The legacy is reborn


On December 17, 2010, Walt Disney Pictures will release the sequel to the “Tron” franchise, “Tron: Legacy”. The new movie has already sold out for midnight showings in various theaters across the nation.

Thomas Beltran

After 28 years Tron and its light cycles have come back for the second chapter of the classic saga to Walt Disney Production’s “Tron: Legacy,” is set to release December 17 in theaters everywhere. With upcoming actor Garret Hedlund playing his most anticipated role yet as Sam Flynn, to veteran Jeff Bridges playing Kevin Flynn once again, this new Tron is already appealing to viewers.

“I’m excited to see the new film,” senior Adrian Lopez said. “I think it’s going to be great, especially with Daft Punk. It’s going to beat Harry Potter in the box office.”

Along with an exciting cast of actors and a futuristic storyline, Tron has something else very interesting to offer: Daft Punk. The Grammy award-winning duo is the perfect pair to write the score for a film about a digital universe. The score is set to be a twenty-two-piece soundtrack with seven additional bonus tracks; the most the duo has done since their last studio album “Human After All” in 2005.

“I think the music is going to be really cool, that’s pretty much the main reason why I want to see Tron,” senior Marcos Muro said. “After seeing the preview I knew it was going to be a great film. Daft Punk just adds on to that.”

As the film is becoming overhyped, fans that still recognize the 1980s classic are excited to see what this twenty-first century film has to offer. With Tron revolutionizing advanced cinematography in the early 80s it is a wonder to see the new technology Walt Disney Pictures is using to produce this film.

“I was thirteen when the first one came out. I didn’t think much of Disney’s involvement with it other than I knew it wouldn’t be too violent or controversial.  I saw it in the theater but I have to admit I was more into the arcade game than the movie,” teacher Zachary Zakour said. “It wouldn’t take much for it to be better than its predecessor.”

With the end of the year coming to a hault, Disney is looking to win the hero genre movie of the year, planning to surpass the likes of Harry Potter and Iron Man. Within the weeks after the first preview has Disney already sparked a growing fan base for the saga, and on December 17 the new fans and returning fans of Tron are going to experience possibly one of the most spectacular movies of the decade.