Watched most of Tron again on Sunday as my flatmate hadn’t finished watching it and wanted to watch the sequel, Tron: Legacy.
I’m still undecided if Tron has aged well or not. It’s exactly as I remember it, but that’s not saying much. Sure it’s old, but it’s almost functional; wire frames and low, low polygon blocks. Compared with Tron: Legacy, which is just a glossy version of the real world, it’s much more like being in a computer (well).
The story doesn’t make a whole heap of sense, but is good enough the worst part is really the long ‘special effects’ sequences, which were groundbreaking at the time, but dull now.
Tron was one of those movies I would watch at Christmas growing up and as such will always be fairly seminal for me (and the computer effects industry). Indeed it’s well worth reading about (or watching on the 20th anniversary DVD’s extra features) for an insight into just how Tron came about and it’s effect on how movies were made.