Pointless Nonsense

Posted in tv by Bill on May 13, 2012

The first episode of Tron: Uprising, the new Disney XD cartoon, is on youtube, and I’m definitely watching this. The story is ok, but it completely copies the Tron: Legacy visual style, which was one of the coolest looking movies in recent memory. The cartoon is not quite as cool looking because no animated character is as nice to look at as Olivia Wilde. But it is cool looking nonetheless. You can see in the poster that the characters have freakishly long legs compared to the rest of their bodies, but that actually ends up working really well, since they do a lot of running and jumping and kicking.

I’m kind of amazed by the cast. Jeff Bridges and those people obviously do not reprise their roles, but Bruce Boxleitner was, unsurprisingly, quite available. Elijah Wood is the main character, with Mandy Moore , Emmanuelle Chriqui, Lance Henrickson, Paul Reubens, Nate Corddry, and Reginald VelJohnson in supporting roles. That would be a reasonable cast for a studio movie. Instead, it’s the cast of a cartoon on a channel I didn’t know existed a year ago? And probably lots of people don’t even get. (I hate that the wikipedia page for Disney XD refers to it as “aimed at male viewers aged 6 to 14” and this will now be the 2nd show I watch on the channel)


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