When Sam Flynn, the son of Kevin Flynn (brilliant video game designer who has been missing for 20 years), gets a page from his father’s decrepit office, he goes to investigate. In a hidden tunnel behind a Tron machine, Sam finds his father’s secret works. He gets sucked into the world of Tron, a futuristic utopia. He thinks he has found his father, but it is really Cluu, a corrupted clone of Kevin, that his father created to help him build the world. Cluu thrusts Sam into a vicious gladiator arena where the weapons are ‘identity disks’, lightsaber-like disks that contain all the knowledge of the owner. He is saved by Quorra, and taken to his father’s hideout. After Sam and Kevin’s reunion, they have to devise a plan to escape the virtual world.
I really enjoyed this movie because I love video games, and in about 95% of the movie, they were in a video game world. The fight scenes with the lightcycles and identity disks were also great. The wacky futuristic costumes that everyone wore was a nice touch. The world of Tron is a futuristic, action-packed utopia, or dystopia. Overall, I rate this movie an 8 out of 10.
*random fact: Maine is the only U.S. state with only 1 syllable.*