Thursday, August 09, 2007


I hadn't seen Tron in many years and #2 Son had never seen it. He recognized Bruce Boxleitner from Babylon 5, but I don't think he noticed Peter Jurasik. We saw David Warner, whom we know from Time Bandits, A Christmas Carol, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and a Babylon 5 episode (Grail).

I think I liked it better this time around, and #2 Son thought it was... what did he call it? "Strange"? I'm glad I have this one.

Watch it online:

Moria says, "The visuals are like nothing ever seen on film before – or, for that matter, since." 1000 Misspent Hours says, "Today, Tron’s main claim to significance is that it featured the first large-scale use of CGI in a feature film," but that "its creators were so impressed by the effects that they scarcely concerned themselves with anything else." The New York Times calls it "beautiful -spectacularly so, at times - but dumb". Roger Ebert says,
This is an almost wholly technological movie. Although it’s populated by actors who are engaging (Bridges, Cindy Morgan) or sinister (Warner), it is not really a movie about human nature. Like STAR WARS or THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, but much more so, this movie is a machine to dazzle and delight us. It is not a human-interest adventure in any generally accepted way.

Here's a wonderful video (via io9) that combines Tron and Depeche Mode's Suffer Well:

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