It probably comes as no surprise that I’ve seen Tron: Legacy at least twice by now. Although I don’t remember it, I’m positive Mum and Dad took me to see the original Tron at the cinemas when I was a wee nipper, and I maintain that it was one of the root causes of my obsession with science fiction.
I’ve also been browsing the fan forum Tron-Sector.com lately, especially with fans talking about the new film. Earlier today, I found a link to an article that asks why Tron: Legacy has such a mediocre critical response when 2009’s 3D SF darling Avatar has such a positive following amongst critics?
I posted the following:
TRON Legacy trailer.
Looks… gloriously weird. Especially that guy with the cane. Does he remind anyone else of Luke Steel from Empire of the Sun?
I’m not sure whether I’m down with the idea of Recognizers with thrusters, though. Still, that’s a quibble.
Bring on December!
If you can’t wait for Tron Legacy, let me direct you to the work of a couple of utterly insane fans of the first film, who’ve put together a pair of very short films that… er… pay homage, I suppose, to Tron. Two more are on the way.
Seriously, go watch. You’ll laugh so hard you’ll de-rez!
I had a wander into Tron-Sector.com to see whether anyone there had picked up on the TRON Rock Opera. They had, of course – and someone had come across this: Insurgo Theatre’s A Very TRON Thanksgiving.
I evny you Californians…
Wil Wheaton reported on his website that a friend of his has just written, and is performing, a twelve-minute opus entitled TRON: The Rock Opera.
This is one of those times I wish we were so filthy rich that we could just jet over to LA whenever we wanted.