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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! Comic-Con is in full swing. A big part of the con today is the massive Tron Legacy panel, so I figured as a little appetite whetter I’d feature Tron in the BTS pic o’ the day. I LOVE this pic. Love love love it. Look at how plain the suits and discs are as David Warner and Bruce Boxleitner fuck around in costume. Before the animated suit-lighting there was only plain white suits with black tape on it. When I visited the set of Tron Legacy last year the props man brought out one of those original discs. I never looked very closely and seen them out of context of the movie, but you get a good glimpse at them in the pic below… The discs really are just white Frisbees with black gaffer’s tape on them. Anyway, the below pic can be made bigger with a simple click! Here’s the pic:

If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare, the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here. Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes pic demands you… just walk away! -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

Previous Behind the Scenes pics: - Alien
- Big Trouble In Little China
- Clash of the Titans
- Dr. Strangelove
- Sesame Street
- The Birds
- The Dark Knight
- Batman (1989)
- Batman: The TV Series
- Stephen King’s IT
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- Superman
- The French Connection

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  • July 22, 2010, 11:20 a.m. CST


    by Atomik Steve

    that's my favorite pic so far

  • July 22, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Battle of the Bulges

    by Lance Rocke


  • July 22, 2010, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Legacy is going to bomb

    by vadakinX

    It may be a good movie but the trailer was playing ahead of Inception for me and nobody was interested, in fact I don't think anyone in the audience knew what Tron was. <p> This is a purely geek thing and I don't think it's going to have mass appeal, especially when the trailers keep going over what happened in the original film. Nobody knows this is a sequel. It's just weird. <p> I hope it succeeds but the original Tron didn't exactly set the box office alight so I don't know why this one is being hyped like it will.

  • July 22, 2010, 11:23 a.m. CST



  • July 22, 2010, 11:27 a.m. CST


    by LaserPants

    Btw, SERIOUSLY doubt Legacy is going to bomb. Everyone I know, both geeks and nongeeks, can't wait to see it. Just based on the visuals alone it should do very well. It's not gonna outperform Avatar, but it'll do well.

  • July 22, 2010, 11:28 a.m. CST

    NEXT WEEK: Optimus Prime and Megatron Locked in Battle

    by DarfurOnTheRocks2

  • July 22, 2010, 11:29 a.m. CST

    NEXT WEEK: Hulk Hogan and Macho Man Locked in Battle

    by DarfurOnTheRocks2

  • July 22, 2010, 11:30 a.m. CST

    NEXT WEEK: Kirk and Alternate Kirk Locked in Battle

    by DarfurOnTheRocks2

  • July 22, 2010, 11:30 a.m. CST


    by henrydalton

    Absolutely, totally agree. And the same thing happened for me too when I saw Inception last night.

  • July 22, 2010, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Next WEEK: AC Slater and Zac Morris locked in Battle

    by DarfurOnTheRocks2

  • July 22, 2010, 11:32 a.m. CST

    NEXT WEEK: Kobe and Shaq locked in...

    by DarfurOnTheRocks2

  • July 22, 2010, 11:32 a.m. CST

    NEXT WEEK: Balki Bartocomous and Cousin Larry locked in a floodi

    by Exasperilious

  • July 22, 2010, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Next WEEK: Mario and Bowser locked in Battle

    by DarfurOnTheRocks2

  • July 22, 2010, 11:33 a.m. CST

    flooding basement

    by Exasperilious

  • July 22, 2010, 11:34 a.m. CST

    NEXT WEEK:Shannon Doherty and the Rest of 90210 Past/Present Loc

    by DarfurOnTheRocks2

  • July 22, 2010, 11:40 a.m. CST

    I still Love TRON...

    by Clavius

    But man, out of context, and without the illumination, they look like complete and total tits in those suits!<br> <br>However, in the film, those glowy suits and killer frisbees were probably the most bad-ass thing my eleven year old eyes had ever seen since the Lightsaber.

  • July 22, 2010, 11:40 a.m. CST

    TRON was a modest success.

    by blackwood

    It made back it's money ($33 profit to its $17 cost) in the theatre -- but I'm pretty sure it was one of those incredibly leggy home video properties. I think LEGACY will do gangbusters at the box office, because I expect its 3D to be on par with AVATAR, and its story to be better. This is a film boomers and children of the eighties will flock to -- bringing their families, telling their friends.<p>I mean, it's no SCOTT PILGRIM, but I think it will do well.

  • July 22, 2010, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Also this pic is awesome.

    by blackwood

    Back when special effects were special.

  • July 22, 2010, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Is it David cross in a wheelchair?

    by Six Demon Bag

  • July 22, 2010, 11:52 a.m. CST

    It appears as if ...

    by I Max U Mini

    ... someone was trying to erase the name of a production company in the upper right of the pic.

  • July 22, 2010, 11:53 a.m. CST

    I don't know...

    by wampa 1

    ...but it sure smells good!

  • July 22, 2010, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Special effects are more special than ever before. It

    by UltraTron

    is the failing of the human mind that is to blame for the lack of original vision brought to effects films. Thank god for kickass and inception this year reminding us how shit is supposed to be done. Let's just hope pixar can lift Legacy up to the level eveyone expects. Can this first time gay car commercial director knock tron out of the park for us? Disney seems to think not if they had to call pixar to fix it. Here's an insane idea. Hire a proven director with a track record to make your gigantic studio picture that the whole fucking studio hinges on.

  • July 22, 2010, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Who's that guy?

    by SmokingRobot

    'That's Tron. He fights for the users'.

  • July 22, 2010, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Cool pic.

    by Gwynplaine

    David Warner is great.

  • July 22, 2010, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Gaius Maximus vs Suckatron?

    by johnnyangelheart

    They look like something from (what I imagine to be) gay porn.

  • July 22, 2010, 12:13 p.m. CST

    TRON = movie brilliance!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    I hope TRON LEGACY will live up to that.

  • July 22, 2010, 12:14 p.m. CST

    David Warner is always great.

    by palimpsest


  • July 22, 2010, 12:24 p.m. CST

    I look great in that pix....

    by TRON

    end of line.....

  • July 22, 2010, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Just watched TRON yesterday

    by Inexplicable_Nuclear_Balls

    Goddamn I love that film. Summer of '82, we were in Ohio for two weeks to visit my grandparents. Every day for those two weeks, I rode about a mile each way on a borrowed bicycle to get to the ONE SCREEN theater showing TRON. It got better with each viewing.<p> Watching it now, I'm amazed at how much they got right. The all-CG sequences are perfectly directed, camera angles look great... a decade before we knew Pixar. I hope Legacy is at least a decent film.

  • July 22, 2010, 12:29 p.m. CST

    I Bet They Feel STUPID

    by DangerDave

    I wonder if I could buy that cod piece on ebay today?

  • July 22, 2010, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Legacy will be a disaster

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Have you seen the acting between Boxleitner and the kid playing Bridges son? Ugh. I hope its good though, love the original, even though its a bad film too, just one with loads and loads of cool shit in it.

  • July 22, 2010, 12:39 p.m. CST

    "Did anybody see the movie TRON?"

    by atalcot

    No. No. No. No. No. No. Yes. I mean, No.

  • July 22, 2010, 12:47 p.m. CST

    TRON will never be repeated, and

    by A_Clockwork_Irony

    my fear, even though I look forward to Legacy, is that because of new tech they will forget how awesome the whole backlighting effect is/was. Be cool if they had a scene where they go into an obsolete part of the system where the original technique (maybe I should say "look") is used. I will say I have done no research, but the new costumes aren't as cool to me, but I'm sure I'll get used to it. TRON, while the script is good enough, is awesome because it will always be a one-of-a-kind. Even if you didn't like the original, you have to respect the time and effort back in the day. Good for you, Quint!

  • July 22, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    But David Warner is sporting quite the monster.

  • July 22, 2010, 12:54 p.m. CST

    HELLO Harry anybody.

    by OSAMP1

    How about the new Buired trailer.

  • July 22, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    So Bruce hits End of Line before David!

    by A_Clockwork_Irony

    (I'm a maroon.)

  • July 22, 2010, 12:56 p.m. CST


    by OSAMP1

    edit button

  • July 22, 2010, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Stallone Blames Batman for killing Action Stars!

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    Back in the 1980s, they were the biggest stars in Hollywood, both in terms of box-office receipts and bicep circumference. But the glory days of the brawny action heroes -- Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Van Damme, and the like -- eventually faded. In their place, a new breed of '90s star took over: younger, leaner, and nowhere near as macho. By decade's end, Keanu Reeves was a huge action star (shudder to think). <p> Where did it all go wrong? According to an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Sylvester Stallone puts the blame squarely on the caped shoulders of one comic book hero. <p> "It was the first 'Batman' movie," Stallone told the Times, in reference to the 1989 movie adaptation starring Michael Keaton as the Caped Crusader. He went on to say, "The action movies changed radically when it became possible to Velcro your muscles on," a clear dig at how the trim Keaton was encased in a sculpted Batsuit for the film. Stallone joked, "I wish I had thought of Velcro muscles myself... "I didn't have to go to the gym for all those years." <p> Stallone adds that the director Tim Burton's stylish take on the superhero story changed what audiences expected from an action flick: "It was the beginning of a new era. The visual took over. The special effects became more important than the single person. That was the beginning of the end."

  • July 22, 2010, 12:59 p.m. CST

    saw the Legacy preview at "Inception"

    by smudgewhat

    thought it looked pretty damn fun

  • July 22, 2010, 1 p.m. CST

    Love this feature.

    by OceanWang

    It's been a treat everyday.

  • July 22, 2010, 1 p.m. CST

    Thanks for that Mr. Tibbs

    by OSAMP1

    that was a good read.

  • July 22, 2010, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Fun. Creative. Un-self conscious. Irony-free.

    by kevred

    Four traits that I so very miss in just about all popular entertainment today (film, TV, music, books, etc.).<p>THAT is what the likes of TRON represent to me. All creativity is inherently silly, in a way. Trying so hard to deny and be seen as above that is a dire failing of our culture today.<p>The only way to do something meaningful is to just commit to it.<p>Just look at Boxleitner's face - would you rather be doing what they're doing, or sit at a table and act grim in an airless, uptight Dark Knight-like set? I know my answer.

  • July 22, 2010, 1:08 p.m. CST

    "Prepare to terminate!"

    by Tacom

  • July 22, 2010, 1:15 p.m. CST

    kevred - I agree except,

    by A_Clockwork_Irony

    I think Nolan and co. are very committed. Therefore, meaningful. I think the big problem is that so many in the business just try to copy any success. Instead of taking the challenge to find something new. But I agree with everything about the cynicism of today. I love South Park-type humor, but now EVERY comedy seems to rely on the shock or just being mean. Vacation will always rule as it wasn't written for the joke. Due Date trailer, for instance just made me roll my eyes. Or Dinner for Unoriginal, stupid, overdone jokes. Lol, I put money down that there WILL be a scene with someone talking to an animal like a baby and then said animal attacking. Hahahahahahahhahah - oh, it's so lame!

  • July 22, 2010, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Love This Movie


    I will at least enjoy Legacy. Hope it does well enough for yet another sequel, as log as that sequel also features Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner. I'd love to see a de-aged David Warner make a cameo as a revamped Sark. Just sayin'.

  • July 22, 2010, 1:20 p.m. CST

    "If you lose your disc, or fail to follow -

    by A_Clockwork_Irony

    COMMANDS!!!" Lol, man he belts that word out!

  • July 22, 2010, 1:32 p.m. CST

    You've Been Boxleitenered!

    by Aquatarkusman

    Eat a bowl of discs!

  • July 22, 2010, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Shit, Warner Isn't Even 70 Yet

    by Aquatarkusman

    No de-aging necessary, and my favorite role of his was in Peckinpah's the Ballad of Cable Hogue; he must have been just a pup then.

  • July 22, 2010, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Yeah the first Tron movie was sucky

    by Rupee88

    and I saw it as a was still lame.

  • July 22, 2010, 1:39 p.m. CST

    You haters just wait and see

    by Jeditemple

    The movie will be a huge hit.

  • July 22, 2010, 1:46 p.m. CST

    It probably will be a hit

    by Rupee88

    because Disney will just promote the hell out of it. Transformers 2 was a huge hit too, but still sucked.

  • July 22, 2010, 1:47 p.m. CST

    you want GREAT FILM IDEA(and i live stallone)....Sylvester Stall

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    Sylvester Stallone could easily re-ignite a long-dead arnold franchise!

  • July 22, 2010, 1:47 p.m. CST


    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    do it stallone.

  • July 22, 2010, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Why did my eyes shoot to the bulge in the tights?

    by jimbojones123

  • July 22, 2010, 1:53 p.m. CST

    jinbojones - you tell us. (just kidding!)

    by A_Clockwork_Irony

  • July 22, 2010, 1:59 p.m. CST

    vadakinX, my Inception audience in the O.C. cheered

    by MattmanReturns

    for the Legacy trailer. Quite a mixed age group, too.

  • July 22, 2010, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Well, MY Inception audience clapped -

    by A_Clockwork_Irony

    two of them from the back. It put a smile on my face. (wiping tears) some of us still mem-bah!

  • July 22, 2010, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Whatever Naysayers..

    by TheJudger

    Nobody knew what District 9 was either. So keep talking shit. Tron is very well known. Maybe the audiance members who havent found it yet are young teens, but trust me this film made it's mark it certainly got it's money back over time. You think disney would even consider a sequel if the DVD's of the original sold poorly. You know nothing.... This film will dominate the box office when it comes out. The older fans are ready they have kids they are ready and the newcomers, well the doors open. Come on in!

  • July 22, 2010, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Judging anything by audience reaction is a bad idea

    by MattmanReturns

    Audiences widely vary, depending on a number of factors. Fuck, people cheered for Cutthroat Island when I made the mistake of seeing that in a theater. Cheering or non-cheering means nothing.

  • July 22, 2010, 2:08 p.m. CST

    It means they got the sense to admit when

    by A_Clockwork_Irony

    they're wrong, Mr. Counting-money-your-whole-life! (Oh, wait, that doesn't work here.)

  • July 22, 2010, 2:10 p.m. CST


    by Triple_J_72

    Just like kids in the backyard. "I'll hit you with my frisbee! Ack... ack!"

  • July 22, 2010, 2:12 p.m. CST

    The name Bruce Boxleitner is fun to say!

    by RPLocke

  • July 22, 2010, 2:18 p.m. CST


    by BadlyDubbedPorn

    supposedly rare Star Wars BTS pics here, I haven't seen some of them but no doubt most of you geeks already have

  • July 22, 2010, 2:22 p.m. CST

    I can't wait for the making of ESB book

    by TheJudger

    It comes out near october I think.

  • July 22, 2010, 2:24 p.m. CST

    I think Legacy will do very well

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    The visuals are amazing and lets be honest that's enough for most people these days.

  • July 22, 2010, 2:29 p.m. CST

    The move is in 3D, too. Which means ebert will shit

    by RPLocke

    all over it and bitch and moan about it for a month.

  • July 22, 2010, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Ain't it Slow News?

    by DadTimesTwo

    I enjoy these pics, but with Comic Con going on, SURELY there's some real news to report.

  • July 22, 2010, 2:41 p.m. CST

    new tron trailer on yahoo!!!

    by ludmir88

    in case you don't know

  • July 22, 2010, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Why no color pics either

    by RPLocke

    This is the only site on the net that still puts up black and white stills.

  • July 22, 2010, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Never seen all of Tron.

    by Yelsaeb

    I've been trying ot rent it, but nowhere has it. And this has nothing ot do with nothing, but if someone where to make a live-action King of the Hill movie, this would be the perfect cast: Hank: Tom Hanks Dale: Robert Englund Bill: John C. Reilly Boomhauer: Matthew McConaughey Just saying.

  • July 22, 2010, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Del Toro to Direct new Haunted Mansion film for Disney!!! Just a

    by Sequitur


  • July 22, 2010, 3 p.m. CST - New Trailer

    by decypher44

    There ya go!!!

  • July 22, 2010, 3:05 p.m. CST

    was never interested in tron when it first came out...

    by iwasredempted

    but the new one looks pretty cool....

  • July 22, 2010, 3:06 p.m. CST


    by th3480

    This Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day thing is one of AICN's best ideas ever! Love the pic - keep 'em comin'!!!

  • July 22, 2010, 3:08 p.m. CST

    To those who say nobody cared when they saw the trailer in the t

    by TheMcflyFarm

    how the fuck do you know?! because nobody clapped or made a bunch of noise?? All I know is that I thought the trailer was one of the best I've seen in years and I never saw the first movie. I didn't hear much commotion the half dozen times I've seen the trailer in theaters, but that doesn't mean I don't think that people were very interested and that it will make serious money.

  • July 22, 2010, 3:14 p.m. CST

    YEAH, Geektard, YEAH! Lol!

    by A_Clockwork_Irony

    Late 40's! Nice.

  • July 22, 2010, 3:20 p.m. CST


    by GeorgieBoy Me want the hi res Quicktime though!

  • July 22, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST

    New Tron Legacy Trailer


    "I'm not your father." <br><br>

  • July 22, 2010, 3:28 p.m. CST

    TRON LEGACY will do solid box office because of Gen-Xers

    by SpyGuy

    Regardless of whether the original TRON was good or not, many Gen-Xers fondly remember the movie and will check out the new one out of a sense of nostalgia and because it looks cool. They will also most likely bring their kids along for the ride because their kids think it looks cool and their dad probably has the original on DVD and made them watch it.

  • July 22, 2010, 3:39 p.m. CST

    by redkamel

    "Legacy will make money, but its no Scott Pilgirm".<p>Thats the funniest thing I've read all week, I seriously laughed in my chair.<p>"The audience didn't react to the trailer". Let me tell you what trailers I remember audience reactions too. Star Wars Prequels (the name, obviously). Midnight Meat Train (laughing at the name). Devil (laughing when Shymalans name came up). Take what you want from that anecdoete.

  • July 22, 2010, 3:39 p.m. CST

    "Your Move Flynn. Come on!"


    They had me at hello.

  • July 22, 2010, 3:40 p.m. CST

    new trailer

    by reni

    Looks good. Risky showing all that CGI Young Jeff. Looked like A Christmas Carol! Not sold on it as much as I was in the previous trailer. Still, I'm definitely up for this.

  • July 22, 2010, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Chopper, sick balls.

    by Doctor_Strangepork

    If only Flynn would have written that "Stand By Me" program...

  • July 22, 2010, 3:41 p.m. CST

    So this photo, did Disney go & rotoscope in color?

    by planetran_fan

  • July 22, 2010, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Sadly, Tron: Legacy will fizzle at the box office.

    by planetran_fan

    No one today cares about this property. It might have some life on DVD from children of the eighties.

  • July 22, 2010, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Tron is HORRIBLY dated and lame

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Had I seen it as a kid back in the day, I might have thought it was cool, but seeing it "cold" a few months ago without a comforting cushion of nostalgia to soften the blow, it's pretty damn stupid and boring. An important technical breakthrough for CGI, but as a STORY, I couldn't have cared less for it.

  • July 22, 2010, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Movies in 1982 that were better than TRON

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    AND I SAW ALLLL THESE BAD FELLAS IN THE THEATER! <p> 48HRS.,Airplane II: The Sequel, The Beast Master, Blade Runner, Cat People, Conan The Barbarian, Creepshow, The Dark Crystal, Dead Man Don't wear plaid, E.T., The Evil Dead, Fast time AT Ridgemont High, First Blood, Pink Floyd The Wall,Poltergeist, Porky's, Rambo: First Blood, Rocky III, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and the Thing. <p> The new Tron trailers does look cool... there is no question about it. But c'mon, cut the bullshit about the original Tron, It was not all that, The last Starfighter was better visually and story-wise, WARGAMES was more suspenseful...THE ONLY THING THAT WAS WORTH WATCHING WAS THE LIGHT CYCLE Duels--- THAT'S IT! <p> I didn't know what was worse, the shotty effects with Jeff Bridges tip toeing behind shit that obviously wasn't there or the dark muddy color palette that made Pink Floyd's Wall look like a Pixar flick. <p> what's next? The Black Hole? <p> Another movie that looked cool in stills and trailers but was an even bigger piece-O- Shyte? <p> Tron was a vehicle for Disney to cash in on the popularity of video games during that time. And it sucked like trying to play Pac-Man with a busted joystick. END OF LINE .............................................BITCHES!

  • July 22, 2010, 4:31 p.m. CST


    by theycallmemrtibbs

    Toy Story 3 was friggin' Awesome

  • July 22, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST


    by SpawnofAchilles

  • July 22, 2010, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Nasty in the Pasty

    by SpawnofAchilles

    I had never seen Tron either and tried watching it in anticipation of the new one and I couldn't even sit through it.

  • July 22, 2010, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Saying "sadly" doesn't validate your statement

    by MattmanReturns

    Please, can we remove "sadly" from talkback vocabulary? It's always used in conjunction with bullshit, like, "Sadly, Inception sucked dick." Are you actually sad about that, or are you just trying to be a prick?

  • July 22, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST

    I prefer these costumes to the new.

    by alienindisguise

    I don't like the more sparse neon look of legacy.

  • July 22, 2010, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Airplane 2 better than tron? Well it did have nice

    by UltraTron

    natural tits.

  • July 22, 2010, 5:28 p.m. CST


    by judge dredds fresh undies

    What are you doing here? Youre far to cool for us geeks, you fucking hipster douchefag.

  • July 22, 2010, 5:56 p.m. CST

    making of TESB book?

    by TakingScorpiosCalls


  • July 22, 2010, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Beautifully-written, as usual

    by StarryNight

    "Before the animated suit-lighting there was only plain white suits with black tape on it."

  • July 22, 2010, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Tron > Anything Michael Sera has ever been associated with

    by JaimeFoxx

  • July 22, 2010, 7:53 p.m. CST

    I agree there were about 30 1982 movies beter than Tron

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

  • July 22, 2010, 9:56 p.m. CST

    A_Clockwork_Irony, great points

    by kevred

    I probably shouldn't have used Nolan as an example - TDK was just the first over-serious film I could think of. But if Nolan was the norm, we'd be in great shape.<p>I COMPLETELY agree with you about comedy. It's a complete disaster these days. South Park has been brilliant, but just about everything else is so formulaic, just setups for the most obvious crude joke. From the absolute irredeemable rubbish that is SNL to pretty much every comedy film and sitcom, it's a wasteland. So much stuff these days looks, on the surface, similar to, say, 'A Fish Called Wanda', but couldn't be further from it.

  • July 22, 2010, 10:18 p.m. CST

    For those who hate CGI- try doing this movie "old school"!!!!

    by JonChambers

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    by Quint

    I'm pretty sure we got three perfectly fine Star Wars movies without CG...<BR><BR>I get a lot of flack for being a CG hater, I'm not. It's unfortunately a tool that allows lazy filmmakers to get lazier and tempts hard-working filmmakers into laziness. I have a personal preference for practical effects, but I see beauty in PJ's Kong's face, Serkis' performance there and as Gollum, in seeing Juno manipulate a city right in front of my eyes. It's an amazing tool with the correct artist and budget (say what you will, but cheap CG always looks cheap, but cheap practical can look like a million bucks), but I think the benefits of practical effects, when appropriate, surpass the benefits of CGI. Personally.

  • July 23, 2010, 4:01 a.m. CST

    Star Wars without CG

    by StarryNight

    What about light sabers? I'm pretty sure those were computer generated.

  • July 23, 2010, 9:53 a.m. CST

    kevred - amen! Good to know I'm not alone

    by A_Clockwork_Irony

    in this. And I understand what you're saying and grabbing the Nolan example. You have proved your worth. Now, break open the ale! These talkbackers are thirsty!

  • July 23, 2010, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Amen Quint

    by skimn

    Just like Davey Jones in Pirates, good CGI can look marvelous. Its the over abundance of CGI that can drive me crazy. If I see one more charging army of thousands...<p>And Chambers, Cameron did pretty well with hanging miniatures, model work, forced perspective, rear screen, etc. to make Aliens look much more than its meager budget.

  • July 23, 2010, 7:43 p.m. CST

    Without cgi there would be no legless Lt. Dan

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • July 23, 2010, 11:03 p.m. CST

    cg in star wars

    by redrain

    the only thing computer generated in star wars were shown on video monitors (explaining to x-wing pilots how to blow up the death star) everything else is human made.

  • July 23, 2010, 11:05 p.m. CST

    oh, and one more thing

    by redrain


  • July 23, 2010, 11:11 p.m. CST

    good call theycallmemrtibbs

    by redrain

    original tron fx were, for the time ok. lets not cry about this film being remade, it could be fantastic!

  • July 23, 2010, 11:14 p.m. CST

    best fx in tron

    by redrain

    Cindy Morgan's skin tight suit! Thank you god!

  • July 23, 2010, 11:15 p.m. CST

    oh, and one more thing

    by redrain


  • July 24, 2010, 9:09 p.m. CST

    Audience Reaction to trailers...

    by tailhook

    The only one i've seen lately where there was a very visible groan from the audience.. was for Devil when M. Night's name was shown.<p><p> As per Tron: Legacy... this thing is going to make a fuckton of money whether you like it or no... especially given it was filmed using Avatar's 3D You Are There technology. People, such as myself, have become quite savvy at finding out if a movie was actually filmed in 3D or not, especially after the bad press of Clash of the Titans.. and if it wasn't... running wholesale for the 2D version. But if its conceived of and filmed as a 3D movie? I'll pay the extra to see it proper.