Tron: Legacy (2010) - 7/10
Drinking alone on the couch on a Saturday night sounds like a setup for a pity-party, but then I found that I had this in my DVR. Jeff Bridges, Olivia Wilde and Michael Sheen are among my favorites and didn't disappoint; Beau Garrett was her usual awesome-looking self; and it was nice to see ol' buddy Bruce Boxleitner again. I had never seen Garrett Hedlund in anything before, and he was a nice discovery. I'd never even heard of Joseph Lisberger before, which I guess is no surprise since this was his directorial debut. The set and costume design was all very sexy - I expected the glowing-everything to get tiresome, but it never did. It was cool to see a Recognizer again, and the multi-level Light Cycle arena, the Light Runner and Light Fighters, and the beam-riding "freight train" were nice additions. The Daft Punk soundtrack really enhanced the movie (in case you missed it, the helmeted DJs in the End of Line Club were Daft Punk).
Recommended if you enjoyed: Tron (1982); The Matrix Reloaded (2003); The Island (2005).
p.s. While I was in the shower, it occurred to me that I love that this film was a genuine sequel and not another fucking remake or reboot. This movie was made with some care by people who gave a shit.
p.p.s. And may I add that a movie with an actual soundtrack instead of a collection of unmemorable and irrelevant songs used for marketing purposes is old-school awesome.
EDIT: New vid with better sound quality.