Another day, another Tron: Legacy clip. However, while the first 98% made me do terrible things to my body, and the last one was just kind of so-so, this one… this one is so-so for a more disturbing reason, which it that it seems really awkwardly directed. It seems to be like I’m watching a longer scene that’s been edited down for some reason, and it just doesn’t flow quite right — does anyone else agree? Now, I’m still excited about Tron: Legacy, and god help you all, since there’s another month and a half of hype before the movie finally premieres. But I’m kind of grateful to these last few clips, if only because now I can walk into the theater without the expectation that this will be the greatest movie of all time.
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