Tron Legacy director Joseph Kosinski has just set our minds at ease. He promises that the new Disney Tron will be less like Avatar and more like the Wizard of Oz, in that only the Tron world will be 3D.
Kosinski explained the substance-over-3-D-sparkle mantra on Tron Legacy to MTV, stating:
"Our approach is not like "Avatar," which I think is 3D from the first shot to the last. Ours is sort of a Wizard Of Oz. approach. Ninety-eight percent of the 3D is in the world of "Tron." The 3D really starts once we get into the Tron world."
He goes on explaining that the focus has been on the story, not the effects. And that famous Comic Con teaser video, showing lightcycle racing and the two Jeff Bridgeses, won't actually appear in the movie — those events take place before the movie starts. In fact, the movie will look much more advanced than that teaser, which a small team put together on its own.
Thank the Master Control Program for this news. I don't think we could sit through endless 3-D shots of Kevin Flynn's son riding his motorcycle through the rain. Come on, you know he rides a motorcycle because that's what cool rule-breakers due. And Flynn's kid is born to be bad.