Makes you shake your head doesn’t it? You’ve watched it yet?
Well if you haven’t stop now!
Felt like a shitty poorly casted and scripted sitcom or B-movie all within a bigger budgeted movie which had more nods and easter eggs from it for nastolgia- should that have been?
If it proved to be some forward thinking movie like in the first film would they have had their hands slapped for it? Maybe we could have had some forward thinking script in the first 20 mins so that ideas such as pendemic, hermit society, quantum computing, government controls could mean something more but I don’t know maybe this movie shoudln’t have been released without a better script. They went from the Crow (film) visuals to like…fucking Sex in the City visuals very quicly to establish their main plot line. This makes me crave for a Cyberpunk 2077 film like right away. Keanu needs more unique roles with better scope. The main plot plays like a parody of the first three films. Integrating those plots into it in a joking fashion makes this almost like a weekend get away or a weekend effort to write the plot. OMG…this is so a workshop class where Anderson (keaunu) is a game designer (how did that happen- beats me) where everyone in his company is trying hard (for no apparent reason) to rejuvenate their game(which they kind of state the first three films (and their technological achievements) as their genius selling points rather than the actual shitty ps2 game). Maybe that was the initial point- to forget of the ps2 game.
Mind you, those were some bad points, but there are good. There are reflections of trinity and neo’s characters that make them bring a character based perspective to it. Its real and heart felt, good scripting here but its like a deeper interview from what interviews you have from the actors already in the media. Weird right?
Another thing, they could have avoided this empty rehashing if they went to rehire the cast from morphius to the agents but I would believe they would have spend half an hour to repatriate their characters in different roles which required many many more minutes of character developemtn to make them more believable. I’m sure they could have but they didn’t. For instance the red pill and blue pill point. If we as the audience were to believe Lawrence Fishbourne came back in a different role, this would require quite a bit of riffing to believe that he was a different person, same goes for Agent Smith in the role of his boss. For those many years that transpired in this film between the last film in the franchise it would have been a real interesting idea to noodle but would needed to been very very very convincing. I’m kind of surprised they didnt take the time to make this a 3.5 hr movie just to do this. But if it could that these characters aren’t really developed in the first place and would require those actors to be prominent in the film for much too long. SHAME ! But whatever.
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I mean they could have set the “MATRIX” in some other time period like in the 1890s or 1920s or something and make it seem like a post-nazi conquering the west kind of thing…but its psuedo reality (our reality), which kind of makes it akward. But to sum it up, the first act shouldn’t be the most important as there is quite a bit of emphasis on the real world. There is a large re-introduction to the real-world in the second half of the film with the machines and all which plays an important part of the plot.