TRON: Legacy is and Disney Science fiction film directed by Joseph Kosinski and written by Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis. The cast includes Bruce Boxleitner and Jeff Bridges, reprising their roles as Alan Bradley and Kevin Flynn. Garrett Hedlund, Beau Garett, Olivia Wilde, James Frain, and Michael Sheen are also included in the cast.
TRON: Legacy premiered in Tokyo on November 30, 2010, and was released in North America on December 17, 2010. After TRON: Legacy was released, the film received mixed reviews from critics. Some praised the visual effects, production design, and soundtrack but criticized the screenplay and plot. Overall, many reviews found that TRON: Legacy was a visually stunning ride with some great action sequences.
Due to the massive Marketing campaign created by Disney for the promotion, TRON: Legacy was a huge critical and commercial success. The film grossed $400 million during its worldwide theatrical run against a $170 million production budget. It was nom9nated for an Oscar Best sound editing award. After its theatrical run, TRON: Legacy has grossed $400,062,763 in North America and $228,000,000 in other countries. With such a high gross for a movie sequel, it is clear that audiences enjoyed seeing this sci-fi adventure.
Interesting Facts About “TRON: Legacy”
1. Special Effects Required 68 Weeks to Develop
Despite only lasting 64 days in production due to the heavy use of special effects, post-production of TRON: Legacy required 68 weeks due to the sheer volume of work. The movie was nominated for an Oscar for Best Sound Editing award and won some awards, including Saturn Award for Best Actor and Saturn Award for Best Production Design.
2. One Suit for Racer Cost $60,000
The wardrobe budget for the movie TRON: Legacy was reportedly $13 million. This amount is very high compared to some of Hollywood’s biggest production, which is a significant sum. Only one custom suit alone for the racer’s costs $60,000.
3. Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner Works in Both Tron Movies
Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner are the only actors to appear in both TRON (1982) and TRON: Legacy (2010). The two films are very different, with legacy taking place many years after the events of the original, but they share a few key characters.
4. Makeup Time Required for Each Actress who Plays Sirens is 3 to 5 Hours
According to Beau Garrett (Makeup Artist), While filming TRON: Legacy, the makeup time required for each actress playing the Sirens is between 3 to 5 hours, while removing them takes only 90 mins. This allows for more natural and realistic-looking performances in the movie. Garrett also noted that to achieve each actress’s desired look, a “subtlety of skill” is required.
5. The Costumes were so Hot
When TRON: Legacy began filming, the actors had to wear extremely hot costumes. The cast would sit underneath the giant air conditioning tubes to keep them cool on set. The suits were so hot that the actors often had to take breaks in between takes to cool off.
6. Promoted At Annual Comic Con for Three Years, Running
TRON: Legacy was the first film to be promoted at Comic-Con for three years. The sequel to 1982’s TRON was shown in theaters in North America on December 17, 2010. This marked the first time a movie had been promoted at the annual convention for that long.
7. Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund were Not Even Born When First Film was Released
Neither Garrett Hedlund nor Olivia Wilde was born when the original TRON (1982) was first released. However, they both starred in the 2010 sequel of the TRON franchise. TRON: Legacy received positive reviews from critics and was a box office success, grossing over $400 million worldwide. Olivia Wilde won acclaim for her performance as Quorra, and Garrett Hedlund won praise for his portrayal of Sam Flynn.
8. Olivia Wilde does 12 Fittings With her Costume During Filming
Olivia had to do 12 fittings to her outfit as she had problems with moments and rehearsing her stunts for “TRON: Legacy.” The actress said she was initially worried about her costume’s tightness, but the wardrobe team worked with her to make it comfortable. Wilde also revealed that she had to do a lot of stretching before filming to execute the movie’s action sequences properly.
9. First Disney Movie has Theme Promotion in Playboy Magazine
TRON: Legacy is the first Disney movie to have themed promotion in playboy magazine. The magazine released a special edition that included the promotion of the film and some facts related to the cast. All these promotional strategies are applied for the best promotion of the movie.
10. James Frain Shave his Head and Bleach His Eyebrows
While playing Jarvis in the film TRON: Legacy, James Frain had to shave his head entirely and bleach his eyebrows. This transformation allows him to portray the character as more realistic and attractive.
11. Over 1500 Visual Effects Are in The Movie
TRON: Legacy is filled with over 1500 visual effects that make the movie more realistic. The visual effects help the viewer believe they are actually in the film. The visual effects also help to create a more exciting and believable storyline.
12. The Majority of Street Scenes are Shoot in Vancouver B.C
The Majority of the street scenes that appears in the TRON: Legacy movie and the Ducati motorcycle chase scene were shot in Vancouver, B.C. This choice makes sense because Vancouver is home to fantastic locations that could easily be converted into a computer-generated world.
TRON: Legacy was a fantastic film produced by Walt Disney Pictures. The action and the visual effects are top-notch, making the movie more realistic for viewers. The characters were well-developed, and their performances were fantastic. I thought the storyline was very satisfying, and I recommend this movie to everyone who wants to enjoy some high-quality visual effects.