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Matrix Revisited
Really, is there anything more to say that has not been said before? Probably not but it was really quite dull.

The Wachowski brothers seem to have fallen into the trap of making the film they thought their audience wanted "Oooh, it's that scene from the frist film; Oooh it's that kick from the first film..." rather than retain any kind of credibility. Couple that with pretentious bullshit dialouge and you have a horrid, pointless mess.

I've been reminded of this a couple of times recently, and I think there is a real danger for many "creators" that they try and make/write/draw what they think their audience wants, rather than hold on to consistency and be true to their own creativity.

I'm glad I went to the cheap showing...

In other news, I still have a cold - and discovered I have an allergy to bad dialgoue. During a particularly moving (in the sense that I think we were supposed to care as an audience) when Jesus (oops, sorry Neo) was spouting pretentious bollocks I couldn't stop sneezing.

In other other news, I still rock at SSX.

Current Mood: sneezy

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From: ikkleblacktruck Date: November 8th, 2003 02:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's odd, that. (You finding the Matrix 3 dull, not you rocking at SSX, no surprises there!) At least I didn't want to asphyxiate myself from boredom during this film, unlike the second incarnation, which was interminably self-obsessed and narcissistic.

I bet Pullman hated 3!
From: ex_harryh579 Date: November 8th, 2003 04:56 pm (UTC) (Link)


ie. according to a bloke I met in a pub.

The Brothers W. re-cut the third film after audience comment concerning the second said 'Too complicated, didn't understand the plot.'
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: November 9th, 2003 12:18 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Allegedly.

I can see that. It didn't really seem terribly related to Reloaded.
nattydreadi From: nattydreadi Date: November 9th, 2003 01:16 am (UTC) (Link)


Is SSX 3 in the same ballpark as Tricky. After many months of honing riding skills we got shockingly good at it - especially taking the maxed out 'Marty' down Garibaldi. Will end up getting the new one fairly soonish I suspect. Just as soon as I get my PS2 back :)
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: November 9th, 2003 01:34 am (UTC) (Link)


I heard somebody say it is a bit more "realistic" than Tricky, but I jumped straight into 3 on the back of historical experience with the other two games and have had no trouble getting big air.

It's just a matter of learning the courses again really - but the pseudo-free element of the course design, and the "whole peak" top to bottom challenges are good fun. The only whole-peak I've done is a 11-13 minute run which is very very nice.
nattydreadi From: nattydreadi Date: November 10th, 2003 12:09 am (UTC) (Link)


Hmm 13 minutes of Supertricky foolishness ... You've sold it to me now! I think that learning the courses and where the air is was half the battle.

Must find an easy run on 3 and see if I can get those really silly scores back :)
berrega From: berrega Date: November 9th, 2003 10:30 am (UTC) (Link)
I must admit when trinity and neo ran into each others arms in the tube station I actually laughted out loud. The audience wern't overly impressed, but It was just a reaction to how absolutely awful that scene was....
Did you notice how the sentinels lined up to be shot the same way as the nasties in Nemesis III (computer game)?
kathbad From: kathbad Date: November 10th, 2003 02:56 am (UTC) (Link)
I think that you are being far too nice about it.

I knew that I had to see it as I had invested brain space in the first two and was intreagued, but I knew it would be bad.

I just had no idea quite how bad it really was.
agentinfinity From: agentinfinity Date: November 10th, 2003 02:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
The whole film left me cold...

especially the Amercian militarism...

especially because they ripped off Full Metal Jacket to achieve it, a film so far superior that Matrix 3 should skulk off into a different medium in shame at the gap.

What was that, post-ironic?

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