Jul 6, 2021
Tron Legacy (2010) (part 3 of 7)
Moving out to the roof, we see Sam standing at the end of a crane looking down at the world. As he does this, the one security guard the company employs comes out onto the crane. He’s apparently very committed to his job, because rather than just wait on the safe end and call the cops, he starts edging out toward Sam. I have no idea why. I also have no idea why the two pick this time to have a discussion on the ethics of software piracy, with the guard taking the legally and morally defensible position that stealing is wrong, and Sam taking the substantially less valid position that information wants to be free. Sam then confirms that he is indeed the largest shareholder, and then jumps off the crane, parachuting down to safety. Well, more or less.
First, he gets caught on a lamppost, then drops onto a cab. “Hilariously”, in a completely not racial-caricature-ish kind of way, the cab driver speaks with a thick accent and shouts, “No free rides! You pay! No free taxi!” as anyone would under the circumstances. Our “hero” then eludes the cops for a bit before finally being caught. Throwing his arms into the air, he grins and says, “Okay, boys! You got me!”
We then cut to the police station, where Sam is being released. I’m not sure why this is happening. Off the top of my head, I’d think he would be charged with breaking and entering, resisting arrest, theft, vandalism (landing on top of the cab probably did it no good), possible criminal trespass charges, and the reckless endangerment and speeding charges from earlier. Multiple felonies, but he’s allowed to walk free the same night. And don’t say, “Well, he is the majority shareholder, so it’s not a problem.” I bet it’s actually a huge problem. I’m fairly sure there are laws against sabotaging your own publicly traded company, especially when it could potentially cost them billions in profits. He doesn’t own the company or the software. If he wanted it to be free, he should have called a board meeting and had a vote on it.