Tron is a 1982 sci-fi movie that best illustrates the sentiments and aspirations people of the time had for the prospect of computers, computer programs and later the internet. The movie back then was renowned for the incredible graphics incorporated into the now-ancient movie and was one of the first big studio pictures to incorporate computer graphics so heavly.
Tron Legacy, almost 3 decades later, when computers and computer graphics have made almost anything possible, the fantastical world of Tron is revisited in mind-blowing 3D.
Italia Films invited guests to a special sneak-peak of the movie which is rumored, and I’m now convinced, will make Avatar look like child’s play. The screening was a selection of scenes from the as of yet incomplete movie set to be released mid-December. The 23 minutes had everyone in the audience speechless.
The blend between real elements and computer-generated imagery was immaculate. The colors, texture, depth, sounds and behavior of the digital environment are hard to describe.
The movie’s fan base can be described as religiously fond of the franchise which has already spawned several video games, comic books and soon a series (apart from the anticipated sequel of course).
I can’t really spoil the film for you cause we just got to watch a few scenes. However, what I can tell you is that this is, by far, the best 3D CGI movie I’ve ever seen. What I can also tell you is that special techniques to recreate a younger Jeff Bridge’s face based on the original Tron is a pioneering accomplishment used for the first time in a motion picture. In other words, you see the present Jeff Bridges, and the 30-year younger one in the same movie…
Another great thing about the movie is that the main woman of Tron is Olivia Wilde (number 13 in House MD), adding even more visual perfection to the digitally simulated world…
Tron will be released on 23 December in the US and other parts of the world, Lebanon and Dubai will be among those displaying the movie on the 23rd. I don’t always encourage people to watch a movie, but this one, you cannot miss… I’m serious… And, for once, the 3D experience actually enhances the movie instead of just burdening your eyes with the awkward glasses.
My Rating: 10/10
Here are the trailers for the 1982 movie and the 2010 sequel