This afternoon, I finally managed to see Beck's Beginning on the Disney X D channel. I was quite surprised by this, because I didn't know it was on-I only switched over just 5 minutes before it starts (and I actually GASPED when I saw it appear on 'coming next' screen
And I was absolutely AMAZED by it all!
When it comes to the visual look & cinematography of Legacy the producers have got the ‘look and feel’ of the movie SPOT ON, and have really HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD when it comes to recreating Tron’s unique digital world.
Not only that but they’ve even managed to EXPAND the Tron universe BUT still keep it within the ‘boundaries’ of the franchise-we’ve got new environments (the snow covered Artic! Brilliant idea), new vehicles (I loved that helicopter, not to mention ‘steam’ train, which I thought was cool ).
Even the music fits in with the soundtrack of Legacy.
The story was full of nice touches-Beck rescuing the trapped programs from a moving train (which then crashed), that Black Guard who sympathises with him & then helps him before getting derezzed by Tesla has a traitor (something I WASN’T expecting in the story, and a good plot twist).
Even the new characters are quite well conceived, especially Paige-even though she works for the ‘bad guys’ I cant help that, judging by the way she acts/reacts in some scenes I get the feeling that she might actually turn out to be something of a good guy in the end. (although I could be wrong).
I loved every minute of it, and has some people have pointed out on here this isn’t your archetypical kids action cartoon-this ones got BRAINS, with a rather INTELLIGENT script at it’s heart, and even though it’s on the Disney channel it’s clearly aimed at a slightly older audience then their usual kids shows.
In fact, I even watched all over again on the X D +1 (Which repeats everything on Disney X D an hour later).
There were a few things that I noticed that puzzled me (what’s with Tesla’s extendable hands? ), but apart from that I am so looking forward to when it begins in September.
(For those of you who missed it it is repeating NEXT MONDAY AT 4:30 PM, on Disney X D. )