Tron 2 Trailer ‘Released’

As you might expect, when the Tron 2 trailer was show this past week at Comic Con, someone was there to record it. Someone who needs to learn how to use the record function on their phone better, and lay off the hooch. However, another enterprising someone managed to clean up the crappy original video and make a somewhat less crappy, full frame video, which is now taking the world by storm.

Check it:

I was, and still am, a huge fan of the original Tron. It’s one of the ‘defining’ SF movies from my childhood. I’m not sure a sequel is really necessary, but daym, those lightcycles sure look cool. If they were smart, these parts would be IMAX ready. Cookie tossing FTW! On the plus side, with today’s CGI technology, I’m guessing the world of Tron could be something totally awesome. Would they dare go in a cyberpunk direction?

In any case, whenever this is released, I’ll be there, if for no other reason than the visuals alone.

10 thoughts on “Tron 2 Trailer ‘Released’”

  1. Would they dare go in a cyberpunk direction?

    Hacker gets downloaded into mainframe….how was the first Tron not cyberpunk again?

  2. Kinda the thing that I loved about the original was how everything moved “digitally”: straight lines, right-angle turns, etc.

    These LightCycles move like normal everyday motorcycles!

    WTF!

    Thanks for posting it, though!

  3. I think I’m with Chris on this one. The oddly magical thing about Tron is that it *IS* dated. And the more dated it gets (the strange CGI graphics, the animations) the more it lends itself to the story, you know? Just a full-fledged CGI smooth-and-beautiful Tron isn’t necessarily great.

    Which is not to say I’m any less excited. I’ll be there when it comes out. :D They made the sequel Tron video games, and those were FANTASTIC.

  4. I think we’ve all associated Tron with retro arcade as we grew up. At the time, however, it was very cutting edge. If they made another Tron with that retro feel, it would look like the first, but completely miss the point!

    The real question is: should Tron be updated at all? I just don’t know….

  5. At the time, however, it was very cutting edge.

    Maybe it was technically cutting edge, but it sure didn’t look cutting edge. It looked primitive when it was released and it looks primitive now.

    The Genesis Effect in Star Trek II was more impressive, and it was also the the first all computer-animated visual effects film shot. It appeared in theaters the same year as Tron.

    This educational essay puts Tron in a historical perspective. The movie did poorly at the box office and that probably set computer graphics back by years.

  6. “Posted by Anonymous on Monday July 28, 2008 at 10:42 PM”

    To the poster above me. WELL DONE SIR! You are in fact correct that Star Trek II was the first all computer-animated visual effects film shot. Disney likes to lie about it and say they did it first but it’s all just marketing lies.

    Good to see others have bothers to learn some animation history accurately. I can now be all smug and revel in the fact that I am an elitist animation pig the rest of the day. ;-)

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