Neo and Trinity are back and they need to save those that are still stuck in The Matrix. They have freed many minds and many have sought them out to be freed. Even though they know they need to do it they really want some time along so THEY can do it themselves. So many want their time and they just want some time to themselves. That is the initial setup of the film that really wasn’t as good as the first. The film was too staged and you can almost see what is going to happen before it does. I know that it might be to show how Neo is dealing with his new powers but come on, we need more suspense then we are getting with this one. Read more...(653 words, 123 images, estimated 2:37 mins reading time)
Perception: Our day-in, day-out world is real. Reality: That world is a hoax, an elaborate deception spun by all-powerful machines of artificial intelligence that control us. Whoa….
In 1999, Andy and Lana Wachowski came up with an amazing trilogy that took us into a dark, high-tech world where things were not as they seemed. They put together a cast of stars that were both A-list and unknown, and blew us away with some intense special effects, and via the local movie theatre screen, we were all suddenly jacked into The Matrix.
Even though this was one of the most intense movies of the late 90s, it was revolutionary in so many ways, with the dark effects, the slo-motion, the choreographed fight scenes created by Yuen Woo-ping, and even the idea that we might be all just part of a big battery that ran an earth that had been taken over by machines was mind-boggling. Add a high-energy soundtrack featuring some of the hottest names in alternative rock of the day, and you get a film you just never get tired of. It is no wonder that we just could not get enough. This even spawned a disturbing spin-off, The Animatrix that featured some of the minor characters from the trilogy, and some speculative history of how this alternate world came about. Read more...(849 words, 122 images, estimated 3:24 mins reading time)