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09 November 2003 @ 06:16 pm
 
I just lost my entire post on Matrix: Revolution. Poo.

Basically, it was a "good movie" in the sense that any Hollywood film these days is, fully showing off its large budget through nifty special effects, brand-name actors, and what-have-you. I was disappointed in it because it felt like it relied on the basics set by the first movie and the special effects standards set by the second movie, without creating new anything of its own. It relied greatly on cliches, and in general was pretty bland in the philosophical regard.

Neo is still as bright as a pile of bricks. Come on, Neo. Let's think about this. Who the hell else refers to you as "Mr. Anderson" on a regular basis? Speaking of Smith, there was (of course) lots of Smith. Yay Smith! I laughed so hard when he was being all evil up in the sky and LIGHTNING STRAGETICALLY FLASHED AROUND HIM. It was so wonderfully CHEESY.

The "god" of the machine city reminded me of a Goth version of the sun in the Teletubbies. It also vaguely reminded me of the giant projected head in the Wizard of Oz. Other than that, I found it somewhat annoying, because it spoke with discernible emotion - if indeed it is a true machine, it should not have anger. It should not sound like a two-year old trying to prove its independence a la "we don't need you," you know?

I also (finally) saw Pirates of the Caribbean last Thursday. I have discovered that Captain Jack Sparrow is a man almost entirely in sync with his Tao! But that's probably more thought than a movie with skeleton pirates needs or wants, really. So, to put it simply, he amuses me vastly.

Running out of time!
 
 
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Earthearthphoenix on November 9th, 2003 06:13 pm (UTC)
Maybe Neo not being too bright has something to do with the actor who played him. Or maybe he is supposed to represent the "average" person ... "you too can be the messiah" or whatever ... At any rat, I found it to be enjoyable, at least better than the second one.

And I must agree, anytime Smith was on screen, I found it oddly delightful - it was good effects. I can only wonder though how much time the actor spent jumping around from the Lord of the Rings set to that of the Matrix - busy time for the guy. Sadly, I havn't bothered to find out his real name. Meh.
One Who Wanders: composedabiona on November 9th, 2003 07:13 pm (UTC)
Hugo Weaving, methinks.
Lukesemi_normal on November 10th, 2003 08:55 pm (UTC)
Bingo. One of my countrymen, no less. Look out for him in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert in which he admirably plays a drag queen. Hah.

I think the real credit in Revolutions goes to Ian Bliss or whoever it was that played Bane, who made the Smith voice that much freakier.
Earthearthphoenix on November 10th, 2003 11:21 pm (UTC)
Totally LOVED that movie!!! Saw it on Oxygen only a few hundred times!

**goes off to sing ABBA songs**
Michael Banu :): antisocialm_banu on November 10th, 2003 05:49 am (UTC)
Dammit, Bill & Ted was a good movie. It's got depth, damn you! BWAARRRGH!!!
Earthearthphoenix on November 10th, 2003 11:43 am (UTC)
Bill and Ted WAS a good movie - the 2nd one was not. At a young age, the movie messed me up for a long time, I always said So-crates rather than Sock-ra-tes (as it should be pronounced). Silly me ... it was one of those "all I ever need to know, I learned from Bill and Ted" instances.

At any rate, I don't see how this helps Keanu as being an "inteligent" actor. All I'm saying, is that he's good at acting confused. :)
Lukesemi_normal on November 10th, 2003 08:53 pm (UTC)
Wait, whoa. You're saying that the second movie, complete with beating the Grim Reaper in Twister, its pre-politically correct language (Ted calls Satan a fag. Hah.) and general laughability of the whole thing wasn't as good as the first? Shock horror.

I wouldn't go so far as to call either of them well made or intelligent movies, but they're hilarious all the same.
Earthearthphoenix on November 10th, 2003 10:56 pm (UTC)
Wow. I rearlly didn't think that I would have to defend Bill and Ted here ... but ok.

The first one WAS actually funny! While maybe it is because I'm from CA and all the reference such as "weird things a'happen'n at the Circle K" are ever so true!

But the time-displacement and "evil Bill and Ted" just make it stupid ... and not a funny stupid ... just a "why did I bother wasting my time on this piece of ..." sort of way.

But hey. To each thier own.