The Legacy of 'Tron'
by, 10-31-2010 at 11:21 AM
OK, let's be honest here. [I]Tron[/I] was never a great movie.
Visually stunning for its time, yes, but not much else. The story had something to do with a video game geek (Jeff Bridges) getting back the game programs that the evil corporate hot shot (David Warner) stole from him. The game geek hangs out with the computer geek (Bruce Boxleitner) and the lab geek (the hot chick from Caddyshack). Lame dialog, trite storyline. The game geek gets zapped into a computer grid. Complications ensue.
If Disney had made [I]Tron[/I] ten years earlier, Kurt Russell would've starred as Kevin Flynn and Cesar Romero would've been Master Control. But, this was 1982 and computer animation was about to change everything you knew about movies. What do you remember about the first time you saw [I]Tron[/I]? It sure as heck wasn't the story. It was all about super-cool special effects and light cycle races. Am I right?
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