Yes, it is time for a slightly nostalgic and different type of science fiction ringtone and movie review! I just picked up the latest TRON Legacy movie on Blu Ray and thought I’d share my thoughts about the movie and a few ringtones from the movie. First off, no, the science fiction movie, TRON Legacy is not a remake of Tron from 1982. Rather, it’s a continuation, picking up where the last movie leaves off several years later. The new movie was directed by Joseph Kosinski and stars Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde (oh and she’s a hottie!).
The prodigal son of a virtual world designer Flynn (played by Jeff Bridges) goes looking for his father and ends up inside the digital world that his father designed. He meets his father’s creation turned bad and a unique ally who was born inside the digital domain of The Grid.
Of course all of your favorite characters from Disney’s original Tron make appearances, Tron is back played by a CGI’d Bruce Boxleitner and redeems himself. The special effects in the new movie are spectacular and while I wasn’t keen on the story, it was simple enough that it didn’t get in the way of the overall TRON Legacy presentation and music.
The original Tron, boiled down, had a social message re: beware of technology. It may not seem like a big deal now but given where we were back in the 80s with regards to technology, the stories cautionary tale about the entrapments of technology was ground breaking in and unto itself.
TRON Legacy topped the opening weekend box office with more than $43 million but it fell short on expectations as Disney had hoped for $50 million. The fact is the original Tron only made $8 million back in 1982, over a 500% improvement in top-line revenue! Not too shabby!
What made TRON Legacy shine was the soundtrack, and unfortunately the creators and the work received very little recognition. So to that end the ringtones in mp3 format are an ode to these creators who made us proud and kept with the heart and soul of Tron.
Music was composed, arranged and scored by none other than my favorite Daft Punk, an electronic music duo powered by French musicians Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter.
TRON Legacy Daft Punk Track Listing
2. The Grid
3. The Son of Flynn
8. The Game Has Changed
10. Adagio for TRON
12. End of Line
15. Solar Sailer
17. Disc Wars
20. Flynn Lives
21. TRON Legacy (End Titles)
I had a really hard time selecting the TRON ringtones for you all. Wow, as I listened to Daft Punk’s amazing creations, trying to find that 20 seconds of awesomeness, I was awe inspired. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the TRON Legacy ringtones:
Ringtone – Overture (MP3 Ringtone / 1.04 MB): You can’t leave Overture ringtone out of the mix. Listen to the ensemble, it’s the original theme from the80s but it dials you in, the world awaits and is yearning for your arrival. This is an awesome ringtone!
Ringtone – The Son Of Flynn(MP3 Ringtone /863KB): Arpeggio laden and full of lush textures, this ringtone is hope. As corny as it sounds, it’s build is uplifting and playful yet serious. I’d set this ringtone to my kids, if I had kids!
Ringtone – The Game Has Changed(MP3 Ringtone/1MB ): Ok, this just shoots adrenaline into me. The drums are BIG, the strings are relentless and the synths are pulsating. It reeks of inflection and uneasiness. And when the modulated synth phases out the synths it’s just kick ass!