Editor’s Note: This week, Rental Rehab welcomes guest reviewer and TRON super-mega fan Vytautas Malesh who is not wholly pleased with the Mickey Mouse approved re-imaging of his beloved childhood favorite (which hits theaters today). The review comes to us via Mr. Malesh’s always witty blog, Sardonic Shock Syndrome.
TRON: Legacy (2010)
I SAW TRON LEGACY!
I saw it.
Really, what am I supposed to say about it? That it was a masterfully told story that fully exploits the capabilities of the medium? That it is a wunderkind of montage, managing to stay true to its origins while pushing the boundaries of its own mythologies? I do not like to lie, and so I must admit that it is none of these. It shoots for “pretty popcorn movie” and, I’m afraid, even manages to miss that mark.
A little back story here: I love TRON. Thanks to my friend M. Sillystring, I have an original TRON movie poster from 1982. It is only not on my wall now because I cannot afford the solid gold, jewel-bedecked, crystal-faced frame that it deserves. TRON completes my trinity of fanboy infatuations (right after Robotech and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). TRON is one of the first movies I remember seeing in a movie theatre (at the Strand in Sturgis, MI – I remember it that well).