Back in the days of Ye Olde 2010 I saw the new TRON movie with Drewbles and my sister at the trusty (only) movie theater of my hometown. I liked it best of our group, which was not really saying much. It looked really cool and had a lot of potential, but mostly it was kind of dull and also there was CGI Jeff Bridges to contend with. Oh well, right?
Well. Last fall I noticed it was streaming on Netflix, and I decided to give it another shot. I sometimes put on some Netflix thing to listen to at work, and that seemed as good an option as any. And then...something happened.
Confession: since October 20th of 2011 I have watched TRON nine times. Nine. Nine times. That is eight more times than any other streaming movie on Netflix. That is seven more times than any Office episode and at least six more times than any episode of the The IT Crowd.
I don't know how it happened but somewhere along the line I really liked that movie. Did it help that I was listening to it and couldn't see CGI Jeff Bridges? Perhaps. Did it help that I have an irrational fondness for Sam Flynn? Who knows. But that brings us to today--a day where TRON is no longer streaming on Netflix.
Oh, the hours that TRON and I could have spent together! Mine are bitter tears. Even though it's STILL kind of dull and has CGI Jeff Bridges, I will miss it. Here's to you, TRON, and all your inexplicable delights. We'll always have Flynn's Arcade.
And those nine times.