Movie Insights – Tron Legacy

Enter the world of the Grid, where Programs take on a humanoid form (in the likeness of the Users who programmed them) and/or battle it out on the Games Arena and on U-B-E-R COOL vehicles called the Light Cycles. Users or programs, all will receive a identity disk whereby all the user’s memory will be captured inside the disk, for the good… or the bad (It also serves as a weapon to derezz other programs). Sam Flynn was a happy son to his father and ENCOM CEO, Kevin Flynn until Flynn Sr. disappeared without a trace, leaving Flynn Jr. to feign for himself.

20 years later, the rebellious and still the major shareholder of ENCOM, the tech-savvy Sam went to investigate the mysterious page from the old Flynn arcade hideout. In the process, Sam got transported into the Grid, a digital world ventured only by few Users, if not just one. Captured and made to participate in the ‘Games’, the quick-witted Sam quickly learns the ways of the game, derezzes (causing deletion) his opponent Programs and even attempts to escape before being defeated by the master of the Games, Rinzler.

Taken to meet Clu (Codified Likeness Utility), Sam mistakes him for his dad, whose looks does not seem to have changed from 20 years ago. Sam quickly finds out that that was not the case. Clu forces Flynn Jr. to take part in the Light Cycle match. (Put on your seatbelts because this is the exciting part!) Sam narrowly escapes being killed by Clu when a mysterious program comes to his rescue. That program is later revealed to be Quorra, a very unique (and pretty) ‘program’. Travelling ‘off-grid’ via the Light Runner, Sam meets his father for the first time in 20 years. As the plot unfolds, it is revealed that Kevin Flynn was trapped in the digital world when Clu, his own creation seize control of the city and defeats Tron, Kevin’s trusted (head of security) program.

The trio make their way for the ‘Portal’ (gateway to return to the real world) and misadventures quickly follow. Will Clu be able to succeed in entering the real world and ‘perfect’ it or will the Flynns and Quorra be able to make it out? Of course I won’t spoil the movie for you. Go catch it! You won’t regret it. 🙂 Here’s a lil spoiler. Someone important dies, and a program will get to step forth into the real world.

What makes this movie cool is that the younger Kevin Flynn and Clu was made ENTIRELY in CG (Computer Graphics), the cool tightsuits, all the UBER COOL stuff (gadgets, vehicles and weapons), not to mention how the makers of film blend in awesome videography to complement and captured all the gadgets, weapons and vehicles used.

If there is one thing I don’t understand, why are all the movie rating websites flagging the movie? Oh well, it’s not the first time they hate a movie which I like. 🙂


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