If there’s one guy who “gets it,” it’s Jay Maynard, also known as Tron Guy. Maynard is the type of guy who watches the original Tron and bases his whole life’s template around the movie. And he still manages to give this movie the fair shake it deserves.
Wired has the interview with the guy.
“I walked in, expecting to be blown away both from what I’d seen before and from what I knew about the production. I was not disappointed.” … “… the result is visually stunning, intellectually engaging and emotionally exhausting.” … “There’s plenty of eye candy for even the most jaded addict. The score by Daft Punk is outstanding.” … “With all of this, many folks would expect the story to suffer. It doesn’t, unless you’re a movie critic (Agreed. – Ed.). It’s a logical continuation of the original, although you need not have seen Tron to understand what’s happening now. Strong performances by Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund (eh, I don’t know about that. – Ed.), Olivia Wilde and Michael Sheen should prevent the kind of complaints about wooden acting that surrounded the original movie. The result delivers an unexpected emotional impact, especially at the ending.” … “Perhaps the emotional ending influenced my final reaction. As the credits rolled, I had to fight off tears.”
Tron Guy really lets his nerd colors fly with that last statement. But I suppose if he DIDN’T cry, that would be weird. I’m glad that he actually felt something since his life is spent mostly in a basement avoiding human contact.