If you believe what others are saying, that the best things about “TRON: Legacy” are Olivia Wilde and the score by Daft Punk, then this music video would seem to be all you need. Debuted by MTV.com yesterday, the clip is for the track “Derezzed,” one of the techno tracks played during a fight scene at the End of the Line club. I recommend the movie for that scene alone, actually. Daft Punk fans will enjoy seeing the guys appear as DJs — though the film cuts to them too often — while anyone wishing that early ’70s David Bowie had starred in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (this should be everyone) will love Michael Sheen’s role.
The “Derezzed” video, I must note, looks and has nothing to do with the visuals of the film, except that Wilde makes a minor appearance. It seems to be heavily influenced by the poster for “Timerider.” A friend of mine asked if the film actually features light cycles that turn into horses. Unfortunately, no. Also, there are no robot birds resembling Lazerbeak (or any other similar mini-cassette bots) from “Transformers,” nor is there any kind of jousting game depicted. And of course the visuals are not made up of old-school computer graphics, a la the original “TRON.” I felt the need to clarify all this because I was often tricked by soundtrack-based music videos as a kid. I thought every comedic actor in Hollywood was going to be in “Ghostbusters.”
So watch the video after the jump and next week check out the movie, too, and see how different it is. Like the score — which is like Vangelis’ “Blade Runner” crossed with Zimmer and Howard’s “The Dark Knight” — the movie will remind you of a ton of other movies, but don’t hold that against it too much.
As a bonus, here’s a video for the Cassettes Won’t Listen remix of “Derezzed”: