Detachment bad :)
This week's movie rental was Tron: Legacy, a 2010 science fiction film starring Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, and Garrett Hedlund. The film is a sequel to the 1982 sci fi movie Tron. Basic set-up/plot from Wikipedia ...
In 1989, Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), an innovative software engineer and the CEO of ENCOM International, disappears. Twenty years later, his son, Sam (Garrett Hedlund), who became ENCOM's controlling shareholder after his father's disappearance, takes little interest in the company besides an annual practical joke on the board of directors. Sam is visited by his father's friend and ENCOM executive Alan Bradley (Bruce Boxleitner), who urges Sam to investigate a mysterious page originating from Flynn's old arcade. While exploring the shuttered arcade, Sam discovers a concealed computer laboratory and unintentionally transports himself to the Grid, a virtual world inside the computer.
Sam finds his father within the Grid and wants them both to fight their way out of what's become a coded evil empire ruled by CLU, a digital copy of Kevin Flynn, but Sam's father, who's created himself a Buddhist-like dwelling complete with go board, surprises Sam by being emotionally detached ...
Kevin: The only way to win is not to play.
Sam: That's a hell of a way to live.
Kevin: But it is a way.
Sam: We can go home. Don't you want that?
Kevin: Sometimes life has a way of moving you past things like wants and hopes.
Sam: That's great Dad. Keep telling yourself that.
(later, when Sam's convinced his father to care enough to fight)
Kevin: You're messing with my zen thing, man.
I hate detachment :)
I have to admit that while the movie had some nice special effects, I was pretty disappointed in the storyline. The parts I liked best were the little dog that belonged to Sam - Boston Terrier, Marv :) .....
And Bruce Boxleitner (of Babylon 5 fame) who sadly only had a small role in the film .....
Roger Ebert liked the movie better than I did and gave it three out of our stars.