Tron Legacy trailer #2 confirms animators still can't do mouths


23rd July 2010

Check out the second teaser trailer for Tron Legacy, which confirms that no matter how advanced CG technology gets, animated characters should just keep their goddamn mouths shut.

I'll admit to not being all that blown away by Tron Legacy footage so far - perhaps because I haven't seen the original - but I'm starting to warm up to the idea of it a little now. For starters, I appreciate how they've used the time gap between films to explain how the videogame graphics within the Tron universe have evolved and improved. Also, otherwise the movie would look like total shit.

It's a shame, then, that for all the sparks and tubes and fancy animation masks, Disney's CG bods are still trying to climb out the uncanny valley. I'm talking about Clu, the Jeff Bridges doppelganger seen here, who's completely CGI. Don't get me wrong, it's certainly an incredible technical achievement - way better than weirdy-faced young Picard from X-Men Origins: Wolverine. But we're not there yet, and I fear we never will be.

Still, there's always lightcycles and lightjets and disc battles and and Olivia Wilde in skin-tight PVC and what were we talking about again?

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