Tron Legacy (2010) (part 5 of 7)

Now stay with me, ‘cause this gets a bit puzzling. First, Flynn explains that he brought a copy of Tron from the old system (presumably, the one from the first movie) and he, along with Clu, were supposed to help Flynn build a new Utopia, with Clu under orders to make it perfect. Yes, no way that’s going to bite someone on the ass. Flynn has apparently never watched any science fiction ever.

Flynn continues to explain, saying that as they worked, something unexpected happened. Something called “isomorphic algorithms” appeared spontaneously. Flynn says that, like a flame, they weren’t really from anywhere, proving that he also didn’t pay much attention in basic chemistry.

These things, ISOs, he calls them, were apparently a sentient life form that evolved in the computer system. No explanation is provided for why this happened, except to add to the God parallels in the movie. Flynn explains that these beings were an intelligence beyond our own. He also says they were “…profoundly naive. Unimaginably wise.” And now I want to hit myself on the head with a mallet.

Caption contributed by Wily Badger

Also, they were short and tall, stupid and smart, sexy and Mormon! Okay, maybe that last one works…

Then Flynn really goes off the rails, telling us that somehow the ISO DNA was going to be able to cure diseases, and alter science and philosophy, with every idea man has had about the universe “up for grabs”. Biodigital jazz, he then says. I have no clue what he’s babbling about.

Caption contributed by Wily Badger

Sam, channeling the general audience reaction at this point.

We then see that Clu acted like a bitch and rebelled against God—er… Flynn. He led a little coup that resulted in Tron being killed off screen. Well, having never seen a movie before, I assume he’s dead for good. Right? Right?

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