December 18th 2010 17:18
Twenty years ago Kevin Flynn (Bridges) disappeared. Without a father figure, Sam (Hedlund) is irresponsible. Alan Bradley (Boxleitner), visits Sam to let him know that he has a message from a number that once belonged to his father but has been disconnected his father vanished. Sam investigates Flynn's Arcade where the message came from. Sam is then transported to "the Grid." Shortly after he arrives, Sam is captured and meets a program that looks exactly like his father from 20 years ago... a program named Clu. Quorra comes to save Sam and then to meet his father. When they meet they devise a plan to go home, but sometimes, plans are easier to construct than to execute.
Good movie. Excellent special effects, but I felt it was a little over-played by some critics who let their bias for the original movie. I loved the first when I saw it as a child, and expected some of the same feelings when exiting the theater this time, but it that feeling is lost in the movie's conclusion. I'm not saying the movie was bad, but you can look back on the original and tell where it influenced the Sci-fi of later years. This one, does not have that seminal feeling about it. Special effects were great, without question, IMAX 3D would be AMAZING to see, this movie just did not leave me with the feeling wondering, "what's next?" I think if they decided a part three should happen, I would probably just wait for the DVD. However, if you have the opportunity to see this movie in 3D, everyone I know who has seen it this way says it is a "feast for the eyes." Check out the trailer below.
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