Codebreaker

Tron and Meta-Tron

John Moe Jul 19, 2010

I see where there’s a new Tron game for the iPhone. I am totally going to download it and play it. There is no way I won’t. Not because it’s free, although that’s nice, but because I geek HARD on the Tron.

Look, I realize there is nothing stupider than a guy getting sucked into a video game. I remember watching the original 1982 movie. I was thirteen. Even then I found the premise laughable, the action and the dialogue awful, the whole enterprise absurd. But I loved it. I loved it for the idea of a person existing within a piece of technology, the idea of being consumed by something that was produced by people and being trapped there.

When I saw the trailer for the new Tron movie a while back, I followed the same pattern as with the first: what a dumb stupid movie that I instantly now love.

Tron is in the DNA of many a geek. I remember going to the arcade and spending piles of quarters on the Tron game. I was awfully good on the light bikes. I guess at least with modern technology at least I’ll save myself some quarters.

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