A gifted but rebellious computer programmer is digitised and sent into the heart of a computer system where software is personified and exists within a landscape ruled with an iron fist by a dictator called the Master Control Program. Tron was Disney's attempt to jump on the band...
A computer programmer is trapped in the game he's creating.
Directed by: Steven Lisberger
Release Date: July 9, 1982
DVD Release Date: January 15, 2002
Stats: 5,081 reviews
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December 16, 2013
I gave this a re-watch the other day before watching the sequel and I have to say I don't remember it being so nonsensical when I was a kid. I guess computers were new back then and we thought that anything was possible. It's dated quite a bit but good old nostalgia makes it an i...
May 20, 2013
I loved this movie when I was a kid in the early 1980s. Having seen it again as an adult, it's pretty stupid. But I guess it captures the wonder and imagination abounding when personal computing and video games were new. Interesting as an historical time capsule.
April 11, 2013
This is a landmark of special effects film, mixing some of the first computer animated sequences with real life action, creating one of the most unique looks a film has ever produced. Of course, especially after all the time that has passed, the plot does not have much more to of...
October 23, 2011fb1341085175
It plays like an early 1980s EPCOT Center ride: visionary in an innocent way, charmingly retro, visually stunning in parts but also overstays its welcome and becomes an unexciting bore.
September 18, 2011fb729949618
I'm sure this movie was awesome and groundbreaking in 1982, but having seen it in 2010 right before the new one, it seems very cheesy. Who knows, in 30 years the new Tron might look cheesy? All in all though, good idea for a movie and some descent acting.
September 13, 2011
Yeah... This movie... Really isn't that good. Like, at all. It doesn't even really have the heart that some 80s films manage to exist from (like "Labyrinth"). The only thing this film has going for it are the special effects. The effects were revolutionary at the time, but, well....
August 12, 2011
TRON was amazing.
July 6, 2011
Looks really dated by now, but considering it was made in 1982, the special effects are quite impressive for their time. I'm sure audiences back then were just as amazed by its visuals as we are currently by its sequel. This has a somewhat better script, but overall I like Legacy...
June 17, 2011
Tron: "My User has information that could... that could make this a free system again! No, really! You'd have programs lined up just to use this place, and no MCP looking over your shoulder." Tron is a very cool sic-fi film that features some fun special effects. For the time, th...
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