Reverend Jax Posted January 3, 2011 Share Posted January 3, 2011 I'm w/ Nick on this one. I think a lot of people I talk to about the original TRON are basing a lot of it on nostalgia and not the facts. If I may serve as a case study, I had never seen Tron as a kid. I watched it for the first time less than one week before the premiere of the sequel because I was going to go see it with some friends. I had zero nostalgia for Tron, and I enjoyed it. Were the effect dated? It was the first movie with computer generated imagery (I don't count the birth of a planet simulation in Wrath of Khan), of course they were dated, but they were able to build an aesthetic around their technological limitations that actually made sense and worked for the story. Yes, there was a story, and it was better than I was expecting. And the religious subjugation angle was probably more relevant during the Cold War. A perfect film? Far from it, but I dug it. Alot of kids movies are pretty crappy because it is expected kids' standards are lower, but I thought this one held up. I wish Legacy had been just as explicit about the religious themes as the original was, but it was still a fun flick. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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