It’s not bad or unwatchable but despite the amplitude of the spectacle, the end result is underwhelming.
The joyful confection is coated in a sparkly gloss, bright enough to gleam from the darkest, most cynical corners.
Like the great film, it's made with a great deal of visible affection both in front of and behind the camera.
It's a feast for the eyes. But what really makes this dramedy work is the acting.
A computer hacker is abducted into the digital world and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program. For years i've tried to find this film somewhere so i can see it and review it and honestly this is the first time that i finish it cause the first view didn't go as planned. Anyways is Tron good? It's watchable but not as good as i expected it and nowhere near as good as Tron:Lagacy that film was amazing it had a great soundtrack by Daft Punk such as Flynn Lives and The Grid, the CGI were much more realistic, the action was better and the entire digital world looked way more believable. For an 1982 movie it does pack some interesting ideas, Jeff Bridges is really good as Flynn but he totally disappears from the face of the Earth as Clu (thank god for the Sequel). The cgi or the computer effects at this point look like PS2 Graphics or Superman 64, the villains and the Final Battle is super cheesy especially when the main antagonist turned into a giant. Overall i didn't hate the original Tron i just don't think that it's as good as the sequel that was more darker and serious and provided a better story and villain when this is just a fun one time watch kind of experience. (6.4/10)
Having risen through the ranks of a large computer corporation known as ENCOM, a sociopath named "Ed Dillinger" (David Warner) has installed a software package known as the Master Computer Program (MCP) into the corporate computer which hacks into various computer programs and data bases all over the world to steal valuable information and thereby increase profits. However, the MCP soon gets too powerful and after taking control of ENCOM decides to appropriate other computer systems in an effort to rule the world. However, a former ENCOM employee named ""Kevin Flynn" (Jeff Bridges) feels he has been cheated by Ed Dillinger and convinces two current ENCOM employees named "Alan Bradley" (Bruce Boxleitner) and "Lora Baines" (Cindy Morgan) to give him access to the main computer terminal to prove his allegations. Unfortunately, the MCP becomes aware of his activity and manages to transport him into the computer system where he has to fight for his life against programs designed to eliminate anything that interferes with the computer's operational status. Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that this film created quite a sensation in the science-fiction community when it first came out due its computerized graphics which were well ahead of the times. Unfortunately, it suffered at most of the science-fiction award ceremonies that year due to the release of "E.T. the Extraterrestrial" and "Star Trek-The Wrath of Khan" which dominated that specific genre. That aside, however, this is still an enjoyable film even though it is certainly quite dated. But in any case, I liked this particular film and have rated it accordingly. Above average.
I don't like Tron. There I said it. People regard this film as a cult classic but personally I don't see why.For anyone that is unaware, Tron is a film released in 1982. It's about a video game creator's idea being stolen by a big company head. He goes in to get proof that the idea was his, only for a machine to get him sucked into the game he created. He needs to work with programs that he created in order to get out as well as fight against viruses inside the game in order to get out. The plot was probably one of the best things about the film. It was quite a unique idea at the time and was interesting to see this new sort of plot being taken on.The main thing that's praised about Tron is its visuals and I'll come to agree. The movie's effects were really impressive for the time and even live up today.The one thing I noticed about the reviews of Tron was that they only seemed to talk about how good the visuals were and didn't talk about anything else. I find Tron stupid. Some questions are left unanswered and it also has a few confusing and unnecessary parts. I will go onto list them here. At the start of the movie a scientist says "his whole life he's worked on a machine" and that machine's purpose is to make objects disappear and then they reappear a few seconds later. I don't know about you but I think that's his life wasted. I can't think in one way how that sort of machine could be useful. The guy who created the game is introduced in an arcade playing a video game which he for some reason sweats from, I don't know one person who sweats from playing a video game. It might have also just been an excuse for that actor to take their top off to reveal his pecks for no reason and yes that actually happens. There is a scene when he's about to have a fight to the death with a program. I'm not sure about you but if I was going into a fight to the death and I was just a video game creator, I would be terrified, but this programmer isn't as he goes into the fight to the death grinning like an idiot. There's a huge dramatic moment where one of the programs dies and despite this program appearing in about 2/3s of the film, the other characters don't seem to care. I'm actually going to type the dialogue that is delivered after he dies."Where is he?" "He died" "*gasp* alright* I'm not joking, that is actually what is said. There's another part where one of the programs is tired from lying down. I'm not joking about that either. He literally lies down, gets up and is gasping for breath.I fail to see how other reviews of this movie haven't considered that this movie is so bad that it's good. That's how I see it. Yes the plot is creative and the visuals are cool and still hold up today but everything else falls flat. The characters aren't given anything to be called characters, the acting given off feels like the actors were held at gunpoint to perform, there are scenes that don't go anywhere, and most of all it suffers from bad writing.
Unique in its effects using light. A great concept that is current more now than ever. MCP's becoming self aware, you wrote it but it will control you. Great story-line about stealing a genius's creation and taking credit for it. Imagine if an m.c.p became self-aware and online you got framed for a crime you didn't commit because it was forged on all news sites. This film opens the door to that concept. The visuals are unique so they still hold-up 33 years later. It should have made the kind of money back to the future did, it's that great. Lovely music score too. Jeff Bridges gives a joyous playful performance too. I highly recommend you tune in to TRON.