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Old 06-01-2011, 08:06   #1
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Sadly, eye-candy was all the film turned out to be. It would have been nice to have had some sort of deeper meaning to the thing (even the original had an underlying theme of reglion, with "users" being thought of as gods), but Tron Legacy was more interested in dazzling people with CGI and little else.

Gavin - did you find it a little ofdd that Flynn suddenly had a son that was not mentioned whatsoever in the original?

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Gavin - did you find it a little ofdd that Flynn suddenly had a son that was not mentioned whatsoever in the original?The Wilson Bros
Not really - the 1989 prologue indicated his son was about 7, which would mean he was born not long after the events of the original. A bit of a stretch perhaps, but not inconceivable.

It's been a while since I last watched the original, but I intend to go back to it at some point and see how its story compares with that of the sequel - should be interesting.
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Ah, that would explain it! Lol! We walked in late and missed the prologue. :))

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I liked it a lot. Duft Punk did a fantasic job in music of the film, which blown me away by the way. I liked the small part Michael Sheen gots. He was really wonderfull :).
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There is an underlying theme, although it's not made much of (it's more apparent on a second viewing). Obviously, it's about "perfection" and how unobtainable utopia is. Flynn bangs on about it and how "perfection" (i.e. life with his son) was right in front of him, ruing his wasted years trying to "perfect" the grid.
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Speaking of belated sequels, Disney have been down this road before. How about the gap between The Wizard of Oz (1939) and Return to Oz (1985)?
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Speaking of belated sequels, Disney have been down this road before. How about the gap between The Wizard of Oz (1939) and Return to Oz (1985)?
That's very true - although strictly speaking it's not a direct sequel as MGM weren't involved. There was also pre-existing material to work from (the other Oz books). I haven't watched the two Oz films back to back before - I wonder how much of a direct sequel it tries to be?
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Not much - everything is legally distinct from the MGM film visually, and Return to Oz uses the character names as in the books (e.g. "tin woodsman" rather than "tin man") but narratively it follows on essentially from where the first film ends.
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