That other outdated classic film and the dilemma

Tron Legacy comes out soon…

It looks pretty cool, and I definitely want to see it. And I’d like to share the experience with my son. But here’s my dilemma…

He hasn’t seen the first film and I don’t think he’d particuarly enjoy it. I mean it’s a classic, but it’s not really paced quick enough for his post-MTV generation mind. Consider this scene…

I had a similar quandry with Clash of the Titans – he found the original too slow, and I can’t imagine he’ll make it far enough into Tron to get to the light cycles. Even if he does, it’s an inconsistently paced film beyond that.

I could try to introduce him to the subject matter with the original video game or even the prequel game they are releasing soon. But I don’t know… I would prefer to go the original film route, if I can.

I have quite a bit of time to decide, but I have a feeling it’s going to be tough call to make.

On a side note, this is one of the rare instances where I feel a reboot/sequel is appropriately titled and well planned. At least from what I know of the story. Unlike Star Trek, which needless made use of the original cast of characters, this film seems to incorporate a mix of old and new in a way that makes sense.

We’ll just have to wait and see, I guess.

Contributed by: Scott Copperman


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