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Tron Legacy Exposed

ScuttleMonkey posted more than 5 years ago | from the end-of-line dept.

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KingofGnG writes "Disney has chosen the San Diego Comic-Con International to present its new sci-fi project: the sequel to Tron. The classic movie from 1982 dealt with video games, virtual reality and 3D graphics when none of those things were widely popular. The new movie has got an official title and synopsis now, and they've released the very first trailer from the movie (this time without silly censorship) together with some concept art and the teaser poster." No matter how silly the movie is, they'll at least get my money for sheer nostalgia.

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Videogames in 1982? (5, Insightful)

winkydink (650484) | more than 5 years ago | (#28840533)

Videogames weren't popular in 1982? Let me guess: in 1982, you were still a
Hershey bar in your dad's back pocket.

One word: Pacman

Re:Videogames in 1982? (1)

Bangmaker (1420175) | more than 5 years ago | (#28840627)

But, though pacman was popular, were 3D graphics even in existance? Wasn't Wolfenstein, released in 1992 the first game with 3D graphics?

FPS from 1980 (4, Informative)

tepples (727027) | more than 5 years ago | (#28840657)

But, though pacman was popular, were 3D graphics even in existance? Wasn't Wolfenstein, released in 1992 the first game with 3D graphics?

The early arcade first-person shooter Battlezone [wikipedia.org] was released in 1980, and it might not even be the first.

Re:FPS from 1980 (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28840791)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zaxxon was another great 3D game from the 80s.

Re:FPS from 1980 (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28840973)

Zaxxon was isometric, like "Attic Atack" "head over heels" "marble madness" and the first FIFA soccer.

Re:FPS from 1980 (1)

drakaan (688386) | more than 5 years ago | (#28840977)

well, I wouldn't call it 3D...you couldn't see things from different perspectives (the ground continuously moves in a single direction, rather than you moving around the terrain at will). Basically, it was a side-scroller or top-scroller from a rear 3/4 view.

Re:FPS from 1980 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28840859)

I remember playing that game on a Spectrum

Re:FPS from 1980 (1)

Mike Buddha (10734) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841057)

Night Driver [wikipedia.org] came out in 1976. It was the first 3D game I'd ever seen.

Re:FPS from 1980 (1)

Vovk (1350125) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841703)

Night Driver was not a 3D game, but rather the first first person racing game. The car is a plastic insert and the entire world is raster/sprite based. Not like battlezone's vector graphics and 3D wireframe rendering. Not to say Night Driver wasn't a good game ;)

Re:FPS from 1980 (1)

Vu1turEMaN (1270774) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841377)

Ahh....Battlezone. Unfortunately I'm too young to have played it in an arcade, but the SNES Arcade's Greatest Hits has it....and it was an EPIC game.

Re:FPS from 1980 (3, Funny)

Smivs (1197859) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841383)

1972 Pong. Up/down, Left/right, Time. 3 dimensions!

Re:Videogames in 1982? (1)

arizwebfoot (1228544) | more than 5 years ago | (#28840745)

Actually there was a Castle Wolfenstein released in 1981 and then Beyond Castle Wolfenstein in 1984 - if memory serves me right.

And yes, they were 2d.

Re:Videogames in 1982? (2, Interesting)

American Expat (1393429) | more than 5 years ago | (#28840753)

There were some pretty good 3D games in 1982, but they were vector-based. Battlezone (a tank game), Red Baron (a dogfight game), and Tempest (too bizarre to describe) were all out in 1980/81, the wonderful Star Wars arcade game came out in 1982 IIRC. There were others as well, but these were the "biggies".

Re:Videogames in 1982? (4, Informative)

AKAImBatman (238306) | more than 5 years ago | (#28840817)

Wasn't Wolfenstein, released in 1992 the first game with 3D graphics?

Not even close. Wolfenstein wasn't even the first raycaster game. It was preceded by Catacombs 3D (also by Id) which itself was preceded by Hovertank (also by Id).

Before those were even a twinkle in Carmack's eye, we had MIDI Maze (1987) and Star Wars Arcade (1983), just to name a few. There were tons of attempts at 3D games before Carmack. He merely popularized the First Person Shooter genre and made 3D Graphics the standard.

Re:Videogames in 1982? (5, Informative)

timeOday (582209) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841121)

He didn't "merely popularize" them in the sense of using star power or deep pockets to get people hooked (since he had neither). Rather, he made 3d (or 3d-ish) games that could run well and look good (better than the competition) on PC-compatible hardware in the pre-acceleration days. This brought 3d to critical mass where it was worth developing 3d acceleration products for the masses. You could look at any of the previous innovators in 3d gaming, including all the ones you mentioned, and say they merely did this or that, since there was no single breakthrough that defined gaming as we know it. But his contribution - his technical contribution - was larger than most.

Re:Videogames in 1982? (4, Informative)

pilgrim23 (716938) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841631)

For Technical contributions Honorable Mention should be given to Ken Silverman: Walkan, Ken's Labyrinth, Build Engine for Duke Nukem 3d, etc Ken was a brilliant young programmer who we all love but never knew. You rock Ken!

Re:Videogames in 1982? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28840945)

Ultima Underworld was out before Wolfenstein3D...

Re:Videogames in 1982? (1)

khellendros1984 (792761) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841279)

And it was closer to being a "3d" game than Wolfenstein ever was (e.g. there are bridges you can go under, sloping floors, and a limited number of shaded polygon objects)

Re:Videogames in 1982? (1, Informative)

WillAdams (45638) | more than 5 years ago | (#28840649)

::applaud:: and agree.

Here's a blast from the past:

âoePac-Man Feverâ (Pac-Man)
âoeFroggyâ(TM)s Lamentâ (Frogger)
âoeOde to a Centipedeâ (Centipede)
âoeDo the Donkey Kongâ (Donkey Kong)
âoeHyperspaceâ (Asteroids)
âoeThe Defenderâ (Defender)
âoeMousetrapâ (Mousetrap)
âoeGoinâ(TM) Berzerkâ (Berzerk)

William

Re:Videogames in 1982? (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28841307)

You forgot one:

*Slashdot's text encoding

Re:Videogames in 1982? (5, Funny)

corbettw (214229) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841325)

ÃoeGoinÃ(TM) BerzerkÃ

Yep, that one's a classic, alright! Who could ever forget ÃoeGoinÃ(TM) BerzerkÃ?

Re:Videogames in 1982? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28841493)

I've never played:
Area-of-EffectPacman Fevera
Area-of-EffectFroggyaTMs Lamenta
Area-of-EffectOde to a Centipedea
Area-of-EffectDo the Donkey Konga
Area-of-EffectHyperspacea
Area-of-EffectThe Defendera
Area-of-EffectMousetrapa

Although I have played:
Pac-Man
Frogger
Centipede
Donkey Kong
Asteroids
Defender
Mousetrap
Berzerk

On a side note, if you foreigners can't figure out how to type English characters, please stop trying. Your post looks fucking ugly.

Re:Videogames in 1982? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28841603)

On a side note, if you foreigners can't figure out how to type English characters, please stop trying. Your post looks fucking ugly.

Or maybe this website could hire someone who knows how fucking Unicode works?

Re:Videogames in 1982? (1)

rouge86 (608370) | more than 5 years ago | (#28840777)

I add to your list Mrs. Pacman, Donkey Kong, Pitfall I and II, River Raid, Tank, and Frogger.

Re:Videogames in 1982? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28840901)

Agreed, you have no idea how huge games were in 1982. There will never be anything approaching the level of furvor over video games today like what existed in the typical 80's arcade.

Re:Videogames in 1982? (4, Interesting)

UncleTogie (1004853) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841105)

Well said. After all, are there any current games that have caused a Yen shortage? [wikipedia.org]

Re:Videogames in 1982? (1)

moxley (895517) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841637)

Seriously....I had an entire >cassette [wikipedia.org] with songs about videogames around that time; it was Buckner and Garcia's "Pacman Fever" - and in addition to Pac Man it had songs about Centipede, Defender, and many others.

So I think by the time a campy album has been released, based on the smash success of a novelty single, that video games were indeed popular.

They weren't 3D (well, not really, I supposed you could say that Tempest was 3D in a way), but there was Intellivision, Atari, and awesome Apple ][ games too (i use the word "awesome" in a very relative sense).

TR2N? (3, Funny)

Culture20 (968837) | more than 5 years ago | (#28840563)

I'll miss trying to pronounce the working title. Trihtoon, Tratoowon, The movie concept formerly known as Tron 2.

He has betrayed us! (1)

Scrameustache (459504) | more than 5 years ago | (#28840835)

I'll miss trying to pronounce the working title. Trihtoon, Tratoowon, The movie concept formerly known as Tron 2.

TR2N - TRZN - TREZON - Treason

Re:He has betrayed us! (1)

Scrameustache (459504) | more than 5 years ago | (#28840949)

Treason

Seriously though, I wanna see this movie, and I like the spelling; I just tried un1337ing the title : )

Re:TR2N? (5, Funny)

gEvil (beta) (945888) | more than 5 years ago | (#28840915)

TR2N: 3l3C7R1C B0064100

Re:TR2N? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28841183)

Actually they will call it trollubullus trombus trellibus .... 2

Re:TR2N? (1)

Tumbleweed (3706) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841711)

I'll miss trying to pronounce the working title. Trihtoon, Tratoowon, The movie concept formerly known as Tron 2.

Trontooine is not the title you're looking for. Move along.

Disney pah (5, Insightful)

Plunky (929104) | more than 5 years ago | (#28840567)

No matter how silly the movie is they'll at least get my money for sheer nostalgia.

Do not give Disney your money, they will only use it to steal your culture

Re:Disney pah (4, Insightful)

mcfatboy93 (1363705) | more than 5 years ago | (#28840687)

What culture?

Re:Disney pah (5, Funny)

Tetsujin (103070) | more than 5 years ago | (#28840941)

What culture?

PROTOCULTURE!

Re:Disney pah (1)

Utini420 (444935) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841671)

Which protoculture? The one that gets you high and drives your space fortress, or the one that brings sex back to your civilization?

What Plunky is talking about (5, Informative)

tepples (727027) | more than 5 years ago | (#28840707)

Do not give Disney your money, they will only use it to steal your culture

Before you mod Plunky's post all the way to -1, consider that The Walt Disney Company was one of the two biggest advocates of the Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998 (the other being the Gershwin estate).

Re:Disney pah (4, Informative)

Etrias (1121031) | more than 5 years ago | (#28840741)

Say what you want about Disney (I'm no fan, myself), but they will get my money for Tron.

You should see the trailer for Legacy: It's here [flynnlives.com] .

Re:Disney pah (1)

Culture20 (968837) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841067)

Do not give Disney your money, they will only use it to steal your culture

This is the one (lack of) story that they didn't co opt from public domain though.

Re:Disney pah (1)

Plunky (929104) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841677)

This is the one (lack of) story that they didn't co opt from public domain though.

Yes they did [wikipedia.org]

In 1998 the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act extended copyright protection to the duration of the author's life plus seventy years for general copyrights and to ninety-five years for works made for hire.

They have arranged to withold Tron from the public domain for an extra 20 years.

Re:Disney pah (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841481)

Disney doesn't steal your culture, they just copyright it, then charge you money to use your own culture. I've always contended that both Disney and Microsoft use the same business model: steal intellectual property from others, then vigorously defend it as their own. That being said, I still use XP, and I will be taking my daughter to The Frog Princess as soon as it comes out. Sigh...

Re:Disney pah (1)

Morkano (786068) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841753)

No matter how silly the movie is they'll at least get my money for sheer nostalgia.

Do not give Disney your money, they will only use it to steal your culture

Not only that, but it's that sort of sentiment that encourages publishers to just churn out cheap crap on an established universe rather than make something that lives up to, and even surpasses the original.

I refuse to see any revivals that aren't at least as good as the original.

1982 (2, Informative)

arizwebfoot (1228544) | more than 5 years ago | (#28840593)

Had lots of Atari games in 1982 - like Asteroids.

Wow, those were the days.

Before that, like in the late 70's we had Pong, which I could play for hours - depleting my entire savings of quarters.

Disney... (4, Insightful)

noundi (1044080) | more than 5 years ago | (#28840717)

No matter how silly the movie is, they'll at least get my money for sheer nostalgia.

Oops, you just defined the source to 90% of Disney's revenue.

Re:Disney... (2, Insightful)

Capt.DrumkenBum (1173011) | more than 5 years ago | (#28840821)

I see the other 10% of their revenue coming from the new game "LightCycles 3D"
Which I sadly will probably buy a copy of.

Armagetron Advanced (3, Informative)

tepples (727027) | more than 5 years ago | (#28840871)

I see the other 10% of their revenue coming from the new game "LightCycles 3D"
Which I sadly will probably buy a copy of.

A video game published by Disney probably won't run on Linux, unlike Armagetron Advanced [armagetronad.net] .

The remaining 10% (1)

tepples (727027) | more than 5 years ago | (#28840831)

No matter how silly the movie is, they'll at least get my money for sheer nostalgia.

Oops, you just defined the source to 90% of Disney's revenue.

But how is the remaining 10 percent split among Super Jonas Bros., Miley Virus, Desperate Housewives and the rest of the ABC network, much is Kill Bill and other Miramax productions, and ESPN?

Re:Disney... (0)

east coast (590680) | more than 5 years ago | (#28840879)

Oops, you just defined the source to 90% of Hollywood's revenue.

Fixed that for you.

Re:Disney... (2, Insightful)

JCSoRocks (1142053) | more than 5 years ago | (#28840981)

Yeah, and the reason that George Lucas continues to crap all over Star Wars. :(

I thought I heard (1)

jimbobborg (128330) | more than 5 years ago | (#28840747)

that the game that came out a few years ago was Tron 2. Am I missing something?

Kinda weird mashup (4, Informative)

Ryvar (122400) | more than 5 years ago | (#28840769)

Somebody already mashed this trailer up with Michael Jackson's "Beat It" - it works disturbingly [youtube.com] well.

--Ryv

Re:Kinda weird mashup (1)

Rockoon (1252108) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841035)

ok I am now unsettled.

Re:Kinda weird mashup (1)

Inakizombie (1081219) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841087)

Wow.. That does work well.. Awesome =D

Screw TRON (4, Funny)

localman57 (1340533) | more than 5 years ago | (#28840797)

Along with "War Games" TRON gave an unrealistic expectation of what computers could do which continues to perplex Ludites to this day.

On an offtopic note, this reminds me of one time when I went to a school auction. A couple of idiots felt that they got a really good deal, because they got the largest piece of computing equipment (A DEC computer of some sort) for less than what the Commodore PET computers were going for. I couldn't help but smile when I heard one say to the other "This part's the brains."

Re:Screw TRON (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28841147)

TRON gave an unrealistic expectation of what computers could do which continues to perplex Ludites to this day.

Huh? The Tron I remember was a fantasy piece akin to a kids imagination (go figure for a Disney Movie) of what the "inside" of a computer would be like. Or the "world" inside the computer.

The move prevailing theme was capturing the video game social crazy of the late 70's early 80's. How it was turning lives into video games as people got sucked into a games "virtual reality".

I don't recall it taking itself anywhere near serious with regards to computer technology. Perhaps you're seeing something that wasn't there, or I'm missing something from the classic.

Screw the Ludites! (5, Insightful)

KGBear (71109) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841161)

They'll have an unrealistic expectation of any expression of technology, by definition. All the while War Games and Tron were inspiring a whole generation (myself included) to learn what it's all about. We knew very well the expectations in both movies were unrealistic, but that was never the point. I had no hope of making my Sinclair ZX81 do anything remotely close to what Tron showed me but I got to fell like Flynn when I hacked a reset button for it (pin 13 to ground on the Z80). (Good) sci-fi is about inspiration, not reality. If it were realistic it would be a documentary and in 1982 a very boring one...

Re:Screw TRON (1)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841223)

Don't EVEN compared Wargames to Tron! Yes, there were a some exaggerated elements to Wargames, but on the whole it was remarkably accurate in portraying hacker culture and the tricks of the hacker/phreaker trade (so powerful that it even inspired the popular terms "War-dialing," and later "War-driving," among phreakers). Tron, by contrast, was nothing but pure fantasy--a flimsy excuse of a plot designed to service some whiz-bang new CGI.

Re:Screw TRON (-1)

Capt.DrumkenBum (1173011) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841707)

There was NO CGI in Tron.

Re:Screw TRON (1)

localman57 (1340533) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841429)

Thinking a bit more about this, perhaps the best counter example of this was "Short Circuit" where they explained that "They don't get happy, they don't get sad, they don't get angry, THEY JUST RUN PROGRAMS".

Re:Screw TRON (1)

localman57 (1340533) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841459)

Oops, wait. Scratch that. Actually, the robot did get happy, sad, and angry. Oh, and its programming was done by a bolt of lightning. Yeah, that one sucked too.

Tron 2.0 Videogame - No Longer Cannon? (4, Interesting)

StaticEngine (135635) | more than 5 years ago | (#28840829)

I really enjoyed the PC game Tron 2.0, put out by Monolith a few years back. It's actually quite clever (some good jokes, and of course the Musak version of the Tron theme plays in "the real world"), and the graphical style makes it almost timeless: it doesn't require high poly count video cards, it's all about that Tron look. The negatives, of course, were that most of the weapons past the disc were superfluous, and the multiplayer lightcycle races grew tiresome after a few rounds. It also had Bruce Boxleitner and Cindy Morgan providing voice talent.

I'm excited about a new film, but I'm also torn about what this might do to the story. Still, it's nice to see an interesting IP still has some life in it.

Re:Tron 2.0 Videogame - No Longer Cannon? (1)

Culture20 (968837) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841167)

Tron 2.0 story was more than just the Video Game. IIRC, there was also a comic book. Flynn looks older in this movie than in the Tron 2.0 timeline, so this might fit in nicely.

less slashdotted trailer link (2, Informative)

ChrisCampbell47 (181542) | more than 5 years ago | (#28840841)

Re:less slashdotted trailer link (1)

vertigoCiel (1070374) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841549)

Please, YouTube does not even begin to do this gorgeous trailer justice. The only way to watch this is in 1080p [flynnlives.com] .

*salivates*

Could not care less. (3, Insightful)

Seumas (6865) | more than 5 years ago | (#28840957)

I'll get downed for the fanboys, but whatever:

I couldn't possibly care less about a Tron sequel. The original was enjoyable when you were a kid, but watching it as an adult, you just realize what boring and uninteresting crap it is. It isn't even watchable in stretches longer than about fifteen minutes. So anyone who has finally realized what crap it is won't care about a sequel and kids today who are the age that we were when we liked the first one won't care because they weren't around for the first one.

I could almost understand a remake and doing it right this time. But a sequel suggests that they thought the original was actually good. The only people who will care about this are those who are suffering a heavy bout of nostalgia and haven't watched it recently so still mistakenly believe it's AWESOME.

It's like Knight Rider. I'm sure a lot of us remember how cool Knight Rider was when we were kids. Then watched a couple episodes as adults and realized how stupid and terrible and uninteresting it is.

Instead of this shameless money-grab, they should... you know... do something new.

Re:Could not care less. (1)

Attila Dimedici (1036002) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841171)

I was an adult when Tron came out. I remember thinking it looked like a really cool movie. Then it came out and I learned how bad it sucked, why would I be interested in a sequel.

Re:Could not care less. (1)

$RANDOMLUSER (804576) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841597)

I remember thinking how much it stole from "Through the Looking-Glass". Also, the InfoWorld (which was then primarily a CP/M weekly newspaper) review was titled "The (Disney) Empire Strikes Back".

Re:Could not care less. (1, Offtopic)

AP31R0N (723649) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841197)

As you grew up you should have learned the difference between opinions and facts.

Re:Could not care less. (1)

Culture20 (968837) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841271)

Even when I was a kid, Tron was interesting only because of the computer graphics. It was an "eh" film, but it made use of cool new technology. I have watched it after becoming an adult, and was surprised to find I enjoyed it more. Not only due to nostalgia, but I actually understood the interplay between the adult characters in the real world this time, and I finally got all of the computer puns.

Re:Could not care less. (1)

SkipFrehly (1606577) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841313)

I agree, but the movie "Hackers" was what inspired me to look at a computer as a tool, and not just a portal, so who knows.

Re:Could not care less. (5, Interesting)

fprintf (82740) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841403)

But, but, but... we are Generation X, long forgotten in between the baby boomers and their annoying offspring, the GenY'ers. Now that the old fogeys are retiring it is our turn in charge, and we are going to create nostalgia for our youth era gone by. No longer do we have to relive the 1960s and 1970s... nooooo, that is only for the baby boomers. Now instead we get to relive bad hair, metal, band-aid, the dawn of personal computing and video games. We get to recreate Atari 2600 games and make them into movies. We get to mandate any new pop stars create hits "remaking" the hits of our generation... hopefully we'll do better than Phil Collins did with that Supremes remake. This way we'll get to like the current popular music. And g'damn it you are going to sit through it and like it. Maybe in time you too will get sick of it and create your own grunge movement. Rap doesn't count.

To all those GenY'ers who might complain, I say you guys have nothing to bitch about for quite some time. We GenX'ers after all have sat through countless replays of Beatles and Mama's and Papa's songs on the radio, umpteen recollections of what a tragedy it was when losing John Lennon, television show after show on JFK Jr., and that god-awful mess that "the Cuba crisis" was about. About the time you have listened to Nirvana's Teen Spirit for the 10,000th time, and have your own stars go tits up (and I mean beyond that dude who played the Joker in Batman) like Kurt Cobain, well then you can complain.

Now get off my lawn.

Re:Could not care less. (2, Interesting)

kannibal_klown (531544) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841635)

'll get downed for the fanboys, but whatever:

I couldn't possibly care less about a Tron sequel. The original was enjoyable when you were a kid, but watching it as an adult, you just realize what boring and uninteresting crap it is. It isn't even watchable in stretches longer than about fifteen minutes.

I feel that away about a lof of things I used to watch. The old Transformers cartoon, Knight Rider, even some films.. Back when I was a kid these shows were awesome and now I have to stop after just a few minutes. And while I love the Star Wars universe and it's characters, I've seen the original trilogy so many times I cannot sit through any of them anymore (but that's probably from seeing it too many times).

However a couple of months ago I caught an airing of Tron and still enjoyed it. Granted in my life I've probably only seen it 2 or 3 times, but I still enjoyed it.

War Games as well, though I'm starting to reach the point where (like StarWars) I've seen it too many times to enjoy it.

Sure, we remember some of these shows either through rose-colored glasses or through memories of a child that didn't take as much to entertain. But some childhood favorites are still valid.

Re:Could not care less. (1)

clintp (5169) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841651)

What's wrong with re-using a Universe? It saves time doing exposition and background, and let's you frame a new story in a familiar setting.

Admittedly, sometimes it works (Hobbit->LoTR, SW->ESB->RotJ, Discworld, Dune->DM->CoD) and sometimes it doesn't (SW ep IV-VI -> SW I-III, Matrix->Matrix R/R). If the storytelling is any good, the setting is just secondary.

tron fantasies (1)

youngdev (1238812) | more than 5 years ago | (#28840963)

I saw the headline and I was really hoping to see that guy who always posts how linux is used to host tron fantasies. For once, that post would have been marginally relevant.

tronguy exposed? (1)

SoupGuru (723634) | more than 5 years ago | (#28840987)

Yeesh. Did not want to associate those two ideas in my head... not that tronguy left much to the imagination to begin with.

How much will I have to drink to erase that thought?

Lightcycles only do straight lines! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28840999)

Is nothing sacred? Lightcycles going around curves. How could you... *sob*

Re:Lightcycles only do straight lines! (1)

JCSoRocks (1142053) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841137)

I noticed that too... They've taken a few liberties but overall I'm happy to see that they've mostly kept with the original look and feel. It looks incredible while still being true to the unique Tron environment. It's nice to see what you can do now versus then. The lighting on the suits isn't as blown out and the reflections are awesome.

Bruce Boxleitner kicking ass! (1)

Sagara Sozou (726002) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841033)

I hope it has Bruce making a reappearance as a grizzled TRON veteran willing to take down a despotic, orwellian virtual government.

Bruce is just like Captain John Sheridan in real life...right?

Re:Bruce Boxleitner kicking ass! (1)

Dunbal (464142) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841069)

Of course not. This film will be full of Hannah Montana and Jonas Brothers references.

Have I got this right? (4, Funny)

Tetsujin (103070) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841045)

If I remember correctly the premise of the sequel is that Enzo and Andraia get lost on the web for a while and grow up to be badasses - and then return to Mainframe for the final battle with Megabyte?

I think you need to reboot (1)

tepples (727027) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841599)

I think you need to go to sleep and reboot [wikipedia.org] your brain.

Warning, incoming game... [wikipedia.org]

Introducing new characters... (5, Funny)

Temujin_12 (832986) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841103)

New characters/themes to bring Tron into the 21st century:

1) Qubit - flies around saying, "Yes", "no", and "maybe"
2) Tron-troll - Any scene involving communication between more than two characters is constantly interrupted by the local Tron-troll
3) Anonymous - suddenly hordes of identical looking drones appear to aid the main character in his/her quest then dissipate feeling good about themselves
4) Users - rather than only having sparse information about the users, characters in Tron know everything about the users and are constantly interrupted by the user's incessant communications about what they are currently doing or their asking Tron characters to fill out quizzes which have nothing to do with the plot of the movie
5) DRM - weapons, vehicles, and entire structures suddenly stop working at the whim of the MCP

Re:Introducing new characters... (1)

TaoPhoenix (980487) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841741)

1. Maybe.
2. Can we get some Sark/MCP slash?
3. Metamodding.
4. "Turn left!"
5. I thought Microsoft WAS the MCP. Question is, who's Tron?

Tron Available on YouTube (1)

curmudgeon99 (1040054) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841113)

By coincidence, last weekend I saw TRON in its entirety on YouTube. I must confess that it's a great movie. Obviously, technically, nobody knew what the hell they were talking about and it shows. Still, it was a great, prophetic movie. Well worth catching in 10 parts, each 10 minutes long...

Re:Tron Available on YouTube (2, Funny)

Yvan256 (722131) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841485)

It's only four minutes long? What a rip-off.

Re:Tron Available on YouTube (1)

curmudgeon99 (1040054) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841559)

No, like any youtube video, you see it in parts. Part 1 is 10 minutes, Part 2 is 10 minutes, etc.

Re:Tron Available on YouTube (1)

An ominous Cow art (320322) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841729)

S/he was making a binary joke.

I didn't realize Tron was on Youtube, but I have the DVD, so I think I'll watch that tonight.

Re:Tron Available on YouTube (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841619)

Still, it was a great, prophetic movie. Yeah, 'cause in real life, people really do get sucked into their computers all of the time... I'm sorry, it had a pathetic plotline, bad acting, and terrible graphics. Aside from semi-cool light cycles (which were only put in to leverage a computer game spinoff as far as I can tell) there is really nothing to like about the movie.

I wonder (4, Funny)

Dunbal (464142) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841115)

If the title of this movie will be "Troff"?

Re:I wonder (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28841245)

HeeHee. Actually, to follow history, it would be "ntron".

Re:I wonder (1)

skrolle2 (844387) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841257)

+1 Old Fart.

Re:I wonder (1)

ari_j (90255) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841755)

I was thinking the same thing. For anyone who doesn't remember, troff [wikipedia.org] is not just a text formatter.

that's odd (1, Flamebait)

amohat (88362) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841213)

no matter how good people pretend the movie is, I won't be giving them a fucking dime.

Thanks though, for your subsidy. Somebody has to give their money away for total bullshit, might as well be you with all the extra cash and nothing better to spend it on.

when they start pushing the smurfs, live action, I wish I could punch you people in the mouth, one by one.

Re:that's odd (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28841483)

when they start pushing the smurfs, live action, I wish I could punch you people in the mouth, one by one.

I have my gumshield at the ready [xvideos.com] . (somewhat NSFW)

blah blah blah (1)

MagicM (85041) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841327)

While you all bask in your nostaliga over here, I'll be over there [wired.com] both watching Olivia Wilde talk about the movie and watching the non-slashdotted trailer.

Does this mean...? (1)

Codex_of_Wisdom (1222836) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841463)

In the style of "turn every movie into a game before it even comes out" we should get a shiny new Tron game (joysticks anyone? :-D) by this Christmas!
Sarcasm aside, a new Tron game would be wicked. *goes to play the old Tron again*

On the Other Side of the Screen... (1)

Randomly (858836) | more than 5 years ago | (#28841679)

Where is that now..?
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