TRON: Uprising – Series First Impressions

Tron: Uprising is a bridge in the Tron series and it has Lost alumni Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz as consulting producers, so if you’re a Lost fan, this has something to do with that. The series is set between Tron and Tron: Legacy and there are 18 episodes on season one.
From the very beginning, you can see similarities between TRON: Uprising and Aeon Flux, which is a clear reference for the design of the characters created by Peter Chung, who was inspired by the artist Egon Schiele. It’s all about copy and paste, kids. According to the artist Alberto Mielgo, there are two teams working on the TV show: one in the U.S. (Disney) and the other one in Japan (Polygon Pictures).
The animation looks really sharp, the mix of 2D animation with 3D is far more successful than in Star Wars: Clone Wars where everything looks like it’s made of cardboard. And that’s great for cardboard fans, I’m just not into that.
The series has Elijah Wood (Hobbit that talks to dogs), Bruce Boxleitner (TRON dude), Lance Henriksen (Bishop and guy from Millennium), Emmanuelle Chriqui (Hot chick from Entourage), Mandy Moore (Terrible singer), Paul Reubens (PeeWee Herman), Nate Corddry (you wouldn’t know him), Fred Tatasciore (voices The Hulk in cartoons) in its cast and they’re bringing it.
Since this chapter is before the second movie, The Grid is not completely controlled by Clu, so we get to see the expansion of his empire and we learn more about what he did to TRON.
I feel that TRON: Uprising is more fun than TRON Legacy was because it doesn’t have the burden of being a successful endeavor that costs millions of dollars and it has to return millions more. The show looks amazing and it’s highly entertaining, but I question if the series will be consistently great throughout its run, since the first three episodes are basically the season premiere divided. I’m impressed with what I’ve seen and I don’t think TRON: Uprising will disappoint.

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