|ActiveX Wrote:CB2001 - I agree with you to an extent. I still maintain that the majority of the film needs to be on the Grid. There are a dozen "corporate" take over films out there, the grid is a distinguishing factor for me. Now, as for Kevin Flynn not being in the film, I think it would be a risky maneuver, not sure how it would pay off. I also agree with TRAAHN in his assessment that must make a come back in some way or form. Whether its Alan reprogramming Tron on the outside, or someone repairing him on the inside. OR, try this on for size and tell me how it tastes. Tron is still alive on the grid (barely), but he is too badly damaged to protect the grid against the new Dillinger virus (or whatever). Somehow, its decided that Bradley needs to go on the grid, as he is the only one capable of repairing Tron. |
Actually wait a second. The badly damaged TRON on Flynn's "Grid" is a copy that he brought over from ENCOM. He just copied to code of the security program. Alan would be the one who keeps the original, despite the fact Flynn was CEO at the time. Even though, Alan knows his Tron program better than anyone else and is able to tweak him.
The upgrade that "Grid" TRON has is a deviation of Flynn's code, whereas ENCOM Tron (Alan's original) is still in there and untouched since Flynn's disappearance, would have to be many times more powerful compared to the copy that CLU rectified into Rinzler.
So, in that sense, I have to agree that Alan would have to repair TRON. BUT, here's the problem. The minute Sammy loads up that memory card from the "Grid", any program that is still active (or living) inside is going to migrate into the ENCOM server (that is, if Sam decides to go that route using the company's servers). Once they "immigrate" into the ENCOM server (just like the ISOs did entering the Grid), they're gonna feel very inferior to the ENCOM programs.
Why? Because in 1989, once Flynn got digitized for the last time and arrested, he can't upgrade the Grid anymore due to the hardware limitations. ENCOM, on the other hand, can afford to continue upgrading past 1989 up to the present.
Imagine the ENCOM programs of 2012 (or the present) compared to the ceiling limit that the programs on the Grid reached in 1989. That means, the ENCOM TRON will cross paths with "Rinzler" and say to Flynn, "Look what you did to the other me".
The presence of CLU (if he resurfaces) and other programs will make everybody uneasy and uncomfortable. ENCOM Tron will meet SAM for the first time, but will reunite with Kevin Flynn, unless he accuses him of irresponsibly causing a copy of himself to be damaged.
What I see happening is ENCOM Tron is going to assimilate or re-integrate "1989" TRON back into himself, or think of it as a 'write-over'. A newer version takes precedence over an older one. It's like upgrading to the latest version of Photoshop, and the latest version writes over it.