6: Bit. I love bit. Bit is awesome.
All of this. Although I do still want mah Tron and I'm not sure I'd be big on an entire character reboot without anyone we recognize. Yet I also am not all that enamored of the de-aging CGI. Unfortunately, they waited too long to re-start the franchise, and now they're either going to have to continue artificially, or bow out gracefully with some dignity. We don't want Tron
to be the Joan Rivers of films, facelifted so many times you're not sure what's real anymore and what's just desperate hanging-on...
I agree that the 'net should be out, though. There are amazing things you can do with it, but it would be way too damn easy for the story to get out of control. There are SO MANY amazing things you could do with the internet angle that you could make decades worth of movies and not cover it all. Probably a can of worms best unopened. And then they're stuck coming up with a plausible explanation for why we're watching a story about a system not on the 'net, and...
Disagree. If only to show that "The Grid" is not only a parallel universe, but a universe that can "create" as well. The fact that the grid has "most" real-world counterparts like the lightsub, lightcopter, lighttank, lightcar, lightjet, lighttrain, and several types of lightcycles, it would certainly help "the universe" if the Grid can spawn it's own creations not based on the "mind of kevin flynn". The ISOs are an important step in that direction, and can lead to a "more truer" alternate universe. Only My Opinion of course.
|emdeesee Wrote:De-emphasize the magical-ness of the ISOs.
Disagreeing with your disagree. Why does the Grid need to "create"? The whole point, I thought, is that it is a world WE created. And we've had discussions here on what that may mean as far as our responsibilities as creators. (Besides, all of the parallel stuff on the Grid is there because
it to mimic our world, which is why digital jets can stall. It's not just spontaneously like that, a big surprise-- Flynn WROTE tanks in T82
and that's why they exist within the Encom system. But the Isos are something even Flynn had no idea about, so there's really no comparison between the two.)
In addition, the point of the Grid is that it's special BECAUSE it's a whole world inside a computer. It doesn't need anything more. It's awesome simply because it exists. To think that it DOES need more to be cool cheapens it, as well as making it seem like we were naive to think it was a cool concept in T82
. That would be like if we decided Star Wars
needs to add rainbow glittery Indigo Child psychic magnetic unicorns to the character lineup because the fact that it's FRIGGING OUTER SPACE isn't nifty enough.
I always felt the Isos were sort of hokey, stretching the plausibility factor, and diverting the storyline. One of the big complaints here about T:L
is that they cheated-- they created a computer world that Flynn could make any way he wanted, including just like ours, so they wouldn't have to deal with the "inconvenience" of having to show what a functioning computer environment actually looks like and they could just write whatever story they wanted and the setting would almost been incidental-- but the whole point of Tron is that that's what we WANTED-- we wanted someone to use their imagination and tell us what it might be like in there when we transfer a file, or make a backup, or whatever. If we wanted to watch a story about the way things work in the "real world," that's why we have the majority of other movies out there. They came up with the Isos and that was yet another thing to keep track of that moved us further away from the original concept.
I like the program story. I don't need anything more, bells and whistles and spontaneously-generating characters. I'd need a hell of a lot of more of the "computer world" storyline before I'd be bored enough that I'd need additions to keep me interested.