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12 March 2011 @ 09:29 pm
That was awesome!  
We went to see Tron Legacy at the cheapy theatre this afternoon. I think i need to go to rotten tomatoes, write down the names of everyone who said it sucked, and then never listen to any review of theirs ever again.

I guess it falls under the category of evolutionary, not revolutionary, but it was still pretty damn good. At least if you're familiar with and liked the original Tron. It actually has a pretty decent and comprehendable plot for an action movie like this. Everyone does relatively intelligent things for relatively intelligent reasons. Most of the "dumb" stuff can easily be chalked up to lack of information or naivete on the part of the people making the decisions.

There's just two questions i have, which i suppose are technically spoilers, though they really don't reveal anything important about the plot.

So why did Flynn decide to create a new world rather than just improving the old one?

And is it safe to assume that the old world is doing fine on another server and he didn't delete it to make room or anything like that? And presumably the old world is still going along fine since it has neither MCP or anyone else around to screw things up?
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Kirin: Servbot-3Dkirinn on March 13th, 2011 02:26 pm (UTC)
You just now saw this? Yeah, it was pretty darn decent. I had kinda wanted to see it in Imax but didn't manage to fit it in, but I did see it in a regular theater near opening.

I'm not sure I'm entirely following your questions... you mean the computer world from the first Tron? My memory of the details may be fuzzy, but do we actually know this *isn't* an evolution of it? Or are you going from flashbacks where he's looking out over a bunch of emptiness or something?

Regardless, if his big goal at the time was to create the "perfect system", I can certainly see it seeming cleaner to start from scratch on a new server. Plus, now that I think of it, they seem to be on a server that's isolated from the rest of the company and the net at large - which turned out to be a really good idea, and although I don't remember him saying anything about it, it's possible one of the reasons Flynn was working on an isolated system was easier damage control in the event of just such a catastrophe.
DonAithnendonaithnen on March 13th, 2011 07:10 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it was specifically mentioned at one point that he created a new world and brought Tron over from the old one.

From what i understand the meta reason was so that they could have an excuse for redoing the look of the costumes and cities, which is why the suits and lightcycles and such don't look exactly like they did in the old one. Although personally i wouldn't have minded it looking more like the original, i'm kinda impressed that they went to that level of detail for explaining the difference.
Beth Leonardbeth_leonard on March 14th, 2011 06:32 am (UTC)
To me the recent movie was just an excuse to reintroduce the characters who will appear in a soon-to-come sequel that hopefully has more plot. I had a great time watching the movie, but I still think they could have done more with the plot of this one.

--Beth
Cjporfinn on March 14th, 2011 02:51 pm (UTC)
I loved it!