1st dizzying trailer for the animated series Tron: Uprising

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Dec 14, 2012

If you liked Tron: Legacy, you'll be happy with the trailer for Tron: Uprising, the Disney animated series that will be coming to your TV screen this summer. Even better, if you liked the original Tron, you'll probably be happy, too: There's always a chance the TV show might fix some of Legacy's bigger mistakes.

The problem with Tron: Legacy is that it ignored the basic premise of the first movie: that they were trapped inside a computer. The world of the Grid, as seen in the second movie, is more of an alternate universe.

How do we know this? Because the Recognizers need jets on their feet to slow down their movement, which makes sense in the real world but not at all in a computer. There's also a damaged vehicle that trails smoke. Smoke? Really?

Part of the uniqueness of Tron was that it made the computer world seem real through analogy: for example, Dumont acts as the I/O tower, and Tron couldn't communicate to his user Alan Bradley without him. Tron was never great, but at least it was logical.

Another problem with Tron: Legacy is that it had very little to do with the character of Tron. He had two sentences of dialogue, and his one good line was ripped from the first movie. Tron wasn't the main character of Tron, but he was the hero.

As you'll see from the trailer, the character Tron is an important part of the premise.

Something else you'll see: the lightcycle animation looks as good as the movie. The character (Wikipedia calls him Beck), however, looks eerily like Speed Racer.

And now you can see for yourselves.

(via SFX)

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