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2010 - 2015, Action, ArtificiaI Intelligence

Tron: Legacy (2010)

Duration 2h 5m Rating (UK) PG
Source of story The original Tron from 1982
Writer/s Script Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz
Writer/s Story Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz, Brian klugman, Lee Sternthal plus Steven Lisberger and Bonny MacBird (characters)
Director Joseph Kosinski
Starring Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Boxleitner, Michael Sheen, Cillian Murphy
Elevator Pitch The son of a computer enterpreneur, tracking his father who disappeared twenty years earlier, finds himself transported into a computer generated world where he must engage in a form of gladiatorial combat to survive. He is rescued by a young woman who takes him to his father, alive but trapped on the “Grid”, and the trio together must thwart the ambitions of a rogue programme to take an army through the portal and take over the real world.
Content An almost continuous succession of set pieces, involving combat in one form or another, mostly with special discs. Also motor cycle montages, as a tribute to the original one would think. All the activities take place in the computer generated world. No nudity although some young women appear in body hugging suits, some drinking – but what is computer generated booze?
A View The critics were a bit negative about this outing, mainly because they felt that the characterisation was lacking, but honestly who cares. Like many others I was fascinated by the design of the virtual world, so that the two hours passed painlessly. I never looked at my watch once. Brilliant in its own way. Definitely worth your time if you like SF and have a really big TV screen (I have).

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Author of this site three technical books and two novels

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