Tron Pron - short reviews for short people
I threw this on late one night trying to catch some zzz's and instead it had the opposite effect. It kept me up until the wee hours of the morning until Jeff Bridges had his way with that pesky Master Control Program.
Amazing how the special effects of this film still hold up after all this time. The idea of worlds inside computers has been explored since with movies like The Matrix, The Lawnmower man, and shows like Reboot. But this was the first, at least to my knowledge, of those stories in film.
It executes the idea well by alluding to different computer programs as actual characters and having them embody their specific program characteristics.
Also, how the programs refer to us as "users"; these unseen entities that look over them and give them commands to follow is a nicely used allegory in reference to modern religion. I also really liked how the real life characters had counterparts inside the "system" that were played by the same actors. Sort of a Wizard Of Oz type theme going on here. Still, great fun.
Apparently Tron 2 is filming now, it is entitled TR2N. i don't know how to say that.. so i won't. It's like that pop band in the 90's called 5ive.. what the hell is that? doesn't make any sense. do i say five ive? Or that Daft Punk movie Interstella 5555: The 5tory of 5ecret 5tar 5ystem. gimme a break with that.
yeah tron. check it out.... and that's all i have to say about that...