Jack’s Trailer Park: The Tech Behind Tron:Legacy
All I can seem to remember about the original Tron movie was the silly video game where you try to cut each other off on your bike and you shoot little discs at each other. For whatever reason (I was likely still too into Star Wars to care) I never understood the whole Tron thing.
Nonetheless, there seems to be enough Tron geeks out there to warrant a new movie. And even though I never cared about the original Tron, innovations in technology actually have me pretty excited about the new 3-D film. Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner return to their original roles in the Tron universe. which gave director Joe Kosinski the chance to digitally animate a young Jeff Bridges, who when we last left the Tron Universe was CEO of ENCOM.
The director also made improvements to the 3-D technology used in Avatar making this an ambitious 3-D film. Much like its predecessor, Tron:Legacy is trying to make breakthroughs in computer animation and digital technology. You can read more about the technology in Tron:Legacy below, and don’t forget to “Like” 92.9 Jack FM on Facebook for a chance to win Regal Cinema passes from Jack’s Trailer Park. We’ll pick winners from our Facebook friends at the end of the week.
Disney’s Tron was a visionary movie. Although released back in 1982 and constrained by the technology of the day, it presaged a universe of artificial intelligence and photorealistic video gaming that seems astoundingly prescient. Writer/director Steven Lisberger’s movie may have been a box office fail of the day, but it’s become emblematic of cyber chic ever since.