|LWSrocks2 Wrote:Here's a thought... What about a plot line involving Sam being pursued by law enforcement as a result of his most recent "annual prank" on ENCOM? Perhaps such a thing could keep Sam from taking his dads position in the company? And before you say "ENCOM os12 was only on the Internet for less than a minute!" (I see you there. I know that's exactly what you were about to do.) remember, it was suggested that this isn't the first prank that Sam has pulled, and they could easily bring up a past one that was more damaging. |
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How about a future prank. Then when the police chase him (with quorra. The movie needs quorra), he runs to the arcade, plugs in his necklace, and goes in the grid. But, one or two officers follow him in. The remaining officers end up confiscating the laser. Sam has to find out how to trigger Alan's pager.
That's interesting, but I was hoping that rather than Flynn's grid, the next movie would be set on ENCOM's grid. How else would Dillinger get involved? Not to mention, I'd like to see the environment redesigned for the next film. Something a little more retro, but also new at the same time. If anything, what about just minor tweaks? Maybe the black part of the grid becomes white? Maybe the blue part of the grid becomes red? Here's my idea for the next movie...
First, the obligatory real-world sequence, of course. Quorra has been exposed to the beauty of the real world. She doesn't act appropriately to social situations yet, but she's learning. It's only when she finds out about all of the horrible things on Earth, like the holocaust, murderers, etc. that she begs Sam to take her back to the grid. Sam, himself, has a reason to return- he saved the data from his dad's disk onto his necklace. If he can go back, he can load it up and his dad will be saved- the problem is, the explosion caused by the reintegration sequence ended up destroying most of the grid. Only a few survivors remain.
Weeks go by, and Quorra grows more depressed and homesick every day. All the while, Sam has taken his position as CEO of ENCOM, and he's being guided by Alan and his friend. I don't remember the guy's name, but he's supposedly Ram's user. Anyways, Sam discovers he can upload his dad onto the ENCOM system, and go in to meet him when he discovers that the Shiva laser is still AT ENCOM. Of course, it would be hard to get there and bypassing security, so he needs to wait.
Meanwhile, he tells Alan about what he found, and explains his dilemma. Alan, desperate to find out for himself if Sam is telling the truth, convinces his ex-wife Lora to let them use the Shiva laser. So Sam grabs Quorra and brings her with him. BAM! All of them end up in the grid. Lora and Alan are captivated, and amazed by what they're seeing. A group of security programs step forward and tell them to wait until they can ensure identities. But none of them have Identity Disks, so they are taken into a Recognizer and removed from the area.
Sam knows this is a bad situation from prior experience, but everyone else (but Quorra, who is worried) is confused. But when they land, they are not taken to the grid. But just a seemingly normal room where they are asked to sit down. A security program removes her helmet, and greets them. Everyone wonders why they are here and what's about to happen, and the girl assures them that they are being protected from an ongoing war between the Users and the Programs.
They discover that ENCOM has been secretly using the Shiva laser to digitize humans for years, and the system had already had many users in there. Sam then makes an attempt to escape, because he wants to find his dad- who he KNOWS for a fact is in the system, since he inserted the memory necklace into the machine before being digitized. So, he and the others coordinate a ballsy escape plan and leave, where they steal the Identity Disks of a group of unsuspecting programs.
They are caught and stopped by a security program shortly after. He takes the disc off of Sam's back, then off of Quorra's back, then off of Lora's back, and then off of Alan's back- but then he stops. He turns Alan around, and he pulls his own helmet off... revealing TRON.
Alan gets choked up seeing Tron, and Tron is bewildered. Soon, it gets to be too much for Alan. He decides he needs to leave. All of these huge discoveries hitting him one after another is too much for him to handle. So he returns to the real world, while Lora decides to stay. Tron recognizes Lora as resembling Yori, but Lora is considerably older, so Tron doesn't think much of it.
But Tron dismisses their law-breaking since he feels a connection to them, sort of a "friends of my user are friends of mine!" kind of thing. Instead, he gets them suits, legitimate discs, and batons for when they might be needed. They drive their lightcycles around until they see a group of red-circuited programs causing trouble. And of course, enter key fight sequence. Sam just sort of plays it by ear, similar to what he did in the Legacy disk battles. Tron instructs Lora to hide, while Quorra breaks out a light katana. The fight rages on! Sam doesn't end up doing much damage, while Quorra and Tron defeat the entire group of red-suits- except for one, who cowardly dashes away on his LC. The gang pursues him to a large lightcycle arena, where a key lightcycle sequence begins. The blue-suits easily best him, because he was outnumbered.
As red-suit flies off of his shattered lightcycle, his helmet comes off- revealing Dillinger Jr. Tron draws his disk and aims, but not before a recognizer swoops him up and carries him off into the distance. Sam recognizes him, but they don't have any time to reflect on what just happened, because they need to turn back and get Lora. So they do. Tron, however, says goodbye. He's got a job to do. He's just been told that he needs to get a Recognizer and catch an unregistered program (i.e., a program with no disc) a few sectors away.
So Sam, Lora, and Quorra say goodbye and decide to look around the area. A group of security programs stop the group, and one reveals themselves to be the same girl from before. She informs them that in escaping, they've violated a law and have been sentenced to grid games. Sam tries to run, Lora stands there, confused, and Quorra looks worried but mostly calm. They are taken via Recognizer to the grid, where another key disc battle sequence begins. But this time, it's different.
Rather than what you saw in Legacy, these disc battles work differently. Instead you get two teams- red, and blue, each comprised of 15 combatants, thrown into a deadly free-for-all with randomized walls and other obstacles. During the fight, Lora gets gravely injured and cannot be saved. The fight continues on, and Sam and Quorra are the last survivors. In a suprise twist, the announcers reveal that as the final part, Sam and Quorra must fight each-other. Sam knows he going to lose, because not only is he horrible at fighting, but he would not be able to bring himself to harm Quorra. Before they are separated, Sam pulls Quorra close to him, kisses her, and says "I love you."
She walks away confused, and Sam walks away depressed. When the fight begins, Sam just removes his disk and drops it on the floor, putting his hands up in surrender. Quorra starts to cry, because she knows she has to kill him. She grabs her disc, closes her eyes, and raises it, crying harder... and then she throws it. But TRON lands, deflecting Quorra's disc, saving the day. A different-looking Grid Runner with four seats storms into the arena, and Tron guides Sam and Quorra to it.
Tron is in the front passengers seat, Sam and Quorra are in the back. Sam asks who is driving, and then a familiar face turns and looks at them. It's none other than Kevin Flynn. Sam and Quorra are surprised but they have no time to get emotional. The grid runner peels out and leaves the arena, zooming down the information highway. As they drive they see a fight between two programs, one with white circuitry, one with blue. "A user." Tron notes. Tron directs them to a secret safe haven for users, that strongly resembles the End of Line club. There, they stop.
Kevin, Sam, and Quorra reunite once again, but Kevin explains to them that Sam saved the disk onto the memory neclace at the same moment he and Clu reintigrated, meaning Clu is out there, looking for him.
*Sigh* since I don't have the time right now to write the rest of this, I'll just tell you pretty much what happens next. Kevin, Sam, Quorra, and Tron set out to defeat Clu, but on the way discover a bigger threat. Sarc, Dillinger Jr.s program, is being told by Dillinger Jr. to kill Sam. Dillinger Sr. explained to Dillinger Jr. that Sam is most likely inside the system because he found out what Flynn did years ago when he discovered that ENCOM was digitizing people. Thus, he figured Sam would try and follow in his dad's footsteps- so he had always told Dillinger Jr. to make sure if his program, Sarc, ever discovered Users in the system, that if any one of them was Sam, that Sam should be killed as revenge against Flynn.
Yeah. You know where this goes. I'll edit later to finish the rest.