The second episode of “Intro to Geek” is here! Firstly, I must apologize. It’s a struggling listening to the way I talked in this segment. Maybe it’s because it was just as much a struggle to speak about Tron than it was to watch it. Bam! Yeah I just laid down the gauntlet. You can listen to my segment right here, 11:28 minutes in. Or you can download the podcast at the end of this post.
I, being a 90s kid, was not so impressed with the movie. I do appreciate the visual effects and the pains the artists must have gone through to literally paint all the glowy effects you see in the movie. The story, however, didn’t do a whole lot for me. Or rather, the way it was executed. The idea was fun, who wouldn’t love to find themselves into a video game? But the overall storytelling felt a bit weak to me. I do enjoy the expanded series though, so I don’t entirely dismiss Tron. Legacy was fun, if not a little too serious sometimes, and the animated series (Uprising) progressively gets better because of true conflict that’s happening between the events of the first and second movies.
Today, it’s more of a nostalgia piece than it is a masterpiece. To get into the expanded series, I say watching Tron is a optional. If you really want to know how it all started, or you’re just curious as to why it’s still sort of a big deal, I say RENT it.
Joining me this week are Shaun (naturally) and Jenna Busch! You can download Shauncastic 101: Experience the Wonder [Woman] and listen to my segment 🙂