TRON is one of those films that sits on a shelf in a nearby DVD store and gets overlooked by several people every day and it really is a shame because this film is absolutely excellent.
It follows the story of a man named Flynn, who designed a program the credit for which has gone to his ex-employer. However, said ex-employer's self-explanatory 'Master Control Program' has developed a form of sentience and digitises Flynn who appears in the computer world where programs walk around and interact with each other and the MCP is everyone's worst nightmare.
Although elements of the story are a little ridiculous, the fun of it is not diminished by that. The big battle that is waged through the film finds TRON, a security program, and Flynn fighting to defeat the machinations of the MCP with the fate of both worlds, real and computer, at stake.
The graphics are mind-bending if you consider that this film was made over twenty years ago. The design is excellent and there are many sequences that are simply beautiful to look at. Some of the story concepts are great as well, not in the least the light-cycle arena and the gladitorial fight to the death between bikers travelling and enormous speeds.
The only reason this film has only received four stars is that, since this is a 20th anniversary special, the extras are not all that wonderful. The commentary and making-of documentary were quite interesting, but there are only a couple of deleted scenes and the remaining extras are not that captivating.
Other than this minor gripe, a wonderful purchase and a film I would recommend to anyone. Even if you don't normally like science fiction films, give this one a try - it might surprise you.