May 15, 2003
Yes, I saw Reloaded again this morning.
I'm still going to have to go a couple more times, there's so much to parse.
Below are a few random thoughts, don't click if you haven't seen it yet.
I mean it.
Apparently, there are no laundry facilities in the real world.
To mention Dozer and not Tank was a bit awkward. OK, he *was* mentioned (just not by name) when Zee says "two brothers". I stand corrected But I do enjoy Link.
I spotted Bret in Zion!
I hate when I'm having sex and my partner has premonitions of my death and just rolls off, that's just rude.
Speaking of which, I hope my next partner doesn't have a problem with Fluke's "Zion" on repeat at full volume while we do it.
My eyes welled up seeing Gloria Foster.
He took the candy but didn't eat it.
I didn't like the music for the Burley Brawl. If it was a homage to something I'll understand, though.
Merovingian is a most delicious villan.
Next time I eat out, I'm having chocolate cake for dessert.
Trinity handled Persephone's request much better than I would have.
My favorite fight was the Chateau, Although I liked the one with Seraph as well. Burly Brawl was all about the effects. I'll elaborate later.
Heh. Bane. Clever name.
One of the main reasons I HAVE to go yet again soon is that I was so distracted by the images on the screens in the scene with the Architect that I missed part of what he was saying.
The sexiest, most intimate scene was not the sex scene in Zion, but when Neo reaches inside Trinity to massage her heart.
"I love you too damn much." THUD!
There's more....a lot more, but a have to get to work.
Oh, P.S. Hello to the girl I met in the parking lot (who's name I've forgotten, sorry!) and gave my card to.
| from inside the mind of krix at May 15, 2003 02:12 PM
Yay I saw it, I saw it!!! OH MY GOSH!!! Humina, humina, humina.... Wow!!! I'm sooo proud of Keanu (and of course everyone involved), but especially Keanu. I'm still digesting it, but Krix ROTFLMAO over your "The next time I eat out I'm having chocolate cake!" :) Girl, you're too damn funny!! I'm glad you saw Bret too! Too short a glimpse, but nice job red bandana man! :)
I loved all the action scenes, but I think my favorite part was Neo meeting the architect. I won't say anymore (about that part), but just BRAVO to the Wachowski Brothers, Warner Brothers, Joel Silver, Wu Ping and co., Carrie-Anne Moss, Laurence Fishburne, Hugo Weaving, Jada Pinkett-Smith, the stunt guys, the technical wizards, well hell, EVERYONE involved, but especially Keanu (Neo). You own that role and I can't imagine ANYONE else playing Neo. Nice job!!
P.S. (Sorry this is vulgar, but I have to say it somewhere. Sorry Krix!) And a f*ck off nimrod to the jackass movie critic (David Elliott) who reviewed the Matrix Reloaded and did an extremely LAME and horrible job (San Diego Union Tribune)IMO. I won't dignify his "horrible" review, but posting any of it, but needless to say it was very lame and unimaginative.
Hi! I've already seen it twice...once last night at ten and today, just now at four. WOW:~)! I am so anxious for November! I wish it were coming out in July as the brothers wanted it too...and about Tank..he wasn't mentioned by name, but Zee did say she lost two brothers to the Neb--those would be Tank and Dozer....
I'm blown away beyond any comprehension. The movie was all that I expected a million times more. I am reloaded and loving it.
Did you catch the "1-Adam-12" reference? You have to have watched TV in the 60's to get that, but it it sure made me laugh!
i really looked for Bret, but didn't see him. yet another reason to see it again (and again...).
I just got home from seeing it. Had to say -- the scene with the Architect had me going OMG! But with all those Keanus behind Neo, it was kind of hard to focus. ;)
THUD! is right. I wish I'd taken a mini-recorder with me so I could record Keanu saying "I Love you too damn much." I'd wear the tape out.
Reading different forums, I've heard some positive and some negative reviews, which is to be expected. I've noticed a lot of times people don't like middle movies as much as the first one or the last one (EMPIRE STRIKES BACK being an exception in my opinion). But to put it simply... I thought it kicked ass. Cool special effects, good plot twists, a lot of emotional moments, humor... and it was awesome to see Neo really believing in himself. As you said, the scene with Trinity where he massaged her heart... dear gods, that is one of the most intimate things I've ever seen. So to end the yapping, I agree with ya. :)
I thought she mentioned Tank... just once. I coulda sworn I heard her say Tank.
I'm waiting for those chocolate cakes to be part of the branding promotion and start showing up in my local grocery store.
Carrie-Anne Moss was soooo hot!
And just think, you'll be able to use part of the sex scene during the Zion rave for Ass Friday! And yes, I actually was thinking that during the movie. Scary, huh?
i was pretty sure tank was mentioned too, but not at first. I'm going to see it again tomorrow (I hope) because (among other things) i think like everyone else, I was too busy trying to look at all the neo's to hear (let alone understand) what the architect was saying.
OK, Tank *was* mentioned when she says "two brothers" I stand corrected. I still don't think they referred to him by name.
Anyone looking for Bret, keep your eyes to the left of the screen, just after Morpheus finishes his speech to Zion.
I can't wait for a screen cap of Keanu giving the finger (the architect scene). LOVE IT!!
This time I finally saw Bret! (thanx krix!)// And Link spoke of Tank and Dozer.
And in the midst of a zillion pieces to an amazing puzzle, a little light has I think been shed --the architect spoke of 'getting back the code Neo was carrying'. At that point, the counselman's comment about "not knowing how Neo knew what he knew" made a little more sense. Kinda explained how Neo was able to anticipate all the Matrix sentinel-driven activities. Reminder too of the very thin line that distinguishes human beings from machines (and that most sophisticated level of AI which is a symbiosis of two)...//
Various comments about purpose and choice (which I'm trying to perceive more closely as I drool and sigh over the spectacular visual effects). Then Oracle's comments about programs gone bad (ghosts, vampires, aliens, etc.), make me look a little more closely at behaviors of Agent Smith (a deadly virus), the twins (ghosts), and Merovingian (vampire?). I'd been wrestling with the multiple antagonistic threats, especially during the Freeway scene. Sentinels plus the above the anomalous groups make me think the architect decided to pull out all stops to ensure Zion's demise. (After the 100th viewing, I'll see if I still feel the same way.)
There's just so much stuff in this flick. Merovingian is a scandalously stylish character.
And Neo is still a Superman, both in and out of the matrix!
"Passing through excruciating transformations. . " Only time will tell (as in Revolutions) and I know I'm jumping the gun, but as I read B.G. I thought about Neo's supposedly comatose state. Thoughts of a bioevolutionary regeneration...only because I didn't expect him to have ability to stop the sentinels with his sheer force/will outside of the Matrix. (more rambling notions, while still reminded of the counselman's comment "still human; that's a good sign."
The Reloaded scene: When Neo looks out upon the expanse of the Metropolis at night (-- and all is calm -- or so it seems, for a moment in time. . . .) Prompts thoughts of a writer that echo my feelings
. . . “ awake for much of [the] time. I like the dark part of the night, after midnight and before four-thirty, when it’s hollow,. . . . Then I can breathe, and can think while others are sleeping, in a way can stop time, can have it so -- this has always been my dream -- so that while everyone else is frozen, I can work busily about them, doing whatever it is that needs to be done, like the elves who make the shoes while the children sleep.” - D. Eggars, “A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius”
Neo IS Superman in the above scenario -- in the sense that Neo takes in the tranquility of the nocturnal moment, while maintaining a watchful eye over things. Always alert, ready at a moment’s notice, to protect and serve mankind. *A cool breeze of assurance* / / The reference to “stopping time” makes me think of Neo’s dream about Trinity and his desire to transmute the impending danger that the dreawworld has revealed to him.
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