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|The Matrix: Revolutions -   2003/11/02||Viewed 68 times this month, last update: 2004/04/07|
Can't wait... Can't wait.... Can't wait!
The gathering has begun... The time is set, the place will be Big Newport. We had great fun there with Reloaded, and seeing as it's the biggest theater in the area, it's got to be there.
JUST SEVEN HOURS TO GO!!!!!!!!
THREE HOURS! Vanessa and I are about to head off to get in line! Yahoo!
Only -6969 days, -7 hours, -17 minutes, -3 seconds to go!
Ah.... I feel better.
I think Jon is right. It's an interesting new kind of movie. The kind of movie that does not explain itself to you, but rather requires you to think for yourself about everything, who the characters were, what their motivations were, what happened, and what it all means.
I'm going to have to see the it again, several times. Revolutions could be the best of the three, or the worst, but I'll tell you one thing: There is a whole lot of shit going down!
Jon (2003-11-06): I'm starting to rethink the whole "new genre" idea. If you think about movies like Princess Mononoke or Spirited Away, you notice that many things are never explained and the endings leave central questions unanswered.
Since we know the brothers were heavily influenced by anime, it makes sense that they were following that style.
Same with comic books. Completely ludicrous plot points are presented with no attempt to explain them and then simply accepted as given.
Still, it would be nice if I could be spoon fed some of the answers now.
Erik (2003-11-06): It may not have been totally new, but it's definitely new for Hollywood.
It's new for those of us who don't watch Anime, and it's definitely new for me. I like it... But I too would have liked to have some feeling of concreteness after this one.
Kindigulous (2003-11-10): Regina and I watched "The Matrix: Revolutions" last night during a late matinee. I was already spoiled by the details and went in with low expectations. However, I was suprised that I disagreed with those who said that the movie was a disappointment and that it failed to provide answers. I enjoyed it -- a lot! I thought the CG in the Zion/Machine scenes were overwhelming and incredible! I thought the wrap up was thoughtful and unfolded decently. After Regina retired, I stayed up and watched "The Matrix" again to see if I could fairly compare what was better/worse. (Note: Pay particular attention to the scene where Neo is first interrogated by Agent Smith. The camera goes through a set of consoles just like it did with The Architect scenes in the second film.) It has more hints of what's to unfold, too.
However, I must admit. With all the incredible CG that came with the second and third films, I really miss the gritty, comic book camera angles of the first film. Although the second and third films used techno/dance music, I thought the selection of the first film was superior because it produced more of an "underground" feel (e.g., Rob Zombie, Propeller Heads) than the later films, which sounded more like scores than soundtracks.
Not as good of a trilogy as "Lord of the Rings," but far superior than "Star Wars!"
Erik (2003-11-15): Vanessa and I saw Revolutions again at the Spectrum IMAX. (No previews, or 'The Twenty' BTW.) She was kind of upset about the death of Neo and Trinity, and didn't really want to go. She wanted a happier ending, but after seeing it a second time, and understanding that Neo had to die, she wasn't as upset about Trinity dieng. It'd just be too sad if she lived, alone.
I think I liked it better after the second viewing too. I got more out of the conversation with the Marovingian, and I was able to get more insight out of the conversations between the Oracle, the Architect, Smith and the Indian couple.
Also, I just really enjoyed the entertainment.
Kindigulous (2004-04-06): Dude! Did you get the DVD today? I bought it, but had to exchange the one I bought later because, in my excitement, I accidently picked up the Full Screen version instead of the Wide Screen version. We're watching it right now. The second disc is really interesting with all of the special effects work. I can't wait for King Kong--should be a great film!
Erik (2004-04-06): Yep, just finished the movie, and about half of disk 2. Awesome stuff! Haven't heard much about the King Kong movie, should we do a group viewing again?!
Kindigulous (2004-04-07): Here is a photo of both Oracle shells on stage together.
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