When we left the theatre, I remember bubbling over with effusive excitement, still reeling from the powerful awesome I'd just seen. Light cycles, electronic tanks, solar sails!
And then I listened to the people around me. Everyone else in the theatre hated it. Everyone was bitching, moaning, very negative. I was crushed, really distressed. Later, I asked my dad why no one else liked it. He told me that it was probably because they didn't understand it. They didn't know as much about computers as we did, so it made no sense to them.
I accepted this answer, but I didn't like it. It drove a neat little wedge between me and 'most people'. It was the first time I ever really felt that other people did not know what I knew, did not share the same excitement about the things I loved.
And now, years later, all these assholes think Tron's trendy and awesome, as if they loved it the whole time. You lying shits! You hated that movie! You think now because you understand the difference between a left click and right click you can go back and love this movie? Fuck you.
Here's a fan-made trailer for the original movie, which makes it seem far greater than it actually was: