Hosted by Remi Lavictoire, Jonathan Colbon and Ian Fults
Podcast length: 57:37
Tron is still a fun movie to watch, and it’s really an education in the origins of computer animation. Since it’s from Disney, it’s film that can shown to younger kids. Jonathan and Ian believe that Tron could do with a remastering of the special effects, but shouldn’t be rebooted. The film really captured the imagination of young people in the 80’s who spent many an hour (and quarter) in the local video arcade.
The consensus seemed to be that Tron was more a vehicle to showcase Tron’s groundbreaking visual effects, and the storyline was somewhat thin. Rem thought it was odd casting that Jeff Bridges didn’t actually play Tron. It was a bit confusing that the character the movie was named after was the lead actor, but Rem misses the point sometimes.
We all agreed that Tron is necessary Sci-Fi viewing for it’s cutting edge special effects and vision of what computer animation could achieve. Sure, it’s mostly focused on the visuals and the effects are out of date, but it shows us where our present day animation magic originated.
Director: Steven Lisberger
Writers: Steven Lisberger & Bonnie MacBird
Jeff Bridges – Kevin Flynn / Clu
Bruce Boxleitner – Alan Bradley / Tron
Cindy Morgan – Lora / Yori
David Warner – Ed Dillinger / Sark / Master Control Program
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