The All-Powerful Atheismo: Dimensio:Tron Legacy was an action movie written with little regard for an understanding computer science.Uh when was the last time you saw the first one? It has just as little regard
SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Tron Legacy was the better of the two. Sorry. It's one of those films that if I flip across it on TV, I invariably find myself watching it through. The original is interesting, but just not as fun.And as has been pointed out, Olivia Wilde + Daft Punk = so much farking win it's painful.
ModernPrimitive01: Tron 2 was lame. Tron 1 was amazingly inventive and revolutionary. It sparked many a nerdy conversation and left you thinking about deeper issues. Tron 2 was an action movie with lots of neon
dickfreckle: Yes, I am a tremendous motorcycle nerd.
thecpt: That scene makes me want to buy a motorcycle every time I watch it.
I am Wee Todd Ed: Did Flynn also create teleportation?Send a laser thingee to mars and set it up with remote controlled robots. Download some astronauts/colonists here on Earth to the grid, upload them on Mars....boom...I just created teleportation and human space travel over incredible distances is now possible!!!
yves0010: The whole concept of perfection was a minor subplot that was not really explored to its fullest.
Dimensio: Tron at least attempted to explore the concept of a world within a computer system. Tron Legacy made no effort to retain adherence to that concept; the computer world of Tron Legacy is at best an artifact of its source material.
Dimensio: Dimensio:Tron Legacy was an action movie written with little regard for an understanding computer science. [...] The first movie incorporated some basic understanding of computer technology and use at the time. [...] Tron Legacy made no effort to relate its "computer" world to reality...
BAMFinator: I have never been happier to be proven wrong.
I am Wee Todd Ed: The purpose of the grid is so that Flynn can play GodIf you think about it, Flynn created a computer universe which he can sculpt and mold as he wishes. He can create programs that can think and feel for itself. He can come down from the real, physical world to visit and interact with his creation much like God. CLU, like Lucifer knew Flynn/God's plan for the universe, didn't like it, and tried to create his own version of the universe. CLU knew that there was another plain of reality and wanted to overtake that other reality much like Lucifer storming the gates of Heaven.Also, like God, Flynn can fix damaged programs and correct any glitches basically he can eliminate all pain and suffering and create a paradise for his creations to live in. So, is Flynn an a$$hole? Because when he leaves the grid he can't fix damaged programs or glitches since he's not there physically. Doesn't he have an obligation to look after his creation? Is he a bad god?There are programs that created themselves and come out of the darkness to the grid. Flynn didn't create them and wonders how they came into being. They are exterminated by CLU but if they created themselves it makes you wonder if they can ever really be destroyed forever as where do they really go after death?Plus, can a User extend their natural life by living solely in the grid? Flynn said that minutes and hours in the real world was days and months in the grid. If a User's physical body is downloaded to the grid, can't someone go into their program and delete any undesired medical conditions? Say you have cancer, well download to the grid and live there for as long as it takes for someone in the reall world to adjust your program to eliminate all the cancer cells. You upload back to the real world in a new physical body that is now free of cancer. Remember how the laser thingee makes a users physical body disappear when downloading to the grid and reappear when uploading? Why can't it eliminate cer ...
Dimensio: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Dimensio:Tron Legacy was an action movie written with little regard for an understanding computer science.Uh when was the last time you saw the first one? It has just as little regardThe first movie incorporated some basic understanding of computer technology and use at the time. Given general public understanding of computers, and given the writer's inexperience with computer systems, the result was acceptable. It created a sufficient framework for the writers of Tron 2.0 to build a more comprehensive universe created with a deeper understanding of computer systems and updated to technology of the era.Tron Legacy made no effort to relate its "computer" world to reality. The "system" of the original Tron was a corporate mainframe and thus served the purpose that would be served by a mainframe. Programs in Tron had been written with definable purpose; Peter Jurasik's minor character was an actuaries calculator, Tron was a security application and Master Control had originally been written as a chess program. While the original purpose of every program was not known, enough initial background was provided to create a reason for a viewer to assume that a purpose for every program did exist, even if it was not stated.In Tron Legay, the "system" had no tangible purpose; at no time was I able to discern Kevin Flynn's "purpose" for attempting to create a "perfect system". I inferred that he planned to relate the system to life in the real world somehow, but how this relationship would ever be established was never defined. I also never understood the purpose of any program within the system; whether Tron maintained his original purpose of being a security program or whether he took on a new purpose was never stated, and I never understood what purpose CLU was intended to serve apart from being an assistant of some sort to Kevin Flynn -- but without knowing what Flynn himself had intended to accomplish with his "system", I cannot ...
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