7.28.2009

Now It's Tron


Remember the 1982 film Tron? You know, where Jeff Bridges gets sucked into a computer and has to fight evil early-CGI'ed programs to escape? And it's all rotoscoped and glowing and cool and they fight with Frisbees and those ball throwy things and they race those rad light cycles?

Man, I sure do remember all that stuff. I also remember it being, as a kid at least, sort of boring and over my head. But oh, those light cycles. So I was a little confused when I heard that a sequel was in development. I mean, besides this guy, who exactly was clamoring for a sequel to Tron?

Well, after seeing this teaser from Comic-Con, I sure as shootin' am. I first got excited after hearing that Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz (both Lost writers) were the writers, along with the writer/director of the original film. In fact, it got me so excited that I watched Tron again this weekend and dude, it's one of a few films from my adolescence that are actually better than I remember them being. Oh, and here's some Nerd Math for you: Tron + The Invisibles = The Matrix. Yeah, that's right, I'm calling you out, Wachowskis.

So yeah, Tron Legacy (in 3D!) is on the "Looking Forward To It List," along with Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World, Iron Man 2 and Toy Story 3. What do you think?

2 comments:

Dave L said...

Erin had never heard of Tron until a few months ago so we rented it. I am sure we will end up at least renting this one...

Dr. Stanley said...

Took the words right out-my-mouth brother.