Okay, full disclosure. I just about wanted to kill myself watching the original Tron. I couldn’t remember much about the…
I just about wanted to kill myself watching the original Tron.
I couldn’t remember much about the original Tron, but was given an opportunity to see it a couple of days ago, and jumped at the chance, figuring that it could enhance my viewing of Tron: Legacy, which I’ve been dying to see. See, fans of the original have been excited about Legacy for its continuing of the storyline – me, I was excited about it because it looked amazing. I didn’t know much about the story and, to be honest, Marvel’s prequel comic to the movie just confused the hell out of me.
So I gave the first flick a shot and, while I admire what it was doing at the time, I also understand why ultimately the film is a cult hit and not one of those cherished classics, like Star Wars or Indiana Jones. I mean, it’s quite an unexciting film. Visually interesting, but storywise, it just didn’t cut it for me. If anything, it actually hurt my motivation to see the sequel. I understand that it has its audience, and I get it…I just couldn’t get into the movie. Nonetheless, I was determined to see Tron Legacy on its opening weekend. Did 28 years make a difference in storytelling technique? Did the film live up to its awesome visuals?