|Argent Wrote:All of this worries me, honestly.
I'm not a fan of the whole "programs in the real world" thing, and that's the direction Kosinski really seems to want to push the franchise, judging by some of his comments in other interviews and the whole thing about giving the third movie "a broader appeal". Having programs running and gunning in the real world with lots of explosions and such might bring in cash at the box office, but - and I may be in the minority here - I feel it's better to see a property languish in obscurity than to become a mainstream hit at the expense of all the things that made it a hit with the oldschool fans.
I agree. BUT, if he means by broader appeal, he might be talking about programs finally being all over the place as in the internet. Remember, in Legacy, it did'nt take place on the internet but in a closed server that was cut off (although how Alan's pager rang from there is still a mystery).
Anyway, I think the new challenge is Tron and the other cast of character programs dealing with the reality of the internet that is everywhere from smart phones, tablets, PCs, and so on. How do they deal with that?
Keep this in mind, when Quorra arrived to the real world, she's going to experience computers and the internet for the first time in the way humans have interacted. She'll look at the iphone, for instance, and go "Hmm..I can feel the programs inside it!". I would'nt be one bit surprised if she's, "digitally sensitive". She's going to be in great cultural shock that programs are no longer confined in one singular Grid (Kevin's basement system) but rather all over.
And the way to do that is to transfer the Grid data from Sam's smartphone memory card into the ENCOM server, or his own private lab. In fact, if the writers are smart, they should have Sam re-invest in Flynn's arcade and reopen it for today's gamers.
I've seen a gaming place in Vermont where it had PCs set up all over in LANs for World of Warcraft and other titles. It was incredible. But the place went out of business sadly. This was about 4 years ago. So in that sense, Sam could do something like this, however he would be too busy running ENCOM as CEO, though, on the other hand. He could reconstruct his father's lab.
There's no way Sam would be THIS stupid to leave the Shiva laser there. He's gonna have to use it or safeguard it somewhere.
And lastly, check out the latest casting for Tron 3: