The weekends big movie release was ‘Tron: Legacy’ an updated version of the 1982 cult classis set inside a computerized world. In it, the son of a pioneering computer scientist goes looking for his missing dad and ends up finding the digital world his father created.
The new ‘Tron’ is also rated PG from for language and moments of sci-fi action. The violence is very video-game-like and not very realistic with its glowing blue blood.
Language is minimal and there are no sexual moments despite the intellectual subject matter.
Very young children will have a hard time following along with film as slow and dense as ‘Tron,’ but kids 10 and older should be able to enjoy the story and cool visuals.
Tron pulled in $44 million as the top box office movie over the pre-holiday weekend. Yogi Bear is now playing everywhere as it opened the weekend before Christmas with $16.4 million in ticket sales. Yogi Bear was second at the box office and not even close to matching Tron’s success.
‘Yogi Bear’, as it aims its sights squarely at kids 10 and under with many movie scenes with juvenile humor. The new live action and 3d-animation film version of the classic cartoon isn’t dumbed-down so much that old kids and adult’s won’t enjoy it.
The movie starts out pretty familiar. Yogi and his sidekick Boo Boo attempt an overly complex plan to steal a picnic basket, but it is not too long before they are part of a plan to save Jellystone Park.
The film got a PG rating for a bit of rude humor, but is otherwise very kid-friendly. The language is clean aside from the occasional buttocks joke, and violence is limited to a bit of slapstick. There is also a worthwhile lesson in that you cannot fail if you never stop trying.
Other movies opening at the box office before the Christmas weekend include “Little Fockers” and “True Grit” on Wednesday, Dec. 22. Jeff Bridges makes his second movie debut during the week in “True Grit”, also starring Matt Damon and Josh Brolin. “Gulliver’s Travels” starring Jack Black opens Christmas Day, Saturday, Dec. 25.