Jan 05

The Matrix Trilogy     ??

A movie desperately trying to be profound, and failing entirely. The only reason it received two stars is the decent cinematography. Otherwise, the plot line fails entirely. It is the story of a hacker-kid who discovers that he is actually a created reality. Going from the “real world” of the matrix to the “really-real world”, all one needs is a machine that happens to be located only on spaceships that do not fly through space, but through the sewer system of the really-real world. Keanu Reeves emerges as the apotheosis, the more human than human human that will save the world. He interacts with a stereotypic black lady known as the “Oracle”, who often gets her predictions wrong, but always remains profoundly un-profound. Eventually, in Matrix II, Keanu meets #1 (Keanu would be #6), using the analogy of the old Prisoner tv series. He explains that he is on Matrix virtual reality #5 (or 6, I don’t remember exactly). How cool. What he can’t explain is to how he proceeds to screw up the design of the universe 5-6 times, and yet doesn’t just give up himself. Neither will you ever know whether the white suited, white roomed #1 is actually just another part of the Matrix. What you eventually discover is that our friendly “Man in Black” now shows up as the bad guy, and able to multiply reproduce himself. Cool. You also discover that his reproductions of himself are equally inept. The Matrix tries desperately for political correctness, making sure that the Council of Sewer World is an equal portion of male and female, and all races (except for African Pigmies and Australian Aborigines, and perhaps a few more, I didn’t see any American Indians), but also the heros were a mix of immature kids, lesbians, and who knows what. I think that the movie tried to be profound, and leave one wondering if perhaps, the dear viewer was also perhaps just a projection of the Matrix. Nice try but no cigars.

 

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