Finally, the wait is over! Tron: Legacy hits screens today and it seems there is a mixed bag of reviews from the media. Below is a list of summary comments to help yopu decide if it is for you or not.

Steve Rose, Guardian
It is often beautiful to look at, and could come to represent the fashion tropes of its era as faithfully as its predecessor did. And the silliness somehow adds to the enjoyment rather than detracting from it. It’s the best kind of bonkers. 3 Stars

Betsy Sharkey, LA Times
As it was in the beginning, “Tron: Legacy” takes us into a glow-stick world inside computers where the games are lethal and the mind can get lost, albeit with new players, a new story line, a new director and nearly three decades of improved technology including all the whiz-bang-wow the latest 3-D has to offer. Unfortunately, there’s not nearly enough new life.

Johnathan Crocker, Total Film Magazine
A film that awes and bores in frustratingly equal measure. Visually and musically, it’s a triumph. Dramatically, it needs some re-wiring. 3 Stars

Time Out Magazine
But as the story becomes more convoluted and less convincing, as entire plot strands are left hanging, as Hedlund smoulders and Bridges clings to his dignity, it becomes clear that this ‘Tron’ isn’t going to satisfy any but the most undemanding fans. The door is left wide open for a sequel and the prospect remains a welcome one – but let’s hope they can do a comprehensive de-bug, and get this system running smoothly once more.

Nick de Semlyen, Empire Magazine
A triumph of art direction, sound design and Gallic phat beats, but could do with a script upgrade and fun.exe patch. 3 Stars

Mark Adam, The Mirror
This super-stylish sequel to the cult 1982 film Tron is a spectacular feast of 3D action and effects and is likely to be one of the must-see films of Christmas.
But despite super-snug costumes and impressive action sequences, it never really connects. It relies ­too heavily on The Matrix and Star Wars to feel ­totally original. Hedland and Wilde (looking good in those tight outfits young folk in cyber universes wear) handle the action to nice effect. It is technically amazing but unlikely to be a massive ­family ­blockbuster on the scale of last year’s Avatar.
3 Stars

What is your opinion? Is it going to be a film you will be rushing out to see this Christmas? Check out tonight’s Destination Disney Radio Show on 1410am Heartbeat Radio in Orlando or listen online at fomr my thoughts

I know it seems a strange title but I have been reliably informed by @JiveBunnie on Twitter that it isn’t out in Germany until the end of January

By Adam

Adam has been a fan of Disney since he was small. He runs the Disneybrit Podcast. He is also the author of several Disney books.

2 thoughts on “Tron: Legacy released Worldwide today (Except Germany)”
  1. Just to add that whilst @JiveBunnie was right; there were also several countries that havent had Tron screened yet, according to the complete listing is below. (Thanks to those who pointed this mistake out.)

    With the French at the very end !!!!

    Country Date

    Argentina – 14 December 2010
    Chile – 15 December 2010
    Egypt – 15 December 2010
    UA Emirates – 15 December 2010
    Argentina – 16 December 2010
    Australia – 16 December 2010
    Czech Rep – 16 December 2010
    Denmark – 16 December 2010
    Greece – 16 December 2010
    Hungary – 16 December 2010
    Israel – 16 December 2010
    Kazakhstan – 16 December 2010
    Malaysia – 16 December 2010
    New Zealand – 16 December 2010
    Russia – 16 December 2010
    Singapore – 16 December 2010
    Brazil – 17 December 2010
    Bulgaria – 17 December 2010
    Canada – 17 December 2010
    Finland – 17 December 2010
    India – 17 December 2010
    Indonesia – 17 December 2010
    Japan – 17 December 2010
    Norway – 17 December 2010
    Philippines – 17 December 2010
    Spain – 17 December 2010
    Sweden – 17 December 2010
    UK – 17 December 2010
    USA – 17 December 2010
    Venezuela – 17 December 2010
    Hong Kong – 23 December 2010
    Russia – 23 December 2010
    Lithuania – 24 December 2010
    Taiwan – 24 December 2010
    Colombia – 25 December 2010
    Iceland – 26 December 2010
    Italy – 29 December 2010
    Estonia – 30 December 2010
    South Korea – 30 December 2010
    Poland – 31 December 2010
    Slovakia – 6 January 2011
    Portugal – 13 January 2011
    Belgium – 26 January 2011
    Netherlands – 26 January 2011
    Germany – 27 January 2011
    Turkey – 28 January 2011
    France – 2 February 2011

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