Tonight Disney treated TRON fans to a big surprise! They had a surprise free screening. The way they did it was that an e-mail was sent out to members of a website (www.flynnlives.com) and by word of mouth, and it was first come, first served. My roommate heard about it and we decided to go to Downtown Disney to see if we could get in. Fortunately we made it just in time and were some of the last people to get in!
The movie is about Sam Flynn, who goes to find his father who has been missing for 20 years. In the process, he gets transported to the Grid, a world within a computer. That's all I'll say about the plot since I don't want to spoil anything.
I thought the movie was awesome! The visuals were really well done; the movie takes place mostly within a computer, so the world is completely different. I'm sure a lot of it was filmed in greenscreen, but the actors worked well within it and fit in. The costumes were also really cool; they used actual LED wire in the suits, so it actually turns out that they could only film max 12 minutes at a time before the suit ran out of power and they had to change the battery! I had originally thought that they did the lighting through CG, but the suits actually lit up.
The acting was really good as well. The standout in my opinion was Olivia Wilde, who played Quorra. I won't say much about it since it's an important plot point, but she plays her role really well. Michael Sheen was also very good in his portrayal or enigmatic club owner Castor.
One of the most exciting things to fans was the fact that Daft Punk composed the soundtrack. As a fan of soundtracks in general (I listen to movie scores all the time) I was interested to see what they would come up with. And I was really impressed. I had heard the soundtrack before seeing the film and liked it, and I have to say that the music really works well with the action of the film.
All in all, I really enjoyed this film and I recommend that anyone who enjoys action and science fiction see it! It comes to theatres on Friday in the US, and you can check for other countries.