Tue
Mar 9 2010 4:33pm
New Tron Legacy Trailer

Greetings, programs! The long-awaited sequel to the greatest movie ever inspired by Pong (true story) has a new, full length trailer starring Garrett Hedlund, Michael Sheen, the gorgeous Olivia Wilde, John Hurt...not to mention original TRON alums Bruce Boxleitner and newly-minted OSCAR® WINNER Jeff Bridges (yay!).

Tron Legacy is scheduled to be released on December 17th (because nothing says “holiday spirit” like ditching your family in favor of video games. We love you, Master Control Program). Check out the trailer below—it has a certain “Lady Gaga plays laser tag in the Matrix” feel to it that I find appealing, but that could just be Eighties nostalgia slowly derezzing my circuits. What do you guys think–is the update going to be worth the wait, or should we just stay home and watch WarGames for the millionth time?

10 comments
Mike Conley
1. NomadUK
It does seem as though it promises to be one of the few sequels that simply can't disappoint. I mean, we're talking Tron here.

As for 80s nostalgia, I'll take a half-dozen repeats of Conan the Barbarian. WarGames was good clean fun and all, but, hey, Arnold with a sword and Sandahl Bergman topless? What is good in life, indeed.
chrysostom
2. chrysostom
I love WarGames, and I'm not afraid to admit it.
Marcus W
3. toryx
I'd just as soon stay home and rewatch WarGames. Which, damn, I haven't seen in ages!
chrysostom
4. James C. Wallace II
Sweet Zombie Jesus!!!! I loved the original and even own several animation cels from the movie.

December can't get here fast enough for me!!!
Bridget McGovern
5. BMcGovern
All fair responses, of course--but whatever side of the Tron/Conan/WarGames divide you happen to fall on, at least we can all agree that this update looks much better than the monstrosity that was WarGames II...

Full disclosure: until this morning, I had no idea that the 2008 sequel even existed, but apparently WarGames: The Dead Code was one hot, crazy, straight-to-DVD mess. Fascinating. I'm just glad Tron's being treated with a little more respect :)

(Speaking of which, @James C. Wallace II--original animation cels!!! That's awesome!)
Torie Atkinson
6. Torie
I am so excited! I hadn't seen the original until last year and I absolutely adored it. I like that the trailer is toned down and subdued, instead of the usual action-packed chase scene crap. I'm taking that as a sign this one could be the real deal.

I really don't care about BabyFlynn, but as long as Jeff Bridges shows up, I'll be there on opening night.
John Fitzingo
7. Xandar01
Looks like there is actually a good story to go along with the action. I have high hopes.
Paul Andinach
8. anobium
When I saw Tron for the first time, I was a computer science major in college. I spent an entertaining half-hour afterwards trying to rearrange the plot into something that made sense with the way computers actually work, before realising what a stupid idea that was.

I am looking forward to this sequel.
Matthew Smith
9. blocksmith
The original was incredible at the time it came out. And the trailer would indicate this sequel will be great as well. Looking forward to it!!!
Harry Burger
10. Lightbringer
I want to hear how he got the scanning laser from behind that really big door and hid it in the back room of the arcade. Eagle Eye was already Master Control for the new century. But I'll probably see it in 3D anyway, just like Avatar.

End of line.

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