Movies

So My copies of Matrix Revolutions and The Last Dragon came in yesterday. Since I didn’t see Revolutions in the theater, I watched it last night.

Overall, I enjoyed it right up to the point where Trinity dies. Oh holy hell, that was overdone. I mean, it was all I expected from a Matrix movie, and I had put my brain on hold until we get to that exact moment. And that scene – that one scene – ruins the movie. Oh, I can see killing her off, but shit, couldn’t we have put that monologue somewhere else?

A twist here, a twist there…and I did like that final ending. Overall, enjoyable, but one scene pretty much took the movie from “acceptable” to “suckage” and then back to “acceptable.”

And it left a nice, fun setting for RPGs, Online Games, and spinoffs. Gotta love that.

Tonight, The Last Dragon I think. Or one of the other movies on my “to watch” pile.

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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4 Responses to Movies

  1. badger says:

    The one scene you refer to is the biggest issue I have with the film – it’s horribly delivered, and just doesn’t work. Otherwise, M and I seem to be in a distinct minority of people who thought the film was an overall appropriate wrapup for the trilogy.

  2. bagelhead says:

    i suppose i’d count myself in that minority as well… i dug the movie overall, and will be purchasing it as soon as i’m able, to add to the collection of the other two [also need to get the animatrix at some point] but i wasn’t too keen on the way they killed her, either… but yes, it was a good closer…

    although i very much wonder if the christ-like symbolism at the end is a hint that they’ll somehow resurrect Neo, or if it’s just a tribute to the fact that he already died in the first one, and rose again… dunno…

  3. heinous says:

    If you like The Last Dragon, you’ll love Millennium!

    *runsandhidesrealquick*

  4. alchemist says:

    Actually, I’ve liked Teh last Dragon since I first saw it back in the 80’s – it’s actually a fun, campy, kung-fu movie. And it was pretty groundbreaking technically at the time.

    And anyway, Sho’nuff is the man.

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