Deep in the Plus – TRON: Legacy

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Join Rob and Jill this week as Deep in the Plus dives into the 2010 sci-fi adventure TRON: Legacy. It’s a sequel (or arguably a reboot) of the 1982 cult-classic TRON. Neither movie overwhelmed at the box office, but the TRON franchise remains popular among Disney and sci-fi fans to this day. Disney even built a ride based on the IP in Shanghai Disneyland. The attraction was such a success that a version of the ride is currently under construction in the Magic Kingdom, set to open in 2021.

The film takes place 28 years after the original, in which hero Kevin Flynn journeys into a virtual world. Legacy centers around Flynn’s son Sam, who goes in search of his father; Kevin went missing 8 years after the events of the first film. The movie is visually stunning and tells the next chapter of the TRON story. For fans of the franchise, it offers many callbacks to the original, and serves up plenty of the iconic identity disks and light cycles. But is it worth watching with so many choices on Disney+? Rob and Jill don’t see eye to eye on this one. Is TRON: Legacy a must-watch for Disney fans, or is the IP better than the films on which it’s based?

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Jill Diffendal

Jill has been visiting Walt Disney World since she was two years old. She credits her ongoing Disney love to her family, especially her grandmother, brother, and nieces. You can reach her at [email protected]

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Still waiting and hoping for a third act.


My husband and I LOVE this movie. It is our favorite movie of all time. It absolutely blew us away when we saw it the first time, and it continues to do so every time we watch it. I am a digital electronics teacher and my husband teaches CAD modeling. The level of detail in the computer modeling and the digital realm is amazing. I think if you have a background in technology, it makes this movie so much more impressive. The story is very unique and imaginative. “What do the circuits look like?” I’ve often wondered the same thing.… Read more »