First of all, after reading many of the reviews here I just have to say that many must not be from very intelligent people.
First of all folks, THIS review is SUPPOSED to be for the ORIGINAL Tron from 1982 (check up at the top); NOT the current Tron: Legacy. Secondly, BOTH movies have a target audience of very tech savvy individuals, and if you're not, then "you won't get it".
Tron (1982) was WAY ahead of its time. This is why it "flopped" (as one poster bemoaned). It has had a very loyal (and ever growing, with technology) following since then though.
Tron was cinematic magic as producing "those" graphics at "that time" seemed impossible. They were amazing for their time, but I get the feeling most here can't appreciate that.
And you people taking kids around 6, 7, 8, etc to see this... what (if anything) were you thinking? "It's Disney or PG so it must be OK for all kids"? This is NOT an average kid's movie (and again, based on the reviews here, not for most purveyors of this site either). On a side note, my friend brought his 11 year old child to see Tron: Legacy, and she loved it. Yes, SHE. But she is not your average kid, she is very intelligent.
Very shallow, simpleton thinking here. Nothing wrong with that, but I just don't think this was a movie for most of you here, and therefore you shouldn't be saying it was bad... but instead, just that it didn't appeal to you as you didn't get it.
For me, I love the original, and I really love the new one. It's awesome! I had two people in their 20's over to watch the original for the first time first, then we went and saw TRON: LEGACY and just got back from seeing it for my 4th time in IMAX 3D. They "got" both, and loved both, and we talked about them for a long time afterwards. We are planning to see it yet AGAIN. Also bought the soundtrack as it is AMAZING.
I was going to write more here but I have just realized "what's the point"?
The Trons are "thinking people's" movies. I suggest most here stick to movies like "Tangled", "UP!", and "Despicable Me". Not that those are bad movies, I've seen all of those and they are very good, but they are also very easy to follow and not much thinking or analysis is required; just good old, simple, disposable movies. Tron is "different", and it's GREAT, if you have the aptitude.