TRON (Theatrical Release USA 1982)

 Ben Meyers’ Rating: 3.7|5.0 Starsììì 

Tron—outstanding in its time, archaic now—uses outdated computer animation with live action actors and a small storyline to produce the film. It’s rather like watching an old pong game with its backward, forward movement of a small ball of light except it is far more sophisticated than that but still relies on repetitive computer action over and over throughout its storyline. Watching it now makes one wonder why it was made…was it just to show off new technology? It is what it academic study of the history of computer animation technique as used in the entertainment industry. This movie makes one appreciate the significant contributions entertainment has made toward sophisticated computer work. 

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A game inventor needs to prove he invented a game. While trying to hack into a computer for that information, he accidentally gets sucked into the computer. and the adventure is on. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Steven Lisberger for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Donald Kushner for making the film possible. Cast includes: Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, Cindy Morgan, and Barnard Hughes. 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Maybe. The movie becomes a great academic study, but for average audiences the film has dated itself over the last 40 years.

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