (total cost: $320 million) the studio has a lot riding on the success of the film as does its helmer, Joseph Kosinki, who after making a name for himself in the commercials world, is making his feature directorial debut. In The New York Times there is a wonderfully entertaining piece on "Tron: Legacy" that shares intriguing information about the film, the director and how Disney's plans for 'Tron' extend far beyond the multiplex.

Joseph Kosinski Admits That The CGI Botox On Jeff Bridges Doesn't Always Work In 'Tron: Legacy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 1, 2010 4:02 AM
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Film Also Apparently Tracking Poorly (But That's What They Said About 'Tangled')Disney's $200 million big-budget reboot has a lot riding on it -- OK, mostly a lot of money -- but it's also the first outing for former commercial director Joseph Kosinski. And with the tentpole film set to land in theaters in a couple of the weeks, the director is beginning to hit the interview circuit and in a recent chat with Vulture, he is astonishingly forthright about how successful (or not) the aging down/CGI Botox on Jeff Bridges is in the forthcoming film.

Tracklisting of Daft Punk Soundtrack For 'Tron: Legacy' Revealed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 11, 2010 12:16 AM
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You've seen the trailers, posters, TV spots already, but perhaps nothing has gotten us more excited for "Tron: Legacy" than the score by Daft Punk.

Watch: New 'Tron: Legacy' Trailer Heavier On Plot, Lighter On Action

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 9, 2010 4:48 AM
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What else can we say about "Tron: Legacy" at this point except that we're ready to finally see it? Disney has done a helluva job marketing the thing and by the time it hits on December 17th, everyone and their mother is going to be lining up to buy a ticket.

Watch: Two Clips & TV Spot For 'Tron: Legacy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2010 5:08 AM
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Features Breathy Acting, Bad Fake Driving & Lots Of LightcyclesFeaturing what is promising to be a badass score by Daft Punk and some jaw-dropping visuals, early sneaks at "Tron: Legacy" have stoked fan -- and our -- anticipation for the project to a fever pitch, but two new clips have hit the web from the film and if anything, they've forced us to take a slight step back and temper our feelings for just a moment.

Watch: "Electrifying" New Trailer For 'Tron: Legacy' Featuring Daft Punk Track "Derezzed"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 26, 2010 3:27 AM
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A new, music-centered spot for the highly anticipated "Tron: Legacy" has landed, and what can we say other than it's pretty goddamned awesome.

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