The son of a virtual world designer goes looking for his father and ends up inside the digital world that his father designed. He meets his father’s creation turned bad and a unique ally who was born inside the digital domain of The Grid. (from IMDB)
The graphics were amazing. Way better than Avatar’s. For a huge majority of the movie, the young CG face of Clu (Jeff Bridges) looked real, and that’s incredibly impressive. It really had the feel of an 80’s Sci Fi movie (great 80’s music even), and the lights really matched the original. It really felt like it could be the same world, upgraded. This is what every badass 80’s movie wanted to be (except Star Wars. Nothing can touch Star Wars. Moving on…). I usually avoid movie in 3D, but I didn’t have a choice showtime wise with this one. However, this time I’m glad I saw it that way. The real world is entirely in 2D, with the 3D effects saved for the Grid. It helps that there weren’t shots in the film just because they’d look cool in 3D (like Resident Evil 4, which probably had the most slow mo of any movie to date). 3D actually works for this movie.
The storyline could be predictable at times, but come on, it’s a Disney movie. This is definitely a summer blockbuster caliber movie, so as long as you don’t expect any profound you’ll really enjoy it. Overall the story was good, and it will hold up even after the effects become dated.
Running Time: 125 minutes
Director: Joseph Kosinski
Rating: 8/10 stars