|Tron Fanatic Wrote:I like the idea that Flynn isn't actually "logged in" the best. If he were appearing as a White program that'd be one thing, but in the form we see him in the trailer, it seems that digitization has done absolutely NOTHING to him.
I've always seen the circuitry 'suits' not as clothes, but as an actual part of a Program's body. It's not something you can peel off at the end of the day to take a shower. In fact, you don't need to shower, cuz you don't sweat and have B.O. etc. That's just not the way I ever thought things worked in Tron. Anymore than something like... parking a lightcycle on the street while you go into a building. They rez out. A cycle is never present if someone isn't riding it. Then again, they also didn't have toggle switches for their lights and jetwalls. Canyons weren't made of actual rock (like the one in the trailer seems to be).
Seeing Flynn in the digital world without any circuits on him just doesn't make sense to me. The room he's in seems equally detached from the digital world as his clothes are. So something very odd is going on, or Disney is just completely off their rocker. (unfortunately, option two is the most likely. Disney has already done their one big movie franchise of the decade, and that's POTC. after they've done something right, they typically do 100 things wrong before they get anything right again).
Greetings, Programs. I humbly ask that you please forgive me for the "data stream" that follows, but I'm excited about the possibilities of the plot in TR2N: As far as the digitization thing, maybe it's gotten to the point where Flynn has gotten used to the effects of going back and forth between the two realms, and that the digitization process (as the screenwriters may have written it now) is now a metaphor for a similar process one goes through when they meditate, i.e., getting your mind clear, so that your spirit and soul can successfully journey and/or transition to a tranquil place where one can connect with another realm. It's quite interesting to me that one of the visual motifs that stands out in TRON is the image of flying through a tunnel towards an electronic world. In a round-about way, it reminds me of all those NDEs (Near-Death-Experiences) I've heard and read about where people discuss flying through a tunnel towards a light. Wonder what Syd Mead, III, and the other effects companies, as well as Lisberger himself, were thinking when they scripted and designed that scene? That's one question I'd love to ask those guys.
In regards to the suits/programs' bodies, given the visual aesthetic of the first film and TRON 2.0, seeing Flynn in the digital world without circuits on him doesn't make sense. However, then again, programs really are nothing more than lines of code, and correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't it only be logical for electronic devices (not programs) to have circuits? I mean, what justifies programs having conduits through which power travel?
I was watching TRON again recently, and after seeing the new trailer repeatedly and thinking about TRON (and a fanfic that's been boiling in my head for weeks which I'm calling, "TRON: THE 3RD SECTOR"), that's one thing I was thinking about - why Lisberger and Syd Mead gave something created by lines of code, electrical circuits. I figured maybe it was more of a visual embellishment, a design element thrown in to show the program's psychological or "biological/physiological" (since these are programs, not biological organisms) state of being ,enabling the film viewer to connect psychologically and visually with the characters on screen. If I ever get the chance to meet Steven Lisberger and the amazing Syd Mead, that's another point I'd definitely pick their brains on.
I know one thing for sure: I cannot wait to start seeing more stuff on TR2N and of course, to see the finished product in the movie theater. End of Line.