Nine years later, Tron: Legacy still looks incredible. The digital world is so intricately imagined, stylized, and designed, with a tantalizing combination of shadowy emptiness and crackling neon highlights. Avatar, meanwhile, looks like a janky CD-ROM game from the '90s. And despite it making eleventy skillion dollars, no one remembers a single detail from it. There was a big glowing tree or something? Probably.
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Tron: Legacy remains one of the most distinct and most impressive big-budget visual achievements in cinematic history, even nearly a decade out. Lots of recent superhero films have looked impressive too, obviously, but they all tend to largely mimic each others' style. If you're looking to throw on a big, crazy, cool-looking movie that isn't superhero-related, this fits the bill. Plus it's got an entirely original Daft Punk soundtrack and Michael Sheen as David Bowie.
Also, the story is like, fine. It's a PG movie that takes place inside a neon video game. Relax.
It's about laser motorcycles; don't try to overthink it.