Movie Review - "Tron: Legacy"

Tron: Legacy opened on December 17th, and I finally got a chance to see it today. The synopsis: Sam Flynn, the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn, looks into his father's disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 20 years. Along with Kevin's loyal confidant, father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous. Written by ZootCatchy

I haven't seen the first Tron film in like a million years, so I didn't go into this film with a lot of expectations. Which is probably, a good thing, because overall it disappoints. The plot? Boring & didn't really make any sense. Zero character development. The only thing that was redeeming about this film was the visual - and that's really the only reason to see this film. The visual representation of the grid is stunning & very cool. But graphics & 3-D aren't enough to carry a film. I was actually pretty bored; you knew what was going to happen & there wasn't really any buildup to the climax of the film.

Overall, I would skip this one unless you're really into graphics & visual effects, and then I'd only go see it as a matinee. Mostly this film was a lot of hype that didn't really materialize.