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2 New TRON Related Instalments Of D23's 'Armchair Archivists' Are Now Online!!

Merrick here...

A few weeks ago we called your attention to a TRON-centric edition of D23's "Armchair Archivists" - a new project focusing on Disney Archives spearheaded by D23, Disney's official fanclub.  At the time, we told you we'd remind you when further TRON pieces went on-line, which we're now doing...two new webisodes are now available for your consideration.  

One instalment looks at Disney special attractions and merchandising centered on the films (LEGACY in particular) .  You can find it HERE - look at the selection bar beneath the embed for the Flynn's Arcade sign.  

The most recent edition.,...a longer instalment...can also be found via the link above (look for the cover of Kevin Flynn's THE DIGITAL FRONTIER book), and it focuses exclusive on TRON LEGACY -  props and whatnot.  That installment is also presented as en embed, below.  

I reaaaaallllyyyyy like those lighty-uppy props.  Those...are ujst cool.  But are they Flynn-credible?  


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  • Dec. 20, 2010, 10:09 a.m. CST

    The Shit Storm Continues

    by theycallmemrtibbs

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 10:26 a.m. CST

    I'm not watching those guys again

    by Inexplicable_Nuclear_Balls

    Exactly the kind of fanboys that make everyone else look bad.

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 1:11 p.m. CST

    It bombed, Harry, let it go,

    by cookylamoo

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 2:05 p.m. CST

    How did Tron: Legacy fail?

    by Dharma4

    It made 66 million over the weekend. Please, explain to me how the movie bombed.

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 2:32 p.m. CST

    I find a current showcase of movie props ..boring

    by TRON

    It's exciting decades later to see them.

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 2:49 p.m. CST


    by leisuredrummer

    Right, 66 million is bomb. Shit if 66 million on it's opening weekend is a bomb I'm scared to think what a success is to you.

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 3:24 p.m. CST

    It's a critical bomb.

    by cookylamoo

    A stink bomb.

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Icheck out Tron: Jeremy

    by Cajunsblues

    much better plot. not so much the same visuals

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Tron did probably bomb

    by James_Camera_On

    Here are the results for the first weekend: Domestic: $44,026,211, 65.7% Foreign: $23,000,000,  34.3% If these ratios were to hold (and granted Tron could go crazy in the foreign markets and invalidate all of this), we are looking at around 200 million over all. But since that is about the total cost of the movie, we are talking losing on the order of 90 million dollars. The Mouse is not smiling. It needs at least 350 million gross to break even. Maybe the dvd/blu-ray sales will make the difference. Who knows? As for the Serenty/Tron comparison, I don't know where to begin on that one. Those two movies are so different in history and conception and execution that it is like comparing Tron with Gone With the Wind.

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Are any of you AICN people going to check your goddamn spelling?

    by JediTray

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST

    It Didn't Bomb, Though

    by NeonFrisbee

    Hate it all you want, but it made 44 million dollars over the weekend, making it a success. Critics are panning it, but audiences liked it, and positive word of mouth is strong. Of course, this success is undercut by the production cost, but it still seems to be on track to being a successful film,just not as successful as Avatar (and they were insane to think it would be).

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 5:33 p.m. CST

    who cares how much money it made? it's just a disappointing

    by Quadrillionaire

    film. Despite all the positive hype this movie got at the start from hardcore fans, reviews are decidedly mixed tending towards the negative. And all the chatter from my friends on facebook/twitter point to this movie being a let down.

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 5:33 p.m. CST

    second weekend

    by SpikedBuffy

    i highly doubt any movie is going to go down much this next weekend considering its a holiday weekend and nothing that tron competes with is really opening. With the world market today, it's alot easier to make your money back. I'm pretty sure it'll turn a profit when all is said and done. Do any of us really care what critics think of movies? I mean if i want to see a movie, i'm going to go see it, and the general population just sees the commercials with the taglines of "amazing" "a must see 3d phenomenon" etc. and for the love of pete, a rotten tomatoes score doesn't mean anything. Remember that movie transformers? didn't it have a super low tomato score and yet was the second grossing film of last year. Did anyone who thought it bombed like the movie?

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 5:59 p.m. CST

    I'm here to let everyone know

    by JackSlater4

    That Tron Legacy was awesome. Bring on the sequel, Cillian Murphy and real world invasion!

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Didn't Avatar make an average weekend, too?

    by Dharma4

    Tron: Legacy was a fun time at the movie theaters. Hadn't had that much in quite a while.

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 7:42 p.m. CST

    What exactly...

    by NiceGuyEddie19

    Do you fucking idiots want? I'm talking to the ones who are calling it a "disappointment". A disappointment in what sense? Surely not visually, as it is stunning and made with top of the line production value. Acting not good enough? Bullshit. Bridges is always great, the casting was inspired for everyone else, and Boxleitner's part was perfect icing on the cake. Did it drop off in quality from the original movie? I don't think even you fucking jackasses would make that argument. Writing not as deep as you had hoped? This is Tron, meant to entertain, not preach at us like those piece of shit Matrix sequels that no one wants to ever, ever watch again because they were so goddamn pretentious and lame. This movie just plain owned. It's an exciting, action packed story with the emotional impact of a father-son adventure dynamic and a truly thought provoking, but not preachy, allegorical narrative.

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 7:47 p.m. CST


    by MattmanReturns

    I expected the action scenes to entertain me. They didn't. Glad you enjoyed it, but I hardly think a person's intellectual abilities can be judged based on their like or dislike of Tron Legacy.

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST


    by NiceGuyEddie19

    I don't literally mean they're idiots, just that perhaps they expect too much from a movie and overreact when it isn't whatever they had imagined it to be in their minds before going to see it. Perhaps it didn't solve all their problems and upgrade their penis sizes, so they act as if it sucked. Idiotic, but not literal idiots. I appreciate your valid point, one I haven't seen yet, that the action honestly didn't do much for you - I can understand that to a degree, but was caught up in so many more elements of the movie that I wasn't worried about what "could be better". Do you know of anything that literally couldn't be better?

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 8:44 p.m. CST

    I think it was the style of the action

    by MattmanReturns

    As a few other people mentioned, I couldn't really tell what was happening (that's a big no-no for me) a lot of the time. The grid games scene came on too fast, and by the time I would process what was going on in each sequence, it was over. I also didn't care for the effects... I didn't find it attractive, I found it ugly. It was like being in the middle of a fireworks show for 2 hours, and that's 1 hour and 45 minutes too long to be stuck in a fireworks show. I simply didn't like the world of Tron... I wanted out. I preferred the style of the first movie I guess (though I'm not some hardcore Tron fan). Also, it did not upgrade my penis size. :( Pretty sure one of the trailers promised that...

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 9:57 p.m. CST

    The action was fantastic

    by JackSlater4

    The light cycle race was better than any action scene in Avatar

  • Dec. 20, 2010, 10:33 p.m. CST

    I loved it!

    by LOST_FAN

    I don't see what the critics are bitching about. Tron Legacy was fun! I didn't have to think about my real life for 2 hours while enjoying the show. On a big side note: Tell me any Star Wars Prequel was better and burn in hell. HAHA

  • Dec. 21, 2010, 10:38 a.m. CST

    The Armchair Archivists are Flynn-Credible

    by ElectricDreams

    despite how the movie did, as a old & new Tron fan I did think those episodes were fun, insightful and informative, looking forward to whatever they throw our way next, good shows fellas, you have a fan in Ohio!

  • Dec. 23, 2010, 2:54 a.m. CST

    I like the Flynn's Arcade t-shirt

    by ReportAbuse

    That's the only thing I wouldn't mind having and not feel like an ubergeek.