(This review may contain spoilers).
I don’t really know how long ago I originally watched the first Tron film, but I’m reasonably sure it was on television. It became one of my favourite films, so when I discovered a sequel was being made, I immediately jumped at the chance to watch it.
I was disappointed that the character of Tron was shown very little in this movie, but I liked the fact that Kevin’s son, Sam, was one of the main characters. I felt for him when he was a little boy and his father didn’t come home and it was good to see his relationship with Alan, in particular, in the material world.
I thought this film was good in that it acknowledged how much time had passed between the two movies. But I also felt that, although the digital world itself was much more vamped-up, it managed to stay true to the digital world seen in the original.
I didn’t really like Kevin all that much in this movie, I have to say. He came across as much more passive than in the first one and while I could understand why, I felt that he hadn’t really matured. He still spoke like he was much younger than he was and I felt that he didn’t really treat Sam as a son, barring their first scene together after being reunited.
I did like Quorra. I felt the actress who played her did a good job of demonstrating her capability when it came to the digital world and her naivety when it came to learning about the world Sam came from. I would have liked to see a bit more depth to her character, but I enjoyed seeing the way she and Sam bonded.
There were some really intense moments in this movie and I did have a little bit of sympathy for Clu… though not a whole lot. It was interesting to see the way the programs fought each other, but I couldn’t help wondering how it would all look for someone out in the material world.
Although the film did reach a somewhat satisfying conclusion, I felt I would have liked to see more. I think it would be good to see a sequel to this… just not waiting another twenty-odd years for said sequel.
I did thoroughly enjoy watching this movie and the special effects were really quite cool. It made me want to seek out my copy of Tron and watch that, too.