I was gonna write a review of Tron: Legacy. I mean geez, I haven’t been blogging at all for ages, but then the internets are going insane about how much they hate the movie, and I couldn’t quite wrap my brain around how to respond. So then I notice today that Geoff Carter has basically taken care of the whole thing with his review, “In Defense of Tron: Legacy.”
I do still have a couple small things to add, though:
- To whomever it was that said the 3D didn’t work: I don’t know what was wrong with your theater, but that’s gotta be a technical issue. The 3D worked fine at the IMAX where I saw it, and enhanced the action sequences quite nicely. The lightcycle race would have been a lot tricker to follow without it.
- What’s up with comparing this film to A New Hope, aka the original Star Wars? I’m not seeing it. Any thematic similarities are shared with a truckload of other stories (ie, daddy issues), and the use of black-and-white color schemes just don’t make it a Star Wars clone.
And well, yeah. The role of women in Tron: Legacy? Problematic at best, and perhaps most amusingly represented by the woman in an early board-room scene who simply introduces the president of the board, then sits down quietly. I’ll join Geoff in hoping that Quorra plays a more fully-realized role in any further sequels.