I don't think they control Rinzler because we only see him use them in that one scene. When he changes the direction of the juggling it causes the arena gravity to reverse, though.
|NickScratch Wrote:I really think we are overthinking it, I really didn't see anything in it that made me think the balls somehow were controlling the games, or Rinzler...|
I would agree that its possible
, however, if you watch closely, theres a rotating circle on the top of the arena. It looked to act as some sort of timer. When a line of it was just about to line up with a triangle on it,Rinzler looked right at it, and ran up the wall right as the gravity changed. The fact that the rotating bit looked to be a timer clearly makes it separate from Clu's...balls.
Honestly, I only noticed the ceiling rotatey bit the SECOND time I saw the movie, so yea, its easy to miss. If you go and see it again keep an eye out for it, its there.