As a person who has never seen Tron I may be the wrong person to review this film. But then again, I’m sure I’m not alone, so here goes :)
Some twenty years ago Sam Flynn’s father went to work and never came home. Since then his company has gone from strength to strength, sometimes at the expense of Kevin Flynn’s original ideals. But Sam doesn’t want to be CEO of a company, instead he doesn’t seem to work, drops out of college, and adopts a rescue dog. Oh, and plays tricks on his own company like releasing their products onto the internet for free. But one day a page comes from Flynn’s Arcade. But the phone there has been disconnected for years. Sam goes to investigate and discovers that his father has discovered how to transport himself onto “the grid” and has been trapped there ever since.
Okay, you’ve figured it out now, I didn’t love this film. It was alright. And bits of it looked great, but still, the story was pants. And the characters… well, there weren’t really any. Bridges as Kevin Flynn was amusing as the “Big Lebowski-style hippy” but overall it wasn’t enough for me to enjoy this film. Also, it was too long and dragged in the middle.
It isn’t a terrible film. Not by a long shot, it just isn’t a good one either.