As Kevin Flynn searches his work computer for classified information relating to video games, he is "digitalized" by a laser and finds himself actually inside the computer, where people are programs and criminals are computer viruses. Tron is the first feature film to have long computer generated scenes and thus, is seen as a milestone in cinematic history.
It has been awhile since I watched this film. So I had to watch it again to get the full effect before the newer one was released. I have a lot of things against this film though as a movie. The concept for its time was amazing. I will give it that. But the filming was a bit off. The cast was half and half. Jeff Bridges was great. He basically made the movie. Bruce Boxleitner who is Allen and Tron did a decent job. As Allen he didn't seem to fit well, but did fit as Tron. Cindy Morgan was the love interest of both Bridges character and Boxleitner. She was not a very good actress. It was like her emotion was shut off. David Warner was a excellent bad guy. Even though Master Control was pretty much the main bad guy, Warner was a close second. Like I said, the concept was great. It really had something going for it. The Grid world was excellent and how most of the small characters were named after computer terms was clever. An example would be Dan Shor's character named RAM. The film on the grid was shot combination rotoscope and hand drawn. This gave the film more of a fantasy feel when you were in the Grid. The use of colors in the film were vibrant and interesting to keep the viewers attention. Now they needed this since some of the scenes were just really boring; making you wait for the more interesting parts. The music was orchestrated, but at sound parts sounded like a Sunday afternoon made for TV movie; which didn't fit with the epic feel of the film. The only other problem was the ending of the film. It just stopped. Very undeveloped with the characters and the story. They were trying to set it up for a sequel, but the way it was done, you couldn't even tell. You just felt like everything was left out. Tron was a gem of its time. But if you look at it as a whole, it is just a decent movie.