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Tuesday, 19 October 2010


With the release of Tron Legacy immanent the Disney marketing machine unsurprisingly begins to gather pace with its latest acquisition, Marvel Comics releasing Tron ''inspired'' variant covers for some of it's monthly titles. Why? What have Captain America, Spider-man, Thor have to do with the unnecessary sequel to a film that came out 28 years ago.
I have to admit that, while I liked the film when I first saw it I am far from being the worlds biggest Tron fan which, as with the likes of Transformers, GI Joe and Star Wars I see as nothing more than fodder for 30-40 somethings on hollow nostalgia trips hurrying to soak up merchandise they either couldn't afford or just couldn't get when they where 8 years old. These flicks and the rose-tinted spectacle wearers who watch them are bread and butter to the unimaginative corporate money men who lazily try to resell us our childhoods, hence the age/gender demographic pleasing image of Ghost Rider on a light cycle.

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