TRON Legacy hit theaters in 2010, and the fact that the movie exists at all is kind of a miracle. It came 28 years after the original TRON, and it was a project that had been kicked around Disney for a long time. Somehow, the demand of fans led to TRON Legacy actually being made, and it took us back to the world of The Grid, albeit in a much more sleek and technologically sophisticated fashion than the early computer animation of the 1980s original allowed.
However, TRON Legacy didn’t exactly land with as big of a splash as Disney might have hoped. Sure, the movie made over $400 million worldwide, but that was on a budget of $170 million, and that’s probably not including the marketing costs. The movie also only has a 50% on Rotten Tomatoes from critics, and only 63% from the audience ratings. That made the likelihood of seeing TRON 3 come to fruition that much more unlikely, but co-producer Justin Springer hasn’t given up hope yet.
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Raised By Rainbows is a new art show by Luke Flowers at Gallery 1988 that takes some of your favorite movies and cartoons and gives them a makeover that would make your inner child smile with glee.
With a series of prints that feel lifted from children’s books, you can watch characters from Star Wars, The Karate Kid, and Jim Henson play arcade games. Maybe you’d like an illustrated timeline of the first Back to the Future movie. Or perhaps you’d like to learn the alphabet from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Check out prints like that and much more from the Luke Flowers Raised by Rainbows art show below. Read More »
Another day, another array of fantastic new artwork for you to pick up. This time it’s Hero Complex Gallery coming in with a whole batch of bright, neon art work as part of their Blacklight 2 show. Each of the pieces is created with special fluorescent ink that will make them glow brightly when shining under a black light. They’re exactly the kind of posters you need for when you’re under the influence of…a serious love for pop culture.
Take a look at some of our favorite Hero Complex Gallery Blacklight 2 artwork honoring the likes of TRON, Robocop, Gremlins, The Fifth Element, Aliens, Blade Runner, Thudnercats, Westworld, Beetlejuice and more. Read More »
The best thing to happen to the world of LEGO is the user-driven website LEGO Ideas. Custom creations using the trademark building blocks are voted on by fans, and if one gets enough votes, it has the chance of becoming an official LEGO set. That’s how we got the Back to the Future DeLorean time machine LEGO set as well as the Ghostbusters Ecto-1 vehicle LEGO set. And now another movie-inspired LEGO set is coming to shelves at the end of the month.
TRON Legacy may not have been the most critically acclaimed revival of a classic Disney property, but it was a visual feast with one of the best soundtracks of the decade. And now the signature lightcycles from TRON Legacy have been turned into a LEGO set for you to build and display. Check out the TRON Legacy lightcycle LEGO set below. Read More »
Over the years, there have been several awesome custom LEGO sets that have made it to the LEGO Ideas project approval stage, but many of them haven’t been approved by the board who decides which one becomes official LEGO sets. We’ve missed out on seeing possible sets for Shaun of the Dead, Jurassic Park and The Golden Girls come to fruition, but we’ve also been blessed with sets for Back to the Future, Ghostbusters and WALL-E. Now one more fantastic LEGO set that movie fans will love has been approved for production.
LEGO has officially approved a TRON Legacy inspired light cycle playset that will be released sometime next year. You can see what the custom design looked like in the approved LEGO Ideas submission below. Read More »
In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Michael Dougherty‘s Godzilla 2 has wrapped production
- Jared Leto talks about starring in a Tron reboot
- Director Doug Liman gives an update on Edge of Tomorrow 2
- M. Night Shyamalan‘s Unbreakable and Split sequel Glass begins production
- And more!
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Did you realize this year marks the 35th anniversary of Disney’s cult classic TRON? It’s not exactly the most exciting milestone anniversary, but Disney wanted to do something special for the sci-fi adventure that was a breakthrough film in the realm of special effects and in many ways a predecessor to movies like The Matrix. But you’ll have to be in Los Angeles next week to partake.
Disney has announced a special TRON double feature will be taking place at their trademark El Capitan Theatre in the heart of Hollywood as part of their ongoing Throwback Thursday screening series. The event includes a screening of both TRON and the less celebrated but visually stunning TRON Legacy. Find out details about the TRON double feature below. Read More »
Tron is coming to the Magic Kingdom.
Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek announced at D23 that the popular Tron Lightcycle Power Run attraction that debuted at Shanghai Disneyland last year will be making its way to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. It won’t be replacing an old ride, but will sit in a new space carved out of Tomorrowland.
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Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. This week’s edition, tying in with the release of Cars 3, asks “What is your favorite vehicle from the movies?” As always, we have submissions from the /Film writing crew and podcast team. This week, we are also joined by Cars 3 director Brian Fee and writers Kiel Murray, Scott Morse, Bob Peterson, and Mike Rich.
If you’d like to share your pick for your favorite movie vehicle, please send your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to be featured on the site. Find our choices below!
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Star Trek: The Motion Picture was quite the disappointment when it hit theaters in 1979, even for the most hardcore Trekkies out there. It’s a sci-fi slog that was nowhere near as satisfying of a leap from TV to film as many had hoped. Thankfully, it was followed by Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, and that rescued the film franchise and got fans back on board. But there is one thing that makes Star Trek: The Motion Picture a bit more interesting, and that’s a change in the film’s score.
Filmmaker Patrick Collins took the time to edit about 22 minutes of footage from Star Trek: The Motion Picture and enhanced it with Daft Punk’s outstanding, electric score from TRON Legacy. With all of the trippy visuals from the first Star Trek movie, Daft Punk’s score makes the perfect accompaniment.
Watch Star Trek The Motion Picture with TRON Legacy score after the jump. Read More »