So I just watched Tron Legacy today, and I know some of my friends are already waiting to see how I feel about this movie and wondering how I'll rip it apart as I did with my other movie rants.
So… how was Tron Legacy? Well, it's a nice popcorn movie, didn't make as much mention to the parallels for computer terms with the way the grid works as well as the first movie though. But no, I won't nit pick at how the grid is depicted, or why do they actually eat in the movie.
No no no, my main problem with the movie is the big bad's EVIL PLAN!!!!
So errr… spoilers are coming up, then again I'm discussing the evil plan in general so maybe not so spoilerly
In any case, if you haven't watched the movie.
You'd probably should close the window now.
My problem was that the big bad's EVIL PLAN.
TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD!! As in the REAL WORLD!
OH PLEASE!!! That's such a childish way of thinking of an evil plot for intelligent computer programs.
Because… Why the heck would they want to come out to the real world for? Coming out to the real world means they lose their inherent gadgets and cool accessories because as mentioned before, they're just code and programs. Not to mention like my brother said, the real world is SLLOOOOOOOOOWWWWW.
A BETTER plan would be to connect to the INTERNET and TAKE OVER ALL THE CONNECTED DEVICES AND PROGRAMS IN THE WORLD!!
Incidentally that was exactly what the MCP was trying to do in the first movie.
I guess it would have been anticlimatic to see Mr. Big Bad derez out into the real world, consult a network engineer on how to connect the aging super computer to the Internet, pop back into the grid, give the "We are taking over the world! Out there there are limitless resources for us to use! PCs, Macs, PS3s, XBox, Phones, ANYTHING THAT'S CONNECTED!!" speech THEN send off the army into the net.
But instead, Mr Big Bad just wants to teleport an ENTIRE ARMY into the basement of an abandoned building. Do you even know what a TELEFRAG is?