|Pilgrim1099 Wrote:That's one of the biggest weaknesses in the script that it fails to explain CLU's reasoning to get out of the Grid. If CLU thinks he can take on the real world with his miitary, he'd get wiped out in FIVE minutes. The US military would send in drones, jets, crack marines and take them out. Most likely capture one program for interrogation and twist this technology for their own.
This might be one of the personal reasons why Flynn wants to prevent CLU from doing just that and knowing the world is'nt ready to see programs running about, or should we say, artificial intelligence?
Actually, now that you mention it, it may make sense that part of the reason Flynn doesn't want Clu to get out is that, well, he doesn't want the secret to get out. For probably many reasons.
Even if Clu et al get taken out in pretty short order by the military, there will still be a HUGE to-do in which people will probably die, there will be a lot of attention, etc.
And at that time, yeah, there will probably be some serious 'splainin to do, Lucy. And bam, the cat is out of the bag. And NOT in the tidy way Flynn probably imagined, (which would be that he'd have all the kinks worked out and understand the Grid and its capabilities/possibilities/limitations completely, so he could present a "finished product," as it were). Yeah, I don't think the world's ready, either. For any of that. Not for Clu's ruckus, not for programs among us, and not to go in there and practice our selfish, entitlement-minded manifest destiny to take over yet another world (as humanity has continually done throughout history and doesn't show any signs of ceasing any time soon).
Really, who knows if Flynn may not have changed his mind about the whole Grid thing. I think I have a partially-finished fic in which, in all that time he's been there, he has realized that mixing human + program worlds is not such a hot idea. I don't recall any point in T:L
in which he expresses a desire to bring the two together in present-tense terms as if he still believes it could work.