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Bootleg Tron 2 Trailer Is Out In the Wild

CmdrTaco posted more than 5 years ago | from the get-it-while-it's-hot dept.

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An anonymous reader writes "Gizmodo and Filmstalker are showing the Tron 2 (aka Tr2n) teaser from Comic-Con 08. From the Giz article: 'It's a tiny bootleg video, but I don't care. You can see that the 3D looks amazing, the new lightcycles are stunning (and move like real bikes), the world and the whole mood is Batman-like dark. And Jeff Bridges ... well, he is Jeff Bridges. What can I say, he looks like a badass version of The Dude. "It's just a game!" he shouts. No, it's not. It's Tr2n. At last. Note: excuse the excitement, but I saw the original in the movie theater, and 200 times after that. With War Games, it's what got me into technology when I was a kid, and ultimately here in Giz. The only thing that has me worried is that the characters in the computer world are fully 3D.'"

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first post (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24349263)

i don't give a shit.

Re:first post (5, Interesting)

negRo_slim (636783) | more than 5 years ago | (#24349339)

i don't give a shit.

Not very surprising. I'm 25 years old and I would be hard pressed to find anyone I know that has even seen it let a lone someone that would be excited for a sequel (myself.. I'm leaning towards meh on the whole thing). With that insipid 2 in the name and the almost certainty it will be another 3D eye candy stroke fest (Beowulf anyone?) I'm finding it hard to get pumped, I know.. I know.. fast shiny motorbikes I should have a hard on and a taste for red meat and a bar fight, but I just don't!

Re:first post (5, Insightful)

skelly33 (891182) | more than 5 years ago | (#24349469)

You're not the target demographic, I am. That gave me chills - I'm so stoked I can hardly wait. The original movie was a defining icon for my generation.

Re:first post (1)

DarkKnightRadick (268025) | more than 5 years ago | (#24350891)

I didn't see it when it was originally released, but I did watch it, fairly often along with movies like Logan's Run, V (not the soccer movie), and other period sci-fi movies as a child. Freakin' awesome.

Re:first post (1)

morari (1080535) | more than 5 years ago | (#24349521)

I would be very excited about a sequel, but probably not this one. It already looks to be shaping up to be a CGI crap-fest. I'd really like to see the philosophy and religion of the Tron universe explored further than it was, but I guess this will probably be dumbeddown and devoid of anything like that. You want a sequel, install Tron 2.0 on your PC and play it.

Oh, and why couldn't this guy ZOOM up onto the screen instead of having it sideways in the very bottom corner? Moron.

Re:first post (1)

gad_zuki! (70830) | more than 5 years ago | (#24349531)

Youre at least 6 or 7 years too young to appreciate this. Sadly, your generation's nostalgia will be rap videos and Captain Planet. *shudders*

Re:first post (1)

Mr. DOS (1276020) | more than 5 years ago | (#24350329)

Just for the record: I'm 16, and I cannot wait for this. But then, I'm not exactly your usual 16-year-old ;)

      --- Mr. DOS

Re:first post (1)

badspyro (920162) | more than 5 years ago | (#24349547)

as a 20yr old, I can say I'm excited. The origonal movie was grapicaly out of this world for its time, and I want to see how they improve on both that and the good storyline of the origonal.

Re:first post (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24350129)

as a 20yr old, I can say I'm excited. The origonal movie was grapicaly out of this world for its time, and I want to see how they improve on both that and the good storyline of the origonal.

Sonny (no offense :)), when referring to a remake of a good movie, you'll find that "improve" is never used in a positive sense after you've seen it. :)

TRON was what it was: a great sample at CGI in its infancy - I think it should be remembered that way. Most of the movie actually was standard hand-work (mattes, backlighting, filters) intercut with genuine CGI and everyone who appreciated the original movie did so for the effect and the effort put into it.

Making a new version means that they did it ALL by computer, either threw away the old storyline or mutated it beyond all comprehension, and most likely gave the characters personal lives /backgrounds /needs /wants /lusts /life-problems that the audience really can't bring themselves to care about.

It'll probably have global warming, vote-obama-for-god, bad-wars, stupid-conservatives, go-hurray-liberals, UN, conservation, castrate-mccain, pay-your-taxes, free-rights-for-kids messages in it too. I guess about all we can do is thank our favorite deity(s) that wilSmith or samJackson or denzelWashington, et.al., isn't in it.

The Mona Lisa stands as an original, so does Mount Rushmore, the Washington Monument, Blade Runner, the Last Supper, Xanadu... And, like TRON, it would be WRONG to make **2*-versions of THEM.

Re:first post (3, Funny)

Ray (88211) | more than 5 years ago | (#24350455)

Maybe you haven't noticed there are about 500 versions of Blade Runner at this point.

Re:first post (1)

TwistedOne151 (1160593) | more than 5 years ago | (#24349681)

I'm only 27, but that two years apparently makes a big difference: Tron (along with "Short Circuit", "D.A.R.Y.L.", and "WarGames") was one of my favorite childhood movies. It also has many of the core elements of a good cyberpunk story (good hacker against evil corporate suit, a rogue AI with ambition, a lot of action in cyberspace), and was essentially the start of 3D CGI in movies. Here's to hoping they can do something comparable for today.

Re:first post (1)

Redfeather (1033680) | more than 5 years ago | (#24350037)

My understanding of slashdot culture says red meat and bar fights are nigh on impossible to inspire here anyway.

Somehow a group of rowdy sysadmins taking over the local rusty nail frightens me in a way only that sexy Bill Gates picture [uaf.edu] ever has.

Re:first post (1)

MerrickStar (981213) | more than 5 years ago | (#24350305)

I'm 25 years old and I would be hard pressed to find anyone I know that has even seen it let a lone someone that would be excited for a sequel

To be honest, you are has nothing to do with it here. I'm 25 myself and will probably have to drag my wife kicking and screaming when it comes out (don't worry, she'll be ok, her dad's a geek too!). I remember the first time I saw the original, and remember watching it repeatedly after that for a while.

Besides, Gabe and Tycho are just into their thirties, and we know how they feel about tron. http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2005/11/14/ [penny-arcade.com]

Greetings, programs! (3, Funny)

Naughty Bob (1004174) | more than 5 years ago | (#24349269)

This film looks killer, though the quality of the clip is very bootleg. There's so much potential (a 68.71% chance?) for subtle nerdy references in this...

Did anyone else notice that the yellow dude looked just like Rimmer? I hope he plays a thinly veiled UAC, that would be perfect.

End of line.

Re:Greetings, programs! (4, Funny)

Sponge Bath (413667) | more than 5 years ago | (#24349371)

I hope he plays a thinly veiled UAC...

Allow or Deny?

Or in Dr Who speak: "Obey or Exterminate?"

Re:Greetings, programs! (1)

Shabbs (11692) | more than 5 years ago | (#24349549)

Very bootleg indeed. The article summary suggests "You can see that the 3D looks amazing". HA! Looks about the same as the original Tron from the quality of the capture. I'm sure it will be slick, but this bootleg doesn't give you any hint as to what's coming as far as quality. I'm excited, I loved Tron, pumped many thousands of quarters into the video game and of course, own the 25th Anniversary Special Edition DVD... may have to watch it again this weekend...

Looking forward to seeing this become a reality.

Re:Greetings, programs! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24349847)

I noticed this as well! I thought it was Chris Barrie too!

Tr2n? (3, Funny)

Yvan256 (722131) | more than 5 years ago | (#24349279)

How do you even pronounce something like that? "Two" doesn't sound like the letter "O" nor does it look like one. Isn't "2" supposed to replace the letter "Z" or something?

Can someone with a major in L337-sp34k explain it?

Re:Tr2n? (5, Funny)

NitroWolf (72977) | more than 5 years ago | (#24349303)

How do you even pronounce something like that? "Two" doesn't sound like the letter "O" nor does it look like one. Isn't "2" supposed to replace the letter "Z" or something?

Can someone with a major in L337-sp34k explain it?

If you are trying to parse it in l337 sp34k, that's your problem. It's parsed in Prince-Speak.

While there does appear to be letters in the title, it's actually a symbol. You pronounce it "The movie formerly known as Tron 2."

Re:TR2N (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24349931)

Nice.
If grandparent looks at the official logo, you'll see they've essentially mirrored the "R" to create the 2, as in Toys'R'Us, which no doubt will be where the real money gets made.

On your marks.. get set... SWIPE!

Could have been worse. (4, Funny)

xC0000005 (715810) | more than 5 years ago | (#24349337)

Given the habit of subtitles and "addendums" in movie titles, we could have had: Tr2n: Tr0wnd Tr2n: 2Tron:2Troff Or if Capcom were producing it it would be Super Hyper Tr2n Alpha 2x2 Part One, Director's edition.

Re:Tr2n? (1)

KewlioMZX (992347) | more than 5 years ago | (#24349589)

How do you even pronounce something like that?

I would assume, you use the same trick as you would to pronounce Driv3r... And seeing as I never quite figured that one out, I can't help you. :P

Re:Tr2n? (1)

WhatAmIDoingHere (742870) | more than 5 years ago | (#24349741)

In Driv3r, the 3 looks like a backwards E. The number 2 does not look like an "o" at all.

Re:Tr2n? (1)

MerrickStar (981213) | more than 5 years ago | (#24350205)

Actually, at the end of the trailer when the title displays it makes a bit more sense. The two is broken into upper and lower halves with the top being just an arc, much like if it was an o broken up in the same way.

not that I support the use of the two in this position, but it's not as bad as it's being made out to be.

Re:Tr2n? (1)

montibbalt (946696) | more than 5 years ago | (#24349785)

I think "2ron" would make more sense but either way, having the 2 in there looks rather stupid

Re:Tr2n? (1)

Yvan256 (722131) | more than 5 years ago | (#24349875)

Well at least if you pronounce that it sounds a bit like "two-ron", pretty close to "T-ron". Closer than "Tr2n" anyway.

Re:Tr2n? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24349801)

TRE-TOO-WEN

Re:Tr2n? (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24350341)

They should have called it Tron 10. After all, Tron is the only movie so far with a bit in a speaking role.

Re:Tr2n? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24350473)

> They should have called it Tron 10. After all, Tron is the only movie so far with a bit in a speaking role.

Yes! Yesyesyesyesyesyesyes.....

Re:Tr2n? (4, Interesting)

Yvan256 (722131) | more than 5 years ago | (#24350561)

You have my vote for "Tron 10". Write is as such but say "Tron 2" when speaking it out loud.

Would confuse the hell of out of people. :D

nice (1)

stoolpigeon (454276) | more than 5 years ago | (#24349313)

I was going over dvds at netflix the other day and found out my wife never saw tron. bumped it to the top of my queue right away. now this. very cool. hopefully the teaser will be available through apple or something soon. looks interesting but this 'bootleg' version leaves a lot to be desired.

Re:nice (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24349435)

I don't believe you have a wife. Enjoy your hand.

Re:nice (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24349533)

I was going over dvds at netflix the other day and found out my wife never saw tron.

Yeah, I've been there. The Tron Guy Suit I wear when having sex made a whole lot more sense to her after she saw the film.

Neck cramps (1)

vinividivici (919782) | more than 5 years ago | (#24349317)

Perhaps there should have been a warning on the video to get really close to the screen and tilt your head 45 degrees to the left. Otherwise, this video has restored my faith in humanity.

Re:Neck cramps (1)

TornCityVenz (1123185) | more than 5 years ago | (#24349369)

Posting this article on slash was pointless. Sure any self respecting geek is looking forward to tron2 but really are we down to posting bootleg trailers that are poorly shot from 900 ft away?

I got into technology DESPITE Tron (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24349327)

Which I still remember as being a lousy movie even when I was a kid. Kept up the standard disney mediocrity from the Barefoot Executive to the Black Hole. Even the metaphors to how computers really worked seemed lame. The only area where the movie works for me is in the visuals.

Not a great film, but technically brilliant (4, Interesting)

Dogtanian (588974) | more than 5 years ago | (#24350401)

Which I still remember as being a lousy movie even when I was a kid. Kept up the standard disney mediocrity from the Barefoot Executive to the Black Hole. Even the metaphors to how computers really worked seemed lame. The only area where the movie works for me is in the visuals.

I think you're being slightly harsh, but I agree that Tron isn't a particularly great movie overall- and also that the visuals are by far and away the best thing about it.

To be fair, although I'm in my early thirties and old enough to have seen (and clearly remembered) Tron when it first came out, I didn't. (*) It wasn't until years later that I caught it on TV. That might colour my judgement- but also to be fair, I could say the same about the nostalgia of people who saw it as kids when it first came out.

Problem isn't just that the plot is flimsy, it's that the film never really makes you believe in the characters or care about what's at stake. The dialogue is clunky and the acting nothing special. I could tolerate the cheesiness, but not that.

So, no... Tron isn't- and never was- a Matrix for its times. Despite being a staple of 80s "nostalgia", its influence on most people at the time was minimal. However, I do think it's visually and technically brilliant, and although some aspects of its attempt to bring the then-new computer culture to the mainstream were quite cheesy, it deserves some credit for the attempt (and has to be seen in the context of the time).

I could say more, but I already said a lot of what I wanted to say in two previous posts; why I think trying to make a Tron sequel after 20-25 years is pointless [slashdot.org] and why Tron's true technical achievements with pre-digital film-matte animation went sadly unrecognised [slashdot.org]. Both with Score:5 goodness :-)

(*) I did, however, get to see ET, like most other people did. Vastly overrated film, I never liked it.

I'm in. (1)

Tink2000 (524407) | more than 5 years ago | (#24349399)

Saw the original in theaters, can point out the hidden Mickey Mouse. Inspired me to become an avid gamer. /end of line

Re:I'm in. (1)

Pollardito (781263) | more than 5 years ago | (#24349451)

Saw the original in theaters, can point out the hidden Mickey Mouse.

yes, but can you explain the purpose of the grid bugs?

War games comment (-1, Redundant)

Daimanta (1140543) | more than 5 years ago | (#24349433)

"With War Games, it's what got me into technology when I was a kid."

War Games is a very shitty movie because it's a cookie-cutter Hollywood movie. Boy accidentally hacks miltitary facility and tricks the computer(with a plot-driven AI) into believing there is a nuclear war going on. Now, he and his female friend(you see where this is going?) need the help of a bitter scientist(that sure is original) to stop the computer from launching nukes. The boy gets locked up but thanks to the incompentence of the security system and the people working there he escapes. They eventually let the computer run OXO against itself and just before hell breaks lose the computer understands that thermonuclear war can only result in all parties losing(why can't they simply command him to stop? Is his designer so much a dickwad that the computer does whatever it wants to do?). It all ends happily ever after and the boy and girl get together.

It's so cookie cutter that when I first saw it, I was disgusted because of all the hype(nostalgia) here on Slashdot.

War Games is

Re:War games comment (5, Insightful)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 5 years ago | (#24349527)

War Games is a very shitty movie because it's a cookie-cutter Hollywood movie.

That's why it was successful: it took relatively new ideas (boy hacker and war computers) and wrapped it in a tried-and-true plot formula. Complaining about Hollywood acting like Hollywood is ... well ...cookie-cutter complaining. If you want more sophisticated sci-fi, then I recommend you read sci-fi books.
   

That's why it was successful (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24350095)

Another reason was at the time it required absolutely no suspension of disbelief to consider that we actually all might die in a global thermonuclear war on the way home from the theater.

Re:War games comment (1)

twatter (867120) | more than 5 years ago | (#24350227)

It's difficult to gain context if you see the film 15 years later like me.

That's why most people don't realize how groundbreaking it was.

But once you place it in the year it appeared, that becomes apparent.

I am definitely looking forward to it, but... one of the charms of the original is that it's a bit campy. I hope they don't butcher it with too-snazzy effects and zero story.

Re:War games comment (2, Insightful)

b1t r0t (216468) | more than 5 years ago | (#24349529)

War Games is so fun because of all the cliches. And WOPR has some l33t blinkenlights.

Re:War games comment (1)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 5 years ago | (#24349563)

War Games is so fun because of all the cliches. And WOPR has some l33t blinkenlights.

Marketing in action. A mini-computer representative once told me about how they came out with a new system that was small enough to fit on a desktop. However, it didn't sell well because managers didn't take it seriously. They repackaged it by putting it into a bigger cabinet with blinky colored lights. Sales went up. Thus, A military contractor may have dazzled a general using WOPR's blinkies.
       

Re:War games comment (0, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24349567)

Eat a bag of dicks for insulting my childhood.

The reality of War Games at the time was that he used equipment that was already in the hands of people. Not fantasy land computers we see today in flicks. He was a normal bright underacheiving kid.

I suppose that hackers was so much more clever. Where everyone dressed like a refuge from a gay rave party meets the rainbow family?

You know when war games came out, you could war dial random numbers and stumble on governement systems, businesses, you name it. All very exciting times.

I am imagining your in your mid to early 20's and are used to CGI fests.

Wargames defined a generation of nerds who are responsible for where we are now in computing.

Re:War games comment (1)

kd4zqe (587495) | more than 5 years ago | (#24349985)

Wargames defined a generation of nerds who are responsible for where we are now in computing.

Very true... My all-in-one NAT Box/Media Server/Web Server/Terminal Server at my home is named Mastercontrol in homage to the all encompassing Evil AI Tron. It was truly the first man vs. machine movie for me, beating out Terminator by 2 years.

The Tron 2.0 PC game has never lost its replay value to me. I've beaten it at least ten times, and this video is giving me the urge to play it again. It was a beautiful game, and still looks great. Because the machine-world environment was not very complicated graphically, nearly any system could play it. Constant evolution of software and networking standards today has meant that I've kept building storylines in my head based on the Tron universe in anticipation of the sequel. I know Disney won't let me down. I also can't wait for more games to be released based on the new flick.

Re:War games comment (1)

kd4zqe (587495) | more than 5 years ago | (#24350225)

My all-in-one NAT Box/Media Server/Web Server/Terminal Server at my home is named Mastercontrol in homage to the all encompassing Evil AI Tron.

Gah... I meant to say "The Evil AI Tron fought against." Curses!

Re:War games comment (1)

malakai (136531) | more than 5 years ago | (#24349815)

I'm going to guess you are about 20 years old.

War Games is a very shitty movie because it's a cookie-cutter Hollywood movie

So what holywood movie did you watch that followed this formula and came out before Wargames?

Boy accidentally hacks miltitary facility

Not unheard of at the time. You have to remeber, most of the initial security was through obsecurity. From a Phreaking perspective, this was right on. You really did setup your wardialer and got o school. You'd run home and read a print out and die for some sort of "LOGIN>" prompt.
This movie came just over the initial peak of phreaking. You had people blowing Captain Krunch certail box toy whistles into operators ears and taking over the phone line. You had groups setting up loops where people could do party/chat lines. All this before Teh Internet. This movie touched on a lot of those techniques. From him re-playing tones to the door code pad, to him making a free call from the phone booth.

As for the mad-AI named 'joshua' in the War Operations Planned Response, well it is a movie.

Could all the nukes be tied to one machine? Sure. Were they talking about removing the human link from nuclear response in the late 70s/80s? Yeah. The thought was, if we tell the Soviets, hey, any detection of incoming missles by you will automatically be responded to by our computer, without chance of fail... well, then they are less likely to lob a nuke at us. It was considered. The problem lies in false detections.

the computer understands that thermonuclear war can only result in all parties losing(why can't they simply command him to stop? Is his designer so much a dickwad that the computer does whatever it wants to do?).

The whole point of the WOPR was to remove humans from the descision to launch nuclear weapons. Making the system fullproof in the eyes of the designer, so that Russia would know it would never win a first-strike attack. Thus, no, you can't tell it to stop. If you have a chance to ovverride the system, it's not fullproof, and the ruskies will take that as a weakness and take a shot at us. So the thought went.

Wow, I never thought I'd have to explain or defend Wargames on Slashdot of all places. Maybe Slashdot should make a SlashdotOldSchool and migrate SELECT * FROM Users WHERE DOB = 1/1/1975 into it.

Re:War games comment (1)

El_Oscuro (1022477) | more than 5 years ago | (#24350849)

In real life, September 1983, the cold war was very close to turning hot. In addition to all of the stuff like KAL that you heard about, there was one thing that didn't make the news until after the Soviet Union collapsed (I think the story was in the Washington post about 10 years ago):

The Soviets implemented a new satellite monitoring system, which immediately detected a missile launch over North Dakota. The Soviets pretty much went to DEFCON-1 before a Lt-col managed to convince the Kremlin that there was a problem with the monitoring system and there was no launch. This LT-Col basically saved our asses. Some real scary shit, after the fact.

So yes, War Games was right on the money for the time.

Re:War games comment (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24350015)

Pure revisionist BS. That's like saying Die Hard is cookie-cutter Hollywood. It is now, it wasn't then. At the time those movies were made they were cutting edge and redefined their respective genres.

It's too bad you're so young. It must suck to be a kid these days when nothing is new.

I wonder.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24349485)

How more remakes it will take before the audience gets fed up with it.

Something is wrong here (2, Interesting)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 5 years ago | (#24349487)

1. Make Tron in 1980's and lose money
2. Make sequel to the failure movie
3. ???
4. PROFIT!!!

Wouldn't investors want more details about step 3?
       

Re:Something is wrong here (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24349911)

Tron had a 17 million dollar budget. It grossed 33 million in North America. Exactly how did it lose money?

Re:Something is wrong here (1)

Oktober Sunset (838224) | more than 5 years ago | (#24350549)

in the magical land of complainers, every moaner who never saw it and talks shit about it deducts $100000 from any profits.

Re:Something is wrong here (1)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 5 years ago | (#24350925)

But its often said that because Tron was a "commercial failure", computer graphics failed to make big movie inroads. Is this just an urban myth?
     

Re:Something is wrong here (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24350091)

I believe that step three has always been pretty straightforward

Cleaned up video link (5, Informative)

b1t r0t (216468) | more than 5 years ago | (#24349509)

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x692m3_tr2n-cleaned-up-001_fun [dailymotion.com]

Because it was annoying enough for me to figure out which links to click, and I want to save someone else from the effort.

So is this for real? Are they really making a sequel, or is this just some guy's fan-made video? It's pretty good, though. Even with the rough quality (or maybe because of it), it looks like they had guys really riding motorcycles like that, then added CGI over the live footage.

Re:Cleaned up video link (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24349923)

While you're at it, I recommend you watch the related video from "freres-huon". If you're a fan of Tron, you'll love it...

Re:Cleaned up video link (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24350145)

For those who hate embedded video and prefer to watch stuff in their own players: Unplug didn't manage to get the direct file links from dailymotion.com, but Keepvid worked fine with it.

Re:Cleaned up video link (1)

Blakey Rat (99501) | more than 5 years ago | (#24350597)

I don't get it. Didn't Tron 2 come out like 5 years ago? It was a video game, and a pretty decent one.

If Microsoft Produced Tron (-1, Troll)

Nom du Keyboard (633989) | more than 5 years ago | (#24349611)

If Microsoft produced Tron we'd have to wait for Tr3n for them to get it right.

Re:If Microsoft Produced Tron (1)

ettlz (639203) | more than 5 years ago | (#24349621)

Are you saying the original didn't take place in NT 4.0?

Re:If Microsoft Produced Tron (1)

spike1 (675478) | more than 5 years ago | (#24349733)

'course it didn't.
Microsoft hadn't even produced their first DOS when the original was released. All they had were a few crappy BASIC interpreters. (as seen in such masterpieces of technology *snigger* as the commode Pet and Vic 20)

Lame (0, Troll)

Animats (122034) | more than 5 years ago | (#24349675)

It's like an amateur version of Speed Racer. It looks like something somebody put together with Blender.

As a driving game, it looks like fun. As a movie, probably not.

Re:Lame (1)

nacturation (646836) | more than 5 years ago | (#24350229)

It's like an amateur version of Speed Racer. It looks like something somebody put together with Blender.

As a driving game, it looks like fun. As a movie, probably not.

Had you seen a 2 minute clip of the lightcycle race from the original Tron, you would have thought the same thing because you have absolutely no context around what the movie is about. If you saw the entire Tron movie and still held that opinion then either you didn't get it at all, or you can get the hell off my lawn you whippersnapper.
 

Look (1)

dunezone (899268) | more than 5 years ago | (#24349715)

I'm only 22, I was not alive when the original came out. The first time I heard of Tron was from the Simpson's Halloween special where they reference if anyone has seen the movie in which no one has seen it before. Sometime after that I saw in the TV Guide that Tron was going to be playing on the Disney channel. I watched it, it looked cool, it was pretty awesome, but I am also someone who loves sci-fi movies.

This movie is to cater one demand in entertainment (SCIFI - XMEN,BATMAN,ETC, these movies are making ass loads of cash for the industry currently) and also one demand from studios (REMAKES). I don't see it being a huge box office success but I bet it entertains.

Yay Aping And Repetitiveness. (1)

strelitsa (724743) | more than 5 years ago | (#24349727)

When did it become a sin to try new concepts when you make a movie? Probably around the 44th remake of the Incredible Hulk.

Re:Yay Aping And Repetitiveness. (1)

Pitr (33016) | more than 5 years ago | (#24350491)

This at least looks like it could be a decent sequel, and is not a "remake". Hollywood is remaking a lot of crap, and badly I might add (I don't have high hopes for The Day The Earth Stood Still, or Short Circuit for example), but this one looks like it could do well. I also like to think of Jeff Bridges as someone who is choosy about what scripts he'll go for, but that might just be my idealism talking.

Tron (1)

jrwr00 (1035020) | more than 5 years ago | (#24349745)

Wasnt Tron made on a PDP-10? for the time it was the coolest thing ever, now this movie needs to do that again, use the most advance 3d you can, (just PLEASE do not break out 3d glasses)

Pixar is involved in this... (1)

MsGeek (162936) | more than 5 years ago | (#24349823)

...so yeah, it's kind of assured the 3D animation will be state of the art.

It was a Cray (2, Informative)

localroger (258128) | more than 5 years ago | (#24350209)

Then the most powerful computer in the world, and they had to rent time on it because they couldn't afford to buy one. And it didn't actually render the final cells -- it created line drawings which then had to be hand painted by human animators. This is why people got so excited about Tron; it looked like something far ahead of its time.

Re:It was a Cray (2, Informative)

mfnickster (182520) | more than 5 years ago | (#24350663)

This site [osu.edu] will tell you a great deal about the graphics in TRON and how they were produced. They were done by several different companies on a bunch of different hardware.

AFAIK, the only things that were hand-painted were the rotoscoped "circuitry" traces on the costumes, and the Grid Bugs.

Actor Spotting... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24349753)

Is that Chris Barrie at the end of the film segment? It certainly looks like him.

yesyesyes (4, Funny)

ocularDeathRay (760450) | more than 5 years ago | (#24349805)

Greetings, programs!

WAAAAHHHGHGHGH, I am soooooo excited about this. I even use extra oooooo's in sooooo to illustrate my happiness.

seriously, tron was a huge part of my childhood. I used to have a VHS taped from a TV broadcast. I had the movie, and the commercials memorized. I would plant my ass in front of the TV, watch my Tron, and make my legos. I would be sitting there building a castle or something, and muttering the dialog along with the movie, then, the commercials would come on and I would continue: "Heart disease, kidney disease, and blindness, are all signs...".

Do you think we can merge with this memory, bit?

my older brother and sister had an intellivision,so I came up playing that. (I was born in 1981) my FAVORITE game was Tron, Deadly Discs. it remained my favorite game until the NES hit a few years later.

I used to get my parents to take me to chuck-e-cheese's (a pizza video game place if you are from far off lands, I am not a totally insensitive clod), and I would take all the tokens and pump them into the tron machine. Mom would say "wouldn't you like to try some other games?"....

"BUT MOOOOOM! I WANNA PLAY MY TRON! Can I watch my tron when I get home?"

"Kelly, you have seen that program a million times, don't you think you should get outside and play?"

"MOM! WHO YOU CALLIN A PROGRAM, PROGRAM?!?

"kelly you need your exercise"

"BUT MO-OM! I am playing the game and I wanna go watch the movie and make my legos!"

and so on

Bring in the logic probe! I can't wait anymore

Yeah, the bikes move like real bikes (3, Interesting)

Daniel Dvorkin (106857) | more than 5 years ago | (#24349813)

So much so, in fact, that it looks like a couple of guys riding bikes around a neon-lit soundstage. Woo-hoo.

Maybe I'm just a bitter old fart, but one of my problems with a lot of modern video games is that the physics are kind of in the uncanny valley for me -- they're undeniably much more realistic than they were when I was a teenage gaming geek a quarter of a century ago (and we used real quarters back then, whippersnapper!) but they're still not quite realistic enough, so I find them constantly distracting. The light cycles in the original Tron moved like they could, in fact, exist only in a video game universe; the scenes with them were maybe the only part of the movie where you could really believe you were seeing a world completely different from that outside the machine. If Tr2n has the almost-but-not-quite-real look of most modern video games, which is what the trailer seems to indicate, then it will be quite a disappointment ... maybe not to younger viewers, but to those of us who were teenagers when the original came out, and I think we're the target demographic here.

Ah, what the hell. Of course I'll go see it. ;)

Re:Yeah, the bikes move like real bikes (2, Insightful)

baronvonchickenpants (696100) | more than 5 years ago | (#24350889)

I believe the target demographic for this film would be those of us who saw the original as children, and now have geek offspring of our own to take to the theaters.

Obligatory Simpson's quote, "Has anybody seen the movie Tron?".

What we learned from this trailer (2, Interesting)

Dachannien (617929) | more than 5 years ago | (#24350193)

Two things:

1. In the future, programs will fight each other using Aerobies rather than Frisbees.

2. It's a helluva lot harder to get derezzed than it used to be.

Moves like "real" bikes (1)

partowel (469956) | more than 5 years ago | (#24350293)

Oh really?

If I had a "real" bike, it could do anything.

NO limits.

NO rules.

You like being "limited"?

Whatever.

In the computer world I achieve MORE than god.

You can be a limited human for all I care.

Real bikes. Bah, Humbug.

They move like real bikes (3, Insightful)

Digital Vomit (891734) | more than 5 years ago | (#24350309)

the new lightcycles are stunning (and move like real bikes),

They moved like real bikes in the original movie as well. It was only on the game grid that the lightcycles appeared to turn at right angles.

Tr2n? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24350485)

Are they aware that 2 doesn't represent o? Or are they hoping people will say Trrn like Tron?

Reminds me of the time the movie pronounced Seven decided to be named Se7en. Stupid mistake even if 1337 speak wasn't widespread enough for Hollywood in 1997.

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