|Pilgrim1099 Wrote:I saw the prologue premiere and was impressed. In a way, I was right a few years ago that Rinzler was an undercover identity by TRON. That silver suit that Tron wore, was'nt that a digital disguise that he just gave to Beck in the end of the episode?
It's interesting that we see the extent of his physical damage from CLU, but did'nt that take place after Flynn ran off from Clu's arrest scene from Legacy? But what I don't get is how can CLU leave Tron there on the ground after damaging him when he could've taken him in to be rectified, unless Tron resisted the rectification process? It was a bit hard to hear the dialogue a bit and wished it was closed captioned.
I hope the iTunes download has captions built in.
Otherwise, beautiful animation! About time we got a TRON series! Unless the third film comes out with CLU b--tchslapping the new MCP or something.
EDIT: by the way I caught a mistake where Flynn gets zapped. He's working in front of a large monitor but in the film we see the Dillinger desk instead. Did the LOST boys screw up again?
As writers, they probably don't have any input on the visual style of things. My guess is that the usage of a huge monitor was for a dramatic effect. In the end, though, it's really not that big of a deal. There's like an army of 50 or 100 Black Guards near the beginning, while it was stated somewhere (I think in PC/360/PS3 Evolution) that there are only ever 34 of them around at a time. The fact that Beck seems to be picking them off one by one like they're nothing (like the one in the helicopter) doesn't really seem to be canonically consistent with the fact that they're supposed to be the best of the elite.
Just a little bit of nitpicking. Love the pilot episode, overall, though. Kind of hoping they'll release a soundtrack or something, as well.
I understand what you're getting at in terms of dramatic effect, but why did they not just change the angle of a silhoutted Flynn sitting at the "Dillnger" desk looking down than straight across? This would have some consistency with Legacy. So, dramatic effect, my rear. I know that the LOST boys are not the most consistent writers out there, but whoever did the art direction did'nt probably take this into account. If someone sees Legacy, they're going to nitpick and say "Hey Disney, you just effed up again.". People will notice.
The animation is beautiful and I grant them that. But there is some inconsistency that bothers me. Anyone who saw 1982 Tron has better credence than the LOST boys because we were there when they were'nt even born yet, or in diapers.
It's very interesting that we see Rinzler speak in this prologue but not in Legacy. I feel a bit validated because I saw that 'undercover' thing coming a few years ago and this should've been mentioned in Legacy. My problem with Uprising and the way the LOST boys positioned themselves in this series is that it is designed to cover their a$$es.
In other words, Uprising is their method of explaining away the plot holes of Legacy, via backtracking, instead of going forward. You do have a point about the Black Guards as they would've wiped the floor with Beck easily.
What I'm trying to understand is Tron's silver suit coating. Did he just give the second disk to Beck so that he can use the digital disguise to look like "Rinzler"/"Silver Tron" while the original Tron just reverted back to his black/blue colors?
Also, if Tron was this badly damaged and unable to fight CLU, then how is he able to move this fast easily against Beck in top fighting form as "Rinzler"? Something is amiss here. He should'nt be able to move around that fast when injured.
EDIT: Another thing, Flynn senior was wearing his biker jacket when he got zapped into the Grid in 1989, not the Flynn's arcade t-shirt. When he got into the Grid, he was always wearing his biker jacket with neon blue colors. Same thing with CLU until he turned against him.
EDIT #2: Also, I noticed that in the very beginning where Beck was free-falling with a parachute. This is actually ripped off from PREDATORS. If you have'nt seen it, watch it. That's how the film starts off.