Saturday, August 27, 2011

Duck Tron

Tron original
The original TRON movie was an exciting voyage into a virtual word where anything was possible so seeing the title paired with the word "duck" piqued my curiosity.

I don't know why but there is something inherently funny about a duck or anything relating to them. I discovered this video ad for duct tape which, if you are familiar with the original TRON, is a witty send up of the classic motorcycle sequence in the movie.

The original TRON

The movie was originally released in 1982 by Walt Disney Pictures and was directed by Steven Lisberger. It starred Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn in the lead role with Bruce Boxleitner in a dual role of program/user Tron.

The movie tells the story of Flynn as he attempts to hack into a major corporations mainframe to prove that they had stolen his work. He gets transported into a virtual digital world as a unique program/User. Here he teams up with Tron, one of his creations, to defeat the Master Control Program, who has been controlling the virtual world.

Many props from the original film were used in TRON Legacy. You need a sharp eye and be very familiar with the original film to recognise these props in the film.

Duck Tron from Ryactive on Vimeo.

TRON:Legacy was a recently released sequel to the original film.

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