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Getting It On with Tron


Tron Legacy coverThe new Tron: Legacy movie opens this weekend, and I'm not ashamed to admit that it's the first movie in ages that I've actually wanted to see in the theater opening weekend. So, why do I want to brave the loud and crazy crowds, sticky floors, and expensive tickets?

 

First, I am of the Tron generation! I was 5 when the original Tron came out and can still remember images from the film and the idea of being inside a computer network.  Maybe that's one reason why I got into tech!  The idea of a Tron sequel makes me happy.  If you want to experience the original before seeing the new movie, you can check out a copy of Tron on DVD from the library.

 

Another reason this movie rocks is that the soundtrack is to die for! Disney hired the electronica band Daft Punk (*fan girl squeal*) to compose and perform the entire soundtrack.  Fan girl-ness aside, this soundtrack is Academy-award-nomination-worthy.  You can see the music video for the song "Derezzed" on YouTube (which already has 2 million views).  The Library has copies of the soundtrack almost ready to check out (still being processed) and we have three other Daft Punk albums available for check-out too.  You can also follow Daft Punk on Facebook.

 

Want to learn more about the new movie?  Get more info on Tron: Legacy at the Internet Movie Database, read its always-changing Wikipedia entry, and read reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.  And, but of course, below is the official trailer. To quote the original movie, "This is the key to a new order. This code disk means freedom."  They were right.  Code is freedom in its purest form.