Daft Punk released their official video for “Derezzed,” the first single off of their soundtrack for “Tron:Legacy.” In it, the French duo walk into Flynn’s arcade, plug some quarters into a long forgotten 1981 Encom machine and play a light cycles-turned jousting game. They also get their butt kicked, aka derezzed, by Olvia Wilde — who stars in the film alongside Jeff Bridges. The visual style is a very deliberate nod to the look of the beloved original “Tron,” which to this day still looks incredible. It managed to skip looking dated and moved straight to the respected, retro-futurism, category.
There are some odd things going on involving a cloaked mystery man and a Lego dragon that I can’t make sense of in the context of “Tron.” Perhaps it will make sense when “Legacy” opens Dec. 17th. The soundtrack is out today.