Sunday, December 19, 2010

Andy Carvin: Tron was great because I liked it when I was 4

Seems Tron: Legacy is bombing critically, and some 80's babies are leaping to its defence.

There’s that word: flop. It seems it gets tossed around a lot when critics discuss the original 1982 film, Tron, leading to the conclusion that Tron: Legacy should never have been produced in the first place.

I beg to differ.

As a kid growing up in the late 70s and early 80s, there were three movies that were seminal for me. Two of them, Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark, probably aren’t a huge surprise, given their massive popularity and critical praise. But the third seminal film for me was Tron.

Best bullshit:

We knew it wasn’t a perfect film, but we loved its technological wizardry nonetheless. In that respect, Tron was the Avatar of its time.

Oh dear God, no it wasn't. Well at least the 80's period in nostalgia will be over soon (or is this the second? The 80's period itself was a study in nostalgia as it was, a fact now conveniently forgotten). Get ready for the 90's revival in 3..2..

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1 comment: said...

Jeez seriously. I'm sick of all these critics trashing a movie they had probably already judged before even watching. Original Tron was great fun and Tron Legacy is fantastic and stands right next to the original. Score was awesome, Jeff bridges was awesome- what are they complaining for?!