Tron Legacy

Last Updated on: June 13th, 2024

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“Tron: Legacy” is a science fiction film released in 2010, and it is the sequel to the 1982 film “Tron.” The movie was directed by Joseph Kosinski and produced by Walt Disney Pictures.

The story follows Sam Flynn (played by Garrett Hedlund), the son of Kevin Flynn (played by Jeff Bridges), who is a computer programmer and the creator of a virtual world called “The Grid.” When Sam was a child, his father mysteriously disappeared into The Grid, leaving him with a troubled relationship with his father’s legacy.

Years later, Sam discovers a hidden entrance to The Grid and is transported into the digital realm. Inside The Grid, he encounters a cyber-world ruled by the malevolent program CLU (also played by Jeff Bridges), a digital duplicate of his father created by Kevin Flynn himself. With the help of Quorra (played by Olivia Wilde), a program who befriends him, Sam embarks on a quest to find his father and escape from The Grid.

The film is known for its visually stunning visual effects and immersive digital world. The combination of live-action and computer-generated sequences creates a unique and visually engaging experience for the audience. The movie also features a mesmerizing soundtrack composed by Daft Punk.

“Tron: Legacy” received mixed reviews from critics, with praise for its visual effects and action sequences but criticism for its narrative and character development. Despite the mixed reception, the film has gained a dedicated fan base and is considered a cult classic among science fiction enthusiasts.

Fun Facts

  • “Tron: Legacy” is a 2010 science fiction film and a sequel to the 1982 cult classic “Tron.” It combines cutting-edge visual effects with a futuristic storyline set in the digital world of the Grid.
  • The film features a remarkable visual style, with the virtual world depicted using a combination of CGI and the innovative use of LED light suits worn by the actors. This approach gave the characters a distinct and striking appearance, especially in the iconic light cycle battles.
  • Daft Punk, the French electronic music duo, composed the film’s soundtrack. Their electronic and orchestral score added a unique and atmospheric dimension to the movie’s visuals and action sequences, contributing to its memorable soundtrack.

Additional Details

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  • Year Released: 2010
  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Box Office: $400.1 million
  • Awards: Nominated Academy Award
  • IMDB Link


  • Jeff Bridges: Kevin Flynn
  • Garrett Hedlund: Samuel “Sam” Flynn
  • Olivia Wilde: Quorra
  • Bruce Boxleitner: Alan Bradley
  • Boxleitner also portrays Tron/Rinzler
  • Michael Sheen: Zuse/Castor
  • James Frain: Jarvis


  • Director: Joseph Kosinski
  • Producers: Sean Bailey, Jeffrey Silver and Steven Lisberger
  • Music: Daft Punk

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