Tron Legacy soundtrack buzz has built for months. In fact, the Tron Legacy soundtrack may have been as highly anticipated as the movie itself. This is because famed French group Daft Punk was hired to do the score, and to provide pumped up cues for the 3D action. That 3D action was met with mixed reactions from critics, and it is uncertain if fans will feel the same way. However, the soundtrack for Tron Legacy may wind up being as popular as the film, if not more so.
The sequel that was 28 years in the making was finally unveiled to audiences yesterday. But beforehand, they had likely already heard the score, from the cult group Daft Punk. However, hearing it on a CD or MP3, and hearing it with the film, stood to be two different experiences.
As such, the Tron Legacy soundtrack has become one of the most talked about elements of the film – even as much as the 3D and a digitally younger Jeff Bridges. Therefore, while the movie itself is meeting with mixed reactions, Daft Punk is cited as one of the best things about it.
For those who are unfamiliar with the group, they are actually seen in person as DJ’s late in the film. But others already know about them, as an electronic music duo which has captured a cult following. Yet Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter have kept mostly to themselves in two decades – and usually hide their faces with helmets.
But now, the Tron Legacy soundtrack has opened them up to their largest exposure, and biggest audience, to date. It took them two years to complete this project, as they had to suspend their other tours and projects in the meantime.
Although fans have had weeks to download their cues, they have still waited until yesterday to hear them in the movie. Listening to the music at home is one thing, but having it accompany the action on the Grid is something completely different.
Yet even if the Tron Legacy soundtrack adds to the experience of seeing the film, it might vary as to how much of a difference it makes. The movie has decidedly mixed reactions from critics, and even some fans may prefer the outdated look and story of the 1982 original.
However, even if the original winds up being more fondly remembered than Tron Legacy, the soundtrack may be one element that rises above it all. For fans of Daft Punk, the way might very well have been worth it – and they could have some new devotees to welcome in the process.
MTV- “Daft Punk’s Tron Legacy Score: Five Secrets Revealed”
YouTube- “SoundtrackStation3’s Channel”