Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Interesting Tron Fact

Aimlessly surfing the Internet, as I usually do, I found an interesting fact about the original Tron movie we watched so long ago.  Apparently it didn't win an Academy Award for best special effects because the academy said they "cheated" by using computers.  Interesting? I think so.  Especially going off the fact that special effects happen primarily with computers nowadays.  While these "special effects" didn't look that great when we watched the movie (because we have been conditioned to better special effects throughout our lives), they were completely breakthrough in that time.  And obviously to the point where the Academy thought they cheated. 

1 comment:

  1. Compared to other '80s movies Tron's effects were pretty good. They had to use computers otherwise it would be bad '80s make-up and costumes everywhere...no offence to "Gremlins" or "Goonies."