I don’t think I’ll ever hear the name Jeff Bridges again without having the urge to say it like this guy.
Bloody hell, this new Tron film had better not be total shit. The thing is, by some people Tron is viewed through the rosiest of rose tinted spectacles. I’ve recently heard it described as a ‘classic’ or ‘legendary’ and not wishing to be controversial, but it isn’t. Have you seen it lately? It hasn’t aged well. Of course the effects were amazing at the time but they are very much a time capsule from the 80’s, the twee synthy soundtrack doesn’t help matters either. Sure there’s some cool stuff in there and thank God Jeff Bridges is there to hold it all together but there’s some pretty hokey dialogue and scenes which verge on the bizarre. Don’t just take my word for it, here’s an extract from an article from blueskydisney.
Word has it that earlier this summer the original Tron was screened at one of the (Disney) theme parks and was laughed at by people who had not seen the original film and mocked it for its now-outdated effects and silly attire of leotards and hockey helmets parodied by the infamous “Tron Guy.” Rumor has it that some Disney execs witnessed their reactions and it made them very, very nervous.
Are these rose tinted spectacles going to ruin the film for some people? Probably yes. For me, I’m more in the ‘please don’t be shit’ camp.
Going from this short clip there’s definately potential. The flow of dialogue isn’t too stilted, Olivia Wilde is looking hawt (although she badly needs to work on her pretend driving, my kids can do better than that), and the music is sounding good. At least it won’t be as bad as the anal raping that was ‘Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’, I hope.
Please don’t be shit, please don’t be shit, please don’t be shit.