Posts Tagged ‘Garrett Hedlund’

A Neon Coated Inception

Tron Legacy is more impressive for its fantastic digital effects and a dazzling homage to the original Tron movie back in 1982 than for any impressive plotline beyond the eternal battle of good versus an evil form of the original 3 dimensional creator.

The effects are better, the look glossier and the action captivating. This version of Tron is a neon-coated Inception without Christopher Nolan’s psychological plot twists, but retaining high production values, stylish sets and director Joseph Kosinski emphasizes the infinity of the Tron digital grid, with all its notorious battlegrounds and ravishing images.

Digital Hero with Charming Dexterity

Garrett Hedlund proves himself as a leading man, the energetic Sam Flynn opposite the versatile Jeff Bridges reprising his role as Sam’s father Kevin Flynn, mysterious founder of Tron video Games, languishing in digital exile and battling an existential identity crisis with his own nemesis. Watch out for a scene-stealing camped up performance by Michael Sheen as Zuse, a sort of Electronic Discotheque owner and dubious double-crosser. Olivia Wilde makes a wonderful appearance as the fearless warrior and digital queen Quorra.

Tron Legacy is really best suited for 3-D and definitely has to be watch in a big screen cinema, with the spectacular effects and brilliant soundtrack by daftpunk. Fans of Science fiction films be sure to watch Tron Legacy more for its dazzling production design and digital effects than any unusual surprises in plot. Tron Legacy pays homage to Star Wars, Blade Runner, Terminator and all the epic science fiction films of the eighties most importantly the original ground-breaking film Tron released in 1982.

Digital Classic for the Computer Generation

Film Directors & Festivals
Reviews and Awards
Review Calender
June 2018
M T W T F S S
« May    
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930  
  • The Closing of Magno, the Quintessential New York Screening Room
    This Wednesday, the famed Magno Screening Rooms in New York, at 729 7th Ave. (near the corner of W. 49th St.), will close their doors for the very last time. They’ve been there for 68 years, and for those of us who are lucky enough to include watching a movie in the middle of the […]
    Owen Gleiberman
  • Roseanne Barr Talks ABC Firing in Emotional Interview: ‘I Definitely Feel Remorse’
    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach has released an edited transcript and audio recording of the interview he conducted with former ABC star Roseanne Barr shortly after the cancellation of her series “Roseanne.” In the interview, Barr claims that she “never would have wittingly called any black person…a monkey.” “It’s really hard to say this but, I didn’t […]
    Erin Nyren
  • Arroyo Seco Weekend: Craft Cocktails, Local Chefs Add to Festival’s Mellow Mood
    Yes, it was basically Coachella for a more seasoned crowd, but there were plenty of happy discoveries for everyone on Saturday at the Arroyo Seco Weekend music festival in Pasadena, Calif. The Brookside golf course behind the Rose Bowl was a spacious and verdant setting for the second year of the two-day festival aimed at […]
    Pat Saperstein
  • ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Tops $700 Million Worldwide
    “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” took another dino-sized bite out of the global box office. Universal and Amblin Entertainment’s sequel opened in 17 additional international markets, picking up another $106.7 million. “Fallen Kingdom” — starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard — launched in North America this weekend with $150 million, bringing its three-day total to $256.7 […]
    Rebecca Rubin
  • ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Feasts on $150 Million Opening
    Dinosaurs are ruling the box office again. “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” topped estimates to devour $150 million from 4,475 locations in North America this weekend. While it fell short of its predecessors’ record-shattering $208.8 million launch, the dinosaur sequel is off to a mighty start. The Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard-led tentpole has already […]
    Rebecca Rubin