TRON’s Legacy for Rescued Dogs

Published by PETA.

I’m one of the few folks who saw TRON in the theater during its original 1982 release. Of course, after it came out on video, the film acquired a fervent following. In fact, it has become so popular that it has now inspired a brand-new sequel, TRON: Legacy, which opens on Friday. As if I wasn’t already psyched enough to see it, I’ve learned that when the main character, Sam, is reunited with his dad after 20 years, Sam says that he has a dog to whom he is devoted and who “is a rescue.” It’s a smart way of showing that Sam’s a great guy. Kudos to the filmmakers for making the point that people who care about animals always adopt and never buy.

Written by Jeff Mackey

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