125 minutes

Twenty years after his father, a successful computer programmer, disappeared, his son is summoned to his old office... and finds himself transported into the digital universe his father built and is trapped inside. Glossy, high-tech sequel to Tron, a film that failed to ignite the box office on first release but became a huge cult among sci-fi and technology fans in the intervening years; this updates the visuals and recycles the original plot in a streamlined, fleshed-out fashion, but while it is an intriguing, obviously well-crafted standalone effort, it does lack the striking vision the original had.

Starring Jeff Bridges; Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Boxleitner, James Frain, Beau Garrett; and Michael Sheen.
Directed by Joseph Kosinski; produced by Sean Bailey, Jeffrey Silver, Steven Lisberger; screenplay by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, based on a story by mr. Kitsis, mr. Horowitz, Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal and on the original Tron characters created by mr. Lisberger and Bonnie MacBird; music by Daft Punk (Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo); director of photography (DeLuxe, widescreen, 3D), Claudio Miranda; production designer, Darren Gilford; costume designers, Michael Wilkinson and Christine Biedelin Clark; film editor, James Haygood; visual effects supervisor, Eric Barba.
A Walt Disney Pictures presentation of a Sean Bailey production. (US distributor and world sales, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.)
Screened: distributor advance press screening, Zon Lusomundo Colombo 9 (Lisbon), January 5th 2011.


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