Sam Flynn, a rebellious 27-year-old, is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father Kevin Flynn, a man once known as the world’s leading video-game developer. When Sam investigates a strange signal sent from the old Flynn’s Arcade — a signal that could only come from his father– he finds himself pulled into a digital world where Kevin has been trapped for 20 years.
With the help of the fearless warrior Quorra, father and son embark on a life-or-death journey across a cyber universe — a universe created by Kevin himself that has become far more advanced with vehicles, weapons, landscapes and a ruthless villain who will stop at nothing to prevent their escape.
|Writer:||Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz|
|Cillian as:||Edward Dillinger (uncredited)|
|Additional Cast:||Garrett Hedlund, Jeff Bridges, Olivia Wilde|
|Genre:||Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi|
|MPAA Rating:||Rated PG for sequences of sci-fi action violence and brief mild language|
|UK Release:||December 17, 2010|
|US Release:||December 17, 2009|
|Additional Info:||Internet Movie Database|
Trivia and Fun Facts
– Before Garrett Hedlund was cast as Sam Flynn, other actors considered included Chris Pine, Ryan Gosling and Michael Stahl-David.
– In a reference to the first film, a song by the band Journey, “Worlds Apart (Separate Ways)”, appears in the film. The songs in the first film included “Only Solutions” and “1990’s Theme.”
– Shooting the film lasted only 64 days. Post-production, due to the heavy special effects, required 68 weeks.
– At Comic-Con 2010, this movie became the first film to be promoted at the annual con for three years running.
– Olivia Wilde had to do 12 fittings for her outfit as she had problems in movement and rehearsing her stunts.
– Cillian Murphy’s character Edward Dillinger II is meant to be the son of Edward Dillinger (David Warner), the primary antagonist of the first film who stole credit for creating Kevin Flynn’s video games. He appears in only one scene. His uncredited appearance is meant to hint at a possible sequel.
Alan Bradley: Excuse me
Richard Mackey: Yes… Alan
Alan Bradley: Given the prices we charge to students and schools, what sort of improvements have been made in Flynn… I mean, um, ENCOM OS-12?
Richard Mackey: This year we put a “12” on the box.
Edward Dillinger: OS-12 is the most secure operating system ever released. The idea of sharing our software or giving it away for free disappeared with Kevin Flynn.