Movies, Nerdery

Is This the Tron 3 Trailer? No, But It’s Pretty @#$%ing Awesome

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?I hate linking to videos because they’re unembeddable, but it’s Tron. I can’t help myself. Sorry. Watch it here, then come back.

Now, when I say “pretty fucking awesome” you need to take that with a grain of salt, as I’m far too Tron-obsessed to be objective in any way, shape or form. I will say the effects are excellent, the lighting and set design is ludicrously accurate to Tron: Legacy, and the core concept — which I shan’t spoil — is one that I fully expect Disney to explode in the actual Tron 3 movie, to at least some degree. However, I think we can all agree that the real Tron 3 would probably not star total unknowns, and Disney probably has enough Tron projects going on already that it’s more like this is a fan trailer, and not some new official Tron thing.

That said, if you think I’m not still masturbating furiously to what happens at 4:33, you are wrong. So, so wrong. Infinite thanks to Alice R. for the tip.

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.