|Source of story
||The original Tron from 1982
||Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz
||Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz, Brian klugman, Lee Sternthal plus Steven Lisberger and Bonny MacBird (characters)
||Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Boxleitner, Michael Sheen, Cillian Murphy
||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.
||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?
||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).