|While I agree it would be nice if they brought (only) one or two of them back, I don't think that they need to, that's all, especially if making this concession to fans means a compromise that weakens the overall film.|
I tend to agree, even though I'd love to see Roy and Lora again. Or at least get mentions of them. The movie needs to be a sequel to Legacy
, not a direct/immediate sequel to TRON
. I think that because that's what the mainstream audience will remember (if they even remember Legacy
) and because I think Legacy
was baton-passing and I don't think they need to hand the baton back.
I, personally, would love to see Alan in a really major role, but for a more successful movie (and especially if they are going to have more movies), I think they'd be better served to make Alan (and Lora or Roy, if they appear) support roles and keep Sam and Quorra (and Tron or some other new young character, if they want another trio) as the main roles along with the bad guy. I'd love for Alan to be the third in the trio, but I don't think it's necessarily the smart thing to do.
If it was a television series, they'd have so much more time, and could do so much more, but it's a movie and they have a limited amount of screen-time and plot to work with and it shouldn't be spread out amongst too many characters. If they interweave, instead of bookending, the real-world bits, they'd have a little more flexibility, I think. But that's not they way TRON has worked, so far.
I'm not against fan-service cameos, per se, but only if they can be done well and unobtrusively. I think the Lora or Roy would be easier/better to use than Yori and Ram. I don't especially want to see the MCP again, but that was what the Easter Egg indicated, and I'm fine with it. But there shouldn't be anything that is a negative for the general audience (confusing, annoying, purposeless, etc.) in order to serve the hardcore fans. In-jokes, cameos, etc. are fine, but not if they make the movie worse for the majority of the audience.