So I wanted to see the new TRON movie, TRON: Legacy. In preparation for this, we rented (and watched) the original release. Well, it was actually the 20th Anniversary Collector’s Edition, but that made it cooler because it had all kinds of extra features. Overall, I would give it (the original) a 8/10 for graphics and effects (taking into account the rather primitive nature of the technology compared to today), but only a 4/10 for story and dialogue.
The new movie, TRON: Legacy, on the other hand earned a solid 7/10 (from me). The writing was much better this time around, and the graphics/effects were very cool. But the story seemed to have no relation to the original. I dunno… it would have been nice to have more than a passing reference to Dillinger Sr. Still, it was a fun movie. The lightcycle battle was way better than the original. We saw the 3D version, so the effect was that much better still.
So if you like SF films, feel free to check it out.