'Tron: Legacy' is getting thumbs-down from critics

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Tron: Legacy reviews

Tron: Legacy, the sequel to the '80s cult classic that we've waited 28 years for, is getting savaged by film critics. (Times movie critic Steve Persall gave a B-minus.)

"There's enough eye candy in this movie to put cybernerds into diabetic shock," Persall wrote. "If there really were people depressed about not being able to visit Avatar's planet Pandora as reported, they should now qualify for suicide watches."

His colleagues around the nation concur.

"Is it really a legacy when barely anyone remembers the first movie, and most of those who do remember it do not do so fondly?," says one critic who's quoted on Rottentomatoes.com, where the movie currently has a 48 percent positive rating.

"The initial entry into the cyber world and the high-speed race are highlights of the film. Unfortunately, there's also a story," says another.

Not all the feedback is bad though.

"Watching Tron: Legacy is like witnessing a thermonuclear explosion from inside the mushroom cloud-white hot, dazzlingly intense and indescribably overpowering-pop art unlike any you've ever seen before," says one positive review.

Who out there in Stuck in the '80s nation is going to see the movie this weekend? Stuck in the '80s cohost Sean Daly and I will be taking in a matinee Saturday afternoon somewhere in Tampa Bay.

[Last modified: Friday, December 17, 2010 4:05pm]

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