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He meets his father's corrupted creation and a unique ally who was born inside the digital world. A young man finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III.
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It is there, in the ultimate blazingly colorful, geometrically intense landscapes of cyberspace, that Flynn joins forces with Tron to outmaneuver the Master Control Program that holds them captive in the equivalent of a gigantic, infinitely challenging computer game.
Excuse me, but : wow! I feel sorry for those who are disillusioned, but Tron is nothing to me but pure magic! A poetical "cyberadventure" where the cyber world is a methaphorical representation of the "real" one. And to think that those images were produced, and more unbelievable, imagined, in the early eighties!
OK, by today's standards, it might not look so impressive to some viewers, but still And the imagination behind that movie, those graphics : wonderful! I wish to be yet surprised by unexpected ideas such as Tron. And I am not necessarily thinking about a sequel : just surprise me! Tron : a classic of the 7th art!
Eric Quebec, Canada P. Sign In. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Full Cast and Crew.Sign In. Sam Flynn Olivia Wilde Quorra Bruce Boxleitner Jarvis Beau Garrett Gem Michael Sheen Rinzler Serinda Swan Siren 2 Yaya DaCosta Siren 3 Elizabeth Mathis Siren 4 Yurij Kis Half Faced Man Conrad Coates Bartik Daft Punk Masked DJ's Ron Selmour Chattering Homeless Man Dan Joffre Young Man on Recognizer Kofi Yiadom Shaddix Donnelly Rhodes Grandpa Flynn Belinda Montgomery Grandma Flynn Owen Best Iso Boy Zoe Fryklund Iso Girl Dean Redman Debra Chung Christopher LoganThe film stars Jeff Bridges as a computer programmer who is transported inside the software world of a mainframe computer where he interacts with programs in his attempt to escape.
The development of Tron began inwhen Lisberger became intrigued with the early video game Pong. He and producer Donald Kushner set up an animation studio to develop Tron with the intention of making it an animated film.
Indeed, to promote the studio itself, Lisberger and his team created a second animation featuring the first appearance of the title character. Eventually, Lisberger decided to include live-action elements with both backlit and computer animation for the actual feature-length film.
Various film studios had rejected the storyboards for the film before Walt Disney Productions agreed to finance and distribute Tron. There, backlit animation was finally combined with the computer animation and live action. Tron was released on July 9, The film was a moderate success at the box office, and it received positive reviews from critics who praised the groundbreaking visuals and acting. However, the storyline was criticized at the time for being incoherent.
Tron was not nominated in the Best Visual Effects category because the Academy saw it as cheating to use computers to generate environments and effects.
When Alan confronts the senior executive vice president, Ed Dillinger, Dillinger claims that the security measures are an effort to stop outside hacking attempts. However, when Dillinger privately questions the MCP, he discovers the MCP has expanded into a powerful virtual intelligence and has become power-hungry, illegally appropriating personal, business, and government programs to increase its own capabilities. The MCP blackmails Dillinger with information about his plagiarizing Flynn's games if he does not comply with its directives.
Lora deduces that Flynn is the hacker, and she and Alan go to his arcade to warn him. Flynn reveals that he has been trying to locate evidence proving Dillinger's plagiarism, which launched Dillinger's rise in the company. Together, the three form a plan to break into ENCOM and unlock Alan's "Tron" program, a self-governing security measure designed to protect the system and counter the functions of the MCP.
Before Flynn can get the information he needs to reveal Dillinger's acts, the MCP uses an experimental laser to digitize and download Flynn into the ENCOM mainframe cyberspace, where programs are living entities appearing in the likeness of the human "Users" programmers who created them. Flynn learns that the MCP and its second-in-command, Sark, rule and coerce programs to renounce their belief in the Users. The MCP forces programs that resist to play in deadly games and begins pitting Flynn in duels.
Flynn meets other captured programs, Ram and Tron, between matches. Partnered, the three escape into the mainframe during a light cycle match, but Flynn and Ram become separated from Tron by an MCP pursuit party. While attempting to help Ram, who was wounded in the pursuit, Flynn learns that he can manipulate portions of the mainframe by accessing his programmer knowledge.
Ram recognizes Flynn as a User and encourages him to find Tron and free the system before "derezzing" dying. Using his new ability, Flynn rebuilds a vehicle and disguises himself as one of Sark's soldiers. Flynn rejoins them, and the three board a hijacked solar sailer to reach the MCP's core. However, Sark's command ship destroys the sailer, capturing Flynn and Yori and presumably killing Tron.
Sark leaves the command ship and orders its deresolution, but Flynn keeps it intact by again manipulating the mainframe, while Sark reaches the MCP's core on a shuttle carrying captured programs.
While the MCP attempts to absorb captive programs, Tron, who turns out to have survived, confronts Sark and critically injures him, prompting the MCP to give him all its functions.See the entire gallery. Title: Tron: The Next Day A computer hacker is abducted into the digital world and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program.
The son of a virtual world designer goes looking for his father and ends up inside the digital world that his father designed. He meets his father's corrupted creation and a unique ally who was born inside the digital world.
The 4-minute short film tells a story of two students, one of whom had constructed a In the computer world of the Grid, a young program joins Tron's fight against their world's tyranny. A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him.
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This is his story. In addition--as the featurette bridges the years between the two films up to Sam Flynn's return--TRON's creator, Alan Bradley, pays a visit to an old friend, making a sweet offer he can't refuse. Written by Nick Riganas. Just like with the movie this 11 minute short was very good. Like with the first review on this page it is interesting to see this lead to a possible sequel to the film it self.
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Belinda Montgomery Grandma Flynn. Thomas Bradshaw Security Guard 2. You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.Tron: Legacy is a American science fiction action film directed by Joseph Kosinskiin his feature directorial debut, from a screenplay written by Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsisbased on a story by Horowitz, Kitsis, Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal.
It is a sequel to the film Tronwhose director Steven Lisberger returned to produce. The story follows Flynn's adult son Sam, who responds to a message from his long-lost father and is transported into a virtual reality called "the Grid," where Sam, his father, and the algorithm Quorra must stop the malevolent program Clu from invading the real world.
Interest in creating a sequel to Tron arose after the film garnered a cult following. After much speculation, Walt Disney Pictures began a concerted effort in to devise Tron: Legacy, with the hiring of Klugman and Sternthal as writers. Kosinski was recruited as director two years later. As he was not optimistic about Disney's Matrix -esque approach to the film, Kosinski filmed a high-conceptwhich he used to conceptualise the universe of Tron: Legacy and convince the studio to greenlight the film.
Principal photography took place in Vancouver over 67 days, in and around the city's central business district. Most sequences were shot in 3D and ten companies were involved with the extensive visual effects work. Chroma keying and other techniques were used to allow more freedom in creating effects. Daft Punk composed the musical score, incorporating orchestral sounds with their trademark electronic music. Tron: Legacy premiered in Tokyo on November 30, and was theatrically released in North America on December 17, Disney vigorously promoted the film across multiple media platforms, including merchandising, consumer products, theme parks and advertising.
Upon its release, the film received mixed reviews from film critics, who praised the visual effects, production design and soundtrackbut criticized the character development, cast performance and story. Twenty years later, his son Sam, now ENCOM's primary shareholdertakes little interest in the company beyond playing an annual prank on its board of directors. In his most recent stunt, he releases the company's signature operating system for free online.
Alan Bradley, an ENCOM executive and Flynn's old friend, quietly applauds the action, believing that the newest version is an attempt to gouge customers and that the early release is aligned with Kevin Flynn's ideals of free and open software.
Sam escapes the ENCOM building by parachuting off the roof, but is arrested on the ground for trespassing. Alan posts bail for Sam to release him from police custody and meets with him to discuss a strange pager message originating from Flynn's shuttered video arcade. Sam investigates the arcade and discovers a hidden basement with a large computer and laser, which suddenly digitizes and downloads him into the Grid, a virtual reality created by Flynn that exists as an independent system. He is quickly captured and sent to "the Games," where he is forced to fight a masked program named Rinzler.
When Sam is injured and bleeds, Rinzler realizes that Sam is human, or a "User" and takes him before Clu, the Grid's corrupt ruling program who resembles a young Kevin Flynn. Clu nearly kills Sam in a Light Cycle match, but Sam is rescued by Quorra, an "apprentice" of Flynn, who conveys him to his father's hideout outside Clu's territory. Flynn reveals to Sam that he had been working to create a "perfect" computer system and had appointed Clu and Tron a security program created by Alan its co-creators.
During this construction, the trio discovered a species of naturally occurring " isomorphic algorithms " ISOs not conceived by Flynn, bearing the potential to resolve various mysteries in science, religion and medicine.
Meanwhile, the "Portal" permitting travel between the two worlds had closed, leaving Flynn trapped in the system. Having gained complete control, Clu sent the message to Alan in order to lure Sam onto the Grid and reopen the Portal for a limited time. As Flynn's "identity disc" is the master key to the Grid and the only way to traverse the Portal, Clu expects Sam to bring Flynn to the Portal so he can take Flynn's disc, go through the Portal himself, and impose his idea of perfection on the human world.
Against his father's wishes, Sam returns to Clu's territory on Quorra's tip-off to find Zuse, a program who can provide safe passage to the Portal. In the resulting fight, Flynn rescues his son, but Quorra is injured and Zuse gains possession of Flynn's disc.
Zuse attempts to bargain with Clu for the disc, but Clu simply takes the disc and destroys the club along with Zuse. Flynn and Sam stow away aboard a "solar sailer" transport program, where Flynn restores Quorra and reveals her to be the last surviving ISO.
The transport is intercepted by Clu's warship; as a diversion, Quorra allows herself to be captured by Rinzler, who Flynn recognizes as Tron, reprogrammed by Clu.Adulting can be hard. Watch the video. A computer hacker is abducted into the digital world and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program.
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Here, Will Salas finds himself accused of murder and on the run with a hostage - a connection that becomes an important part of the way against the system. Perseus braves the treacherous underworld to rescue his father, Zeus, captured by his son, Ares, and brother Hades who unleash the ancient Titans upon the world. As the fabled Blood Moon approaches, the siblings encounter a new form of evil that might hold a secret to their past.
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Sam Flynn, the tech-savvy year-old son of Kevin Flynn, looks into his father's disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 20 years. Along with Kevin's loyal confidant Quorra, father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous.
Meanwhile, the malevolent program CLU, who dominates the digital world, plans to invade the real world and will stop at nothing to prevent their escape. Written by ZootCatchy. One night he simply vanishes without a trace and leaves his company in chaos and his young son. Fast-forward 20 years, Sam Flynn Hedlund is a rebellious 27 year old and a thorn in the side of Richard Mackey Nordlinga suit trying to take over his father's company with the help of a software designer an uncredited cameo from Cillian Murphy.
Though Sam is the heir, he refuses to play an active role in the decision-making process. Alan Bradley Boxleitner meets him one night with the news that he has received a page from Kevin Flynn's arcade - a number that has been disconnected for 20 years. Thus ensues the inevitable investigation into his father's whereabouts and Sam's transportation into the world his father has created and been trapped in for decades. Where to begin?
Tron: Legacy is a visual feast for your eyes and an auditory pleasure thanks to Daft Punk and Joseph Trapanese.
The soundtrack feels ethereal almost and fits perfectly with this new world we have been introduced to for the first time or the 2nd time if you've seen the original. Yes, maybe it is a more lucrative avenue for the movie industry after the setback of heavy piracy but enough is enough! Joseph Kosinski, however, had a vision and an architectural degree behind him to give us a mouth-opening, simply beautiful world with the correct blend of 2D and 3D!
It is quite simply worth it just to go for the visuals. What the movie makes up for in spectacular imagery, it lacks in storyline. Maybe I should have watched the version as so many people have pointed out to me but even without it, the plot seems a little disjointed.