The first review of the script for Tron 2 has arrived and the verdict is, somewhat mixed. The good news here is that this particular review is based only on an earlier draft, which means they may have fixed some of the problems since then.
You can read the full Tron 2 script review over at CC2K, but here’s some of the highlights. Stop reading if you’re afraid of possible spoilers:
This script seems to, for no particular reason, ignore much of the first movie. For instance they appear to have forgotten that Flynn actually makes it out of the computer world and takes over Encom from Sinclair. In this world Flynn never got out of the computer and Sinclair is still running Encom.
They’ve somehow changed the relationship between programmers and their programs. Instead of a program in the system communication back with the programmer in the real world, the progammer’s code takes form inside the system, presumably almost as if he’s there.
The religious elements have been removed from the franchise. Remember the godlike awe with which programs regarded the Users? Oh my user, it’s all gone here.
May contain Apple/Mac references for nerds.
We get a good look at a real city in the cyber world.
Characters go surfing… on waves of data. Surfing in any movie is never a good sign.
Rush/Sean Flynn: Kevin Flynn’s son and the main character. Rush is apparently his computer avatar. Everyone has a computer avatar, like Clu in Tron but again, as mentioned it’s not a seperate entity this time as much as it’s really them.
Megan/Mega: Obligatory hot babe. Probably played by Olivia Wilde.
Sinclair/Plexor: Apparently he’s no longer called Zod in the computer world.
Krod: Search program, comic relief.
D-Rezz: A deletion utility.
I-Beem: A program who can teleport.
Kevin Flynn: Jeff Bridges old character, who has been trapped in the computer world all these years, leading a band of rebels.