The Matrix

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Keanu Reeves finds out that what he thinks of as reality is actually a computer generated shared world and joins the fight to free humanity from enslavement to machines.

The Matrix: Reloaded was SO BAD that I had to go back and watch this one again to be sure it was as good as I remembered. I mean, sure, OK, it’s Philosophy 101: Reality Is Subjective. Given that, this is a DAMN good movie. Excellent actors Laurence Fishburne, SERIOUS honey Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliono, and of course the very scary Hugo Weaving…I watched Priscilla, Queen of the Desert again about a year after seeing The Matrix, and the scene where Weaving was wearing the silk ballgown and put on the dark glasses…Mr. Smith in drag, very mind-bending!

And then there’s Keanu Reeves. I heard a story (probably apocryphal) that when the script for Matrix was being shopped around, actors were given a copy to read and only considered for the part if they ‘got’ it…I find it hard to believe that Reeves ‘gets’ anything…he certainly has no clue about either acting or facial expressions. Sigh.

No need to talk about the f/x, they’re legendary…and, although I don’t watch all the endless stuff that comes with most DVDs, the section on how they created the special effects in this one is fascinating, amazing what people and computers working together can come up with.

This is nonstop excitement, plot twists, martial arts action, scary bad guys, scary aliens, gooshy icky special effects, a high body count and Carrie-Anne Moss in a skintight black leather suit. Pretty darn nearly perfect explodo in my book!

(but not in Mr. Otter’s, he totally hates this and doesn’t get it. And yet I stay with him, year after year…must be love…)

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