First of all, I have to say the TRON movie is an epic fail. Nevertheless, there is the gorgeous Daft Punk soundtrack and a couple of worthy scientific issues in one way or another depicted in the movie. We are all used to uncovered scientific lies, distortions and fantasies in the Hollywood pictures. Fortunately, this doesn’t have to be the case in all the SciFi movies now. Scientific deciet and the damage it causes have been taken in account, although it’s not always obvious yet if a particular movie was created based on the knowledge of physical or any other kind of law. Anyway, TRON is a good example of an attempt to incorporate some real science into a Hollywood movie.
It’s hard to believe that when Steven Lisberger made the original 1982 cult film TRON, he was ineligible for an Academy Award for visual effects, because he’d used computers—and that was considered a form of cheating at that time.