Out of the Blue

I know there are a lot of folks with mixed (or negative) feelings about the movie, but I have been looking forward to today's release of the Matrix Reloaded on DVD since the date was announced... there are a couple of questions about how things come together in relation to the first movie and the upcoming conclusion of the trilogy that it will be fun to try and work on, as well as general Matrix goodness to be explored.

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I'm traveling for business and am staying in a hotel with on-demand movies so I watched the Matrix Reloaded last night (after the embarrasing Cubs loss) and I have to say after watching the rally/rave scene again that I really don't know why people dislike it so much. My thinking on this is that this is an important scene and very much in the spirit of the movie. I think it was included to show something very human (sex, sensuality, dancing, etc), a contrast to the machines. At several times the movie points out the interdependance of man and machine (images of 2001:A Space Odyssee come to mind) and so I think it is interesting that the film would also address how they are different.

I also didn't feel watching the movie this second time that because Neo is so powerful that there wasn't any tension in the battles, as I kinda did the first viewing. I thought the battles were awesome (except for the mini-duel with Seriph(sp?)). I spent less time looking for visual effects and more time watching the ebb and flow of the action. The Burley Brawl is very cool. If you squint just a bit you cannot tell when the CG stuff is operating and you just see the agents being picked off with the pole and flying through the air. Good stuff.
ZigZang
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