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Comic Con 2010: "Tron Legacy"
Posted: Friday July 23rd, 2010 by

We've heard for a while now that Jeff Bridges would be playing two roles in the upcoming Tron film. He would play an older version of as Kevin Flynn his original character (easy enough). And he would play CLU, a new incarnation of Flynn's original Program that looks Bridges when the original movie was filmed. Using "state of the arts" graphics, Bridges has been digitally dewrinkled and inserted into the role as Legacy's antagonist.

We catch a glimpse of the young-ified Jeff Bridges/CLU in the newest trailer. And where it is pretty spectacular work, there are elements that just don't look natural. So you're left with a bit of an eye twitch and an uncomfortable sensation tiptoeing up your spine. This is the tangible response to the Uncanny Valley, a theory that holds that things bearing human characteristics that are close but don't quite nail it will elicit revulsion in the viewer.

CLU's face definitely does that. Kind of like Keanu Reeves' acting. But, since CLU is a program maybe it'll work. Kind of like Keanu Reeves' acting in the Matrix. When the movie releases in another 15 years this December, I'll let you know.

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