Today I had the opportunity to take part in the ‘Tron Night‘ event that took place at the Wimbledon IMAX theater in London to help promote the new ‘Tron Legacy’ movie from Disney. Some 20 minutes of footage was shown, giving the opportunity to provide a more paced look at the new, modern world of Tron. The production value seems to be quite high. The design of the world is quite slick while still looking like the Tron world. There were scenes that were shot as to look from the POV of the character that provided a closer view of the world that was at the same time referential to the original movie, but with the updated look. The world presented also had that same ‘creepy’ feel that the world of the original Tron had.
For a movie with the word ‘Tron’ in the title, the actual character has yet to make an appearance. So far he hasn’t been shown at all in the trailers. The title of the movie also sounds ominous for the character Tron. A prequel to the new movie has been released by Marvel comics that hints at what might have been the fate of Tron.
I liked very much what I saw. It brought a sense of nostalgia that made me smile.
This was some very delicious Tron water. I can’t wait to have some more. :)
As a side note, there were some people in the theater that I assume were from Disney. It seemed to me that they had a night vision camera to make sure that nobody was recording the preview. The funny thing is, all the screens at the Wimbledon Odeon have night vision cameras already installed.

  1. sargasso_c says:

    Those guys with night vision goggles? Blackwater.

  2. Mac Guy says:

    I’ve been waiting 29 years for this movie to finally arrive.

    I doubt I’ll be able to sit still until December 17!

  3. Angel H. Wong says:

    You know a sci-fi movie is going to be good when there’s no hip hop music in it.

  4. Thomas says:

    The most anticipated movie since Fellowship of Ring. Dec 17th is just way too damn long to wait!

  5. msbpodcast says:

    WTF? “For a movie with the word ‘Tron’ in the title, the actual character has yet to make an appearance.”

    Dude, “Tron” was 80’s geek-speak for “electron.”

    The character is the entire movie.

  6. Thomas says:

    Ironically, the character Tron is not actually in the new Tron movie. The actor and character that played Alan is. But not his counterpart Tron. I haven’t quite figured that out either.

  7. Cursor_ says:

    Love Daft Pink, never got Dizznee.


  8. bb says:

    #5, nah – “Tron” is the command in old MBasic to turn “TRace ON” – a way to debug your programs. Tron monitors your programs and OS responses, just like in the movie Tron was supposed to keep an eye on the MCP.

    (I think Burroughs used the term MCP for their “OS”, though the term operating system came after tron.)

    I laughed all through the original Tron, there are lots of references like the above.

    “Just look at all those communications towers lighting up!”

  9. Cursor_ says:

    # 8

    Actually the word is from electron.

    The makers had no idea what TRON or TROFF was writing the screenplay.



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