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Old November 6 2010, 07:33 PM   #16
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Re: Tron franchise - possible TV show

I still believe that Tron 2 will flop when it comes out, I mean flop hard.

Some nerds will obviously come out to watch it, but the budget is supposedly $175 millionish and I really don't see it making it's money back, unless it does amazing over seas.

I hope I'm wrong, but I doubt it.
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Old November 6 2010, 07:58 PM   #17
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Re: Tron franchise - possible TV show

Clash of the Titans, another 1980s "remake," pulled in $163M. And it had a piss poor story and ugly 3D conversion. Tron: Legacy looks to be a much better film, at least visually. And given Disney's rather aggressive marketing, I'm guessing it'll see a very significant opening weekend. If its story is anywhere near coherent, it should at least match Clash in terms of box office receipts. Heck, even How To Train Your Dragon broke $200M. More interesting to me is how Tron does relative to the latest Shrek offering, which was $238M.

Now, whether or not Tron is actually a decent flick ... that remains to be seen.
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Old November 6 2010, 09:21 PM   #18
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The first TRON was a flop, and, having seen it for the first time about a year ago, it struck me as a dumb movie that looked incredible. Still, that formula wasn't a bad one for AVATAR at the end of last year, and the 3D will probably push TRON LEGACY ahead in the box office. Only time will tell if the movie will be any good.
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Old November 6 2010, 10:23 PM   #19
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I don't see Tron as a TV series to be a particularly good idea. It seems to be a franchise that works best when everybody knows as little about it as possible, and I fear a TV series would abuse the concept until it doesn't feel special anymore.
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Old November 7 2010, 12:35 AM   #20
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Have we forgotten the 1983 travesty that was Automan?

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Old November 7 2010, 01:06 AM   #21
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That intro was pure 80s gold!
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Old November 7 2010, 07:48 AM   #22
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bigdaddy wrote: View Post
I still believe that Tron 2 will flop when it comes out, I mean flop hard.

Some nerds will obviously come out to watch it, but the budget is supposedly $175 millionish and I really don't see it making it's money back, unless it does amazing over seas.

I hope I'm wrong, but I doubt it.
I enjoyed the first Tron and am looking forward to the second, but I agree with you 100%.

Outside of the nerd demographic (and possibly the people who love 80s movies demographic) I don't see it appealing to anyone and being a pretty big flop at the box office.

I'm surprised Disney was even willing to greenlight a sequel that cost so much money, much less have all this talk of a trilogy and TV shows.
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Old November 7 2010, 08:43 AM   #23
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Have we forgotten the 1983 travesty that was Automan?

Am I the only one who thinks that looked great? I mean it was 80's all the way but the car changing to a helicopter. Pretty good for the time.
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Old November 7 2010, 09:26 AM   #24
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I enjoyed the first Tron and am looking forward to the second, but I agree with you 100%.

Outside of the nerd demographic (and possibly the people who love 80s movies demographic) I don't see it appealing to anyone and being a pretty big flop at the box office.

I'm surprised Disney was even willing to greenlight a sequel that cost so much money, much less have all this talk of a trilogy and TV shows.
A lot of people thought AVATAR would flop hard.
The public has had almost 30 years to appreciate the original, so I think it'll at least make quite a bit more at the box office this time around.
This is gonna be a feast for the senses, and people are drawn to that, even the ones who never heard of the original (which is doing pretty well on Amazon)
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Old November 7 2010, 07:27 PM   #25
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Have we forgotten the 1983 travesty that was Automan?
I haven't-I used to watch this show all of the time, and although now I know it's meh, at the time it was great for my 15-year old self to see something like Tron on TV. I can't believe people like this guy named CaptainBuckRogers on YouTube who love it and want it to be on DVD and Blu-Ray DVD and who also think it's better than anything on TV now:

Today's shows blow. Reality manure and stuff like Lost which is just impossible to follow. Like Saturday morning cartoons and animation in general, good shows are ancient history!
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