|I can't believe I paid $4 to see this...
||[Jul. 3rd, 2003|11:38 pm]
한국 사람이 아니다
|||||Kate and Leopold||]|
Having got off the train in Davis Square for a change, I realised I had plenty of time to get into the Somerville Theatre's $4 bargain matinee and see The Matrix Reloaded. I was not at all hot to see it, but hey, $4 and 10 blocks from home are powerful incentives.
This is, without question, one of the dullest, most boring movies I have ever seen. It's all dressing but no salad, all sauce but no meat. And dressing and sauce don't make a satisfying meal.
Not only does it rely more heavily on the special effects than the first one, but it shows the same ones over...and over...and OVER again. If the theatre hadn't been at a temperature only slightly cooler than the inside of my refrigerator, I'd have fallen asleep.
It wasn't all bad. There were some nice moments:
1) I still love Everycity.
2) I hope I find someone who loves me as much as Neo loves Trinity.
3) Neo is Number Six! I don't think many people get how funny this is...
4) The outfits worn by Morpheus, Lock and Link reminded me of Star Trek uniforms. Which made me giggle.
5) The Keymaker was the only truly interesting character in this mess. And they killed him! But while he was alive, he kicked more butt than all the others combined.
But that's about it. I didn't think I'd like The Hulk, but I did - it was surprisingly thoughtful. I thought The Core would be stupid, but it wasn't - it was at least a bit witty. But I was right about this.
Hey. It wasn't a total waste...I've got one for my Top Ten Worst Movies of 2003 list!