TronTron: Legacy (2010)
Director: Joseph Kosinski
Staring: Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund en Olivia Wilde
127 Min./ USA

When i saw the trailer for the first time at the beginning of the summer of 2010 it had caught my interest straight away. The darkness of the trailer, the blue lights, the mysteriousness. Not knowing that my enthusiasm for this film would only increase. Not so much because of the film, but mainly because of Daft Punk’s soundtrack.

Sam Flynn is the son of the famous computer programmer Kevin Flynn. One day Kevin Flynn doesn’t come home after his day of work. It seems he is vanished. 20 years later, Sam gets a visit from Allen, a former colleague of his father. He claims that his father is still alive and that he must look for traces in the former arcade hall of his father. As in the old movie Tron, he is sucked up by a digital camera in a virtual world. Sam goes looking for his father. It soon becomes apparent that it is easier to end up in this world than to escape it.

Tron: Legacy is a wonderful experience. The virtual world is beautiful crafted. Her dark shades and blue lights give a beautiful atmosphere. The phenomenal soundtrack of Daft Punk is also a big element for the beautiful atmosphere and it is certainly one of the big highlights of this film. The fact that the film is available in 3-D works well. Especially in the virtual world, but also the depth of shots at the beginning of the movie are very beautiful. Tron: Legacy is very entertaining but it will not go down in history as a classic.


Review by: Sieto Kooijker