Tron Legacy reviews may not matter much in the short term. The Tron Legacy reviews are decidedly mixed, if not negative, but so was the original at first. The first installment was also accused of favoring style over substance, yet a cult audience embraced it anyway. Now, 28 years later, that cult is waiting in line to return to the Grid, and to see it in 3D. Yet the Tron Legacy reviews have been sliding downhill in the days leading up to the next chapter.
28 years after the Master Control Program sucked up Kevin Flynn, and had him fight alongside Tron, Flynn’s son Sam gets sucked into the world of computers as well. But in this Grid, Flynn’s own digital creation has become a dictator, and only the human Flynns can stop him from expanding his empire.
The first Tron Legacy reviews weren’t all good when they came out last week, but it still had a fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Yet as more and more critics comment, the rating has gone down to rotten, and is now below 50 percent.
The Rotten Tomatoes consensus reads “The screenplay isn’t as captivatingly state of the art as the visuals, but Tron Legacy proves a suitably dazzling sequel to the original” However, this was posted before the movie went down to a rotten rating.
Judging by the Tron Legacy reviews, even fans that have waited decades for this day might experience a letdown. Although the visuals are much more advanced this time, and in 3D, word is that it isn’t enough to salvage the story at its core.
Much of the blame falls on first time director Joseph Kosinski, and especially on screenwriters Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis. The former Lost co-writers are slammed for writing a incompetent script, filled with laughable dialogue and little logic. For those who are not part of the Tron cult, a lot of it may go over their heads – but they can’t even rent the original to catch up beforehand.
Some of the Tron Legacy reviews even take Jeff Bridges to task, in his first of two major December movies. Pretty much every critic says that Kevin Flynn has now turned into the Dude, while his digitally younger self only looks convincing when he doesn’t talk. Garrett Hedlund is panned across the board as Bridges’ son, although Olivia Wilde is credited as a bright spot.
When Avatar came out at this exact time last year, its own script and story were criticized. However, since it revolutionized 3D, and since James Cameron brought a new world to life, it still became the biggest movie of all time. Yet the bad Tron Legacy review scores stand to make more of a negative impact – at least after the fans get to see it.
Rotten Tomatoes- “Tron Legacy”