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This New TRON LEGACY Poster Looks Kinda Like 1982's TRON Poster, But Kosinskier...

Merrick here...
It's TRON TUESDAY, which...if you recall such details...means we get a new bit of coolness from TRON LEGACY. Today, Yahoo has the new poster for the film. Said artwork originates HERE.

This poster is a modified/updated variation of art used to promote the original film... interesting choice given the first picture's lackluster box office reception (i.e. art that is essentially the same didn't sell tickets the first time around, so...) Nonetheless, 'tis a lovely notion, a reasonable striking image, and I don't know what I'm gonna do with myself between now and LEGACY's opening in December. 'Sides playing with all those cool TRON LEGACY toys that're stacked up on top of our piano...
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  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:02 p.m. CST

    The same

    by Longtime Lurker

    But different :)

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:02 p.m. CST

    I like it

    by disfigurehead

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:06 p.m. CST

    The "never before now" line sucks on the original

    by alienindisguise

    I really want TL to rock my balls right out of my pants. It already has a nice visual design going for it now I just hope the acting isn't as horrid as rumored.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:08 p.m. CST

    so did the rest of it.

    by Sigourneys_Beaver

    don't like Tron.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:09 p.m. CST

    TRON, really?

    by LetsGoMets

    I remember when TRON first came out nobody cared. I hope the sequel does well but this has Scott Pilgrim like hype all over it. Great arcade game, though.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:09 p.m. CST

    I want that poster.

    by ONeillSG1

    That looks AWESOME.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Looks Good

    by Cobbio

    What's great is I still have no idea what's going to happen in this film. The poster above suggests certain things, but doesn't give anything away.<p> Very cool.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST

    honestly? i expected better

    by newc0253

    the original is iconic.<p> the new one looks muddled, especially with the poor composition, silly distortion effects and the way they've whipped up Olivia Wilde's hair.<p> it's a shame, because (i) everything else they've put out so far looks fantastic and (ii) you'd have thought it would be a reasonably easy one to get right.<p> instead, this looks like something they gave to one of the interns in the PR department, instead of a graphic designer.<p>

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Never seen the original--too scared.

    by Simpsonian

    I have it on my dvr but after a lifetime of hearing about how mind-numbingly boring it is, I'm afraid. But Legacy looks pretty good so I might have to suck it up and check it out...

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:17 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    I'm really looking forward to this film, but agree with newc0253 that the poster isn't iconic or even very memorable.<p> It's decent enough but perhaps a little colorless to stand out.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:18 p.m. CST

    post-Matrix world

    by j_difool

    nevermind that the Matrix borrowed heavily fromTRON (and the terminator), i predict most punters today will see this as a Matrix knock-off and shrug it on to weak box office.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:21 p.m. CST

    I don't know...

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    Since no one watched the first film, I just hope that this one is a "stand alone" pic. It would be fine to refer back to the original...but I hope that it doesn't constantly refer to the original film.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:21 p.m. CST

    I like her mousy look.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Makes me happy in the torpedo area.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:22 p.m. CST

    But, yeah, it is a nice poster!

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm


  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:26 p.m. CST

    TRON: LEGACY will do just fine at the box office

    by SpyGuy

    The only films to threaten it are HARRY POTTER & THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1, THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER and SKYLINE. HARRY POTTER and SKYLINE open about a month before TRON: LEGACY and based on the previous film, not that many people care about NARNIA anymore.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:29 p.m. CST

    The new poster isn't "artwork."

    by daggor

    It's a collage, done in Photoshop. And it sucks compared to the original poster.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:33 p.m. CST

    As far as The Matrix goes...

    by jimmy rabbitte

    It was a great first film; but the sequels were a complete waste of time. They may have had an individual stray moment here and there; but overall, they were shit movies. In fact, the Wachowski Bros. have not done anything worthwhile since that first Matrix film.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Tron is only boring to the ADD set

    by spidercoz

    take yer ritalin, sit the fuck down and enjoy an entertaining flick

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Your headline...

    by BizarroJerry

    it should've read, "Looks Kinda Like 1982's TRON Poster, But Wilder..."<p>You people gotta run this stuff by me first.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Why does she have to be wrapped around him?

    by TheFlyingWasp

    Does this suggest that a helpless woman can't do anything without a masculine influence? The focus of this film is on the relationship between the main protagonist and his long absent father, that I can understand. But is Quorra, the character, going to be just as affective in the Tron world as Sam Flynn? Or is she just going to be typical moral support and is just there half the time to look sexy?

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:42 p.m. CST

    He is TRON.He fights for the users.

    by KilliK

    Cool poster btw.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:42 p.m. CST

    This could be great, or a failure of Speed Racer

    by skimn

    like numbers. Like that movie it has limited name appeal. A lot of teens to early adults don't know jack about Tron. Or have seen it and thought it was cheesy with Commodore 64 era effects. Even those with fond memories of Tron will admit it has flaws.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Why does the new Tron world have air pollution?

    by Crobran

    Yeah, I know computers are smart enough to generate atmospheric effects nowdays, but every element in the computer world of the first Tron represented a program or some function of the computer. What does all the foggy-ness in the new flick represent? I fear we'll also be seeing lots of J.J. Abram's style lens flares.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST

    This has been teasing us for AGES!

    by John_McClanes_Vest

    Release the fucker already!

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST

    "didn't sell tickets the first time around so"

    by Autodidact

    Fuck, nice logic. That was sarcasm. Box office failure does not mean the poster art was bad. <p>The original poster is brilliant. Iconic.I don't like the monochromatic, sexed up, bland photoshopiness of the remake. But that's down to the execution. The concept of revamping the original art is solid. But I want to be clear that I think what you said is moronic.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Looks like

    by ObiBen

    a tacky motorcycle leather gear shop ad. To me, the vibe coming from this project feels more like Fast and the Furious than Tron. I guess it's the demographic they are targeting.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:46 p.m. CST

    TRON has few flaws

    by Autodidact

    I can hardly think of any flaws in the original TRON. That movie is fucking spot-on.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:46 p.m. CST


    by BizarroJerry

    That's the demographic almost every movie is targeting these days. Damn kids, with their crazy hair and rock and roll music!

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:48 p.m. CST

    FlyingWasp. She's wrapped around him because

    by Crobran

    He's a nested object and she's the parent object. Get it? GET IT? That's a little programming humor for ya.</br></br> Oh nevermind.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:49 p.m. CST

    It Looks Like Its Own Porn Parody

    by Autodidact

    It's about as artful as porn video packaging. It looks like she's about to slide her hand down his tights. Very tasteful. This movie is starting to appear marketing-driven beyond the point of good taste.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:49 p.m. CST

    I suspect original Tron's more of a supplement

    by CreamCheeseAlchemist

    for Legacy. That said, the way they make things nowadays you'll probably get more out of it if you come in having seen the original. I saw it for the first time last year at the d23 Expo. No rental, no dvr, just a packed convention room with a big screen. It's total 80s Star Wars wannabe fare but the world suggested is intriguing.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Original is way cooler, I'm getting that vibe from the movies as

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    I really hope I'm wrong but my initial excitement for Tron Legacy has steadily dwindled. <p>This low sinking feeling started when I saw what looked to be SNL's Andy Samberg in a white Thing One and Thing Two wig doing Pete Townshend air guitar. It then progressed with the sight of a youthful dead eyed Jeff Bridges from the Uncanny Valley by way of the Polar Express. I'm starting to get a stench in my nostrils and I don't like it. You'd think instead of spending ungodly amounts of money on marketing, Disney might want to get the effects done properly first. <p> Somebody let me in the edit bay STAT!

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Ought to call it TRON: NOSTALGIA

    by darthderp

    At least it's a sequel and not another remake/retread.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST


    by ObiBen

    Yeah, but there was a time when kids with crazy hair and rock music didn't mind sitting down to watch movies like 2001 or The Andromeda Strain as well as Easy Rider. And, honestly, I don't think it's strictly a question of age nowadays, but of habit. People have been drilled, borderline brainwashed, to packaging, imagery and concepts that exclusively benefits trade and merchandising.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:58 p.m. CST


    by ObiBen

    Absolutely. This is why I went for the moto leather gear analogy, which is essentially a notch below softcore porn parody in terms of originality. WWF material also come from the same mold.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:58 p.m. CST

    What if Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor starred in Tron?

    by KilliK

    Check these variant posters released by Marvel,with Marvel super-heroes as Tron characters:<br /> <p>

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:59 p.m. CST

    And i love how they have Olivia looking straight at us

    by KilliK

    that my friends is how posters should be made.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 1 p.m. CST

    This movie is going to be awesome!!

    by chadiwack

    I checked out the directors website with all his commercials on it, pretty cool. He's got a great grasp on visual effects and compositing.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 1:02 p.m. CST

    I like it - nice tie-in to the original

    by VAwitch

    And this time around, some view of the recognizer & airship is visible. I bit more dynamic a poster than the original. I'm not sure there's anything at this point that would damped my enthusiasm... oh wait - that might be when one of my best friends sees the Tron-night on 10/28 & if she reports back it sux.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Her eyes seem to say...

    by BizarroJerry

    "I'd rather be with you, geek viewing this poster."

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 1:04 p.m. CST

    BizarroJerry - Yup! A millenium proven gimmick!

    by ObiBen

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 1:04 p.m. CST

    It's strange though that they havent release new trailres

    by KilliK

    or videoclips from the movie,just to showcase the vfx of the film.weird.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 1:12 p.m. CST

    69 Days

    by Countdown_to_Vader

    to think about 69 with the Wilde woman...<BR><BR>Shit. Focus. Focus.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 1:20 p.m. CST

    This movie is going to be a huge hit...

    by MackAndJacks

    If Avatar hadn't come out last year, this film would probably have had the same effect on the 3d market.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 1:21 p.m. CST


    by darthderp

    Do you guys seriously pine for him that badly?? SEEK LIFE ELSEWHERE!!

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Very cool.

    by Mennen

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Tron was not boring.....But you might be

    by Dark Doom

    Tron was a fucking classic, christ all we had in those days were Com 64's, Tandy/Radio Shack knock offs, crappy Apples, shitty IBMs. Blip Blip FUCK! The whole Tron paradigm was fucking insanely cool. Kids these days can't tell between old and classic. Fuckin' tards...

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Interesting difference.

    by The_Skook

    In the old poster the woman is part of the 'action' she's involved and integral, if not dominant. In the new one she's submissive and inviting, the sexualisation much more obvious. How far we have come...

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Check out IMP AWARDS website....

    by darthderp

    Nice foreign poster of Jeff Bridges on the game grid with one of those discs. Best move the filmmakers made was signing him on; hope it's not a waste of casting.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 1:45 p.m. CST

    They know the audience for this movie is going

    by V'Shael

    to be mostly those on a Nostalgia buzz.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Please stop comparing this to Crap Pligram!

    by Orionsangels

    TRON has history and a cult following that grows every year. No one even knew wtf Scott Pligram was and it starred Michael GAY Cera! TRON Legacy has Jeff FUCKING Bridges and LIGHT CYCLES!

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 2:12 p.m. CST

    They rarely make good movie posters anymore.

    by skycrapper

    the orginal is a much more striking image than the new one is.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Looks like there's a good poster out there . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . and Merrick posted the inevitable, horrible DVD cover instead.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 2:15 p.m. CST

    She's giving him a handjob on the original poster

    by Tall_Boy66

    And in the sequel poster, her hand is just starting to slide down. Anyway, aren't they both just rip offs of the original iconic Luke-holding-the-lightsaber-skyward poster, which of itself was a ripoff of something else?

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 2:16 p.m. CST

    They need a Recognizer somewhere on the poster

    by darthderp

    Maybe a slightly (emphasis on SLIGHTLY) altered design as this is years later, but that, along with the light cycles, is one of the first things I think of regarding TRON. SPACE PARANOIDS!!!

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 2:18 p.m. CST

    oh and I think this movie'll be a huge hit regardless

    by Tall_Boy66

    Even if there's only a smattering of fans of the original Tron, it's late December. It's a big budget FX movie. It's predominantly blue coloured. It's in 3D. Trust me, this movie is going to make tons of bank regardless just because of it's release slot and availability. After Avatar last year someone WANTS a big FX movie around X-Mas.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 2:19 p.m. CST

    It looks like

    by Kaitain

    he's reaching up to grab a toilet seat.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 2:24 p.m. CST


    by thommcg

    The fogging is too hide the pop-up...

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Castration photoshopped

    by AudaAbuTayi

    The original poster was made before Photoshop even became conscious and rested on a simple, provocative idea: 2001, a Russian Ballet in Cyberspace. It was sexy and the sun came out of Tron's crotch, which made it empowering for little boys. The sequel poster is just the photocopy of a photocopy processed through the monochrome filter of CGI-overkill, committee-approved horseshit. And it looks like Olivia is humping his leg but he doesn't care, probably too busy making that disc levitate with his anxiety-filled eyes (ie: clearly a victim of erectile dysfunction, trying to change the subject). The new disc does have a more vaginal quality to it... still, this new poster is just too filthy-minded for me.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 2:31 p.m. CST


    by Kaitain

    "I saw it for the first time last year at the d23 Expo." <p> I'm starting to feel old. <p> On a related matter, the weirdest thing I've noticed in the last five years is that many teens and those in their early 20s have almost no fucking clue what World War 2 was about. The shadow of that conflict hung over my generation, even though it was over three decades before I was born, and every kid knew about the Battle of Britain, Pearl Harbor, Rommel, Alamein, Overlord, and in most cases Stalingrad and Kursk. Now I guess that stuff is as far away to the Millennials as WWI was to us: something that was even older than our grandparents and starting to move off into fuzzy history like the Civil War and Napoleon. <p> And I guess the original SW trilogy and Tron are as far back in the past as Forbidden Planet and Psycho were to us: the movie-making of a clearly different era. <p> None of this should be surprising, but it's still a shock when it happens.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 2:34 p.m. CST


    by Crobran

    Ah...that could be. </br></br> If they were using Firefox, they wouldn't have that problem, but FF doesn't have the dollars that Microsoft does, so I guess everyone's stuck in Explorer.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 2:34 p.m. CST


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  • Oct. 19, 2010, 2:41 p.m. CST

    I don't know abut this movie

    by papabendi

    Looks kinda shitty.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 2:41 p.m. CST


    by LT Weezie

    Can't wait for TROM LEGACY we well--was fortunate enough to catch a one-week-only showing of original TRON in 70mm back in the day at the beautiful Dayton Mall Cinema with their glorious 60-foot screen (they always tried to get a 70mm copy of all their blockbusters), and it was amazing! I can only liken it to seeing STAR WARS in 70mm at Loew's Astor Plaza in Times Square and CE3K at the Zeigfeld. A fabulous experience worth the extra effort to view. Nothing like attending huge STAR TREK Convention in NYC, in the 70s, with a trip to one of these glorious venues. Hope the new TRON will be equally special in 3D!

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 2:45 p.m. CST


    by thommcg

    No, I mean, like in console games they had to do all sorts of tricks to try eliminate objects appearing out of nowhere, or "popping up". Fogging was one such thing they tried.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Original version wins in every respect

    by kevred

    I'm looking forward to the new film, but this new poster is burdened with modern-marketing-department-influenced junk which weakens the imaginative aspects of the imgagery for the sake of coolness.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Fucking A, that poster is AMAZING.

    by Dharma4

    It needs to be on my wall.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 2:52 p.m. CST

    My bad: it does makes sense

    by AudaAbuTayi

    Clearly, the disc is anal (it's a circle from where he's looking) and that's why he's so focused on it, not on Olivia (whose desperate stare indicates she's clearly looking for someone else, probably because she's figured it out). That is quite culturally alternative and bold of Disney. Still, despite the naughty ad campaign, the movie should be a winner. Commercially that is.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3 p.m. CST

    Warner's not in this because...

    by thecomedian

    The Master Control Program was destroyed. There's no reason to bring him back. The virtual world of this new film is a completely new creation based on the old one created by Flynn himself with CLU 2.0 filling the villain role. The only character who is a remnant of that old world is Tron himself who...well, you'll see how they bring him back.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:15 p.m. CST

    SHIT poster.

    by J.B.M.A.

    Just awful. newc0253 is right on the money. A retake on the original should have been an easy smash. But this is cock.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Αctually Bridges asked Warner to join the movie but

    by KilliK

    Warner declined because he felt,as thecomedian correctly pointed out,there was no place for him in the sequel.Bridges has said that in an interview.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:21 p.m. CST

    but they should have Cindy Morgan in the sequel

    by KilliK

    they used her for the advertisement campaign of the movie,as Alan's wife and executive of the Epcom company,they brought her in the comic-cons,and i think she voices the new video-game,for some weird reason they didnt put her in the sequel.anyway.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Since when

    by Mummy_Under_Your_Bed

    did everyone start caring about TRON. I don't understand why this is being hyped.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:23 p.m. CST

    The original: beautiful, iconic

    by kwisatzhaderach

    The new: bland, corporate hackwork.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST



    First think I thought: Solar Sailor! Frankly, I can't wait. But I will be bitterly disappointed if there are no Wendy Carlos cues in the soundtrack.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Warner's character always seemed to me as the biggest

    by KilliK

    plothole in the first movie.i mean he is such a mediocre programmer,who steals the programs of other in order to promote his career,but somehow he manages to create a fucking A.I. from a chess game,which is capable of even taking over the world? <br /> <p>the guy should have become a trllionaire and won the Nobel prize.the whole MPC is a major distraction from the rest contemporary setting of the film.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:35 p.m. CST


    by Crobran

    Okay - I'm with you now. Still, I do hope the Tron world has popup ad blockers, because I'd hate for an ad to show up and obscure the action.</br></br> In all seriousness, I wonder if they'll deal with viruses in this movie. Viruses weren't an issue back when the first Tron movie came out.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:38 p.m. CST

    The difference: Olivia Wilde's ass

    by gun_will_travel

    Even if it does look photoshopped. And don't even start with the Pr0n:Legacy jokes.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 4:06 p.m. CST

    So at the end he tells her

    by Hervoyel

    So in the end he tells her "You have to come with me!" and she does but then they get into the real world and she's a 400 pound hoarder from South Carolina living in a double-wide and spending 80+ hours a week on WoW.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 4:35 p.m. CST


    by Kaitain

    Ha ha, yes, agree totally about Dillinger. Apparently to qualify as being "very, very sneaky" you have to be able to solve most of the major problems of cognitive science and AI. Whereas true genius creates video games where you shoot an onrushing pi symbol floating towards you along a linear path, by hitting the fire button repeatedly until the target is finally in the crosshairs. <p> Separate but related matter: Walter Gibbs and Laura create Star Trek teleporters in the basement, and *Flynn* is the genius prodigal son of Encom?? <p> Still, I love it anyway. Years ahead of its time, in terms of its concepts just as much as the effects work. It's easy to overlook this, because so many of its ideas seem commonplace now.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 4:36 p.m. CST

    My wish is that they use some musical cue's from TRON 82

    by Orionsangels

    Something that reminds us of the original Tron, but I don't know if they have permission or what the deal is with Wendy Carlos.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST


    by Kaitain

    "It's obvious that the MCP started out as a chess program, but apparently it self tought itself to become smarter" <p> Mmm-HMM. I *seriously* want to see the core algorithm of that chess-playing program.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Put it on Chuck's wall

    by Moviegimp

    Chuck has the original Tron poster on the wall over his bed. I wonder if this new one will make it on to his wall as well. At least as a marketing ploy if nothing else. They could show Tron : L trailers during the episode too.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 5:57 p.m. CST


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  • Oct. 19, 2010, 5:59 p.m. CST

    the original looks better lol

    by smackfu

    And that's not a Tron enthusiast speaking, I don't know if I ever even saw the first one start to finish...but just on a purely aesthetic level, the old one looks better, more dynamic and suspenseful. It has energy, the dude is really reaching for that disc, he can't wait to grab that shit, and the chick is interested too. In the new one, the guy is lazily reaching for the disk, looks bored, and the chick looks like she might as well be holding his junk in her hand while mouthing 'this is mine'.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Saw the original in '82...

    by matineer

    The technology available couldn't keep pace with the movie's ambitious plot. I liked the movie, but I think people were turned off by the animated graphics -- thinking it like a cartoon. CGI was just getting started-- STII Genesis sequence that same year. Can't see how the poster is to blame for any perceived failure. I think this idea has come into its day and will be a hit.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Still have the original

    by Sir Loin a box somewhere, it might be worth something :D Hung on my wall for years in the 80's, truly a cool visual. Love the update!

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST

    LT Weezie - 70MM

    by Sir Loin

    Agreed, man! 70MM in the 70s & 80s was amazing. Here in Phoenix, the Cine Capri at 24th St & Camelback was THE mecca of film geekdom, with the state's largest screen...saw STAR WARS there in May of 77 and have never forgotten the experience.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 8:28 p.m. CST


    by Kaitain

    "I liked the movie, but I think people were turned off by the animated graphics -- thinking it like a cartoon." <p> I don't think that was anything to do with it. It was more that they couldn't understand the concept. Even many years later you would read film guides refer to the movie as being about "a teenager [sic] trapped inside a computer game". Wrong on both counts. But how do you explain the concept of cyberspace, autonomous programs inside "the system", I/O towers, users as gods etc. to the average cinemagoer (let alone the average critic) in 1982?

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 9:27 p.m. CST

    in '82

    by frank cotton

    only nerds and visionaries were into computers (i leave it to posterity to decide which i was). so the only ones who went to see it were: nerds, visionaries, sci-fi geeks and stoners (see above). not quite a large enough group of people to recoup their investment from

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 12:02 a.m. CST

    It's missing..

    by crimsoncinder

    Jeff Bridges ghosted into the background with his beard and robes.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 12:02 a.m. CST


    by crimsoncinder

    A blow up of his face in the upper middle.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 12:18 a.m. CST

    So no Cindy Morgan in the film yet they remake her iconic pose w

    by retrorandy

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 1:29 a.m. CST

    message for marketing / art director / graphic artist.....

    by moosetutters

    ...go back to school, dont pass go, do not collect 200, a movie poster should ignite the senses, and instill a sense of wonder and magnificence, it should be like a siren song to movie heaven, this shit just ticks boxes without any inspiration girl with butt and breast profies, guy centre stage, secondary techno elements in the hinterland for geeks, the girl is not even interested in what the guys reaching for, she's showing no relevant emotion or bringing any tension or drama to the scene (except perhaps some cotton stretching tension, but thats all), plus the big tick for this generations idea of style - monochromatic blue tones... whoever was responsible for this should have their salaries revoked

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 1:53 a.m. CST

    According to Cindy Morgan...

    by Orionsangels

    The writer of the film told her that her character Yori exist in Tron Legacy. She's just not seen. Now that could imply many things, like Yori in future comics, video games and books on Tron Legacy. A sequel perhaps? I like to think Yori has evolved into a more goddess like figure in Tron Legacy.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 2:19 a.m. CST

    Rewatched TRON the other day...

    by bubcus

    ... and I couldn't help but crave for a fresh coat of paint on that film (ala Star Trek Remastered). I'd love to see a company go over and redo or fix up the digital effects (and the music too).

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 2:26 a.m. CST


    by treiz

    think I like the older costumes' more complex patterns.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 2:33 a.m. CST

    Dark Doom

    by 21MM392

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 2:42 a.m. CST

    Cindy Morgan aka lovely Yori

    by Nicholas28

    Its been said she's in the TRON universe, but she hasn't been included in any of the current videogames. They've said it's a story about father & son, yet they re-created the classic pose from the original TRON for the TRON Legacy poster that both Bruce Boxleitner (TRON) & Cindy Morgan (Yori) are known for. If it is to be a true TRON Legacy Cindy Morgan should be included in this movie.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 2:46 a.m. CST

    is right.

    by 21MM392

    TRON is a fucking classic. If you look up 'classic' in the dictionary it says "see TRON".<p>The poster is still insanely cool. Shit, I still have it on my bedroom wall *cough* and I saw it in the cinema back in '82.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 3:17 a.m. CST

    It has that stupid Matrix look

    by ratpack223

    greenish, costumes look shit. Old poster made sense, the new one radiates 'Hey I'm just a bullshit digital El Sucko version of a real cool original!'

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 3:40 a.m. CST

    Original way better

    by catlettuce4

    As others said, iconic. Classy. The new one, not so much (though it looks pretty.) I can't help but notice the old one lets you in on the movie's premise while the old one doesn't. Also, why is she looking at us, breaking the illusion, letting us know it's just a movie? That's kind of weird and distracting.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 3:42 a.m. CST


    by catlettuce4

    As movies go, Tron is not a classic, but as cool nerd/geek sci-fi stuff goes, yeah, it is. And it is interesting in that it's really the only movie ever that looked the way it did, and was made the way it was. It's unique, and interesting, whatever you might think of it as a story.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 5:13 a.m. CST


    by 21MM392

    Chuck has the poster on his bedroom wall therefore it is defined as classic. If you look 'classic' up in the dictionary it says "see what's on Chucks bedroom wall".

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 5:44 a.m. CST


    by jack Bauer

    The more of the new one I see the more I worry that it's lost that computer feel and turned into a fantasy film. I love Tron, I saw it in Canada way back then, I loved it, the look, the scale and being a computer guy I was amazed by the tech used. I remember going into a mall the next day and in all the computer / game places you would see screens with syntax error access project clu on them, the kids loved it. <p> The new one look like some sort of Russian night club on steroids. I don't like that look. I do hope the CGI is top notch tho.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 7:05 a.m. CST

    68 Days

    by Countdown_to_Vader

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 7:19 a.m. CST

    "A world inside a computer"

    by IForgotAbout19

    Why don't movie posters have sensationalized-taglines like that anymore? "A world where people are tall and blue...But not for long." Something like that...

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 7:34 a.m. CST

    They migrated to trailers

    by TheSecondQuest

    and became "In a world..."

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 7:35 a.m. CST

    Tom Bosley just died. Obit now please.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Stole The Original Tron Poster

    by Buzz Maverik

    1982. Wasted out of my mind. The main reason I liked the movie was that some people I didn't like didn't like it. I had a hammer and a fast car. It looked nice on my dormitory wall. Now hangs in my son's room.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Geek Touchstone, Not A Classic

    by Buzz Maverik

    Deep down, Harry and this site prefers the geek touchstones. So do I, in a way. I love Tron, I enjoy Tron, I own and watch Tron ... Tron's not that good a movie. Slow. Vague. Ill defined, which is the same as vague. Did I say vague? Some action but not EMPIRE STRIKES BACK ACTION. I like the actors but the characters are sketches. I like the idea but as science fiction goes, wouldn't there have to be a huge team of physicists, including quantum weirdos, to essentially destroy a man and uh...jack his essence (now that's a song lyric!)into cyberspace? Dumb fun, but fun and cool to look at.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 11:15 a.m. CST

    I love Tron but

    by jack Bauer

    agree that it's not the best movie ever made, I also like Last Starfighter but again it's not a brilliant film. For me they are classic memories, I like them for what they are, good old popcorn fun.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST


    by orcus

    Olivia Wilde gets pulled into the real world

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 1:51 p.m. CST

    All the new Tron stuff look too...

    by ufoclub1977

    "live". It all looks like sporty action folk in body armor. None of the new imagery has that odd digital form and perspective like the original did. The new stuff seems more like "Tron on Ice"... like that ole batman movie... just people in costumes. Too real. Too real world action packed.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 1:56 p.m. CST


    by ForgetfulPete

    Are you prepared for one of the biggest flops in history? GET READY FOR TRON: LEGACY! This is going to make the original's failure look meek in comparison, when you consider how much more this one costs. And that they are really using CGI instead of animation, further geeking out and alienating the audience of anyone with half a brain from wanting to see it (and rightly so).<r><r>Hollywood has GOT to figure out soon that geek projects/nerd projects/loser projects (oops, all the same thing) ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS fail. Why? BECAUSE THERE ARE IN REALITY VERY FEW PEOPLE OUT THERE DUMB ENOUGH TO WANT TO SEE A MOVIE ABOUT MAGIC CARTOON COMPUTER PEOPLE AND THEIR MAGIC MOTORCYCLES!<r><r>The Normal People tried to tell Hollywood to stop making this trash, but the loud voice of the Idiot Minority (read: genre fans) is SO loud with the power of the net that Hollywood thinks it's a giant group of people.<r><r>After the failure of SNAKES ON A PLANE, after the failure of SERENITY, after the failure of SCOTT PILGRIM VERSUS THE WORLD, after the failure of KICK ASS, after the failure of WATCHMEN, after the failure of LAND OF THE LOST, after the failure of JONAH HEX, after the failure of TRICK R TREAT, after the failure of EVERY single geek project ever made by any studio for the last DECADE, perhaps the failure of TRON: LEGACY will finally be the straw that breaks the camel's back in getting studuos to realize "Hey, these morons don't go to the movies" and normal people can start getting good movies again.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Love it!

    by Playkins

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 2:12 p.m. CST

    The original TRON poster ...

    by berserkrl

    was pretty clearly inspired by this STAR WARS poster:<p> <p>(take out the spaces)

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 3:50 p.m. CST

    As much as i cant wait for Legacy,i have to agree

    by KilliK

    with some of the talkbackers here,that indeed the movie doesnt look that it is going to become a huge hit,mainly because its main concept doesnt have a massive mainstream appeal.<br /> <p>it will be a hit that is for sure,there is a fanbase and the promotion is huge,but it is not going to be the huge success that Disney hopes.

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 5:49 p.m. CST

    One Remake I really Want: Last Starfighter

    by Autodidact

    Last Starfighter in 3D... make it now, bitches.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:27 p.m. CST

    You know,

    by rocnathan

    seeing this, I finally figured out just what's putting me off about this movie, even though I am looking forward to it: In the original, the programs looked like they were inside a computer world. Now they look like guys and girls in leather suits running around in a dark version of the bar from clockwork orange. Having better graphics at your disposal does not mean you can't still make the world abstract.

  • Oct. 22, 2010, 12:28 p.m. CST


    by rocnathan

    didn't read your post there before, but spot on.

  • Jan. 22, 2011, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Holy crap! ORcus was right on 10/20 in his prediction

    by orcus

    Time travel does have it's benefits