Wednesday, July 02, 2003

The Matrix Reloaded is fabulous. The car-chase sequence alone is worth the ticket price--only when it was over did I realize I'd been holding my breath for twenty minutes.

If there's one thing the first movie has that this one doesn't, it's the blood-curdling revelation of what exactly the matrix is. I saw The Matrix for the first time only a few weeks ago, on DVD, and beforehand Ereck judiciously refused to tell me what the matrix is, even though I begged him.

That is some horrific shit, almost as horrific as what really happened to the crew of the Cygnus in The Black Hole.

I was thinking that for an equally effective surprise, The Matrix Reloaded could have revealed that the matrix is really the real world, and the real world is really the matrix. Or something.

Pass the joint.

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