I really enjoyed Tron (1982) – particularly the Wendy Carlos soundtrack – and didn’t mind the sequel, Tron: Legacy (2010), though I eventually came to appreciate it. Which exactly mirrored my feelings toward Daft Punk’s soundtrack and to this day I wondered if there was some reason she didn’t return for the sequel (beyond the […]
I grew up on cartoons like Bugs Bunny, Johnny Quest and Woody Woodpecker, etc, which typically consisted less of thematic/moral lessons than various degrees of chaos. Davey and Goliath – which is animation, just with clay – and The Peanuts were notorious for looking at things from a thematic perspective though the thing is they […]
Sometimes you encounter a movie so bad that it somehow manages to come full circle and end up at least pretty fascinating, and Horrorvision is one of those movies. “Lesser” movies will rip off one or two much better movies, typically trying to come in under the radar. But not this one! Terrorvision “borrows” liberally […]
This short caught me by surprise mainly because I’m not a huge fan of CGI-animated features though as a medium it has advanced exponentially since Tron in 1982 (in which only portions of the movie–like the light cycle races and the MCP–were actually computer generated). But it not only has it’s place, but as movies […]
Anyone else think that Walt Disney, a company, based on the movies they produce (keep in mind this is the company that produced 1982’s Tron and animated features like Toy Story and The Incredibles among many, many others) might be running out of steam? I ask because here’s the logo for heir upcoming streaming service, […]
It’s odd that from the opening to about midway the trailer for Wreck–It–Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks The Internet feels more like the original trailer for Tron–also from Disney–than it does anything else. Though it eventually finds its footing and ends in a surprising bit of gore (though this being a Disney Animation joint, none of […]
Tron: Legacy trailer If you’ve been keeping up with the latest from the House of Mouse, you probably know that Tron 3 is dead, but I have a sneaking suspicion that we haven’t heard the last word on this matter. Why? Because supposedly the reason for Disney’s change of mind is the weak performance of […]
Demand I am still reasonably sure that there will be a sequel to the 2010 Joseph Kosinski film, Tron: Legacy. The original earned over $400 million worldwide, on a budget of $170 million. When you take into account promotional costs–which I don’t have access to, but I’ll add on another $100 million, which sounds […]
I happen to be a regular reader of Hero Complex, a site that’s part of the Los Angeles Times (which happens to have been created in WordPress) and came upon an interview with Bruce Boxleitner, who played Alan Bradley in Tron and its sequel.
Anyone who knows me knows that I am a rabid Tron fan. And while I enjoyed Tron: Legacy (and the music of Daft Punk, who scored the film) I missed Wendy Carlos.