Peter Travers: 'Tron: Legacy' Triumphs Despite Storyline

Film gets high marks for its 'amazing' special effects and doses of humor

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The original Tron — which came out in 1982 — may not have aged very well, but Peter Travers credits the film for its groundbreaking concept and also has kind words for the sequel, Tron: Legacy. The new film finds star Jeff Bridges still trapped inside a server, where he meets not only the avatar of his younger self but his son (played by Garrett Hedlund). Despite some occasional confusion over what's happening in the film's plot, Travers gives Tron: Legacy high marks for its "amazing" special effects and the occasional dose of humor.

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However, Travers' Scumbucket does return this week — not for Tron but for the Golden Globe nominations, and especially the nominations for The Tourist, about which Travers said last week, "Everything about this movie sucks."

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Tron: Legacy
Rabbit Hole
Casino Jack
Frankie and Alice