Sam learns of a cryptic signal originating from the arcade of legendary game creator Kevin Flynn, who’s been missing for over a decade. Sam embarks on a personal journey with the help of the fearless female warrior Quorra, father and son venture through an incredible cyber universe and wage the ultimate battle of good versus evil.
Sam Flynn’s father Kevin Flynn disappears without a trace in 1989. In 2009, Kevin’s friend Alan Bradley receives a page from Kevin’s old office inside the arcade. Sam investigates and is sucked into the digital grid where Sam encounters his father. Father and son battle again Kevin’s digital counterpart CLU. Eventually Kevin re-integrates himself with CLU and sacrifices himself to save his son, the grid, and an organically occuring ISO who may hold the answers to life’s hardest questions.
The plot involves grief of many kinds, a son grieves his father’s disappearance, a creator grieves over the corruption of his creation, and Sam also loses his father for a second time permanently at the conclusion of the film. The movie may hit harder than you expect it to in a few different parts of the film so go in knowing that grief plays an essential part of the beginning of the film and that it has an ending that is both happy and sad.