Lose Yourself In The Grid
I have been living in The Grid vicariously for two years. Because my husband has been there. In fact, he helped create it. Designing and redesigning sequences, making the layout of the scenes seamless. For two years. Each movie that he works on becomes his life, as well as mine. The long hours, the tech talk that I only sort-of understand. And I serve a listening ear when he is trying to work out a particular shot or camera angle. So, long before TRON Legacy hit the theaters yesterday, I had expectations.
Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of accompanying my husband to an advance screening of TRON Legacy. And it more than met my expectations.
Let’s establish some things up front: Despite being married to someone in visual effects, I am not a movie buff. In fact, I have a hard time sitting through most movies. They are too long, too loud, and include too many silly Matrix-esque running-on-the-ceiling-and-turning-flips-in-the-air-while-brandishing-a-weapon type fight scenes. The movies are not believable. And why do we all go to the movies? To lose ourselves in a world better than our own- but one we can conceive. One we can believe in.
TRON Legacy gives just that. The visuals are stunning. The young actor who plays Sam makes him lovable and charming. And Jeff Bridges, well, what’s not to love? The movie is a perfect 120 minutes- none of this three point five hour nonsense that seems to be the trend. The Daft Punk film score makes me real happy. Yes, TRON is shot in 3D, but it’s not over the top. It suits the nature of the film.
This is a Disney production, so it lacks profanity, violence, and dirty deeds. The content is appropriate for kids in upper elementary grades or older, but parents won’t be disappointed, either- a great choice for a family night at the movies this holiday season.