I originally saw this as a double feature from See Film First along with The Next Three Days. It was a secret screening with both films unannounced. Unfortunately I wasn’t as happy to be seeing Tron: Legacy as I had tickets for the O2 Arena premiere the next day that I was already looking forward to and eventually decided not to go (Greenwich is a long way to see the same film two days in a row).
I watched this again after the original Tron as one of my flatmates hadn’t seen either.
Tron: Legacy is actually quite good when taken for what it is, a sequel to an almost 30 year old film which pays homage to the original, updates it for a new audience and tries to make sense of what was a fairly unlikely plot (the 80′s heralded a number of fantastical movies about things computers could do, very few of which are possible even now).
The last element of that brings it’s own issues though, as it actually introduces even more unlikely happenings that are never fully explained, though look set to be in the sequel(s). Of course complaining about the level of disbelief required would be like me complaining about the animals talking in other Disney films; it’s expected.