I just watched Tron for the first time in 20 years. The movie wasn’t nearly as bad as I expected it to be, but it was still pretty hard to sit through.
There were a couple of memorable moments.
1) The meatspace bad guy (“Dillinger?”) says “The system isn’t there for user requests. It’s there for BUSINESS.”
Well, yeah. He’s RIGHT. User requests need to be brought in line with business reality. The system exists as a solution to business problems at the macro level, hopefully holistically approaching the matter, rather than simply letting users do what they usually do a little faster or more efficiently.
It’s amusing to listen to that and find that I agree with the bad guy (at least in one interpretation).
2) The credits… there’s a sequence where they credit the Taiwanese animators, and we have chinese characters running in vertical columns, green on black. If that’s not where the brothers Wachowski got the idea for their “Matrix” visual I’m a hairless gracile ape.
Jay, if you’re reading… good costume, dude. Capturing the “flow” effects of their circuitry would have been perfection, but you did fine without it. Besides, how many people have seen the film recently enough to compary?