Tron Legacy: Battle on the Grid

I keep forgetting that because I live in NYC I’m essentially in the heart of it all. Everyone’s here and this is even more apparent when I attend specific events. Last night’s activity: TRON Legacy in 3D. I went alone unfortunately (not even friends that I know who are into this). However, the ticket was by donation – I donated $10.

I totally admit that I need to re-watch this. I snoozed a couple times (I know, I know)… however, after that Shankman party and no coffee the entire day, I am surprised that I stayed up after having some drinks for Marvin’s going away party.

I waited in line at Regal (850 broadway) with some folks and just overhearing them made me realize that these folks are certainly like me. We all read Techcrunch, we all are involved somehow with start-up companies and we love Tron. My favorite memory of Tron actually is teaching at a summer camp (iD Tech Camp) at MIT the summer of 2006. I was teaching game development to students ages 7 to 17. During the break, we would all get on the network and play Tron. Of course, I got my ass kicked a few times (Those kids are good). Later today, after I’m done with client work — I’m totally installing it on my Windows Machine.

I don’t want to ruin the movie but I want to see the previous version.  This one was definitely shot well but if I look outside of my geekiness for a second, I’d say that someone was on some psychedelic drug while filming it – lol. Some parts made me sleepy but I loved all the effects.

Tron’s going to become my new obsession for abit.

This was 1982’s (www.rottentomatoes.com):

When Flynn hacks the mainframe of his ex-employer to prove his work was stolen by antoher executive, he finds himself on a much bigger adventure. Beamed inside by a power-hungry MASTER CONTROL PROGRAM, he joins computer gladiators on a deadly game grid, complete with high-velocity “Light Cycles” and Tron (a specialized security program). Together they fight the ultimate battle with the MCP (Master Control Program) to decide the fate of both the electronic world and the real world!

Now in 2010 (www.rottentomatoes.com):

TRON: LEGACY is a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that’s unlike anything ever captured on the big screen. Sam Flynn (GARRETT HEDLUND), the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn (JEFF BRIDGES), looks into his father’s disappearance and finds himself pulled into the digital world of Tron where his father has been living for 25 years. Along with Kevin’s loyal confidant Quorra (OLIVIA WILDE), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey of escape across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.

Well, Jeff Bridges is kinda hot for an old dude.

By the way, while at the theatre, the founders of foursquare were there. I also met some start-up folks who had some pretty interesting ideas.

Anyway, signing off because this entry is being written after 4am and I have work in a few hours… If you’re not familiar… I highly suggest checking out Jay Maynard – Tron Guy (he’s the ultimate fan)… I can’t wait to read his review.

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