With recent news acknowledging that movement is continuing forward on a sequel to 2010′s Tron Legacy, speculation will start running rampant, as is often the case with the Internet community. While the belated sequel wasn’t everything the fans desired, it had its high points. It also had some very low ones. In this author’s humble opinion, there are a few things the filmmakers need to consider before cameras start rolling on Tron: (insert mandatory subtitle here). This is a list of five “Do’s” and “Don’ts” that may be handy in helping to make the next Tron film a cut above the last.
It should be assumed that there will be SPOILERS for Tron: Legacy in this article, but I’ll go ahead and mention it anyway.
10. Don’t – Have Garrett Hedlund Return
I hate to level my harshest criticism right out of the gate, but it must be said: Garrett Hedlund is the absolute worst part of Tron Legacy. That’s not to say the man isn’t a talented actor (I love the villainous punk he plays in Death Sentence) but this was not the role that showcased any of his ability. His wooden delivery and lackadaisical demeanor doesn’t fit well with what is essentially the high-flying hero of an action-adventure story.
It doesn’t help that the character he’s portraying isn’t written particularly well and is just yanked around at the convenience of the set-pieces and plot. I’m almost certain he will be back for another go-around and maybe this time will be different, but I’d rather not take that chance.
This article was first posted on December 6, 2012