[quote=“Sinister Tiddlywinks”]I’m a Matrix fan who thinks the Matrix sucks.
I know it’s an oxymoron, but you watch it thinking ‘it could have been so much better if they…’ and it’s actually quite addictive.
It got progressively suckier from Reloaded to Revolutions. Therefore, the critics talking about how it sucked is a definite plus! I want it![/quote]
Brilliant, Otto. They lost me completely in the first movie when they went on about how the sun was completely hidden and the machines were extracting energy from humans. Like, oh, humans don’t need to eat??
I saw the second one, “Matrix Rewarmed”, and the scene in which Neo is in a room with hundreds of TVs, each with a different reaction, was totally offputting. The club scene was irritating, as was Neo flying around like Dork Kent/Superduperman. I never did see “Matrix Refried”.
Great idea on the language thing. I saw a fantastic movie a few months ago, “No Man’s Land” (about the uncivil war in the former Yugoslavia), in which there were, IIRC, six different languages used. It added a lot to the movie, I thought. And they just put in subtitles for the non-English, which was great and worked for all of them.
Flying scenes with real airplanes (even CGI) would have been a lot neater. Neo in an all-black carbon-fiber-mat Dreamwings Valkyrie going at Mach 2. . . .