The film is being marketed as a sci-fi action film, but it’s not really an action film. Which is not to say there aren’t actiony bits, because of course there are, but this is far more an adventure film than it is an action film. Still exciting, but the excitement is drawn as much from discovery as it is from conflict. There are of course a couple of bits where things lag more than they should, some of the plot handwaving is a bit handwavey, and at least one moderately important character decision doesn’t make much sense in retrospect, but on the whole this is a very entertaining example of How Popcorn Movies Should Be, and visually impressive on par with Avatar (and with 3D surpassing it; I felt Avatar’s 3D was just distracting, but TRON‘s is immersive).
Anyway, other things of note: I was very glad to see that this was edited by an adult rather than a hyperactive six-year-old. Jeff Bridges playing the elder Flynn as a cross between Obi-Wan Kenobi and the Dude was awesome. And the Daft Punk soundtrack is as awesome as you think it is.