Directed by: Joseph Kosinski
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde
Hey, remember that movie from nearly 30 years ago that became kind of a cult hit, Tron? Yeah… so I was watching this movie The Matrix Reloaded yesterday and it got me thinking that we should just re-work that kinda awkwardly to be a sequel to that old movie! They’re the same thing, right? Okay, cool, get on it. You have eighty bajillion dollars to spend.
30 years after Jeff Bridges got sucked into a computer, his son finds out that that’s probably where the old fart went to, and that’s why he hasn’t been involved in his son’s life. Bridges is basically like one of those moms who let their babies starve because of World of Warcraft in this movie. Anyway, the kid goes into the computer and he has to save the last remaining race of sentient programs (Wilde) from an evil program (creepy uncanny valley CGI young Jeff Bridges) who wants to kill her because… uh…
There are some neat effects in this movie, but it hits a weird middle ground between trying to make it look like The Matrix while incorporating elements from the original Tron‘s design. Unfortunately, Legacy manages to forget that the only neat thing about Tron was that it was very stylized and unique and weird. This is… well, it’s The Matrix Reloaded. I can’t really say that enough. And then there’s weird young Jeff Bridges which is an effect just good enough to make you kinda shudder whenever you see him… yeah, I definitely wouldn’t recommend this one.