July 08, 2003

The Mootrix

At long last, we got a chance to get away from the house yesterday to catch "The Matrix Reconstructed" before it left theaters altogether. I was pretty excited about it, but my expectations weren't all that high (if that makes sense). While Michelle didn't like it, I thought it was ok.

I liked the way stuff was explained by the architect. I mean, yeah, it's shlock, but I thought it answered most of the questions decently enough. It explained the oracle, the keymaster (who I also thought was pretty funny), Zion, etc., and it did so in a way I didn't really expect. I really didn't like the Zion scenes. They did nothing for me, and they didn't seem relevant in the end. If they had just stuck to the ship and the matrix like the first movie, I think it would've been stronger and tighter.

Of course, you have to massively suspend disbelief for any of this to work. In my opinion, it isn't really fair for you to be worried about whether anything that happens is plausible if you are willing to accept the wildly implausible premise. A recent PvP Online cartoon says it best:

I'm not convinced we need any sequels for "The Matrix". The first movie was cool, but it was based on way too shaky a premise. I mean, if you're a group of sentient machines looking for a powersource, and you decide on bio-electric batteries, why use humans? Cows would be a better idea.

Cows would generate more energy, they would never rebel, and the matrix would just be one endless field of grass. They could call it the Mootrix!

So anyway, if you buy into that, and you just go to see the cool fight scenes and the new ideas, then sure, I'm there. I'll be interested to see the third movie coming out at the end of the year, for sure. I don't know if they can top the freeway chase scene, but even that didn't really top most of the action sequences in the first Matrix movie. Too bad.

Posted by Observer at July 8, 2003 07:14 AM
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Top the freeway chase scene? Oh please! Now baby, do I need to remind you the audience broke out into laughter it was so far fetched!

I don't know, I didn't go in with too high of expectations either, but I just found the whole thing too far out in left field even to suspend my disbelief. It didn't help that I suffered with nasty heart burn the entire show having not realized my purse didn't have my rolaids in it! Oh well, an afternoon out is worth anything given that our afternoons out are about to stop any day now. =)

Posted by: Felicity on July 8, 2003 11:42 AM

ut sucks dudes

Posted by: on September 26, 2003 08:16 AM