The Matrix, Part Deux

WARNING: Spoiler-ish content ahead!

Well, it didn’t suck.

I just didn’t like it as much as the first one. Of course, with the first one I didn’t have someone practically screaming into their cell phone during a key scene…

The story of Neo trying to figure out what the hell was going on while evil robots menaced his friends was compelling enough in the first chapter. In this one, we already know he’s The One. And when you know he’s invulnerable(ish), it loses a little of its edge. Of course, it’s the middle piece of the story arc. Lotsa setup and exposition. But it seemed like an hour before any action got started (but what action!). Then it was over.

I’m not going to see it three times, like X2, but it was definitely worth the money. I can’t wait for the third one and then to see them all together.

Psst! Unless you are really in the mood to sit through some loud, headbanging credits for an eternity in order to see a 30-second preview of the next chapter, don’t bother. That’s why God created the Internet.

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12 Responses to The Matrix, Part Deux

  1. Brian says:

    The Matrix sucks. I haven’t seen either the first or second version.

  2. Solonor says:

    Uhhh, if you haven’t seen them, how do you know they suck? Are you psychic???

  3. Jon says:

    I found it to be much like Dune Messiah (the sequel to the novel Dune) where our messianic hero is deconstructed and our assumptions about the nature of what was previously established are challenged.

  4. robyn says:

    Personally, it was worth it to me to sit through the credits for the next trailer. Nothing like having it on the bigscreen…

  5. I found the credits themselves worth it.

  6. Tracy says:

    Were those not the LONGEST credits known to mankind???? I expected to see some sort of credit to God along with everything else. I think it was intentional, too…”Let’s make them sit through ALLLLLLLLL these credits, for a 30 second trailer” SUCKAGE!

  7. as for this little fishie in the sea, Reloaded was all that and a bag of chips and i resent your sniveling review. therefore, i shall retort.

    when looking closer, one will find much philosophy and deeply running ideas to ponder and chew upon. notice the sleeker look of Neo and the softer, more feminine Trinity, and the way in which Morpheus just exploded into one amazing and commanding leader before our very eyes. if nothing else, ponder the change in Agent Smith and the most prominent of ideas throughout the film: choice. there’s more to this movie–the series of movies–than just action shots and bang for buck.

  8. Solonor says:

    You take that back! I never once sniveled. Mewl and whine, perhaps, but never snivel.

  9. Solonor says:

    And for the record, Zuly has convinced me that this was like “Empire Strikes Back”, which ended in a terrible cliff hanger and which I also thought “eh, that was ok” until I re-watched it along with the other 2 parts.

    And Tracy has convinced me that I was just feeling her grumpy vibe from half-way across the country.

  10. Scott says:

    Empire was the best of the Star Wars films, though.

  11. DaProber says:

    Hey, Tracy, go watch the entire credits for “Lord of the Rings: the Fellowship of the Ring” and “Lord of the Rings: the Two Towers.” Once you sit throught all the credits WITHOUT FAST FORWARDING, you are welcome to whine. Until Then, STOP IT!

  12. Solonor says:

    Please note: Tracy has express, written consent to whine in here as often as she likes.

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