Tron Legacy Analysis

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Allowing for the virtual world to become our reality, is also seen in the sci-fi thrilling movie, Tron: Legacy (2010). Tron: Legacy, is the remade version of Tron, originally released in 1982, just one year before Videodrome. Though Tron: Legacy carries a completely different plot than Videodrome, the cyberpunk themes seen in the film are repeated, though not all. Tron tells the story of a young man named Sam Flynn whose father, former CEO of ENCOM (a large and global video game corporation) who has also been missing for the past twenty years, is asked to investigate a peculiar pager message received from his father’s old video arcade. Sam discovers a hidden computer in the basement of the arcade that ends up teleporting him into a virtual reality that his farther had created for …show more content…
The virtual world he created began to develop on its own in the power of the computer program, Clu. While trying to create the perfect computer system, similar to how Max in Videodrome is seeking for the next new and exiting TV broadcasting program, Flynn goes into the extreme of putting himself inside the actual computer game (though it is not shown exactly how he does it). He creates Clu and a security program named Tron as the game’s co-creators. However after learning about the real world, Clu betrays Flynn, kills Tron, and destroys the ISOs, “isomorphic algorithms”, while the “I/O” portal that allowed Flynn to travel between the real world and the virtual world closes, leaving Flynn tapped inside the system. Flynn at this point is no longer in control of his own computer system, Clu is. Clu’s corrupted mission becomes to get Sam to enter the virtual world through an “identity disc”, which is the key to the Grid that also to travel into the portal, and essentially escape the virtual world into the real world to take over

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