Video Review

Tron (1996)

MPAA Rating: PG
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Movie Rated: PG; Genres: Action/Adventure, Sci-fi and Fantasy; With: Bruce Boxleitner, Jeff Bridges and David Warner; Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures

This new edition of Tron, Disney's widely celebrated (though hardly beloved) movie about life inside a videogame is about as deluxe as laserdiscs get — a freezable widescreen transfer featuring commentary by the creative team, plus an extra disc's worth of deleted scenes, extra soundtrack music, and theatrical trailers. Unfortunately, the movie itself is still a badly scripted mess whose truly groundbreaking computer animation looks pretty cheesy on a TV set. In short: It's the definition of period piece. B

Originally posted Dec 22, 1995 Published in issue #306 Dec 22, 1995 Order article reprints
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