Sunday, September 16, 2012

picky little point

I love the movie Tron Legacy.  I saw the original as a kid, so it is visually in my consciousness.  I think it's visually a very very amazing movie.

And I think it's cool that Flynn is meditating, that he's thinking Zen.  But I don't think Zen, which is after all a sect of Buddhism, is about quietism.  I think with mindfulness and kindness we move more towards action.  There is a growing tradition of engaged buddhism.

So that little detail, Flynn's misunderstanding, bothers me about the movie.

1 comment:

evantd said...

Also, they wear helmets when they're riding light cycles in the simulation, but not when they're riding motorcycles in the real world.