A lot of my fellow movie geeks are looking forward to “Tron 2”. No, check that. They are DYING to see “Tron 2”. The original film came out in 1982, and while it wasn’t before my time, it was well before an era where I started caring about movies, and as a result I don’t fully appreciate the film for its groundbreaking accomplishments. And so, if a “Tron 2” does indeed happen, as it seems to be a sure thing that it is, I would be very keen on seeing what they can do with the Tron world with today’s special effects. If “Tron” was cutting edge then, and it still looks pretty good now when I see it on TV, then a newer version of “Tron” would pretty damn well rock.
Collider.com has this regarding Jeff Bridges and a possible “Tron 2”:
According to Jeff, he’s being pitched an idea for the sequel pretty soon. He didn’t say what the idea was or who was involved…but he did say the reasons he might want to do it is the innovations to cinema. Here’s what he said, “But the reasons to do it and the reason I did that one (The original Tron) was because it was so innovative and I understand that they’ve got a whole new batch of stuff like that… innovations that they want to use on this so that could be kind of fun.”
Bridges is saying that “Tron 2” is happening, he just hasn’t read the script yet, or even heard what it’s going to be about.
Here’s a quick recap of the original:
Hacker/arcade owner Kevin Flynn is desperate to prove that the hottest videogames from ENCOM were stolen from him by a former co-worker, who is now a senior executive there. Flynn’s efforts, however, are made fruitless by ENCOM’s “Big Brother,” the megalomaniacal Master Control Program. One night, the MCP catches Flynn in an attempted hack and pulls him into the virtual world. Flynn finds that the MCP is making life in the virtual world just as, if not more, miserable as in the real world. Flynn’s only hope is to find TRON, a heroic independent system security program, and help him destroy the MCP to bring order to both worlds.
Like I said, the original holds up pretty well today. Then again, it could just be all the groovy neon colors and whatnot. It’s a little hard to nitpick scenes when nearly all of it is glowing, since as we all know, when things glow, they’re cool.