TRON: Legacy may not exactly be one of the best worst movies of the past few years, but it's got one of the best soundtracks. It's not that Disney's 2010 follow up to the 1982 original is all that bad really--it has some very cool visuals, and some interesting moments--but it is simply not worthy of the truly transcendent musical score it received from electronic music legends Daft Punk.
Having grown up with the original TRON film, the duo poured their hearts and souls into this project. What resulted is one of the best scores for a modern big budget movie in recent memory, and one that I listen to quite often (hoping that something like it might someday score a live-action Batman Beyond film).
Now we've learned via Reddit that a fan and Vimeo user named Patrick Collins has taken this excellent score from a sub-par film and coupled it with... another sub-par film with an excellent score, namely 1979's original Star Trek: The Motion Picture. While the first Star Trek movie is beautiful to look at, it's extremely long and slow, and quite frankly pretty boring. Collins created a 22-minute edit of the film with the late Jerry Goldsmith's score taken out, and Daft Punk's TRON: Legacy score in its place. The result: Star Trek: Legacy.
You can see the entire Star Trek: Legacy fan edit film down below:
Not to knock on the brilliant Goldsmith's original Star Trek film score, but the Daft Punk soundtrack from TRON: Legacy gives the film a sense of urgency it simply didn't have before. As a lifelong Trekker I hate to say this, but while 22 minutes is a lot shorter than its two-hour runtime, this is actually an improvement.
What do you all out there think of this fan mash-up? Are both films best left alone, or do you find this to be an improvement? Chime in with your thoughts down below.
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