TRON: Legacy

Synopsis: Sam Flynn, the tech-savvy 27-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.
Director(s): Joseph Kosinski
Production: Walt Disney Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 49 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.8
Metacritic:
49
Rotten Tomatoes:
51%
PG
Year:
2010
125 min
$172,051,787
Website
13,467 Views


MAN:
The Grid.

A digital frontier.

I tried to picture clusters of information

as they moved through the computer.

What did they look like?

Ships? Motorcycles?

Were the circuits like freeways?

I kept dreaming of a world

I thought I'd never see.

And then, one day...

BOY:
You got in.

MAN:
That's right, man. I got in.

MAN:
And the world was more beautiful

than I ever dreamed

and also more dangerous

than I ever imagined.

Hop in bed, now, kiddo.

- Now, I met a brave warrior.

- Tron.

(VOCALIZING) Bom-ba-bom-bom bom!

Tron!

BOY:
He fights for the users.

MAN:
He sure does.

Oh, man, he showed me things

that no one had ever imagined.

There were these disk battles

fought in spectacular arenas.

Cycles that raced on ribbons of light.

It was so radical.

MAN:
And together...

BOY:
You built the Grid.

MAN:
We built a new grid

for programs and users.

Now, I couldn't be in there all the time,

so I created a program in my own image

that could think.

Like you, and me.

And I called him Clu.

- Codified Likeness Utility.

- MAN:
That's right.

And Clu, Tron and I,

we built the system,

where all information was free

and open.

Beautiful.

And then, one day,

something happened.

Something extraordinary.

A miracle.

What was it?

That'll have to wait till next time.

I gotta get to work.

I wanna go with you, Dad.

Yeah, well, one day you will.

I promise.

- To the Grid?

- (LAUGHS) Good night, Sam.

Hey, what do you say tomorrow

you and I hit the arcade?

You can have a crack

at the old man's high score.

- First game's on me.

- (CHINK OF COIN)

Can we play doubles?

On the same team?

We're always on the same team.

(MOTORBIKE ENGINE STARTS)

(THUNDER)

Good evening. Our lead story.

ENCOM CEO and video game icon

Kevin Flynn has disappeared.

He was best known for designing Tron

and Space Paranoids,

the two bestselling video games

in history.

Flynn took ownership of ENCOM

in 1982

as the company skyrocketed

to the top of the tech industry.

But things changed in 1985

with the untimely death of Flynn's wife,

the mother of his young son, Sam.

Recently, ENCOM board members

have been troubled by reports

of Flynn's erratic,

even obsessive, behavior.

With Flynn missing,

the company is now in chaos.

This afternoon, ENCOM's board

moved to seize control

from Flynn's partner, Alan Bradley,

vowing to return the company

to profitability.

Loyal to the end, Bradley maintains

his belief that Flynn is not missing

and is instead pursuing his dream of

"a digital frontier

to reshape the human condition."

KEVIN:
In there is a new world.

In there is our future.

In there is our destiny.

(APPLAUSE AND CHEERING)

TV:
Even Flynn's

most ardent supporters

are now acknowledging a difficult truth.

Kevin Flynn may have simply

run away.

And while Flynn's loyalists

hope for his imminent return,

there is perhaps no one who wishes it

to happen more than young Sam Flynn,

now in the care of his grandparents,

and heir to an empire in turmoil.

SAM:
He's coming. He promised.

- Sam, you have to eat.

- Let go of me!

Sam?

What will become of Flynn's legacy

and the future of ENCOM

will most likely depend

on what becomes of this

now orphaned little boy.

on what becomes of this

now orphaned little boy.

GRANDMOTHER:
Sam! Come back!

RADIO:
All cycle units, stand by.

(SIREN)

RADIO:
All units, stand by.

(PANTS)

(DISTANT POLICE SIREN)

(DOOR CLANKS)

Now that is a big door.

WOMAN:
Welcome, everybody.

Please settle. I know it's late,

so I'll skip the pleasantries

and hand things over to our chairman,

Richard Mackey.

Thank you. Thank you.

Thank you, Claire.

Tonight I am pleased to announce

that ENCOM's last fiscal year

was our most profitable ever.

Yes.

(APPLAUSE)

At midnight the 1 2th version

of our flagship operating system

will hit the shelves around the world.

I'm sure it comes as no surprise

whom we have to thank.

The head of our software design team,

a man whose father's

own notable history with ENCOM

helped make this company

what it is today.

Edward Dillinger. Well done.

Well done.

And this year, simultaneous

to the release of ENCOM OS-12,

we will be making our debut

on Tokyo's Nikkei Index.

ENCOM's stock will now trade

around the world 2 4l7.

- (WHOOPING)

- Huh? Oh, yes.

(BEEP)

(ALARM)

- Excuse me.

- Yes, Alan?

ALAN:
Given the prices

that we charge to students and schools,

what sort of improvements

have been made in Flynn...

I mean, ENCOM OS-12?

- This year we put a "12" on the box.

- (LAUGHTER)

OS-12 is the most secure

operating system ever released.

The idea of sharing our software

or giving it away for free

disappeared with Kevin Flynn.

GUARD:
I know you're here.

Let's make this easy.

Come on, come on.

(ELECTRONIC WHIRRING)

Freeze!

RICHARD:
Okay.

If there are no more questions,

I would like you to meet

our next blockbuster.

ENCOM OS-12.

Whoa.

Still a few bugs.

What's that? What is that?

Just bear with us one sec.

Make this go away now.

Stop what you're doing.

Stop. Stop for one second.

TV:
...where ENCOM's chairman,

Richard Mackey, will be launching...

RICHARD:
We go live in 30 seconds.

GUARD:
He's on the roof!

- Anyone know where the master file is?

- ALAN:
I do.

It's on the Web.

RICHARD:
We've got to stop this.

I've got to ring that opening bell.

- Make this stop now.

- It's locked.

Just shut it down. Shut it down! Now!

Relax, Mackey. Relax.

It's under control.

Relax? Our most valuable

and most secure operating system

is out there for free!

How am I supposed to explain that?

I don't know.

Say it was all part of the plan.

A little gift from ENCOM.

TV:
Apparently, ENCOM Technology

is having some technical difficulties.

Why don't we give them a chance

to sort things out?

Hey, Dad.

How you doing?

- GUARD:
Where you gonna run to now?

- Hey, you don't wanna do that.

GUARD:
Didn't anyone tell you?

Stealing is wrong.

SAM:
You can't steal

what was designed to be free.

- Now I got you.

- Your boss is okay with this.

The hell he is.

SAM:
Your boss works for the CEO

and the CEO

works for the shareholders.

Do you know

who the biggest shareholder is?

I don't know. Some kid.

You're Mr. Flynn?

Why?

This is your father's company.

- Not anymore.

- What? Hey. Hey, kid.

GUARD:
No!

(YELLS)

(WHOOPS)

Yeah.

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!

You kidding me?

- That's him! Get the team down here!

- There he is! Get him!

What the...

Hey! No free ride!

- Whoa!

- No free taxi!

- You pay!

- (LAUGHS)

(SIRENS)

- Whoa, whoa, whoa!

- No free ride!

(BRAKES SQUEAL)

(POLICE RADIO CRACKLES)

(POLICE SHOUT)

POLICEMAN:
Hold it right there. Freeze!

(HELICOPTER ROTORS WHIR)

Okay, boys. You got me.

Hey.

(SIRENS)

- Hey, Karl.

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