December 17th 2010. The long awaited release date of Tron Legacy, the follow up to cult fan favourite Tron and possibly a 3D experience to rival the previous year's big hitter Avatar. I like others bought my ticket, was willing to forgive the not quite human look of Jeff Bridges de-aged face in the trailers and give it fair shot at blowing me away. Then it came and went in two hours, like the after effects of a bad curry. You can read OWF's review here. My view of the film was not a word but simply a gesture, that of a enormous shrug. Over two years of goodwill building and excitement blown by a half hearted, empty shrug of a movie. All stagey fights and stilted dialogue not even the Cyber-Dude Jeff Bridges could pull off;
"Bio-Digital Jazz man"
...As for Michael Sheen, eugh. Disney sunk a small country's GDP into this property's multi-platform potential hoping to spawn sequels, games etc - and now here comes the first trailer for a new animated series, which we hope will work a bit better than it's big screen counterpart. Here's what the series is about:
Beck, a young program who becomes the unlikely leader of a revolution inside the computer world of The Grid. His mission is to free his home and friends from the reign of the villainous Clu 2 and his henchman General Tesler. Beck will be trained by Tron (Bruce Boxleitner) the greatest warrior the Grid has ever known. Tron will not only teach Beck the fighting skills he needs to challenge this brutal military occupation, but will be a guide and mentor to him as he grows beyond his youthful, impulsive nature into a courageous, powerful leader. Destined to become the new protector of the system, Beck adopts Trons persona and becomes the archenemy of Tesler and his oppressive forces.
Many of Legacy's players are back for the animation, from writers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz and director Joseph Kosinski to Bruce Boxleitner reprising his role. Joining them are Elijah Wood as hero Beck, Lance Henriksen as evil General Tesler with support from Mandy Moore and Paul Reubens. There's a ten part micro-series on the way followed by the series proper in 2012 on Disney XD channel. You may still be interested in this story. I however, de-rezzed back in December.