The Making of "Tron: Legacy" May Be Cooler Than The Movie Itself

It’s definitely a digital age in movies as more and more are trying to meld real-life with computer generated effects to find the happy medium. There are those who believe that the trend is damaging the industry. We won’t explore that here.

What we will look at is a pretty darn cool video from a movie that demands the need to be digital. Tron: Legacy was born from one of the original fully-digital movies and in many ways carried out its charter splendidly. This video that shows some of the ways that the graphics were created takes us into a world that few get to see. When the veil is lifted, it’s clear that the technology used to create the movie is almost as amazing as the movie itself.

Perhaps more so.

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Jo Manny
January 5th, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Wow, OK man now thats what I am talking about. Wow.

January 5th, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Digital Domain is one of the biggest CG production studio with movies like Pirates of the Caribbean, Benjamin Buttons, and countless others.

Their reels are among the best of the best.

January 6th, 2011 at 12:17 am


January 6th, 2011 at 12:20 am

the CG mouth movement on Jeff Bridges is terrible, that and the typical rubber face texture that CG brings is the only thing that stands out from this NOT being photo-realistic.
Not as good as Avatar but its still good…

January 6th, 2011 at 8:24 am

Fully digital? Have you ever watched the original?

January 6th, 2011 at 8:58 am

It looks like a lot of time & money went into making Clu look like young Jeff Bridges. Unfortunately, not nearly enough – I thought he looked like a rubber puppet in an otherwise spectacular digital world.

I was expecting the Benjamin Button treatment, but instead he looked like he belonged on The Polar Express. When you make a film that depends so greatly on the digital effects, you really can’t skimp on faces.

January 6th, 2011 at 11:11 am

I thought that his face looked great, except for in the intro when they were dying to show off and they zoomed in on him for that purpose.

January 6th, 2011 at 12:25 pm


Digital Domain just pulled the vid for copyright infringement. There’s still other coverage of the movie (with interviews & FX behind the scenes) from Fandango:

January 7th, 2011 at 4:02 am

In tears I am laughing so hard… doubt the movie will live up to your recap, but I’ve got to see it now.

January 7th, 2011 at 4:04 am

Wow I never heard of it, and I read several of Gor books just a few months ago. Interesting that book databases have the ‘porn’ or ‘adult’ or something tag attached to the series, but there’s little of that anywhere (compared to other series like Wheel of Time)

January 7th, 2011 at 4:05 am

Ah Gor, where men are real men and all women are slaves. The movie was a joke, but the books are pretty decent, and believe it or not there is an entire subculture of B&D people who roleplay this stuff. The Books are no more “Adult” than the Tarzan or Conan series. But again the movie sucks donkey balls, its that bad.

January 7th, 2011 at 4:07 am

Thanks man for sharing this information with us.

January 8th, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Video is down

January 18th, 2011 at 8:51 am

Looking into so many comments, I understand that this movie may be something that is seeking lots of attention. I want to watch this as soon as possible to get a scenerio of the movie.

January 24th, 2011 at 5:46 pm

love this movie. saw it twice

January 31st, 2011 at 2:49 am

Tron movie has become popular mainly because of the special effects. Too many dollars spent. In fact millions are spent.

September 15th, 2011 at 4:17 am

I agree it’s actually cooler


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