Light-cycles race around clear multi-level race tracks, skyscrapers highlighted in neon reach impossibly high, and a simple game of frisby becomes something lethal.
Welcome to Tron – an alternate, digital universe, created by Kevin Flynn 20 years ago.
After the disappearance of his father (Bridges) Sam Flyn (Hedlund) enters the world of Tron, only to become embroiled in a highly advanced and dangerous world of lethal programmes and gladiatorial games.
The first half hour sizzles with energy, and creativity, culminating in the film's centrepiece, a breathtaking spectacle of light and sound, as light-cycles weave in and out of each other at impossible speeds. Unfortunately, after such a promising start, too much dialogue, confusing plot contrivances and the lack of any further creative flair, mire the production in a paint-by-numbers, save-the-world, get-the-girl retread of recent sci-fi efforts.
There is enough 3D eye candy to pull Tron: Legacy out of average, but it could have been so much more.
Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund