October 29th, 2010
12:57 PM ET
[SPOILER WARNING: Don't read any further if you want no knowledge of the plot to "Tron: Legacy."]
If the official "Tron: Legacy" poster, reminiscent of the original, wasn't enough to get fans excited, Disney gave a sneak peek of the film in select theaters worldwide on Thursday night. The 23 minutes of scenes from the first half of the film were a feast for the eyes, especially when seen in IMAX 3D.
At the screening, fans saw enough to follow the story of Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), the son of "Tron's" hero Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), who is accidentally placed "on the grid" within a video game, where his father has been for 20 years. (For those not familiar with the original "Tron," it seems like the script does a good job of bringing you up to speed.)
It turns out that Kevin has been living in a safehouse for all those years, and he doesn't seem "all there" at this point.
We also got some insight into Olivia Wilde's character Quorra, who is referred to as an "apprentice" by Kevin.
There were only brief glimpses of Michael Sheen's character Castor, and Clu, who is made via digital effects to look like a younger Jeff Bridges. The effect is a little creepy, I have to admit.
Certain scenes, including Sam taking part in a game with his "identity disc," were shot in full IMAX, and the effect was stunning. If nothing else, the movie will look incredible, and will certainly be up for several technical Oscar nominations.
Are you looking forward to "Tron: Legacy"? Did you go to last night's screening? If so, let us know what you thought on iReport or in the comments below.
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