Friday, December 24, 2010

Creator & Creation: What Has Man Wrought?



This past week I got to see Tron Legacy at the local Imax.

Amidst the outstanding graphics is a story that touches on fundamental questions of being and existence, creator and creation, love & sacrifice. Though Tron Legacy was not intended to necessarily be philosophical, I found it pretty profound.

This is not at all to say Tron Legacy is "Christian". Any religious allusions are more along the line of an Eastern pantheistic mysticism. But that said, any story dealing with the human condition in whatever setting, fiction, science fiction, or etc, will deal with those fundamental questions of being and existence that cut across all cultural and religious lines.

I could go on at length about the theological implications of the issues and questions inherent in the story this movie tells, but I will leave that for the readers of this short piece to work out when they have seen Tron Legacy for themselves.

For myself, Tron Legacy is a serious contender for my "Best Top Ten Movies of All Time" list.

~ The Billy Goat ~

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Bill

Check out:

How to Be Reunited with Your Father
http://www.dare2share.org/students/how-to-be-reunited-with-your-father/

Tron: Legacy...A Christmas Story
Wed, 12/22/2010 - 12:13pm — Kevin Wilson
http://www.confluencechurch.org/?q=node/48


Tron (1982)
http://cinemagogue.com/2010/12/13/tron-proves-it-was-not-the-end-of-line/

[the biblical connections begin at aound the 20 minute mark]