9 July 2017; “TRON” (1982) Throwback

Get ready for today’s…Blast from the Past!

The 1980s has given the world sometimes great, sometimes brilliant, and sometimes influential films much like this charming one…

“Tron” was released on this day July 9th 1982, making the film 35 years old as of today.This exciting sci-fi adventure follows Kevin Flynn (played with charm by Oscar winner Jeff Bridges), who is a software engineer and ends up being transported forcefully into a digital world where he must participate in gladiatorial games in order to escape. Along the way, he meets a heroic security program named Tron (played by Bruce Boxleitner), who has a similar likeness to his friend Alan Bradley back in the real world.

Fun fact; the film was Oscar nominated for Best Costume Design and Sound.According to my research, the Academy refused to nominate the film for Best Visual Effects because they believed they cheated by using computers.

Not only that, but the film has inspired many individuals because of its visual effects. John Lasseter stated how the film has helped him see the potential of CGI in the production of animated films, while also saying that without Tron, there would be no Toy Story.

The AFI (American Film Institute) nominated the film for its Top 10 Science Fiction Films list in 2008.

If you are looking for a fun sci-fi adventure along with a great cast that also includes David Warner, then this is for you or for anyone you know, who likes the aforementioned aspects.

Recommended for those who are sci-fi fans, like the mentioned actors, as well as video gamers because of the revolutionary effects at the time.

Poster source: IMP (Internet Movie Poster) Awards.