History YMMV / Tron

3rd Apr '17 2:20:11 PM DracoKanji
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!!''Film/{{Tron}}'' (1982)



** The most powerful computer they had for rendering was the size of a refrigerator, had a CPU core that ran at about [=10Mhz=], [=2MB=] of RAM, access to barely [=300MB=] of storage on a room full of storage devices also the size of refrigerators, and each one of those boxes cost many tens of thousands of dollars. And these folks had the ''audacity'' to decide to make movies on them!
*** (In comparison, the average smartphone today costs a couple hundred bucks, fits in your hand, has two CPU cores running about 750 times faster, each, 1000 times more memory, and you can buy a memory card 1/4 the size of a postage stamp that offers 10x the amount of storage for about $20. TechnologyMarchesOn, indeed.)
** Not only that, but this was one of the first major uses of outsourcing. With [[Creator/WangFilmProductions a certain Taiwanese animation company]] behind the familiar Tron lines (and most of the other coloring as well).

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** The most powerful computer they had for rendering was the size of a refrigerator, had a CPU core that ran at about [=10Mhz=], [=2MB=] of RAM, access to barely [=300MB=] of storage on a room full of storage devices also the size of refrigerators, and each one of those boxes cost many tens of thousands of dollars. And these folks had the ''audacity'' to decide to make movies on them!
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them! (In comparison, the average smartphone today costs a couple hundred bucks, fits in your hand, has two CPU cores running about 750 times faster, each, 1000 times more memory, and you can buy a memory card 1/4 the size of a postage stamp that offers 10x the amount of storage for about $20. TechnologyMarchesOn, indeed.)
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** Not only that, but this This was one of the first major uses of outsourcing.outsourcing for film making. With [[Creator/WangFilmProductions a certain Taiwanese animation company]] behind the familiar Tron lines (and most of the other coloring as well).


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!!General
* FandomRivalry: With ''Film/{{Tomorrowland}}'', but mainly one-sided. This is largely to do with the fact that Disney bet the success of ''science fiction as a whole'' on that one movie. After it had a similar turn out to, ironically enough, the original ''Tron'', they cancelled all future endeavors in the genre for the foreseeable future. This meant the cancellation of several films, including an in-the-works ''Legacy'' sequel. ''Tomorrowland'' fans tend not to have any animosity towards ''Tron'' fans (assuming they aren't fans of both), but ''Tron'' fans aren't very happy that the lukewarm reception of another "theme park attraction as premise" movie didn't live up to ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'''s standard.
27th Feb '17 1:32:14 PM Allronix
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* HarsherInHindsight: After watching the sequel, watching the first film can be painful. That cheerful smartass protagonist ends up a broken, ruined man; widowed before age 35, goes half-crazy from the stress, is betrayed by his creation, and spends the rest of his days (the equivalent of 1000 years) in a HopelessWar or exile. The title character? There are [[FateWorseThanDeath fates worse than de-rez]] and he gets handed them all. Sark's taunt about how Tron should have joined him? "Rinzler" ends up serving the same function for Clu 2.0 as Sark did for Master Control. The last scene where the three human protagonists have a GroupHug and walk off into the sunset? Well, no matter what timeline you use ([[VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh 2.0]] or ''Film/TronLegacy''), that PowerTrio breaks up, with Alan left to carry on alone. It's actually ''nicer'' in the ''Legacy'' timeline as Lora's PutOnABus instead of StuffedIntoTheFridge.



* HarsherInHindsight: After watching the sequel, watching the first film can be painful. That cheerful smartass protagonist ends up a broken, ruined man; widowed before age 35, goes half-crazy from the stress, is betrayed by his creation, and spends the rest of his days (the equivalent of 1000 years) in a HopelessWar or exile. The title character? There are [[FateWorseThanDeath fates worse than de-rez]] and he gets handed them all. Sark's taunt about how Tron should have joined him? "Rinzler" ends up serving the same function for Clu 2.0 as Sark did for Master Control. The last scene where the three human protagonists have a GroupHug and walk off into the sunset? Well, no matter what timeline you use ([[VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh 2.0]] or ''Film/TronLegacy''), that PowerTrio breaks up, with Alan left to carry on alone. It's actually ''nicer'' in the ''Legacy'' timeline as Lora's PutOnABus instead of StuffedIntoTheFridge.
27th Feb '17 12:54:54 PM Allronix
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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: The character on screen credited as "Popcorn Guy," and implied to be Ram's User is given a name (Roy Kleinburg) and large part in the ExpandedUniverse as the fiercest defender of Gibbs's and Flynn's vision for Encom and the future of computing, becoming a dedicated hacktivist. Oh, and he's HeterosexualLifePartners with Alan Bradley, whose role in Flynn Lives is more covert. Ram's faith was anything but misplaced.
1st Jan '17 4:32:00 PM Animeking1108
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* SignatureScene: The Light Cycle chase and the Disc battle scenes are arguably the most memorable.
24th Nov '16 5:32:17 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: [[{{AlternativeCharacterInterpretation/Tron}} See section under Film.]] The characterization being a bit thin, the characters and motivations could be read in several ways across both films.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: [[{{AlternativeCharacterInterpretation/Tron}} See section under Film.]] The characterization being a bit thin, the characters and motivations could be read in several ways across both films.
8th Aug '16 10:36:50 AM WhatArtThee
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: The film itself came out before the PG-13 rating (1982), and while it was technically aimed at kids, it was much DarkerAndEdgier than the usual Creator/{{Disney}} fare. On its roster; brutal on-screen deaths (including a BoomHeadshot with some [[LudicrousGibs gibs]]), ElectricTorture (Clu 1.0 is tortured to death, Dumont and the other Tower Guardians come close to it), overt religious themes (more blatant than the second film's), a brief flirtation with a LoveTriangle (or ThreesomeSubtext), snarky innuendo and a ShirtlessScene... then there's the DeletedScene that was ostensibly cut for pacing, but was quite obviously sexual in nature.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: The film itself came out before the PG-13 rating (1982), and while it was technically aimed at kids, it was much DarkerAndEdgier than the usual Creator/{{Disney}} fare. On its roster; brutal on-screen deaths (including a BoomHeadshot with some [[LudicrousGibs gibs]]), ElectricTorture (Clu 1.0 is tortured to death, Dumont and the other Tower Guardians come close to it), overt religious themes (more blatant than the second film's), a brief flirtation with a LoveTriangle (or ThreesomeSubtext), ThreesomeSubtext, snarky innuendo and a ShirtlessScene... then there's the DeletedScene that was ostensibly cut for pacing, but was quite obviously sexual in nature.
22nd Feb '16 1:36:51 PM Allronix
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* OneTrueThreesome: See ThreesomeSubtext - Flynn/Lora/Alan is a RunningGag in fandom, nicknamed "Big Dumb OT3" on {{Tumblr}}. It's a satisfactory workaround for those who ship Alan/Flynn, but don't want to discard the canonical Alan/Lora marriage.
25th Jan '16 9:21:41 AM pittsburghmuggle
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* ComplacentGamingSyndrome: In the arcade game, there are blind spots to the AI on the tank level. The cubbyhole to the upper right lets you shoot any tank that comes near long before it gets near you, and if you move into the pink transporter ''just short'' of actually transporting, the AI can drive right past you and will not collide with you. Once you pick up those tricks, the tank level is one of the easiest in the game - all you have to do is get to those spots.
16th Dec '15 6:55:26 PM Allronix
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: See section under Film. The characterization being a bit thin, the characters and motivations could be read in several ways across both films.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: [[{{AlternativeCharacterInterpretation/Tron}} See section under Film. Film.]] The characterization being a bit thin, the characters and motivations could be read in several ways across both films.
22nd Oct '15 4:52:12 PM nombretomado
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: The film itself came out before the PG-13 rating (1982), and while it was technically aimed at kids, it was much DarkerAndEdgier than the usual {{Disney}} fare. On its roster; brutal on-screen deaths (including a BoomHeadshot with some [[LudicrousGibs gibs]]), ElectricTorture (Clu 1.0 is tortured to death, Dumont and the other Tower Guardians come close to it), overt religious themes (more blatant than the second film's), a brief flirtation with a LoveTriangle (or ThreesomeSubtext), snarky innuendo and a ShirtlessScene... then there's the DeletedScene that was ostensibly cut for pacing, but was quite obviously sexual in nature.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: The film itself came out before the PG-13 rating (1982), and while it was technically aimed at kids, it was much DarkerAndEdgier than the usual {{Disney}} Creator/{{Disney}} fare. On its roster; brutal on-screen deaths (including a BoomHeadshot with some [[LudicrousGibs gibs]]), ElectricTorture (Clu 1.0 is tortured to death, Dumont and the other Tower Guardians come close to it), overt religious themes (more blatant than the second film's), a brief flirtation with a LoveTriangle (or ThreesomeSubtext), snarky innuendo and a ShirtlessScene... then there's the DeletedScene that was ostensibly cut for pacing, but was quite obviously sexual in nature.
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