Let’s all celebrate yet another 35th anniversary of a major sci-fi milestone -- because the summer of 1982 packed in a pretty serious amount of these. On this day in 1982, Tron premiered.
If you were a pre-teen in 1982 (and you easily could have been, demographics-wise), you were pumped for this. E.T. had just come out a few weeks earlier, then Blade Runner. And now a movie about fast things in a computer grid being awesome. Tron blew some minds back then:
The plot’s a little “wait, what?” in places, but it turned out pretty well. There was also the reboot/sequel, Tron:Legacy, in 2010 and while it wasn’t bad and ALSO HAD JEFF BRIDGES, the original Tron is the one that mostly holds up. Because light bikes.
Also on this day in 2010, Predators premiered. And like, not to bag on a reboot/sequel/story in an established universe (any more than we already do) but when-oh-when can we have original stories again, y’know?
Tomorrow: Escape from both New York and Thunderdome.