Tron (stylized as TRON) is a 1982 American science fiction action-adventure film written and directed by Steven Lisberger from a story by Lisberger and Bonnie MacBird. The film stars Jeff Bridges as a computer programmer who is transported inside the software world of a mainframe computer where he interacts with programs in his attempt to escape. Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, Cindy Morgan, and Barnard Hughes star in supporting roles, It was released on July 9, 1982, and was praised by critics and received a big cult following.
A Hacker/arcade owner name Kevin Flynn is digitally broken down into a data stream by a villainous software pirate known as Master Control and reconstituted into the internal, 3-D graphical world of computers. It is there, in the ultimate blazingly colorful, geometrically intense landscapes of cyberspace, that Flynn joins forces with Tron to outmaneuver the Master Control Program that holds them captive in the equivalent of a gigantic, infinitely challenging computer game.
Why It Rocks
- Let's get this out of the bag, The special effects and even the CGI in the early 1980s. It is has been known to be very breathtaking and making the CGI effects look very awesome in 1980s standards, In additon, the visual effects, are very groundbreaking for that time.
- Amazing, and breathtaking soundtrack that was performed by Wendy Carlos.
- Breathtaking written story.
- The movie has lots of fun, and more great thrills throughout the movie, such as the scene where they go on a rainbow light cycle with color lines on the back is pretty amazing.
- Pretty good acting, especially for Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner
- The idea of a film about having the two humans into the internal, 3-D graphical world of computers, is very original.
- Most of the characters in the movie shown very enjoyable, and likable, and memorable at the time, the good example of the likable character will be Kevin Flynn, a former programmer and game developer at ENCOM and video arcade proprietor who is beamed into the ENCOM mainframe via a digitizing laser by the Master Control Program, a female character named Dr. Lora Baines, Bradley's co-worker and girlfriend, as well as assistant to Dr. Gibbs on the digitization experiment.
- The Wachowski's have cited this movie as one of their inspirations for The Matrix. In other words: without this movie, there would be no Matrix.
The Only Bad Quality
- While the CGI back then was actually really good because it was made with computers, it has unfortunately aged poorly. Still, though, the CGI may have aged badly, it is still worth watching.