I feel like picking apart that plot outline one piece at a time:
|Qix77 Wrote:TRON (title not final) (In Disney Digital 3D™)|
THANK THE USERS (that the title's not final).
Also, I hope this movie is available in "old-school" 2D. Wearing 3D glasses over my actual glasses still provides a 3D effect, but makes the image blurrier than the bootleg trailer of TR2N from comicon.
|TRON is a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that’s unlike anything ever captured on the big screen.|
So the first film wasn't captured on the big screen? Or this movie is nothing like the first film. Way to go, Disney Marketing.
|Sam Flynn (GARRETT HEDLUND),|
Wait, wasn't his name originally Sean Flynn?
No. Savvy is not a cool word. Do not use it. EVER. Especially when talking about TRON. Which, unlike most Disney properties today, actually IS cool.
27 years before 2011 is 1982, the year TRON came out. TRON 2.0 had numerous references to the year 1982 (Jet was born in 1982 (another possible element linking the film together with the game), the EN12-82 mainframe, etc). This could have possibly originally been a reference to the year (considering the movie was originally supposed to come out in 2011). I think it's likely that Sam Flynn will be 26 in the movie (assuming it comes out in 2010), so that the reference works. It could also be somewhat of a story element, saying that, after Flynn's adventures in the computer in 1982, he found a woman he loved, and felt *inspired* to have a child due to his experiences in the computer, then having Sam the year after.
Yeah, I'm running outta ideas. Next:
|of Kevin Flynn (JEFF BRIDGES), looks into his father’s disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 25 years.|
This is an interesting plot element, indeed. Sam would've been 2 years old at the time Flynn was digitized, thus he would've never met Flynn. Assuming the film takes place in the year 2010, Flynn would've been digitized in the year 1985, which eliminates the possibility of a flashback scene featuring Jeff Bridges. Sam would've essentially never met his father. Assuming Kevin Flynn's wife didn't know about the situation, she could assume that he left her, thus resulting in her not telling Sam about his father until (just a guess) Sam finds an old picture of his mom and Kevin Flynn at a wedding. He gets curious, his mom explains what happened. And that's where the story really picks up (and possibly, where we get the 1980's flashback scene, which may involve Flynn meeting his wife).
|Along with Kevin’s loyal confidant (OLIVIA WILDE),|
Sounds pretty good. Wikipedia says that confidants (which, for those who, like me, did not know until now, a confidant is a character that the lead character trusts) are "most common in romantic comedy films, but appear in other genres as well".
I really hate romantic comedies. They're romance films with so many failed attempts at jokes that the audience only laughs at because they know it's advertised as a romantic comedy
film. If you advertised a romantic comedy film without the word comedy, no one would laugh because the jokes aren't funny.
|father and son embark on a life-and-death journey|
I'm a bit shaky about this. I just can't help but think that there's going to be some kind of moral that just kills the entire entertainment value. Is there a moral in the original TRON? No, it's "dethrone the corperate executive who's a real jerk and won't play Pole Position
". The lack of a moral in TRON is one of the elements that made it so much different from any other Disney movie at the time.
| across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.|
I like that.