Tedious big budget attempt to cash in on 80's nostalgia while mixing The Matrix with Star Wars, but ends up being Pokemon with mood lighting. Too boring for the kids with a script written by xBox addicted... Read more12-year olds high on Red Bull, the high points are few and far between. But the Daft Punk score is cool and Jeff Bridges is fun even when he's phoning it in for the paycheck - even if the CGI young Jeff Bridges has to be the least convincing special effect since the rubber shark in Jaws. At least, with the uninvolving but trippy lightcycle races, stoners now have something other than 2001: A Space Odyssey - or the Tellytubbies - to space out to.
While investigating the mysterious disappearance of his father, Kevin (Jeff Bridges), techie Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) lands in a beguiling computerized world of enslaved gladiators, where his dad has been living for the past 25 years. Joined by Kevin's trusted friend (Olivia Wilde), the father and son must journey across a breathtaking -- and perilous -- cyberscape in this 21st-century update to the beloved 1982 sci-fi classic.