Tron Legacy Soundtrack is Daft Punk at Their Finest
I’ve been hearing as much about Daft Punk’s soundtrack to Tron Legacy as the movie itself. In fact, many reviews of Tron Legacy have been far kinder about the music than the movie. The critics were spot on about the music, but somehow forgot to open their eyes and see the movie for what it was – a beautiful lightcycle ride into a gorgeous re-imagined world.
Sure, some of the attempts at pseudo-matrixy zenlike meditations were a bit off, but did you see death spiral of the light jets? You can’t tell me that wasn’t as good as any visualized scene you’ve seen. Hold the movies side by side and you will know that the last 18 years have been worth it. They were some truly awesome things about this movie. It was made for 3D. In fact, watching it made me wonder when producers were going to start going back to old action movies and try to Ted Turnererize them into an extra dimension.
While you chew on that bit, take a good listen to the music of Tron Legacy. The soundtrack album to Tron Legacy is chalk full of 23 tracks from the film, all by Daft Punk. My favorite tracks are End of Line and Derezzed, which played when Daft Punk were dj’ing at Castor’s night club.
Besides the score by Daft Punk, there were two other songs in the movie as well:
- Arcade Jukebox plays a song – Separate Ways by Journey
- Walking down the stairs to his dad’s office – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) by Eurythmics