we should now see how far we can stretch quoting spoilers
The stuff with Bit didn't make sense to me. First... Clu was de-rezzed in the first film before Kevin even gets to the grid. So this is not the same Clu - why they 'reused' Clu I don't quite get. Sure they throw out that acroynmn explanation.. but... don't really like. Second, the throw back is really to Kevin's experience with bit - not Clu. But Clu isn't Kevin - he looks like Kevin, but he is not a clone, he does not know all of Kevin's knowledge or experience.
Originally Posted by mycroft16
So maybe it's not a throwback for Clu at all - but seemed kinda odd.
The whole ENCOM stunt thing felt like a mash-up of too many past movies. Does not have the same feel as the break-in from the first movie, even tho I expect its intended to reminiscence that a bit.
It's not a theory... Kevin states it as the reason for the rebellion very plainly. I believe the exact quote was, "He saw them as imperfections." Since his entire existence was to build a perfect system, anything that wasn't part of the plan, the design, the intent, had to go. The ISOs showed up all their own... something that Kevin saw as wonderful but CLU saw as a huge imperfection. This is why CLU asks Kevin straight out, "Am I to fulfill my program?" It was him trying to confirm with the Creator if he is still supposed to keep the system perfect.
That's why I don't say he rebelled - he was executing as designed. He did not go rogue - as much as the plan had 'unintended consequences' and Kevin admits in the end his aspiration itself was flawed.
This comes back at the very end when CLU accuses Kevin of deserting him. They were supposed to build a perfect world together and when CLU tried to fulfill his program, Kevin ran and hid. Kevin apologized to CLU about this
But that doesn't add up in the coupe scene. They infer Clu is willing to kill them there, and this was before the purge. So Clu decides Kevin and Tron are obstacles to be removed BEFORE Clu purges the Isos and BEFORE Kevin goes into hiding. Clu sees Kevin's actions as threatening to his program, and decides (the scene infers willing to kill/remove them) to take them out.. after which he is free to carry on with the rest of his initiative through the purge, etc.
They say they were at odds over the ISOs, but I don't recall them saying Clu was taking action or killing the ISOs that would have forced Kevin into hiding BEFORE the coupe scene.
Admits outright that CLU was simply doing what he was created to do. So the role of the ISOs as a catalyst for CLUs rebellion is not an idle theory, it is stated outright in the film by multiple characters. It is a central tenant of the plot.
What I'm saying is he didn't rebell or change - just that his design was flawed in that it pursed a course that had unintended consequences. Clu didn't snap or get egotistic at that point, he took the course that he was programmed to do. But the actions after that, they play up as Clu's ammo to say the users have abandoned them, and is his rally cry to motivate to turn others against them
Actually, it never says that his program was flawed... it says that his program executed perfectly as it was programmed. It was programmed that way, as Kevin states, because Kevin didn't know any better at the time.
Flawed as in flawed design - not 'bug'. He executed perfectly - but what he was set out to do was based in flawed design. A perfectly good bridge that falls not because of material failure, but because of bad engineering. Same thing here.