actually, the way they designed Tron and Clu in the show is probably my favorite design for the characters in the show. they still look human and they still have more details then the other characters have (such as Beck, Paige, Zed, Mara, etc)
|Pilgrim1099 Wrote:The way they designed Tron is mainly a stylized approach by the animators for dramatic effect. He certainly looks more 'iconic' in that manner. Lean and mean and moves like a cat. It's the only way to make Tron and Clu very different than the others and stand out as icons or should I say, mythologized figures that are way high up on the chain. In a sense, they are the gods of the Grid, next to Flynn.
(Not sure about Shaddox since he's appeared in the comic version as a prequel to Legacy and Shaddox was probably the operating system language Flynn used to build that particular world)
Absolutely. Tron and Clu have the most dramatic look compared to all the characters. Their style almost reminds me a bit of Nelvana animation's approach from the blasphemous Star Wars animated special in 1977 featuring Boba Fett and Chewbacca, etc. Some of you old enough would know what I'm referring to. The show is embarassingly bad but the animated segment was fascinating in terms of artistic style and cinematography.
And also I think some of the 70s style animation from Nelvana or perhaps a bit from the infamous Heavy Metal animated film (1979 version, not the crap sequel mind you) lends a bit to that Tron Uprising quality.
Those facial features of Tron and Clu had some kind of contemporary influence from the master animators. It was definitely a mix between the late 70s and early 80s style, and also a bit of exagerrated realism, or should I say, they are caricatures of their real life counterparts (Bridges and Boxleitner) for dramatic effect.
I want to see more Clu in this series but I suspect that it may stretch out to Season 2 or 3. Uprising does have one flaw, now that I noticed and that they kill off characters quickly in a 30 minute episode without fleshing/developing them out over more than one or two episodes when they should. Even a sub-plot story should'nt conclude that quickly such as Zed going after the Renegade while working under Paige with the risk of losing Mara's heart. They should'nt have concluded it and continued that level of intensity.
That's the one biggest problem with Uprising. They need to SLOW down the pacing and spread it out, not a quick "pow wow. End of Episode".
They get huge points for excellent animation quality and high level of cinematography. The story development between Tron and Beck's training is very well done but the balance of focus is off between Tron/Beck and the supporting cast.
We need to see Clu start cracking down on Tesler, to make him sweat like a pig, and in turn get angry at his cohort, demanding more results, causing a crack. They should be doing this soon. Because if they're not, somebody's smoking some grass.