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October 17, 2016
The focus, perhaps, is on spectacle, but in total this is a tremendous piece of forward-thinking pop art that provided the skeleton for an Information Age mythology. The visuals astound nearly 35 years later because the limitations of CG animation in 1982 informed the overall aesthetic, supplied mainly via traditional animation techniques. A Fantasia for the '80s and the genesis of something we now take for granted. See it if only to see eye-popping cinematic history.
Super Reviewer
½ August 24, 2016
A dazzling, groundbreaking sci-fi adventure from Walt Disney Pictures. It concerns a computer genius and ex-employee of the ENCOM corporation named Kevin Flynn, played wonderfully by Jeff Bridges who tries hacks into the mainframe of that corporation, he is seeking evidence to prove that his work was stolen by a former colleague, Ed Dillinger, superbly played by the sinister David Warner. He is detected by the power-hungry Master Control Programed and is beamed into another dimension, a cyberworld inside the computer mainframe itself; there he must fight to survive against computer's gladiators on a deadly game grid, and on the high-velocity "Light Cycles" in races to the death. But Tron, played terrifically by Bruce Boxleitner is a specialized security program that will help Flynn fight the MCP and set him free from that electoric world. Astute direction by Steven Lisberger and wonderful supporting performances by Cindy Morgan, Barnard Hughes and San Shor. This film is a milestone in the history of computer animation, it's spectacular visual effects and early CGI is still amazing, It no wonder that the minds behind Tron went on to form the great Pixar Animation Studio. An original audacious piece of genre entertainment. Highly Recommended. Special Note: The sequel "Tron Legacy" starring Jeff Bridges reprising his role of Kevin Flynn 28 years later will be released in December 2010.
August 18, 2016
Tron is lots of fun. WIth a mix of live-action, state of the art (at the time) animation, and a really interesting novel story, this movie delights the eyes and really makes you wonder what happens inside of the computer
½ August 4, 2016
Pure science-fiction movie, a classic sci-fi from the 80's, but compaired to other major blockbuster films like Terminator (1984), or Predator (1987), this one locks small. But the special effects are outrageously well made, they are definitly some of the best effects of the 80's. There's a clever concept, but the movie jumps right at you and doesn't really give you time to get a feeling of what's going on, but you'll later understand. I can get a little long, but overall, it's cool. Recommended !!
½ August 2, 2016
So boring and the soundtrack is dated and unbearable.
July 29, 2016
Completely ahead of its time in the very sense of it. The use of how much of the primitive CGI effects is somewhat more believable in much of the poorly produced modern films of today. It's a usual Orwellian fare of fighting against the system, but with enough visual spectacle to make you feel enticed into that world. This film has some great costume designs, digital sets, and an astronomical soundtrack. The dimension according to Tron contains different shades of digitization, one which is much more technologically complex as well as astounding.
July 24, 2016
A visually stunning movie, Tron is a technological breakthrough.
July 18, 2016
Good concept, but the laughably bad graphics screamed "remake me!" from beginning to end... which they wonderfully did (as a sequel).
½ July 7, 2016
So eighties it hurts. The graphics don't hold up. Jeff Bridges does though.
½ July 6, 2016
1920's film style science-fiction love-story was cutting-edge in 1982 and culturally significant.
½ June 30, 2016
Very good visual wise for the time and an original plot I watched it three times in one week without it growing old.
June 20, 2016
3D effects suck for today's standard, other effects good. Don't follow the story, MCP is from South Park. Decent ending music
June 4, 2016
This movie is incredible! The best movie of Science Fiction !
½ March 27, 2016
Laughably goofy-looking today (and maybe in its time), this is nonetheless an ambitious sci-fi story that still makes room for its actors to explore a bold, new fantasy world.
½ March 26, 2016
Fairly interesting story, but it takes place in a neat digital video game world. The interface world itself to me definitely looked unique for it's time in filmaking. It also included a pretty epic journey saving the entire digital interface realm while having a real in-depth but different story especially for a Disney film. Even though I may not have thought it was necessarily great, there really doesn't seem to be another film like this one out there. Good sounds and action scenes for a couple more big pluses.
February 27, 2016
A very innovative story and film in 1982. The remake was a failure.
½ February 20, 2016
Tron is a fantastically entertaining film that really captures the feel of video games and makes you feel truly involved in the ongoing proceedings. Additionally, it is a phenomenally animated film with fantastic special effects that are so revolutionary, it is hard to wrap your head around it. Jeff Bridges is good in the lead role and really shows flashes of a talent he would truly harness later in his career. The film's plot may be a little odd and some further explanations could be needed throughout, but Tron is still incredibly entertaining and filled with some fantastic special effects.
Super Reviewer
½ February 17, 2016
The dazzling visuals may have been a unique experience when this film came out, boasting highly advanced computerized effects for the 1980s, but nothing saves the script from being a ridiculous, tiresome mess with an uninteresting shred of story that is painful to sit through.
February 14, 2016
Visually there is a lot to be amazed by, but storywise there wasn't much at all. I felt like I didn't know what was going on half the time. Definitely not a film to rewatch. (First and only viewing - 11/13/2010)
February 12, 2016
It doesn't have great acting or even a good story; however, it is a great movie. It's even better when you think about what it is. Considering the fact that it was made in the early 80's, it's a CGI materpiece.
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