|Formats:||PG DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, Cindy Morgan|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Family - Comedy, Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Sci-fi - General, Sci-fi - Robots|
|Studio:||WALT DISNEY HOME VIDEO|
|Collections:||100 Eighties Greats, Back to the 80s, Decades: 80s, Mind Bending Films, Put Your Feet Up, Robots & Cyborgs, Robots Etc, TFI Friday!|
Tron - Bonus Disc
|Run time:||1 hour 32 minutes|
|Rental release:||14 Oct 2002|
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Instant Classic - Disney at it's bestBy Talsar (31 reviews) from Vulcan , 22 Jul 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]Having seen this movie over 400 times, owned it on various formats, VHS, DVD etc, i have to say i have never been dissappointed watching this film.
It has everything that a modern classic has, and the special effects (from the 80's) in this movie, dont even look outdated to this day, this was the first movie to use full Human/CGI (Matrix etc).
You got to own this for your collection
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Completely catatronicBy a customer , 05 May 2013The only people I can see this film having any appeal to are the nostalgic middle-aged who watched this as youngsters and were thrilled with the then-new spectacle of action-based gaming and computer graphics/animation. Awful. On every level.
its okBy a customer , 06 Dec 2012the movie was good to watch it and you can watch it with family, the action is good to watch
Not quite a classic, but still a great film.By ChubbyWilliams (2 reviews) , 09 Nov 2012I never saw this film growing up, so perhaps I'm not looking this though the rose tinted glasses of nostalgia.
I can imagine watching this as a child and being blown away, but the fact is for those of us who aren't children of the 80's Tron is nothing to special. The actual plot of the film is a very standard fantasy adventure, similar to The Never Ending Story or Labyrinth (an everyman is taken from reality and placed in a magical world where they have to complete some task in order bring order to the land and return home).
What makes this film stand out is, if you have any interest in the history of film, is how amazingly innovative and revolutionary it was. Tron is basically it's days Avatar. It's use of rotoscoping and computer generated imagery changed the way people make films.
so, a pretty middle of the road fantasy adventure film with great nostalgia value and an interesting piece of film history. Its worth a watch,
"That's Tron. He fights for the Users".By MAXIMILIAN (176 reviews) from BURNHAM , 05 Aug 2012TRON is an old favourite of mine from way back. I first saw it aged 10 on VHS in 1983 and have loved it ever since. Great, clever, original story, brilliant ground-breaking special effects, decent acting (especially from DAVID WARNER as Dillinger / Sark) and a good score. It's a shame that TRON suffered at the hands of Spielberg's E. T. - THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL, released in the cinema in December 1982, the same month as TRON and so TRON suffered because everybody went back to see E. T. instead. But the importance of TRON cannot be overlooked. Without TRON, there would be no PIXAR. Without PIXAR there would be no TOY STORY, no INCREDIBLES, no CARS. The ground-breaking special effects in TRON blazed a trail for AVATAR, the TERMINATOR, THE ABYSS - so many other CGI films tht we now take for granted. None of it would've happened without TRON. It is worth waiting 28 years for the sequel, TRON LEGACY, which had even better special effects, but not a better story. All hail the MCP. End of line.
Some day we'll look back and laughBy tam115 (20 reviews) from Southampton , 05 May 2012Its an interesting thought that in 20 years time we'll look back on the likes of Avatar and this movies very own sequel and cringe at the shocking CGI. That is the truth that every movie that exists for special effects has to accept, its only the big boy until the next big thing. The reason Star wars, Ghostbusters, its a wonderful life etc... are still popular is because they existed for more than short term gain in eye candy to reach out to the emotions of the human race for eternity.
It was a movie designed to be a technical experiment, and has little else to offer. Tech which is now so outdated its frankly humorous to think I can outdo it with my own software.
This movie does have some redeeming features. The concept is certainly fresh, Jeff Bridges's character is likable enough, and it was engaging enough for me to see it through. But on every other aspect it is average at best. Average characters and average action, with frankly laughable dialogue.
Even so I can't help but have a great amount of respect for tron. I love today's CG movies, would they be there if this hadn't started the trend?
Tron is not awful, its just average. If you enjoyed the sequel or just cannot quell your curiosity its worth a look, just don't expect it to be more than light entertainment.
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