Jul. 6th, 2010

Relativity

Jul. 6th, 2010 03:57 am
bloodyrosemccoy: (DEEP HURTING)
For the past week or so my brother and I have been going through our collection Rifftrax, which means that tonight I saw the Matrix sequels all the way through for the first time.* And now, my friends, I finally can appreciate the full genius of the Brothers Wachowski.

I mean, up till I saw the sequels, I didn’t even think it was possible to have a movie more stupid and irritating than The Matrix. And yet, right around the time that god damn French fucker from the second movie showed up AGAIN in the third and then everyone queued up a 90-minute action sequence while Neo and the Oracle entered Round 2,038 of Free Will/Destiny Dialogue Ping-Pong, I found myself longing for the comparably airtight premise, engaging characterizations, profound philosophy, and artful dialogue of the first. I was even missing the bright cheery greenish grey of the filter from that one.

Now I understand why people keep insisting that the first one isn’t a bad movie. Compared to the sequels, it isn’t!

M. Night Shyamalan may want to take note of this technique if they ever let him back onto a movie lot. Unless this has been his clever plan from the very beginning, too.


*The Matrix is just one of the many movies/franchises I refuse to see without some sort of snark commentary track. Others include 300, Eragon, and Twilight. I’m not sure I can bring myself to watch Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen even with the Rifftrax. They’d have to toss in special appearances by the entire Cinematic Titanic crew, and maybe a Nerf gun I could shoot at the TV, before I even considered the offer.

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