Apparently, I’m on trailer duty this week. First Iron Man 2, now the sequel to the cult classic Tron, Tron Legacy. The newest trailer is out now, and it’s definitely worth the 2:20 run time, because this movie brings me back.
My first experience with Tron wasn’t in the theaters, it was at the local arcade, just off of Route 9 in my hometown of Framingham, Massachusetts. Once a week, my father and I would head down there to plunk down $5-10 playing games. I’d be playing the arcades, while he’s play pinball, as per his pinball wizard dreams. I remember very specifically when the Tron game first came to our arcade, because there was a line to play it and it took me a while to finally break through the ranks to get in to play the game. When I finally got a chance at the stick, you couldn’t break me off of the game to save my life. I recall quite a few moments with my irritated father looking over my shoulder, tapping his foot because he was hungry and wanted to go to Papa Gino’s next door. Ah, memories.
Tron is one of those movies that I saw when I was a kid, but I never really “got it” the way my folks did. I was probably too young at the time to get it, which is why I’m going to get the DVD prior to the release of Tron Legacy so I can catch up. Regardless, if the movie looks as good as the trailer, I’m in.