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Disney Channel has this TRON LEGACY look...

Hey folks, Harry here and I have this semi-constant twitch that belongs to the impending awesomery of TRON LEGACY... This preview has a couple of shots that are new, and that's like the best kind of oxygen there is. NEW TRON STUFF OXYGEN. It counters all disease and ills of the world. At least, that's my perspective. But then, I have TRON Shoes. That I've owned for about 5 years or so. And I have a 16mm film print. So yeah, I've been infected with the power of TRON since childhood - can't wait to see this thing and figure out just how excited I should be about Joseph Kosinski. I met him at Comic Con... exchanged pleasantries at a dinner function that RADICAL MEDIA was throwing... btw - did you see that Hollywood Reporter story on how DEPARTED screenwriter, William Monahan was adapting the Radical Media graphic novel that Kosinski gave the world a preview of OBLIVION at Comic Con. Really beautiful sci fi designs and graphics, but having Monahan writing... well that could just about be perfect. BUT - I can't get too crazy excited for Kosinski until we see if TRON LEGACY is the real deal. Where are y'all on TRON LEGACY right now?

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  • Sept. 11, 2010, 4:14 p.m. CST


    by Kain_Bloodstone

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Is Yori not in this at all?

    by alan_poon

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 4:17 p.m. CST


    by kurtisaurus

    Yup, still excited to see this. Can't believe how long the wait has been but it's been cool to see people get so into it with all the publicity Disney's been doing.

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Harry - Word on the street is that the studio...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...was not pleased with Garrett Hedlund's performance. In fact, it's alleged to be disastrous...hence the studio rewrites/reshoots with the Pixar crew.<P>Any further word on this and how the filmmakers feel about the extra steps they've taken in preparation for the release-hype?

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 4:21 p.m. CST

    And we get the Pirates for trailer before Tron!

    by RPLocke


  • Sept. 11, 2010, 4:23 p.m. CST

    ummm yyyyeeeaaaa --

    by MattHooper

    all that footage was in the last trailer. Way to go, Disney-shmisney. Time for New DATA ! \\\\NEED INPUT! lol

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Felt like a little kid all year, waiting for Dec. to roll around

    by VanGoghX

    Needless to say, I CAN *NOT* FUCKIN' WAIT!

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 4:30 p.m. CST

    This is something worth getting excited about

    by Star Hump

    The first movie was such a refreshing blast back in the early 80s, so clean and cool and incredible looking. A great premise. Returning to this world, and still having Bridges and Boxleitner involved brings so much upside to this. New effects and settings and surprises combined with the original actors (and fresh faces too) means I'm sold already.

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 4:31 p.m. CST


    by agentf1

    I thought a few snippets here in there in the trailer were new. For example, wasn't the scene with the helmet visor morphing over Sam's head new? I noticed this trailer trimmed out the CG Clu scenes. I'm hoping the de-aging CG is being improved.

  • Come on Harry, can you just rub it into our noses some more..........geeesssssssss

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 4:42 p.m. CST

    It's entirely possible

    by StarryNight

    that this is going to be mediocre. I don't see it being bad, but I have a hard time envisioning a version of this movie that blows anyone by the most die-hard fans away. And by "most die-hard fans", I mean anyone who would give this movie an A+ no matter what, just because it exists. Some of the footage we've been shows looks really generic. Some of it looks really great. It might become a hit and miss affair.

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 4:43 p.m. CST

    I have Tron shoes...period....

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    ...That I've worn for about 5 years...period. <p> Is that meant to be a dramatic pause? Or a gross abuse of the English language.?

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 5:10 p.m. CST

    The emphasis on 3D doesn't bode well...

    by ShabbyBlue

    Just like with Avatar, it shows that they are focused more on dazzling us with eye candy special FX than telling a good story.

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Only 2 seconds of new footage?

    by Oneiros42

    That's it? Really? No, seriously now, really? The two seconds of Sam activating his helmet is the only scrap of footage that wasn't in the teaser or trailer, and that constitutes a "sneak peek"?

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Cautiously optimistic

    by lochkray

    That is all.

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 5:46 p.m. CST

    testicle reaction obviously noticeable

    by KingusKong

    Looming excitement gawking at cinematic yahooooooooooo!!!!!!!

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Looks good

    by garybuseys_incisors

    Olivia Wilde is teh hot.

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Disney is gonna pimp the fuck out of this one

    by terry1978

    Mostly due to nostalgic geeks, and the fact that the concept alone screams merchandising for the younger set.

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 6:06 p.m. CST

    so nothing new then?

    by ahdvd

    just a rehash of footage we've already seen, should have something new to show us by now?

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Very good

    by Tacoloft

    Shall be sweet

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 6:13 p.m. CST


    by alcester

    Do a remake but make it more serious.

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 6:18 p.m. CST

    I'm not worried at all about Tron Legacy

    by RPLocke

    It's in 3D, and visually it should be great I hope there's nods to the original like the MCP computer and Sark.

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Not going to be too good I fear

    by kwisatzhaderach

    The acting and dialogue are atrocious. Hopefully Bridges will be cool in it though.

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 6:32 p.m. CST

    here is a new Tron poster with the hottest woman in the world:

    by KilliK

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 6:34 p.m. CST

    wasnt Tron supposed to be the Scott Pilgrim of the 80s?

    by KilliK

    just asking...

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 6:55 p.m. CST

    This is the first trailer that has made me nervous

    by Knuckleface

    The original Tron 2 trailer from Comic Con a year back had me salivating. This latest preview though... hmm... there's something not quite right about it. I think it might be the 'too pretty' young people looking like they know they are 'too pretty'. I rather like my protagonists to be a little awkward.

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Looks Great

    by Waspo

    It looks great, and from what the writers and producers are saying is that they took the time, the first 30 minutes of the film that is not set in the "Tron" world to develop the characters. Often times big budget movies like this forget to tell a story, and hopefully that is not the case this time.

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 7:01 p.m. CST


    by Stifler's Mom

    that's not to say the movie won't be good. but there is a stigma to TRON that will keep general audiences away, the same way nobody gave a shit 28 years ago.

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 7:10 p.m. CST




  • Sept. 11, 2010, 7:30 p.m. CST

    This may be a stupid question...

    by Yn Jouyll

    Is TRON actually going to be in this movie? I have seen the de-aged Jeff Bridges. Are they doing that with Bruce Boxleitner as well?

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Yn Jouyll

    by RPLocke

    Yes, the director said that TRON is need in this movie. A younger version of Boxleitner.

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 7:51 p.m. CST

    I know a lot of people excited to see this...

    by Mr. Profit

    Yet have never ever seen the original...

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Stifler's Mom

    by Oneiros42

    The reason people didn't care 28 years ago was because it was trying to compete with E.T. in the same theatres. TRON only started to get popular when it hit VHS and more people saw it.

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 8:17 p.m. CST


    by veritasses

    Looks like I'll need to lower my expectations...

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 8:22 p.m. CST

    I'm trying to get excited about Tron II: the Reboot, but

    by James_Camera_On

    it isn't happening. I'm not sure what the problem is but when I see the all-white-guitar-dude strum his guitar or the all-white-broad on the couch i just don't care. I don't see a hint of a story, nothing that compels me to see it. The whole thing seems pitched to those whose age exceeds their IQ. In other words, the Nickelodeon audience. I saw Tron in the theaters, but nothing inspires me now to put on my Tron jockstrap or use my Tron nail clippers. They should have dreamed bigger.

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 8:36 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    I've been more excted about Tron II than pretty much most of the shit that came out this year.

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 8:40 p.m. CST

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't suck!

    by jawsfan

    That's all I ask of this movie.

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 8:43 p.m. CST

    lockray said it best..

    by Wyndam Earle

    I just want it to be a fun that so wrooooong?

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 8:45 p.m. CST


    by James_Camera_On

    OK, point taken. I wish us all to be pleasantly surprised.

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Nothing against Hedlund, but...

    by kevred

    ...I'm still thinking the younger kid from the trailer would have been great as the protagonist. Something in his face and manner shows more sense of wonder than, as Knuckleface mentioned above, the "too pretty" cast does.<p>Reserving actual judgment 'til I see the film, which I will. Glad they're trying this. Just hope they don't forget the element of discovery amid all the glitz.

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 8:52 p.m. CST

    can't wait

    by ForgetfulPete

    for this to leave empty theaters and displeased geeks. Any time you can piss off a geek an angel gets its wings. YAY for another big budget geek flop. The critical mass point where Hollywood flat out stops listening to geeks PERIOD is coming SOON. No more comic movies. No more mumblecore. IT WILL ALL BE OVER SOON! :)

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Yeah, chances are there will be no story

    by bumpuses_nextdoor_neighbor

    What a shame. Another FX driven sequel that will make money and keep studios churning out more of the same. Look, I love the original. I was a little spud when it came out in the 80s and while I didn't understand some of it until later it was still awesome. I'd never seen anything like it. Hopefully I'll be proven wrong and this will rock. Let's just say my expectations are low while my enthusiasm is high.

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Possible Spoiler

    by crider

    Someone might have mentioned it, but I think Tron has been shown all over the trailers... I think he is the red warrior with the 2 disk and black helmet. In the original film tron had 4 squares on his chest... 1 square over the 3, in Legacy this warrior also has it, although its small. Plus hes wearing a black helmet. Could that be Tron???

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 9:04 p.m. CST

    Wendy Carlos watches this and CRIES

    by ricarleite2

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 9:13 p.m. CST

    What;s wrong with having FX in you story?

    by RPLocke

    At least this HAS a story, unlike Machete.

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Concept and Execution Look Cool

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Dialogue and acting... not so much. The lead looks and acts a bit like a slightly less wooden Hayden Christensen.<BR><BR>However, nobody would like for this movie to be awesome more than I would.

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 9:35 p.m. CST

    crider: i hadn't thought of that!

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    Now I've watched all the trailers again, and there is the Stig-like red warrior throughout them. If Tron himself is in this movie, then that should mean we'll see a de-aged Bruce Boxleitner too (which will be the plot twist in the movie).

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 9:50 p.m. CST


    by Kaitain

    Make it more serious? Dude, that's one of the creepiest "kids' movies" ever made. Essentially it's a gothic horror movie in space, with merchandisable robots bolted on top. <p> The Black Hole is weird. It has moments of magnificence, a fantastic score and a great foreboding atmosphre, but then in the third act there's the out-of-place Star Wars-wannabe section, and then THAT ending...

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 9:53 p.m. CST

    'Too pretty' young people

    by Kaitain

    Yes, when did that become the norm? Certainly wasn't true in the 70s or most of the 80s. <p> Wasn't the case with Tron (not a youngster in sight), or the aforementioned Black Hole. Also an issue when you compare something like Alien with AvP Requiem: a crew of adults - some of them almost 50 - versus a team of mainly twentysomethings.

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 10 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    Too pretty young people? The movie is ABOUT a young person! Didn't Kick Ass have pretty young people in it? Hell Scott Pilgrim had one as the main actor.

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Daft Punk is doing the OST

    by Excelciyour

    and I am a big fan of the original as an 80s kid so yeah, the week it opens I'm there. CLU animation looks weak, that's a drawback I can live with tho.

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 11:11 p.m. CST


    by KurtBarlowsDentist

    But being about a young person isn't an accident; the movie was designed that way. <p> In any case, I don't really mind any individual movie being about young people, only a general pattern of this being the case. <p> Actually, I don't even really mind it, I'm just observing it. <p> Come to think about it, I don't know who I am or where I live. <p> However: <p> "Sci-fi movies seem to be better when they have older casts. Discuss."

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Finds dad trapped in computer by evil program for 20 years.

    by UltraTron

    What's the problem?

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 11:21 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    Would a computer program even age is the real question

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 12:34 a.m. CST

    looking forward to it.

    by disfigurehead

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 12:40 a.m. CST

    Is Neo in this?


    and that Aunt Jemimah Oracle? And the Kentucky Fried Colonel?

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 1:43 a.m. CST

    Not hyped ... aware

    by Dreamfasting

    I'm in that sweet spot that of being very aware that the movie is coming without feeling so hyped that I'm set up for disappointment. I'm in exactly the mood I want to go into the theater with ... which means I should probably close my eyes to all news and clips for the next 3 months.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 2:13 a.m. CST

    Looks Pretty Awesome To Me

    by LaserPants

    I don't think it's gonna shake the foundations, but I bet it'll be fun. It's going to look I N S A N E in Imax 3d.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 2:44 a.m. CST

    It does indeed look pretty damn cool, and Im

    by southafricanguy

    someone that has never understood the geek love for the first film which I only saw recently, and I have to say it has not aged well, and there was a clear reason the film bombed back in 82....

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 2:47 a.m. CST

    actually, while we are at it, can someone exp

    by southafricanguy

    lain to me what the hell is with the geek love for Tron? It seems to be based on nothing more than nostalgia......But at least Tron Legacy looks pretty cool....

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 5:28 a.m. CST


    by KilliK

    the guy with the black helmet in the Tron movie trailer is actually Bridge's son,NOT the younger version of can clearly see that in the trailer for the Tron game.<br /> <p>and probably he is also the Tron program in this sequel because i dont think that Disney would have spent more money to de-age Boxleitner as well.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 6:17 a.m. CST

    KilliK: Boxleitner himself said he plays Tron...

    by Jim Jam Bongs

    At least that's what I was told. A colleague of mine attended the Dallas Comic Con earlier this year, and Boxleitner was there. My colleague said it was "no secret" that Tron himself appears in the movie and Boxleitner will look as he did 28 years ago in the original movie. *shrugs* I don't know. That's what I've heard.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 6:36 a.m. CST

    The TRON EVOLUTION game trailer

    by Jim Jam Bongs

    With all due respect, in what way does the game trailer prove that Sam Flynn is TRON?<p><p>The game trailer focuses on a masked warrior whose neon markings are white. Across his chest are four squares in a T formation -- the same design as the original Tron character. Apparently, this is the same warrior who appears in the two movie trailers, but his neon markings are orange-red. (The game is set prior to the events of TRON LEGACY.)

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 7:12 a.m. CST

    Every Era Had "Pretty Young People"

    by Mr. Profit

    In their films. It's just that what is considered "Pretty" continues to change with each generation.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 7:46 a.m. CST

    I Always Honestly Loved TRON

    by LaserPants

    I still remember seeing it back in the local theatre when I was a kid. Musta seen in 10 times there at least. Totally loved it. Love it still, even though it's clearly cheesy (as Star Wars is). I think, for me, it plugged into the Campbellian hero's journey / Star Wars thang, but with a video game twist. It hit the sweet spot right when coin-op games were at a peak of popularity, and everyone had an Atari 2600. Plus it looks REALLY cool -- all of that glowing neon? I still think it looks amazing, even though it's clearly dated. I guess you just had to be there. I can totally understand how people who grew up in the Age of Cgi, ADHD, and Having Everything At Your Fingertips All The TIme, it might not appeal to you as much. But for those of us who grew up in a simpler, more creative, less whiny time, it was awesome.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 9:31 a.m. CST

    I am really looking forward to this

    by DeadAtRecess

    I have been playing TRON 2.0 like mad over the last few months. That game has a story quite similar to this, where Jet Bradley, Alan's son, has to go into the computer to rescue his dad. During that time you recover fragments of emails that detail Flynn leaving ENCOM and vanishing from sight. The game's plot was written by Lisberger I am wondering if that game will be considered canon. And part of the game's plot had you looking for the TRON LEGACY CODE. Weird. Perhaps this is all connected because in the film TRON Legacy the story takes place in Flynn's server, not on the internet or another system. Flynn's world developed independently of the rest of the servers and web that we use.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Still not feeling a TRON vibe from this

    by Cypher_123

    The graphics are TOO fluid, TOO organic, to be as striking or instantly identifiable as TRON is. Case in point, the solid Recogniser. The originals were game graphics and were obviously that, these look just like another piece of sci-fi movie hardware.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 12:28 p.m. CST


    by NightArrows

    Umm, the originals were WAY beyond "game graphics" at the time, hence the minor backlash on the TRON video games when released. THESE graphics ARE game graphics as of NOW. "Too fluid" WTF? It's a proper evolution of where things were and where they are now in terms of "graphics".

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 12:32 p.m. CST

    "They should have dreamed bigger"???

    by NightArrows

    You fucking people couldn't get excited if the hottest woman on earth came and told you she was going to fuck your brains out. And then when she did, you'd complain about something, saying it "wasn't as good as the handjob I gave myself years back". Fucking twats.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 1:16 p.m. CST

    NightArrows, you got it wrong

    by ForgetfulPete

    We complain because a woman on a blurry computer screen says "I'm the hottest woman ON EARTH and I'm going to fuck your brains out!" And then when she does, she has no teeth and is a ginger fat guy with long red hair who says "This won't hurt a bit, here's the chocolate juice - *GIGGLE*!" That's modern Hollywood.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 5:50 p.m. CST

    "I have a 16mm film print of Tron"

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

    I hate you Harry. I hate you so much.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 6:47 p.m. CST


    by ATARI

    END OF LINE...<br> <br> <br>

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST

    You have CLOWN SHOES!

    by RETURN_of_FETT

    This movie looks like fuck on a plate.</p><p>Saw the trailer in 3D before Resident Evil 3D today and I'll just say that I'm glad I brought extra napkins.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Will it be authentically boring?

    by FeralAngel

    Because if it isn't boring, well, just ain't Tron.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 11:33 p.m. CST

    So how many other bad ideas will Disney resurrect?

    by FeralAngel

    They've exhumed Tron, Black Hole is being talked about, and there may be a Muppet movie coming...who the FUCK wants all this? Seriously? Maybe I'm just weird, but the only stuff from my childhood I get nostalgic about is the GOOD stuff. Why would I want to watch old crap spiffed up? A gilded turd is still a turd. I saw the original Tron. Did not impress me. I've seen the trailers. Also do not impress me, and even 3D won't help. Fuck. How about some NEW ideas, Disney?

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 11:39 p.m. CST

    I really thought Scott Pilgrim and Kickass were gonna hit

    by FeralAngel

    Given all the geek love for them here, but BOMB! It'll be interesting to see if the same doom befalls Tron. If so, maybe Disney'll pull the plug on all of the other nostalgia-zombie movies and come up with something fresh, dammit.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 11:41 p.m. CST

    Oneiros42, people didn't care because TRON SUCKED

    by FeralAngel

    End of story.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Hmm, where's the Sneak Peek?

    by BetaSword

    All I did see is them telling a little Bit, and then the Trailer. The only "New" information was the "Quorra is a Program, that tries to keep him from too much trouble"-Information, that she told us at the beginning. And I thought, there would be at least one new little Scene.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 2:16 a.m. CST

    Enjoy it while it lasts!

    by Excelciyour

    Been listening to extended samples of Daft Punk’s soundtrack for the film all day today and of course it was featured in the clip posted. The cool factor for this film was raised by more than double when Disney brought them on board for the soundtrack. Brilliant coup that. Will the movie rock? Will it suck? One thing is for sure: 15 years from now they won’t be making TRON movies or anything else from the back catalog goldmine from our collective childhoods. Hollywood will have moved on. Then you see what kind of vapid garbage they put out that you can whine about! So enjoy the CGI pop culture renaissance on the silver screen while it lasts because it won’t last forever. We’re all going to feel a lot less relevant when it is over.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 2:55 a.m. CST


    by Cypher_123

    I'm not talking about how up to date they were per se (and I was around at the time it came out), the Recogniser in the first movie looked like an unreal artificial construct, and that gave TRON a look all it's own. You can look at almost any single image from the movie and know instantly it's TRON, just from the art-style. This movie looks a lot more... generic.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 6:35 a.m. CST

    The youts

    by Knuckleface

    It is absolutely undeniable and obvious to anyone who actively watches movies that there has been a trend over the last decade to cast younger and younger actors into the lead roles. Movies aren't about adults anymore. Maybe young people just can't stand to look at adults, which is kind of a sad statement for the world. If you ask me, it's getting really tiresome. And its made even worse because the characters are almost always 'cocky, brash and cool'. Its worst with sequels where it's become cliche to add the obligatory child of the original protagonist... who is almost always a male, btw. Off the top of my head: Cystral Skull, Tron 2, Ghostbusters 3... Even the remake of The Karate Kid had to shave a decade off of Daniel-san. <b>I also get an uncomfortable impression of fascism from all of this: the promotion of youth at the expense of maturity, the implicit promotion of aristocracy and eugenics by making heroism a family trait that's passed down.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 4:40 p.m. CST

    I was 17

    by GLG_20

    when TRON was released. Been waiting for the sequel ever since...

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:41 p.m. CST

    FeralAngel: Tron will hit because...

    by Knuckleface

    ...Disney is throwing all their money at it. Unfortunately, the movie might suffer as a result. I'd take a mid-budget bomb that's good over a high-budget hit that is geared to the LCD.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 6:38 a.m. CST

    I think I just Tronned in my pants

    by fishkettlebanana

    this movie looks amazing I'm running out of pants to shit