For those unfamiliar with the original "Tron," "Tron Legacy" might appear to be a trippy mix of one part blockbuster, one part computer games and one part sci-fi. When MTV News caught up with Jeff Bridges, star of both "Tron" films, we asked him what big-picture idea he took away from the sequel, which hits theaters Friday.
"I think the title of the film, 'Legacy,' what will our legacy be?" Bridges said. "What kind of legacy will we leave to our kids and what kind of wisdom will we leave them to go along with that legacy? I'm hoping some of that we'll see up on the screen."
Regarding the inevitable comparisons to the first film, which was released in 1982, the Oscar winner admitted that he had reservations in tackling another "Tron" more than 20 years later. When asked if he could pick a favorite between the two films, which is likely akin to choosing a favorite child, Bridges deferred to the most recent experience.
"Unlike kids, it's usually the last one I have in my mind," Bridges said. "The other one was 28 years ago. That must be a record, I would think. I don't know if it is or not, but it seems like it to me."
Bridges told MTV News earlier this year that one of the main reasons he entertained the notion of appearing in "Tron Legacy" was the opportunity to be part of new filmmaking technology — much like his reason for signing on to the original.
"It was very exciting to be a part of that," he said. "That was one of the reasons that got me involved in 'Tron' in the first place, was to be a part of that cutting-edge technology. This one takes it to the nth degree.
"Playing the young guy, we did a lot of work in a space called the Volume — you record motion-capture work," he said of his part in the visual-effects process on the film. "That was a completely unique experience for me. I had never done that. It's great to be able to play a character in a story at any age you want now. I can play my character when he's 4 years old."
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