The story then zips forward two decades to reveal that Flynn Sr has long since disappeared and his now adult offspring (Garrett Hedlund) is on a quest to find him.
A clue provided by the returning Alan Bradley (Bruce Boxleitner) propels Sam towards the digital world and a chance to find his father.
Therefore a huge sense of inconsequentiality is felt as the movie wallows in its own legacy rather than trying to carve out a fresh one.
The fact that the narrative structure and action sequences strongly echo the original serves to reinforce the feeling that the movie is burdened by its own past.
He said: "It was really important to have a connection to the original film.
Jeff Bridges, you know, is one of the best actors working today."Also in attendance at the premiere were Competition among male actors is fierce.It works best when intertwined with shots of the fantastic digital city that are free of the woeful characters, with the exception of Olivia Wilde as Quorra.A sleek and mysterious figure who functions as a sidekick to Kevin and token love interest, she exudes a minimalist coolness that fits perfectly within the environment.There are many who easily qualify as great but the talent gap between great and greatest is another story altogether.Play our game to see if you can pick which actor is definitively the BEST.Sci-fi action adventure sequel to the 1982 film 'Tron'.Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) is the rebellious technological whizzkid son of leading video-game developer Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges). Yet it feels appropriate, given that the movie is sadly a soulless and frustrating affair that feels like it was written by and for robots.Inane dialogue, lazy plotting and poorly-conveyed set pieces scupper the dazzling CGI landscapes and the brilliantly evocative soundtrack by Daft Punk.It also signals a quick descent into tedium and an abandonment of the goodwill generated by wistful feelings for the original movie. For a movie set in a world populated by computer programs, it's vital to have an engaging human element as an entry point for the viewer.Instead, Sam functions as a clichÃ©d one-liner generator rather than a character with any semblance of humanity beyond a determined facial expression in moments of adversity - or perhaps it's the look of constipation.