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Seen the Daft Punk DEREZZED video from TRON LEGACY yet?



Hey folks, Harry here - and I'm curious to take a temperature of you folks on TRON LEGACY. Everybody that I know, in my life. The kids, chicks, dudes and fellow geeks that I talk with are all dying to see TRON LEGACY. But then, all those people were dying to see SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD - and while I'm absolutely convinced that the larger part of the audience, which never saw that film - will lose their fool minds for the film on BluRay... but they didn't feel compelled to see it in theaters. How many of you folks are rearing to see TRON LEGACY in theaters? Disney is spending all the money in the piggy bank to sell this film, and I'm just curious - is it working on all of you? You see, I want it to work, I want this to be a great movie that blows our minds, like the original did for my lil monkey brain back in the 80s when I saw in 70mm at the AMERICANA. Also - because it is TRON TUESDAY - we have a new music video to share... So prepare for awesome...





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  • Oct. 26, 2010, 2:55 p.m. CST

    being first is overrated

    by DioxholsterOperationsOutpost

    really

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3 p.m. CST

    (Spectrum)This at the top, Thor at the bottom

    by LowDevil

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:01 p.m. CST

    what else can they do with their fingers?

    by kafka07

    imagine a prostate massage by those lovely female programs. :)

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Cool...

    by Read and Shut Up

    ...great? Dunno. But it looks fantastic. Hope the characters match the FX.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Well, this didn't get me more excited..

    by BaconALaCarte

    I think this movie is going to stink...

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:05 p.m. CST

    This looks AWESOME.

    by Ringwearer9

    It's the only film this year that I feel I MUST see in the theater. I might be able to resist the 3D version though. It looks too cool to risk my 3D resistant eyesight ruining the experience for me.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:07 p.m. CST

    That's pretty damned cool. But I'm already a fan...

    by Royston Lodge

    ...of Daft Punk.<p> Your mileage may vary.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:07 p.m. CST

    The best trailer is the second trailer

    by Ringwearer9

    The one which starts with dad talking to his boy, and ends with the light-plane blasting off. If they are smart they will play that one everywhere they can.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST

    I'm surprised that it's not for sale at iTunes yet.

    by Royston Lodge

    'nuff said.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Minority

    by enderandrew

    I am in the minority here. I didn't see the original Tron until last year and it really didn't age well. As an engineer, I really loathe poor representations of technology on film. That being said, if I had originally seen the film as a kid I probably would have loved it, so I understand where others are coming from.<br/><br/>I must say I am starting to get excited for Tron Legacy with each new trailer I see though. But this is still fairly low on my radar.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:15 p.m. CST

    This film continues to milk my fucking balls!

    by RETURN_of_FETT

    It just looks insanely awesome.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST

    They had me at the first teaser

    by MapMan

    I'm totally down for TR2N. I'm even considering going to a city where I can see it in Imax.<br><br> As for Scott Pilgrim - I never saw it nor have any desire to check it out on video. Face it, the movie didn't resonate with most people. A lot of people I know did have not even heard of it. Maybe it'll get some DVD sales.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:17 p.m. CST

    And I never had the slightest interest in Scott Pilgrim

    by RETURN_of_FETT

    In fact, every time i saw the Scott Pilgrim trailer in theaters, most of the patrons commented on how skull-numbingly retarded it looked. I couldn't agree more. I think Tron is impressing far more than that.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Seriously, watch Trailer 2 , It's really Awesome

    by Ringwearer9

    http://tinyurl.com/2abrdlu (directs to youtube)<p> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEndyAOpI8A (direct link. Removie spaces inserted by AICN)<p> I can't tell you what an awesome trailer it is. I should warn that it's kinda a spoilery one, but if you have decided you aren't interested, you should risk it ... this trailer totally blew me away and made me NEED to see the film. And Daft Punk's music for the trailer is amazing... much better than the thing in the article above.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:20 p.m. CST

    enderandrew, the original TRON was kinda lame

    by Ringwearer9

    in my humble opinion. It's coolness is from the idea more than the execution, but this new one looks like it's doing it up right.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:28 p.m. CST

    One of the things...

    by Zombiana_Jones

    ...That's worried me most about this project since its inception was whether or not Daft Punk could strike the right tone, and I'm at least a little relieved now that they can at least come close. I feel sickened by saying it....I mean, I literally would not be the person I am today were it not for Wendy Carlos's electronic scores, including this one...And even though it truly pains me to say it, I don't think she would have been the appropriate choice to score this film...Different time, different place....God, I feel like such a traitor to my own heritage...Damn you, Tron Legacy!!!!

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:30 p.m. CST

    FFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

    by KilliK

    LOVE IT.DAFT PUNK RULEZ.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:30 p.m. CST

    sounds like an updated John Carpenter score

    by Lance Rocke

    in a good way!

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Bad ass.

    by Nordling

    That freaking rocked.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:35 p.m. CST

    The music sucks. I prefer the original theme!

    by Snake Foreskin

    This sounds like it belongs in Blade 4: The Suckage. And I am not a fan of the art direction. I hate that they tried to make the light cycles more articulated and detailed. I like the visual aesthetic of the original far better. This is like a neon Matrix. This is dropping fast off my Must-See list. And that's too bad because for years I wanted another TRON movie. I just didn't want it to be THIS.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Looks good, even though I thought the first film was terrible.

    by Mr. Moe

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Nice.

    by blackwood

    I'm trying to avoid stuff on TRON LEGACY because I'm already well-sold, and too much hype makes me tired of a thing before I get to enjoy it (re: SCOTT PILGRIM, which I took myself to see at a matinee, and ended up liking a lot). But as jazzed as I am for the movie, I might be more excited for the soundtrack.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Sorry Snake...

    by Lacloake

    but that fucking Rocked! Love me some Daft Punk! Seen them live twice and rate them as one of the best live acts today!

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:41 p.m. CST

    This movie won't make money. The trailers are only...

    by Snake Foreskin

    getting a half million views on youtube. If there was real interest, you'd see many millions of views. Sorry, guys. Expect lackluster BO returns in the US, and even less interest overseas.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Mike Cera killed Scott Pilgrim

    by lochkray

    And it wasn't his fault, they just centered the marketing on him too much. But people are tired of seeing the same Michael Cera character over and over again - though I love the character. He may well turn into a phenominal adult actor, but as a youth actor he simply has to be Michael Cera. He plays it so very well, but overexposure to the character (arrested development, superbad, infinite playlist, youth in revolt, year one - the exact same character every time) causes contempt. If Pilgrim had been marketed differently, it might have had a chance. But it came off like, Here's George Michael Bluth in a surreal environment. And people said, "so what?" Anyway, on the other topic, looking forward to Tron Legacy. I'd pay to see it.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:45 p.m. CST

    That was not an example of "rocking". That was lame electronica.

    by Snake Foreskin

    Would've been better if Pepe Le Swede had done the soundtrack. Or Scheissemuffin. Maybe even Snicklefritz or Fandangopotamus.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Another post, another reference to Scott Pilgrim

    by coconutgroves

    Move on Harry, time to let it go. Tron is much more accessible to a larger audience than Pilgrim. You just need to accept that it was a geek movie that would have been an arthouse success if it wasn't over-hyped and put on a pedestal by geeky critics.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Snake Foreskin, It's getting millions of views

    by Ringwearer9

    "Tron Legacy: Official Trailer" (Trailer 1) has over 2 million views<p> "1982 Tron Trailer" has a million and a half views <p> "Tron: Legacy - Official Comic Con Teaser Trailer" has 1 million 9000 thousand views (almost 2 million).<p> And then Trailer 2, which has several copies on YouTube, seems to be picking up half a million views for each copy, adding up to over a million views.<p> So you predictions of doom seem to be based on wishing failure, as opposed to being based on facts.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Looks good but

    by blue_dog

    But it really doesn't look like Tron. As someone said above, it looks like neon Matrix. It's just too "there" -- I mean, the dude has on clothes inside the computer, and the programs designed to take it off look like made-up models? That doesn't comport with the idea that the world inside computers is generic and sterile. Nor does gay Tony Blair wearing a whoville wig. As for the soundtrack: it's a soundtrack. Maybe DP will throw in some songs, but I think people are tripping if they assume this is the second coming of DP. You're either making a functional score or you're making badass tracks, but it's hard to do both at the same time . . .

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Here are some other great choices for the soundtrack...

    by Snake Foreskin

    Liv Erunyan, Mise en Place Mort, Luscious Glands, SyncMaster 2450, Gamahuche De Ville, or Where's Dildo.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST

    They Gave Away The Whole Movie In The Music Video...

    by Media Messiah

    ..., the only thing that is missing is the end credits.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Ringwearer... made you look!

    by Snake Foreskin

    I don't want this to fail. Like I said, I was really looking forward to a new TRON movie. But this one looks underwhelming. While you're at it, look up the band names I listed as alternatives for the soundtrack.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Dude Harry huge difference between the two

    by drturing

    Whenever the Scott Pilgrim trailer would play someone would invariably say "what the fuck was that shit" or "lame!" or what have you. When the Tron trailer plays people applaud and go "Woo hoo!" When I saw the trailer in front of Inception in Imax the audience went apeshit. The fact remains that Scott Pilgrim had poor marketing, a concept that wasn't explained well to the audience, not enough of a passionate fanbase of the books to matter, Michael Cera, and the audiences' general distaste for whiny nerdy man children who have capabilities far beyond what they have in real life, which is generally self absorption, videogames, and girl problems that don't fucking matter. Tron 2 on the other hand has fucking LIGHTCYCLES and OLIVIA WILDE IN TIGHT BODYSUIT IN 3D and THE DUDE

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Oh yeaahhh!!!

    by Johnno

    Gimme some of that tronic music!

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:57 p.m. CST

    "Looks like Neon Matrix"

    by Ringwearer9

    That's what makes it look GOOD. What, you really wanted the rotoscoped look of the first movie replicated? This looks much crisper and visually pleasing.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:57 p.m. CST

    I think "Tron:Legacy" will be MUCH bigger than

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    "Scott Pilgrim." "Scott Pilgram" was more 'hipstery' and 'inside joke' than anything else ever released. "Tron" has been promoted very well, has really cool toys on the toy aisles and just looks like a much bigger, more mainstream film. It also will crossover generations catching the nostalgic older crowd and the "Avatar" audience alike. Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner also ground the film and may give it a reason to be taken more seriously than "Scott Pilgram" which was filled with only young hipsters. "Tron" also promises a SERIOUS TONED adventure where real people are placed in a fantastic setting, while "Scott Pilgram" was a comdey not based on anything in the real world. Maybe it's an Austin thing. The first truely 'only loved in Austin' thing I ever discovered was "Speed Racer." Everyone I know in Asutin thinks "Speed Racer" is greatest thing since sliced bread, but nobody outside of Austin gave a rats ass about "Speed Racer" and most people I've talked to hated it.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Media Messiah

    by IceTitan

    I hope they're as good as the Iron Man credits! I can't wait!

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:59 p.m. CST

    great visuals. i hope this movie rocks

    by smudgewhat

    also, who let david bowie in the video?

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Bill Hicks?

    by 12halfshell

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 4 p.m. CST

    Money does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    According to boxoffice.com SCOTT PILGRIM has only taken $31 million to date. Ouch! Massive turkey.<p> Harry is suggesting that the new TRON might meet the same fate? I know he must have been personally stung by the failure of PILGRIM after aicn championed it so vociferously but personally I doubt that TRON has much to worry about.<p> TRON is the kind of movie 3D and Imax were made for. Plus it has Disney pushing the marketing... and name recognition from the original (which didnt do great box office but like BLADE RUNNER has since become known as a cult iconic movie). If it's a good flick then, like AVATAR, it'll also grow from word of mouth and repeat viewings.<p> Curiosity is also a factor. The number of people 'curious' about who or what SCOTT PILGRIM is turned out to be diddly squat. No one gave a fuck. However the number of people 'curious' about TRON will be far greater. In many ways it's a symbol of CGI and technology and every tech-head who knows how to switch on an ipod is going to be curious to see it.<p> Harry you may not understand why SCOTT PILGRIM tanked, but it's more likely you're shaken by the realisation that youre 'endorsement' cant keep a movie from going down the U-bend.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Snake Foreskin

    by Dharma4

    I did. They don't exist. Or at least not on YouTube, mate.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Cobra-Kai... Well said, sir. Well said.

    by Dharma4

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 4:08 p.m. CST

    I need to see this now!!

    by wellk

    Tron + Daft Punk = extreme nerdgasm!

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Guys guys what is important is the word of mouth

    by KilliK

    which depends on how good the movie turns out to be.let's not forget that Disney asked the help of Pixar during the production of the film and that some major re-shoots have been made while there is a rumor that the new coming protagonist of the movie is terrible in his role and very uncharismatic.<br /> <p>In other words,yes there is a lot of anticipation and buzz for this movie,yes it will have a great opening day but the real question is how good of a movie is and what will its BO performance be in the second week,will it have legs?<br /> <p>If the movie has a strong start but ends up to have average BO grosses in its full theatrical run because it turned out to be a mediocre film,then we can safely assume that Disney will be very disappointed and that the property will be buried for good.<br /> <p>remember that nobody knew about the first Matrix when it came out,it didnt have the huge hype that the modern big-budget movies tend to have because of their promotion through social networks and movie sites/blogs,hell i even remember that i watched its trailer in a 300x200 quicktime format (i still have it and i knew since then that it would be a hit),but we all know how how successful that movie eventually turned out because of the very good word of mouth caused by the people who went and watched it.even i managed to bring a friend of mine who hates scifi to go and watch it because of the possitive hype the movie had,and even he liked it.<br /> <p>That's what matters with Tron 2: to be a good,very good movie,which will find a modern audience to relate to,just like what Matrix did,and with the help of possitive word of mouth to become a big hit.that's all.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Personally.....

    by D o o d

    I'm really looking forward to seeing this movie. However, as in the trailer that was released earlier, the young Jeff Bridges head still seems to be wobbling. I really hope that they will fix this wobble as I can clearly see it even in this music video.<p>With the amount they're spending on the marketing, I think they should spare a few pennies and fix his stupid wobbling head!

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Daft Punk is overrated!

    by BarryConvex

    I don't understand why they get the praise that they do.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 4:16 p.m. CST

    One thing: Why not just get David Bowie to play the M.C.?

    by Royston Lodge

    ...instead of having Michael Sheen do a David Bowie impression.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Saw Tron when I was 14

    by Robber_Button

    Loved the Idea, the world, the music all of it. I think the 14 year old me would have been looking this but it wouldn't be so new, the world wouldn't be so alien and i'm kinda indifferent to Daft Punk. But it's OK, I know it's not my movie.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST

    I also think EVERY program should have been animated like...

    by Royston Lodge

    ...CLU is. It would have been a nice way to differentiate the "real" programs from the digitized humans like Flynn and Sam.<p> I'm not a big fan of live-action actors playing the programs. Using the mo-cap process for the programs would have been a better way to portray this Computer World as an upgrade to the one from 1981.<p> But that's just me. I'm sure the movie will still give me nerdgasms.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Dharma, of course they exist!

    by Snake Foreskin

    In my mind. I made them up. But they are hilarious names for bands, don't you think?

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 4:23 p.m. CST

    TRoN will make money coz its 3D bitches!

    by DioxholsterOperationsOutpost

    3D wins every time! suck it!

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 4:24 p.m. CST

    I especially love Liv Erunyan!

    by Snake Foreskin

    And for a Euro flair, Scheissemuffin, Gamahuche De Ville, or Pepe Le Swede.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Anyone need a band name? I got tons of 'em!

    by Snake Foreskin

    They come unbidden, spewing out of my mind like diarrhea!

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 4:27 p.m. CST

    This looks awesome... not much else to say.

    by lv_426

    The little bits of Daft Punk's score I've heard so far are also really promising. I think I actually like their Tron music better than their normal album stuff.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Royston

    by Robber_Button

    Mo-Cap would give them an out as far as graphics go, but i'd rather they put their game face on and made CG Jeff eerily flawless. <b> It's doable, just remains to be seen if it's doable by xmas </br>

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 4:31 p.m. CST

    I have NO interest in this POS movie

    by Kain_Bloodstone

    Gimmicky 3D effects. Weak story. Vacuous protagonist. Where have we seen this before? Barely a year ago with AVATAR. Sure Tron Legacy will make a ton of money just like Avatar did, but it won't have mine. Hell, it could even get a Best Picture Oscar nom. I couldn't care less. There was only one movie this year that was worth watching from a geek perspective and it was INCEPTION.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Request

    by Kaitain

    Can everyone posting here please qualify their posts by adding whether or not they are younger than 30. <p> Thanks.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Looks badass, but...

    by PorkChopXpress

    ...it has absolutely no hope of being as "mind blowing" as the first. Not at all. Times have changed, people are super familiar with the technology now and it cannot possibly spark the imagination the way the original did. When I saw the first one, it made me wonder about whether I'd ever see video games that looked like that in my lifetime, it was mind blowing. Nowadays, of course, kids are accustomed to visuals like these...so it just can't do what the original did. But it CAN at least be a worthy sequel, story-wise, and be fun to watch...which is what I'm looking for.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Scott Pilgrim's ticket sales were the equivalent

    by rookie116

    to Arrested Development's TV ratings. Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe that AD has had very strong DVD sales year after year since it's cancellation. I can only hope for the same with Pilgrim because it truly is one of the best (if not THe best) of 2010, IMO.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 4:45 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Kain, and that 'one movie' was hated by the biggest geek of all, Harry Knowles.<p> Nice to see you again Kain, still grinding your axe about AVATAR and whinging away about how everything's rubbish these days.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 4:46 p.m. CST

    My one compaint about TR2N so far...

    by MapMan

    is the costumes. The original TRON costumes seemed to imply that they were electronic and the lights were circuitry.<br><br> The TR2N costumes are quite updated - which is fine - but they've lost that look. They just look like motorcycle suits with stripes that light up.<br><br> I hope the movie pays homage to the old costumes in some way. I would have like to see a 2010 version of them that didn't stray so far away from the original.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST

    I'll see this in the theatre.

    by RowanM

    I love Daft Punk. Elements of their score is giving me goosebumps. I'm also loving the visuals that I'm seeing here. One gripe I'm having about the trailer is the young Jeff Bridges face. I'm not sold on it. I'm not feeling life in those eyes. Not feeling the electric charisma that we all know the real Jeff Bridges has. I'm hoping Disney will have that sorted when it hits theaters.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Wow

    by Robber_Button

    Kain. Can i read your copy of the script?

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Longer version

    by Rogue Trooper

    There's a slightly longer version posted on MySpace:http://t.co/lyjskOC

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 4:50 p.m. CST

    And as for Scott Pilgrim...

    by PorkChopXpress

    ...I was supposedly the target audience, considering the references peppered throughout the movie, and I thought it was a piece of crap. I would have walked out on it, if I hadn't been there with friends. Totally unlikable protagonists...there's nothing redeemable about Scott Pilgrim, he's a total douchebag, and his love interest is as wooden and off-putting as they come. I just do NOT get the love for this movie

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Snake Foreskin

    by BarryConvex

    I personally loved Fandangopotamus. Keep up the good work.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 4:53 p.m. CST

    A little disappointed in the music, actually.

    by tiggr009

    The new footage was awesome and I'm even more keen to see it, but I'm now concerned for the soundtrack. The music in the second trailer was brilliant, IMO.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Looks fantastic. I have my tron night tickets already.

    by chadiwack

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 4:55 p.m. CST

    KilliK

    by Kaitain

    Scott Pilgrim had excellent word of mouth in terms of quality. But it may have been that it was only a small subset of society going to see it and passing on recommendations to other people also within that small subset. In other words, low quantity of word-of-mouth, specifically not spreading across subsets. <p> Scott Pilgrim had a specific, narrow appeal. Most critics liked it, but that doesn't mean that they would recommend all of their friends to see it. I mean, I told my old man that he would probably enjoy Avatar (and he did), but I would never have recommended that he went to see Scott Pilgrim, even though I quite enjoyed it.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Fuck those Tron-Haters

    by joergn

    They´re better off counting pixels on those retarted Star Wars-prequels!

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 5:02 p.m. CST

    While I personally enjoyed Scott Pilgrim

    by Juggernaut125

    despite the Cera involvement. drturing pretty much hit the nail on the head. And I am REALLY looking forward to this movie. I'm 39.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Cobra

    by Kain_Bloodstone

    Some people - a lot, actually - are easily pleased. That's why studios make money with eye candy POS movies. That's why story and characters have become an afterthought. That's why films that insult your intelligence get praised. Congrats on being a model studio movie goer. Disney loves you.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 5:03 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Kaitain, read up a couple of posts for some 'word of mouth' on SCOTT PILGRIM.<p> What subset is PorkChopXpress in? The subset that thought it was a load of steaming shite?

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Hey harry you gonna split the prize $$$?

    by son_of_ebert

    for the walking dead plugs?

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 5:07 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    "Some people are easily pleased" Well hooray for them. Much better to go through life being 'pleased' by things than being a world weary grouch.<p> Let's turn this round Kain.<p> You stated "Gimmicky 3D effects. Weak story. Vacuous protagonist."<p> Like the man said - pls post the script to TRON on this site. You've obviously read it?

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Daft Punk

    by StarryNight

    Is such an obvious choice for this, it's kind of disappointing. I didn't even have to listen to the song to know what it sounds like. Also, "young" Jeff Bridges still looks awful. We were all hoping the images and footage we'd seen were incomplete, but it looks like that's the final version.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 5:21 p.m. CST

    TRON: LEGACY Thursday Night

    by FilmFan311

    Anyone know if the film is officially finished? Wondering if there is an off-chance we might get to see the entire film Thursday night for those going to the preview.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Phoenix crying when they served the turkey..

    by Sicuv Uyall

    Why is everyone so pissed that the servants were white?

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 5:32 p.m. CST

    I think young Jeff

    by Robber_Button

    <p>is suffering "uncanny valley" effect. http://bit.ly/1gzDxD </p> <br></br> I'm pretty tolerant of photorealistic imagery (if the story's there then the images are enhancement) but there's definitely something not quite right about it/him. <br></br> Maybe they should make it a plot point and have done with it.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST

    enderandrew poor representation of what?

    by MurderMostFowl

    They are pretty accurate with their computer tech and terminology, other than of course, the matter digitization and of course the entire fantasy universe, but you pretty much have to accept that, no? All of their terminology that sounds somewhat odd now days is because it is all mainframe terms. <BR><BR> The logic probe was the only thing that was pretty silly. Everything else was reasonable. It is a fantasy world they invented... it's not meant to be a diagnostics manual for computer tech. Don't get hung up on that.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Cobra

    by Kaitain

    Well, PorkChop doesn't necessarily speak for his entire demographic. <p> Me, I grew up on video games and comic books, and I...kinda liked it. But not a huge amount. It was a 7/10 movie for me. Some nice moments, some laughs, but I found the fights tiresome and there was something gnawingly irritating about aspects of it after a while. <p> I was led to believe that given who I was, I was going to love both Scott Pilgrim and Inception, but I didn't in either case. I didn't hate them, either, and I admire their ambition, but both felt like that objectively pretty girl with whom you have no real chemistry.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Anyone hating on this movie needs to kill themselves

    by Patch

    Seriously, please, do the rest of us favor. I mean, what would you do instead? Also, I think, from what we've seen, you would have to be retarded on some level to not give this a try and at least wait till you see it to declare it awful

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Criketts in theater during Jackass 3D. 3D trailer

    by UltraTron

    shows no depth till we get to tron world. No plot points are revealed but we get that the story will be him trying to retrieve his dad from cyberspace. I don't know what anyone could make of it who hadn't seen original. The game is the tie between the 1st film and this one and has been made just like the wachowskis did matrix 2 and 3. You need all the cutscenes from those games to tell the whole story. Startrek left insanely important info about Nero in comic form. I'm going to make sure I absorb everything they throw at me because I don't have faith that just the movie itself will contain the whole experience.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 5:51 p.m. CST

    the movie feels "small"

    by MurderMostFowl

    We keep seeing the same bits of footage. I really hope that's to save us from over spoilage. If the "spectators" watching the game grid is the whole movie, I'm going to be really disappointed.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 5:51 p.m. CST

    I hope its good

    by kwisatzhaderach

    and like Patch says i'll give it the benefit of the doubt til I see it... but I don't know, something seems off. We'll see in a few weeks I guess.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Actually the bridges' face in 3D was pretty cool.

    by UltraTron

    It's like trying to obsess about a quick cut with a matte line or something. It's called you've never been laid and are never, ever, ever getting laid if you've ever thought to mention it

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 5:58 p.m. CST

    MurderMostFowl i have the exact thoughts

    by KilliK

    we are what,2 months away from the movie's premiere,and the only thing we have got so far are 2 trailers and a musicvideo which repeat the same cuts from the Grid Games sequence of the movie.for a big budget movie with spectacular 3d cgi vfxs the expectations are a bit higher than this.anyway,its too early,maybe in december we will get a new trailer showing more stuff.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Why do you guys need more trailers/footage?

    by Patch

    Can't you just wait to see the movie? Don't you want any surprise? Most of you are probably going to download it illegally anyway, watch a crap copy and dismiss it it here so that you have a vehicle for your clever put-downs. Here's an idea. Instead of doing that, spend the time you would trash it here, creating something yourself.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 6:16 p.m. CST

    That looks AND sounds fantastic but...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...will it be enough to rise above the allegedly terrible peformance by Garrett Hedlund?<P>Stay tuned...

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 6:17 p.m. CST

    The thing that interests me

    by Kaitain

    ...is whether or not this has been conceived as a thought-provoking exploration of some interesting ideas with added visual lushness, or as an action movie bolted on to an intellectually lightweight plot. <p> Hoping former, fearing latter. <p> The time dilation aspect of the story is intriguing, but do they have something more up their sleeve? <p> Those who regard the original as "boring" or a movie where "nothing happens" probably have little concept of how groundbreaking and influential it was. And I'm not talking about the CG tech; that's secondary.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Fareal = clever put-down case in point

    by Patch

    At least you spelled "threw" wrong and used the word "literally" for something that "literally" DID NOT HAPPEN

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Kaitain - good point

    by Patch

    I think that's what will make/break it for me. I'm looking for some meat with the empty calories. Too much in either direction and you get Speed Racer or Matrix sequels. But if they can get the right balance you get the sweet spot of Original Matrix, Dark Knight, etc.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Plan to see this in the theater...

    by slickjohnny

    and don't expect to see Pilgrim even on DVD. What little interest I may have had was squashed by Harry's over-hype.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 6:22 p.m. CST

    I can't Fucking Wait to see Tron Legacy

    by Spacezilla

    I CANT WAIT!!! I am seriously as excited to see Tron as I was to see Avatar and Toy Story 3. It looks so cool and fun. I can't get enough watching the original and buying toys in anticipation. Daft Punk is just fucking icing. This is great!

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 6:25 p.m. CST

    ORGASMICALLY AWESOME!

    by heyscot

    WOOOOOOOO! I can't wait to see this! So AWESOME!

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 6:35 p.m. CST

    really wondering here...

    by joel007

    how this movie's going to do. Real risk they've taken. (By the way, that music is awful-- and dated--didn't realize they were pulling unused tracks from Hackers) Tron was built on the premise of dazzling folks with FX, and that flat out cannot be done anymore. The story was paper thin. I wonder if people will respond to this FX laden digital world stuff anymore. Not to sound like I don't like Tron-- I did enjoy the first movie. They really went out on a limb and tried something different. This one looks like they stayed close to the tree.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 6:37 p.m. CST

    and again, that music... YIKES...

    by joel007

    I mean am I missing something here? Time did not freeze in 1998 and Techno did not stay hot, did it??

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 6:39 p.m. CST

    the boy girl dynamic...

    by joel007

    at least from trailers, and the really "Intense--urgenty" kind of looks Olivia Wild's character is constantly wearing just SCREAM the usual "I am the overly committed to the cause chick who doesn't trust the new flippant handsome outsider but we'll soon be doing the no pants dance" thing these genre flicks can't seem to let go of...

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 6:43 p.m. CST

    As long as the movie is good, I'll see it 3x in theaters

    by SpyGuy

    With Daft Punk rocking the electronic, this movie and the soundtrack should be INSANE.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 6:52 p.m. CST

    joel007

    by Kaitain

    "Tron was built on the premise of dazzling folks with FX, and that flat out cannot be done anymore. The story was paper thin." <p> My disagree meter is set to maximum. <p> The story is not *remotely* paper thin. Either you're not looking closely enough, or you are thinking that because you're used to a world that now deals with on a routine basis the kinds of concepts that Tron helped to introduce, both in reality and in popular culture. <p> You really think that the first ever cinematic depiction of cyberspace, a world that makes incarnate a world of data and AI agents, a story of nested realities operating on different timescales where humans are regarded as potentially mythical gods, that incorporates tangentially the idea of a computer virus/trojan, that incorporates a functionalist view of consciousness...this is a paper-thin story? In 1982? <p> Wow. Tough crowd.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Remember when the music was as special as the movie?

    by Inexplicable_Nuclear_Balls

    The soundtrack for the original TRON is one of my holy grails, alongside Star Wars, Superman (and most of the other Williams scores), Wrath of Khan, Back To The Future, and so on. Why are these so important to me? They are not only epic in scope... they are truly MEMORABLE. I would bet a large amount of cash anyone reading this who was a teen in the 80s can hum the melody from any of the films I mentioned. Now, try to think of ONE film in the past decade or so that has anything like that musically. Sad, ain't it? <p> It's fucking ridiculous... here we are in the "golden age" of comic book geek films getting made left and right, but not a single one of them has a soundtrack worthy of inclusion on my list. Batman89 is probably the last one out there. TRON's score was very different from the others in its use of electronic instruments, but Wendy Carlos still gave us wonderfully memorable melodies that still resonate today. What would the TRON arcade game have been without those tunes? <p> This isn't an attack on Daft Punk. They certainly are good at what they do. But what they do isn't what makes a movie soundtrack special. You could take the music from this new video and put it in a dozen other places, and it would fit just fine. There's no glorious collection of notes saying to us, "this is the piece of music that you will now and forever hum out loud when you think of this film".<p> Maybe we'll be pleasantly surprised when the movie comes out, and there WILL be some iconically amazing stuff on there. But I'm not holding my breath.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Trailer 2 music

    by Robber_Button

    gives me some hope. This here is soundtrack not score so not getting my panties in a bunch till I have a beer in my hand and the lights go down.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 7:03 p.m. CST

    Inexplicable_Nuclear_Balls

    by Kaitain

    Yeah, it's an interesting question re: memorable scores. One thing that seems to have happened is that the use of leitmotif, and distinctive melody in general, has taken a bit of a back seat. Hans Zimmer's style has become very popular: more about rhythm and energy than melody. That also seems to be true of pop music in general: the rise of rap, techno and hop-hop have reduced the emphasis on melody and hooks. More assertive, but less cerebral. Zimmer's style is about giving a visceral sonic heartbeat to the movie, but not necessarily about painting melodic pictures. Also interesting is a trend away from chromatic pieces towards diatonic, i.e. (in piano terms) lots of pieces that emphasize the white notes and avoid the black. This tends to good for creating aggressive, rousing scores, but ones that may lack subtlety and colour.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Shore's LOTR score

    by Kaitain

    Yeah, that ticks most of the boxes for me. I can think of at least three distinct melodies from that off the top of my head, each of which would be instantly recognizable. <p> Not too many others, though. I'm not sure I'd be able to hum the themes from the recent Batman and Spider-Man films.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 7:13 p.m. CST

    two of my all time favorite things..

    by soup74

    no bandwagon jumping, but in my living room ive always had two framed pictures: one from tron and one of daft punk.<br><br.i can't explain the nerdgasam this whole tron3d/daftpunksountrack has been giving me since it was announced.<br><br>sorry if Daft Punk isnt for you, but that song was exhilarating. i cant figure out what im more excited about.. the movie or the soundtrack. (probably the soundtrack.. ive been coming to AICN since the beginning, but ive always considered music a slightly bigger passion than film)

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 7:13 p.m. CST

    JESUS, THAT WAS SHIT

    by J-Dizzle

    Don't get me wrong. The movie looks great, but the music.... just what the fuck was that? Did Daft Punk get lazy all of a sudden? It wasn't music, it just a bunch of senseless noise stringed together to create an incoherent tune.<br /> <br /> Thoroughly disappointed.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 7:15 p.m. CST

    oops cut off...

    by soup74

    anyway.. that song was exhilarating. i cant figure out what im more excited about.. the movie or the soundtrack. (probably the soundtrack. ive been coming to AICN since the beginning, but ive always been slightly more obsessed with music than film.)<br><br>anyway, my nerdgasam is in full rage, and im loving it.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Zack Hemsey's

    by Robber_Button

    Music for Inception trail 2 encapsulated the tone of the movie for me more than any of the actual score.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    people complaining about Daft Punk or TRON:Legacy

    by soup74

    don't you realize they made this movie and soundtrack just for me? i mean this is utopia for me... just me.<br><br>I'm surprised some of you still havent realized this.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Scott Pilgrim was a giant disappointment<br><br>Box office AND q

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    <br><Br><br>stop thinking everyone just didnt see it but will love it on DVD/Blu. Plenty of people who DID see it (and WANTED to like it) thought it was pretty mediocre. Face it, it's not the masterpiece some of you make it out to be. Not even close.<Br><Br><br>

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Kaitain...

    by joel007

    What does any of what you said have to do with story? Those are trappings, not plot. The story is the journey, the character arcs, the growth. The story for Tron is thin. Very little character development. A very archetypal journey.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Halfbreedqueen

    by Kaitain

    Love 1492. (Love Vangelis's scores in general.) Every track a winner. Particularly like "Niña, Pinta, Santa Maria (into eternity)".

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Kaitain..

    by joel007

    That is all said by a person who is a big fan of Steven Lisberger by the way. I think he's great and I enjoyed Tron. I just think lots of the other stuff is read into as a result of hindsight.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 7:29 p.m. CST

    joel

    by Kaitain

    No, character arcs are one element of a story, not the entire thing. You obviously place great emphasis on them, but they're not always necessary for a great story imo. I mean, tell me about the character arcs in "2001". <p> Shitloads of science fiction would fail your test, because the ideas, the mechanics of the world, are the real stars of the story, not the characters.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Hindsight

    by Kaitain

    I don't think so, unless looking back two years from 1984 counts as hindsight, because that's when I first remember debating these concepts with two friends of mine. (We didn't use the word "cyberspace" at the time; I don't think it was coined until that year, in fact, when the book Neuromancer came out.)

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Kaitain

    by joel007

    Gotta strongly disagree Kaitain... Plot and story have little to do with the mechanics of the world they occupy-- those are simply elements-- that go into the larger whole. Story is premise meets character developments meets plot developments meets resolution-- the rest is window dressing. And when I say that Tron has a simple story, I don't mean that to be damning. So does Star Wars. So do most of the best stories. Though I do believe the plot for Tron was thinner than it could have been, I also understand that Lisberger did this intentionally, as he was introducing some really new things to people in '82-- computers were so mysterious back then-- let's give them a very archetypal story that is really accessible while we throw them into this crazy world.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 7:39 p.m. CST

    By the way Kaitain

    by joel007

    You make very salient points. They may kick you off the internets for that.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 7:43 p.m. CST

    If i was studio exec, AICN love would have me sweating

    by drturing

    let's face it, aicn has championed some fantastic movies that didn't connect (especially say The Iron Giant) but these days the site seems to push so hard on a few films made by "friends" of the site who see them on the junket tour that it doesn't seem earnest. besides there's a million other outlets out there to get what AICN used to offer; deadline has pretty much become what AICN used to be combined with actual reporting (despite being ethically grotesque). instead we get harry and his flacks stroking over Eli Roth's latest buttstains, Watchmen, Scott Pilgrim, Kick Ass, and hating on Inception. In other words, relevance is lost. And how and why don't you seem to care about that, Harry? But talkback always brings me back, always has always will. At least you grew a community no matter how fucked up it is.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 7:53 p.m. CST

    premise meets character developments meets plot developments

    by Kaitain

    Yep, maybe, although if I have twice as big a premise but half as much character development, do we have an equivalent amount of story? (Are they multiplicative or additive, I wonder, or some more complex function?) <p> As I say, that seems to be the way with a lot of (hard) science fiction to me. The concepts are doing most of the heavy lifting in the story; the character arcs are often unremarkable, merely serving the function of allowing a narrative to take place with agents with whom we can identify even if we don't find them particularly interesting.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Trouble with arcs is

    by Robber_Button

    the moment you see Tom Cruise with a 2 day beard growth driving too fast then you know where the movie's going to go. <br></br> <br></br> And i really didn't care. <br></br> <p>Me i'm not speclating, other things to do, and... the trouble with speculating is that there's no fun in being right.</p><b></b> This was never going to be hard Sci-Fi so sadly this isn't going to expand on much from the original. I'll hedge my bets and settle for it being... Entertaining.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 8:09 p.m. CST

    unparanoid_android

    by Kaitain

    I agree with you. <p> Blade Runner is one of those movies where I simply cannot imagine another score, or, perhaps, where I think the *meaning* of the film would actually be changed with a different score. <p> BR's score is absolutely vital for setting the tone of that movie. Crucially, in a dystopian story, it actually creates a feeling of warmth, love, dreams, humanity. It creates a golden glow in what might otherwise feel an unwelcoming, harsh world.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 8:13 p.m. CST

    J'WOW

    by Rex Carsalot

    Damn, that was pretty sweet! That world is very...glossy. I imagine that's what it's like to live inside an ipod.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Manhunter

    by Robber_Button

    Try and imagine that with a Randy Newman soundtrack.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Hail to Da Punk! Rockin Choonage...

    by KillaKane

    And a cool preview of some of their Sound Design. I hope this is indicative of the films overall audio flow, awesome

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 8:20 p.m. CST

    wtf with Scott Pilgrim

    by Rex Carsalot

    Am I missing some Interweb meme? What the hell with all the Pilgrim refs? How do you possibly connect that film with this one?

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Daft Punk - the score....

    by ihatetalkbacks

    This promo was for the music. Daft Punk are a massive band (if any US readers say they arnt that is because they are French and are massively loved through out Europe)and their music is slavishly baught. The score will make a bundle for Disney and they know to pimp it to do this. People who do not see the film will buy the score as it has been 5 years since Daft Punk released an album. This was certainly more dancey and not like the second promo. Daft Punk will be touring and playing the sound track but I guess there are 2 types of track. The propper score synced and edited to the film and the stand alone dance tracks and remixes unused in the film. I wonder which the OST will be when released? It may be released as 2 with a dance album released later if Daft Punk are any thing to go by. They release everything they want to and alot of people are complete-ists for the artists. Personally I think this is a great track but not filmic... tyhe other fit perfectly though and had a memorable sound if not melody. They have been sampling a full orchestre dont forget

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Ice Titan: Yes, On Iron Man's Credits...

    by Media Messiah

    ...but the credits for the movie The Losers were awesome also--haha!!! About Tron...though, I really feel that I have seen the whole movie thanks to this video. Why pay to see it now?

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 8:26 p.m. CST

    Rex Carsalot...

    by UltimaRex

    Videogame movies...

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 8:48 p.m. CST

    From all the trailers, the design is repetitive

    by alienindisguise

    I hope they have varying locales and other costumes in the movie because if they don't it'll be boring as shit. This reeks of Indy 4 where everyone's hyped and after the nostalgia wears off after 15 minutes we're left to wonder what we're looking at.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Scott Pilgrim Refs?

    by Robber_Button

    I thought it was about 'niche' films. Scott Pilgrim's niche was smaller than a gnat's sphincter. <br></br> This isn't a videogame movie.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 8:52 p.m. CST

    just passing to say that this is a great talkback and i enjoy

    by KilliK

    reading what you write.please dont fuck it up.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 9 p.m. CST

    stop whining...

    by ihatetalkbacks

    Personally I dont think we have seen everything in the film. Maybe the first and second action sequences... The first being the games then the second being the bikes. Nothing of the light sails, tanks or a recognizer action sequence has been seen. Bridges has been static all the time and no fight between young and old Flynn. The designs have been far more elaborate than we have been shown in the promos - has Flynns 2.0 bike been shown yet??? Hell we dont even know what Bowie-Sheen does. There could be a twist with the MCP growing out of Clu at the end for a special effects extravaganza with totally CGI characters.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Cera

    by Michael_Jacksons_Ghost

    was the only miscast in the film...too bad it was the main character. I would of reversed Culkin and Cera in the roles, and the movie might have worked. Also, I heard before Cera got the role, that Edgar Wright shot five weeks of footage with Eric Stoltz as Scott Pilgrim.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 9:04 p.m. CST

    The more I see the trailers for Tron II

    by James_Camera_On

    the less interested I am in watching the movie. There is nothing that interests me here. Nothing that grabs me. It's another Oakland movie: i.e. there's no there there. Light cycles run around, e-broads finger some guy, a dude who clearly thinks he's a lot cooler than he is, does something that results in really lame "music." BFD. Look, I liked the first one. It was cute and had a great villain (David Warner who refused to have anything to do with the sequel) and even Bruce Boxleitner couldn't completely destroy it. But it was a one-note, gimmick movie. The only reason people want to see the sequel is nostalgia. Yeah, it will out gross Scott Pilgram, but as others have noted, that won't be hard.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Agreed ihatetalkbacks

    by Zardoz5

    Stop whining indeed everyone. How many movie companies are willing to drop the coin, time and effort Disney are putting into this in this day and age. It could suck it, it could be good (and hopefully is) but at least they are giving this Sci-fi fan something to get interested about.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Cera Cera

    by ihatetalkbacks

    yeah but the part was writen for Tom Selleck but he was caught up with Magnum

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 9:11 p.m. CST

    ...

    by ihatetalkbacks

    This does seem to have been a labour of love for some people and that is a plus in my book. The designs are spot on. Music spot on. Interesting cast and a good use of 3D like Alice in Wonderland. This is no cheap straight to video release. It could go bad, but I am willing to give it a shout.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 9:11 p.m. CST

    James_Camera_On

    by JumpinJehosaphat

    You make it sound like a bad thing to want to see this film for the sake of nostalgia. Nostalgia has some great feelings attached to it. Who cares if I want to pay to see something based solely on bringing back good feelings? Let an old man have his fun where he can get it!

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Just saw this in 1080p

    by D o o d

    it's on YouTube. I have to say that the worries I had of young Jeff Bridges head not being composited well onto the body are completely founded.<p>Even in that very short clip it's absolutely Terrible. I hope they sort that out. Although, I'm not sure they will as they seem happy to release it in a trailer!

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 9:12 p.m. CST

    ...

    by ihatetalkbacks

    ooops meant Wizard of Oz using black and white and then colour not Alice In Wonderland.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Fuck yeah

    by DigitalBeachWar

    BRING IT!

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 9:29 p.m. CST

    I think the movie is much better than this vid offers

    by smatt584

    These are all clips from the 6-9 minute sneak peak being shown at Electronica at disneys California adventure right now. I just saw it last week and it shows most of Flynn Jr. Entering the tron world, being suited up and forced into entering the games. The clip was in full 3d and was "assisted" by special lighting effects in the auditorium, such as a big spotlight shining down on the audience from the ceiling when the big space invaders-looking thing comes down on him or brief flashes from the floor when his foot manacles lock on. The preview looked awesome and really showed the weird, otherworldly vibe to the digital world. Another bit that I really dug was the digitized voices used for all the digital characters, which you can only really hear in this music video when the woman says "survive". That said, i thought the music in the Sneak peak was much more atmospheric than this music video, which didn't strike me as hard. If the movie is less of this video and more the sneak peak, then count me in. As for the discussion on character arcs, I'm inclined to agree with kaitain. Avatar had very well-defined, textbook character arcs, but they were cliched and derivative, which many people see as the worst part of the movie. However, some movies do not need well-defined character arcs for the movie to be thoughtful and intelligent (although I enjoyed Avatar, I definitely don't attribute these qualities to it). The need for strong character developement really comes down to what kind of story you are trying to tell; whether it be one that is more focused upon the journey or one that is more focused upon the humanity of those who partake in the journey, is what seems to define what is needed to best serve the story. Although "2001" is a good example, it isnt quite devoid of character development unless you dont count HAL (which i do and I believe this is the author and filmmakers intention). There are many instances where the movie simply inserts generic Everyman into a situation and they only act as the vessel through which the audience experiences the journey. This is how many sci fi movies function. To add more character developement could take the audience out of the experience and kind of forces the writers interpretation of the events upon the audience. We don't need to know how the character feels because we feel it for them. Other stories can focus primarily on the characters themselves and create people we care about and show how the "journey", or events shapes them. These movies tend to be lighter on the atmosphere because that is not the primary focus. Of course there are those movies that expertly blend the two and there are good and bad movies of all varieties, but the preference for one of these types does not invalidate the potential quality inherent in the others. They are simply different kinds of stories. Now, it's completely different if we want to argue the individual merits of the stories themselves or the skill with which they are told, especially with the use of colorful language and low-brow insults to each other or close family, that is of course why we are here isn't it? So anyway, fuck you if you don't agree with everything I say because yo mama is fat and ugly. BURN.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 9:39 p.m. CST

    ihatetalkbacks...

    by soup74

    you described the daft punk angle perfectly. im one of those obsessives. (and im American.)

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 9:55 p.m. CST

    I'll be watching in theaters at least 2x

    by VAwitch

    Unless it blows big monkey chunks. I am psyched for this movie, having loved Tron back in its day, and until about 10 yrs ago, it was in my Top 10 favorite films. For what it did at the time of release, I still love it. It hasn't aged well, but then again, neither have Transformers (G1) or TMNT - yet I still love those franchises dearly.<P><P>I can't wait to share Tron Legacy w/ my son, who has seen the first, and enjoys it, but kinda thinks it looks weird (cuz it's old-school compared to some of his current cartoon shows). BOTH of my parents are excited to see it as well - which is unusual to want to pay the extra for 3d AND Imax.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 9:56 p.m. CST

    soup74

    by ihatetalkbacks

    Never been sure how big dance music is in the US (even though you guys invented House and Techno) and there for Daft Punk. I have met people that travel from capital city to capital city all around Europe to see Daft Punk DJ back around 98 / 99. The score I saw in tyhe earlier Tron promos were very impressive. I originally thought that the Daft Punk score was a cute idea that would be a let down once heard. The promos showed that they are very filmic and rich in what they are doing... rather than the sparse rushed music on the 3rd (bad) album. I am also pleased that Pixar have pitched in. they are good with 2 things; computers and characters! Sick of the whining here. No one likes anything unless it fits exactly what they came up with in thier heads. No one waits and has to form an opinion straight away... this TB has been quite a discussion led one though rather than 2 camps belittling each other.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 10:08 p.m. CST

    by JumpinJehosaphat . .

    by James_Camera_On

    "You make it sound like a bad thing to want to see this film for the sake of nostalgia." Actually, I was trying to say that nostalgia is the best and maybe only thing going for Tron II. I fear it won't be enough, however. Or maybe my real beef is with the marketing. I actually hope the movie is good and does well. But nothing I have seen gives me any such confidence.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 10:11 p.m. CST

    That is awesome.

    by ONeillSG1

    CANNOT WAIT UNTIL DECEMBER!

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 10:21 p.m. CST

    the techno scene in the U.S.

    by soup74

    it's starting to grow out here.. but it's still kind of niche. acts like deadmau5 are bringing the daft punk experience to the younger generation, so it's growing. <br><br>this song is definitely more of a promo for daft punk than the film tron. the track shows that they're also going to have some dance-y tracks on here as well as the bigger atmospheric tracks. rather exciting.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 10:36 p.m. CST

    I'm living in the US right now

    by D o o d

    and I have to say that the music here is not very good. The radio stations play the same music every minute, every hour and every day. This is because in the US Artist and record companies pay the radio stations to have their music played. With this system you lose diversity and the smaller up coming bands get left behind.<p>This is why the best music still comes from Europe and especially the UK.<p>As for Daft Punk, they are an inspired choice for Tron!

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 10:45 p.m. CST

    FUN FACT!

    by SemenStains

    This is not the first electronica video from the director of Tron Legacy, heres a seizure-inducing Nike ad he did with the phenomenal TRS-80 (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED VIEWING): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjwS_0WV-1Q

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Kicks total ass...

    by Powerring

    To the absolute degree in which an ass can be kicked!

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Dood

    by smatt584

    Really not a true statement about American Music. Lots of shit on UK radio too, that's why the best music usually isn't on public radio. Radio is, and always will be shopped to the masses. If you want good music you have to look for it and try new things. That's why I like Internet radio because it makes it much easier to explore the music scene. Pandora is best for exploration, but I prefer Slacker radio for it's better customization, both of which are available as apps for most smart phones for portable listening.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 11:35 p.m. CST

    Anyone been back to Arcade Aid recently?

    by DarthFloyd

    If you checked out ArcadeAid.com, there was a big picture with several video game titles hidden in the picture. If you figured them out, you got free swag (a photo badge from Encom). Apparently they've gone and added more. No idea what you get if you figure them all out. Still, a nice distraction from the rest of the normal day.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 12:12 a.m. CST

    Textual Transmission?!

    by ciroslive

    Is that Liz Lemon's 'dream husband' Wesley Snipes in the wig with the cane?! TREBLE BOTHER!!

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 12:14 a.m. CST

    5468617420766964656f20776173206675636b696e6720617765736f6d652061

    by VonThunderballs

    -end of line-

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 12:18 a.m. CST

    smatt584

    by D o o d

    You are partially correct. There is a lot of shit on UK radio too but I've honestly lost faith in the US radio as the system is corrupt. People like Jay-Z can afford to pay and have their music played on repeat, everytime I turn on the radio it's the same 5 bloody tracks!<p>I already use Pandora as you are correct about the choice online. However, your recommendation of Slacker I will investigate tomorrow. Thanks for the hook up :o)

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Sorry, Harry....

    by rainingbells

    "What happened AFTER the credits...?!" of various films, including this one, was something I wanted to know 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 years ago. Now I have two kids (one of whom has mounting medical issues), I haven't been able to find work in over a year, I'm selling my dream project car, I haven't done any art or writing in two years (once the two most important things to me before I had a family).... Stuff like this Tron 2 video is PRETTY, and I look forward to seeing it on TNT or FX in 2 or 3 years, but spending 50 bucks to take my wife and two kids to see it in uncomfortable theater seats while the film is repeatedly interrupted by others...? Why? When if I feel the overwhelming WANT to see the film before broadcast and IF I have some free cash I can wait 6 months to own it, watch it as much as I want, and buy popcorn for everyone in the house, all told spending little more than $20. I love the movie magic and all, but I've seen probably 15 movies in theaters since 1989, I can usually predict the ending of any movie within the first 10 - 15 minutes, and the nostalgia train has long since derailed. Disney can spend all the money it wants. I'm not a Disney magic "believer" like my wife and kids. Now if they pay off my house and help me fix my project car, maybe we can talk. Until then, well...it's certainly a pretty teaser video. We'll see it on TV.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 12:23 a.m. CST

    opening day for me

    by Nuts

    I'm all over this sh*t like white on rice. Love the new track too. It's been four years since Daft Punk put out a new album, so I'm definitely looking forward to listening to the new score.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 12:41 a.m. CST

    The vid game trailer on YouTube gets me

    by UltraTron

    much more interested. You'll need to play this game to get the full story.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 12:42 a.m. CST

    Fucking nice

    by sardonia

    That was fucking BAD ASS

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 12:44 a.m. CST

    Tron II is geek fodder far as I'm concerned

    by FeralAngel

    No offense to you geeks out there. But I just don't see how this resurrection of a lame movie will escape lameness itself. It sssuuuuurrreee looks pretty, though. But 11 bucks worth of pretty? Uh uh.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 12:50 a.m. CST

    Jesus Bells

    by unkempt_sock

    calm down.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 1 a.m. CST

    Sock, were I were not calm...

    by rainingbells

    You'd know. He asked. I gave him an answer and reasons as to why. It's no bigger than that.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 1:13 a.m. CST

    Rubber is always good

    by catlettuce4

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 1:28 a.m. CST

    Tron 2 is going to be bad ass....

    by Gungan Slayer

    and so fucking awesome that Daft Punk is doing the music. On a side note, I know 'The Walking Dead' is going to be awesome, but has AICN really sold itself out here....?

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 2:26 a.m. CST

    I love it when a plan comes together!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Looks fine. I hope it works.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 2:26 a.m. CST

    THEY LOOPED THE DAMN BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA

    by TheJudger

    EGG SHEN and 6 Demon Bag VS LO PAN WEDDING CRASH SONG.... Thats all I can think of when I hear this tune. Wendy Carlos WTFRU!

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 2:32 a.m. CST

    After Sam tosses the first ID disc just before the score board s

    by TheJudger

    that sample sounds like it is from mortal kombat.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 2:33 a.m. CST

    hows up

    by TheJudger

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 3:28 a.m. CST

    I WAS excited about Tr2n, but now I'm lowering expectations

    by Knuckleface

    The Daft Punk music was fine, but there were several things in this video that I thought looked pretty awful... like the effete albino villain guy. In just two shots he managed to already annoy me with his clichery (Yeah, I just made that word up. So what?). As for Scott Pilgrim, I knew a lot of people who were wildly enthusiastic before the movie who were slightly underwhelmed when they finally saw it, so I didn't bother seeing it myself.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 3:52 a.m. CST

    I know I heard that before (Carpenter)

    by Weresheep

    As a few Guys before noticed as well I think they "borrow" from SNAKE give it a try http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VggaSmM4l4 what do you think?

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 3:53 a.m. CST

    Is this Tron

    by jack Bauer

    Or another Blade vs the Russian vampire mafia but without Blade? <p> Sorry, it has that look with that seriously annoying albino, actually that character looks more in place in the fifth element as Gary Oldman. <p> I have a horrible feeling this one is going to stink...

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 4:04 a.m. CST

    The problem with Clu 2.0

    by PorkChopXpress

    To me, the problem with the digital Bridges for Clu V.2 is that his voice is so radically different now, from when he was that age. He's developed a sort of old western lazy slurry drawl in his old age, which sounds nothing like Flynn. The other problem I'm having is that, for those who remember the original movie...Clu had a very weirdly stilted way of talking. If the digitally de-aged Jeff Bridges spoke in that weirdly stilted cadence that Clu had in the original film, the effect might be a little more believable. I look at the facial animation in Avatar though and in spite of their features being somewhat alien, those faces (movement and appearance) were totally convincing, to me. I would love to see what those same artists could do with a normal human face, how close they could get.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 5:21 a.m. CST

    I'm waiting for video

    by ninpobugei

    Sorry, it doesn't get my $11 (no movie does anymore). Why spend all that for a night out at a potentially shitty movie when you can buy the thing on DVD (for less than the cost of 2 tickets) or watch it (for free) on cable in a couple months after it arrives at theaters? I have almost 200 movies in my Netflix queue, so I don't need to rush right out to theaters and overpay to have some kids kick the back of my seat and talk throughout the film.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 5:40 a.m. CST

    The Only Thing That I Can Say...

    by MakNeil

    <p>The only thing that I can say is that it doesn't sound like Wendy Carlos's, Tron though I am not sure that that is a good thing.</p> <p>I mean, if it were not for the new Tron Legacy footage, would anyone other than Daft Punk fans (which, so far, I am not) really care about this seemingly random assortment of rhythmic, though curiously uninteresting, electronic sounds?</p> <p>I am not sure that they would</p>

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 6:14 a.m. CST

    D o o d

    by Knuckleface

    I've lived in the US, Canada, Japan and now the UK and I can assure you that shit music is everywhere. If other countries have an advantage over the US, it's more to do with government policies requiring a certain percentage of radio airplay be dedicated to content from within the country. So, for instance, Canadian pop radio stations have to play Canadian bands a certain percentage of their day. That allows a band like Arcade Fire to sneak into the Canadian Top 40. The UK has been protecting their cultural resources for so long that their pop music has evolved down an entirely different track from the US. Anyway, if the US instituted similar protectionist policies, nothing would change because most of the Top 40 in the US is already American. Anyway, there is 30 million people in Canada and 60 million in the UK, compared to 300 million in the USA. No matter what you do, the US is always going to sink to a lower common denominator because its such a huge country and tastes are far too diverse.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 6:28 a.m. CST

    Techno Vicking should have a guest star cameo

    by KilliK

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 6:55 a.m. CST

    "Here they come"

    by Dazzler69

    My friend the Star wars fan will point out the ripoff, but it is a common saying.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 7:09 a.m. CST

    sounds very 8 bit

    by MamboMan

    nintendoish

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 7:45 a.m. CST

    Still Weird Casting

    by Aquatarkusman

    I can't believe they got the guy who played Tony Blair and David Frost to be the air guitar albino computer program person.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 8:12 a.m. CST

    Not sure I like that white priss with the cane

    by vorlonkosh

    Looks too gay.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 8:15 a.m. CST

    meh

    by Wookie_1995

    this was just that awesome trailer with daft punk. lame...... but i am still excited!

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 8:27 a.m. CST

    ABOUT - TO - FAIL

    by ForgetfulPete

    So Harry finally figured out that SCOTT PILGRIM didn't appeal to a single human being outside the demographic of..........SCOTT PILGRIM fans. Good on you, Harry! It's progress. Anyway, on to TRON. Few people seem to realize that the original movie was a MASSIVE disaster when it came out and was referred to as DISNEY'S FOLLY ( a play off the fact that people called SNOW WHITE by that name back in the day ). It failed to draw in audiences b/c it was basically weird. And so is TRON LEGACY. You know how everyone felt when Spider-Man danced while mugging the camera in SPIDER-MAN 3, or when the butler would come in and explain plot points? That's how everyone is gonna feel when dancin' dude air guitars with his cane. And this movie will be ALL about the dancin' dude, even if it's not really ABOUT him, if you get my meaning - it's going to be all made up of silly silly silly material being treated in a silly silly silly way. People have outgrown ideas like TRON. We've moved on as a planet. People are not interested. People don't want to see it. How many ways do I have to tell you this is ABOUT TO FAIL. And on a massive scale. Outside of AVATAR, which still puzzles me as to its success, not ONE "wow lookit, VISUALS!" movie has been a success in the past five years. All have failed. WATCHMEN - SPEED RACER - KICK ASS - SCOTT PILGRIM. In fact, I fully expect the fate of TRON LEGACY to pretty much match SPEED RACER and SCOTT PILGRIM, the two films is most closely resembles. What hard working American is gonna walk up to the ticket booth and say "two tickets to that there computer guy movie!"

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 8:27 a.m. CST

    Clu 2.0's Digital Loss

    by TheJudger

    Jeff's under chin area dropped a lot when he talked. Think frog. Clu does not do that. Subconsciously we know this being huge fans of his films and seeing it still happening to some extent to his older face, The lip play is more Dr. Manhattan- Less Avatar in the teaser stuff we've seen so far. Will it be fixed in the film. I don't know. I hope so. Ear lobes should move with the chin. the face has movement all the way into the hair line, so should the digital. even the furrow area of the hairline expands a tiny bit when the mouth and eyebrows and forehead moves. The touch up guys need to study themselves talking feel their heads and under their chins, look at lots of older Jeff films and monitor his under chin play. Stress areas to of the skin when it folds should whiten or red up more. My favorite thing to show people about realism loss in cgi is to tell them to hold one hand over their head, and one below their waste for a few seconds, and then turn them around and look at the palms, one is redder than the other. They have they routines for animation but still and cloth folding simulation, and still no one has written an AI smart texture map program that changes the hue of the texture map in certain areas based on movement, stress, compression, environment or artificial venous behavior. Long before Cameron invented the fusion i was yapping off about IR cameras to record 3d faces for animation overcoming the phosphorescent paint trick used in Benjamin Button. I knew about this technology from the discovery channel and a feature on a security company called a4 vision technology- they pretty much invented the used of this real time 3d capture technology, but they were too small minded about it's used they were only interested in it applications to replace those crude 15 point facial recognition camera systems. I see the future all the time, and not in a naive way. I literally see the next way to improve something. Damn fucking lack of education and money fucks me over from capitalizing on it.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 8:29 a.m. CST

    oh and nobody looks like they're standing anywhere

    by ForgetfulPete

    the vaguely-realized backgrounds remind me of those shitty FMV games. I keep expecting one of the characters to say "The GRID is in danger ....." and then turn to the camera straight-on saying "Oh! it's you! How did you get here? Look, there's no time to explain, but we need YOUR help!" while pointing and nodding.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 8:30 a.m. CST

    fucking hell

    by TheJudger

    no sleep sucks. makes me talk all dumb and shit. I tried.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 8:52 a.m. CST

    The difference between this and Scott Pilgrim

    by PornKing

    Is that a group of guys would be embarrassed to go see Scott Pilgrim together, whereas this is cool shit. I will be seeing this in the theater as long as the reviews aren't terrible. Pilgrim is a rental for me.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Clean, clear, readable images, Thank you, Tron!

    by Bot-Bot

    Take THAT Michael "Vomit-Robot-Chunks" Bay! What a relief to be able to see an action film without clutter, with sleek design, clearly storyboarded action. Like a cool drink of water. Looking forward to this one very much.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Techno sucks. This soundtrack is techno. This soundtrack sucks.

    by Snake Foreskin

    I'm sure you can understand that equation. Down with "Daft Punk". Up with "Fractal Rectal".

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 9:19 a.m. CST

    UK Music

    by ihatetalkbacks

    Uk music has always been different from US music. It over laps some times... we even appropriate stuff from the US like taking Dylan, then exporting it back to you guys ass the first British pop invasion with the beatles etc. There are scenes that exist over here that are not in the US. UK Punk is totally different to US Punk. We had New Romantics then synth pop. These were influenced by Europeans like Moroder and Kraftwerk. Dont think that because the UK likes a bit of Madonna and Hip Hop that it is the same market. Hell we might even sell Hip Hop back to you as grime or Dubstep soon. UK radio does not have any quotas or protectionist laws either unlike France. They play what they want when they want. ******* I heard a rumour that the FX house was redoing Clu but was very pushed for time - Has any one else heard of this? Was on a popbith mail out a month or so ago.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 9:29 a.m. CST

    the original movie was a MASSIVE disaster?

    by KilliK

    since when? have you seen its BO grosses? it made a lot more money that it costed.was it the successful investment that Disney wanted to be? nope. but using the word massive disaster is a bit excessive.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Disaster... maybe a failure???

    by ihatetalkbacks

    I never had any tron toys or played Tron in my school play ground. As far as influence it was a niche film. I loved it but noine of my friends did. I imagine that Disney may have wanted a toy line, cartoon and sequal. All they got were confused looks from parents and a bit od licensing to Williams for the computer game. I bet in terms of talent and training it was a good investment though. Disney were once very big investors in FX and technology. Its a shame as Tron will always been seen as a noble failure.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Snake Forskin

    by ihatetalkbacks

    Listen to: Alex Smoke - Prima Materia. Kraftwerk - Tour de France. Dimitri from Paris - Sacre France. Autechre - Second Bad Vibel. Lindstrom and Prins Thomas - Mighty Girl. Agoria - Le 11ieme Marche and Mossa - 10000 Cranes. All are techno or house, all are different and all are very good. Techno is not just some bleepy bloopy stuff that pill heads listen to. There are lots of different types for lots of different people.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Spectacle

    by tlsivart

    I think this is the exact kind of movie people want to see in a theater in 3D. I'll definitely be there, although I think the digital Jeff Bridges is going to drive me crazy. It looks so FAKE FAKE FAKE! They should have made everyone digital so at least they'd all match.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 10:08 a.m. CST

    I like everything except...

    by Moist

    ...the Daft Punk song, not really their best work imho. And what is with the albino David Bowie look-alike? I hope to god there are no pointless orgy rave scenes like Matrix Reloaded.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Americans Haven't Gotten Over Guitars Yet

    by LaserPants

    Not that there's anything wrong with guitars, mind you, I love 'em too, when they're all effed up and detuned and atonal, but, electronic artists and instruments are also valid forms of expression. Only in America is electronic music eyed dubiously. Not quite sure why. I think it has something to do with white middle class people wanting to cling to an illusion of authenticity that they've never really experienced. (In other words: Bob Zimmerman was a poseur, so get over it.)

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Daft Punk

    by angranoid

    Anyone who fails to be blown away by this trailer and does not acknowledge the utter, utter genius of French Electronic Demi-Gods Daft Punk is a fat, balding, cellar dwelling crusty virgin who should stick to playing Warcraft and crying because they can't get a girlfriend. BTW Daft Punk are not "Techno" because "Techno" is a term that died out with "2 Unlimited" in 1993. Get a fricking clue people!

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 11:07 a.m. CST

    END OF LINE

    by ATARI

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 11:19 a.m. CST

    The Scott Pilgrim Comparisons Are Valid, I Think

    by LaserPants

    Not in terms of their relative qualities as films, but because they're both niche market / cultish ideas being marketed to the mainstream. I think TRON has a much better chance then SP did, but I won't be surprised if it's not a huge hit. Of course, if it's *really* good, and word of mouth is positive (like what happened with Avatar), it just may be the huge hit DER MAUS wants it to be. (Hell, I know I'm there opening weekend in IMAX 3D.)

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Knuckleface

    by D o o d

    You make a very valid point and I have no argument towards it. I guess, I'm just sick of listening to same repetitive crap on radio.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 11:55 a.m. CST

    D-REZ

    by bagwanbob

    ..by Calvin Klein. . .

  • Oct. 27, 2010, noon CST

    Olivia Wilde

    by Suskis

    She's the only good thing I have seen so far. The rest is cgi porn.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 12:26 p.m. CST

    This really is AWFUL!

    by Gorgomel

    they still got two month to remove this shit and bring back Wendy Carlos. I would be grateful even if they just used the soundtrack from the first film. But this... please no!

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 12:27 p.m. CST

    DELTREE C:/DATF_PUNK/

    by Gorgomel

    END OF LINE

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 12:30 p.m. CST

    I am now officially LESS excited about the movie

    by jawsfan

    Doesn't bode well.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 12:49 p.m. CST

    sounds srsly underwhelming.

    by alice133

    expected some more experimental and different sounding noise- not elevator music.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 1:31 p.m. CST

    unparanoid_android

    by bagwanbob

    I'm sure there'll be plenty of: Doh Doh chikachik chikka Doh Doh chikachik chikka Doh Doh chikachik chikka Doh Doh chikachik chikka Doh Doh chikachik chikka beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu Crash. . . Doh Doh chikachik chikka Doh Doh chikachik chikka. So at least they'll mix it up some.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 2:52 p.m. CST

    i'm surprised at the Daft Punk distain on a geek website..

    by soup74

    other than the 'bleep bloop' music that you think they play, do you know anything about them?<br>-they have a mythology/story behind them<br>-they had ground breaking videos and major successes back in the late ninties/early 2000's<br>-followed that up with a stark, artsy, electronic album that people weren't ready for. (with more insane videos.. check out 'prime time of your life.') <br>- they made a brilliantly shot midnight movie. (it's a little tough to watch, because its soooooo sloooooooow... but its definitely interesting.) <br>- they did a live tour that was basically live special effects with an incredible soundtrack(they actually hired a special effect company to do the lights) i estimate that ive listened to the Alive 2007 CD somewhere around 3 brazillion times. it also made people realize how good they're album, 'human after all' really was.<br>-now they're doing the soundtrack to a tron.. a movie they were born to score.<br><br>maybe you should take a couple hours next time you're dicking around on the web and check them out a bit. you might find yourself enjoying them. (even though its 'shitty techno music!')

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Ringwearer9 - Trailer 2

    by thommcg

    Stinks :( First was better; far better use of music for one. Couldn't really get into the second.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 3:28 p.m. CST

    ihatetalkbacks

    by PorkChopXpress

    The original Tron DID have a toy line. I remember getting a really cool light cycle with a pull-cord to make it run, and an all-red Sark figure, after the movie came out. Wish I still had 'em, they're probably worth some money. People who say the original Tron movie was a failure weren't there when it was released. Among kids of my generation, it was a rousing success. Box office numbers have changed a lot in the intervening years. The cost of making this movie was pretty high, for the time...so that plays into why Disney considered it a failure, although the fact that they're doing a big budget sequel should tell you that history and home video have proven that movie to NOT have been a failure, for them.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 3:41 p.m. CST

    can't wait

    by klytusnotdead

    till Thursday, Tron Day.end of line

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 4:23 p.m. CST

    I've always disliked Daft Punk...

    by JTStarkiller

    But nearly everything I've heard from this score has excited me. I've always loved their visual style too, and it fits well in the Tron universe. Really excited about this film.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Genghis Tron!!!

    by BarryConvex

    They should've gotten Genghis Tron for the soundtrack instead of Daft Punk. And Yes, Genghis Tron is a real band. Just go to their myspace page or YouTube and enjoy.

  • Oct. 27, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Yeah..

    by Robber_Button

    Much like Avatar left me bored. In 2D

  • Oct. 28, 2010, 4:21 a.m. CST

    projecting Tron Legacy

    by UndisputedVipers

    I am about 68% optimistic for this movie. I've never seen Avatar but I expect this movie, even if it's mediocre, to be visually amazing in 3-D. Tron's been my favorite movie for a long time and I am hoping they may bring back some of the imagery of the original, whether in flashback, montage or on a screen somewhere in the computer world. I ended up enjoying Star Trek, in my opinion, partly because the property is so hard to kill. The script wasn't great and had some awkward and bad moments, it had more parallels to Star Wars but, the formula and characters are so strong, I think JJ Abrams couldn't really mess it up. I still had a lot of fun and found the twists, action, confrontations, and emotions to be entertaining. Of course, I though X-Men was a property so good no one could screw it up until I found X-Men: The Last Stand to be aggravating and disappointing. While I think some of the writers and producers of X2 contributed to The Last Stand, no one from past Star Treks helped on the reboot. Tron has Kushner as an executive producer and Lisberger as a producer. I know Lisberger has said his role wasn't a huge one but his and Bridges' stamps of approval have convinced me to be excited. As for box office, Disney has hyped this movie as the must-see experience. Where Inception built its stock on mystery and the Nolan name, Tron Legacy is going after the people that made Iron Man, Transformers, Star Trek, and The Dark Knight big hits. It's got good, evil, crashes, explosions, a babe, and technology looking cool on the screen. Will it have the philosophical and theological elements and the "man-boy vs. robot logic" contrasts the first movie did? If so, they aren't the selling points for a $220+ million budgeted movie. This video lets you know: get to the theaters December 17th or miss out.