Friday, December 24, 2010

Toon Talk: Rebooted

From the worldwide web to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth to Blackberrys, iPods to iPads to iPhones (oh my)… no doubt about it, we have seen a huge amount of technological developments in the past 28 years. So much so that, looking back at it now, 1982’s Tron seems downright quaint. But a lot of difference nearly three decades makes, for Tron’s better-late-than-never sequel Tron: Legacy (in theaters now) is a significant upgrade over the previous model.

With a digitally de-aged face, Jeff Bridges returns as video game whiz Kevin Flynn, who, we learn via flashback to 1989, was the head of ENCOM and the father of a young son named Sam when, mysteriously, he disappeared. Jump ahead to the present, and Sam (played by Garrett Hedlund) is a tech savvy rebel without a cause who is lured to Flynn’s Arcade and, just like daddy in the first film, zapped into a computer wonderland where “users” aren’t welcome and the programs they created are in charge...

Click here to continue reading my Toon Talk review of Tron: Legacy at LaughingPlace.com.

UPDATE: Tron: Legacy is now available on DVD and Blu-ray from Amazon.com.

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