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I can't believe I paid $4 to see this... [Jul. 3rd, 2003|11:38 pm]
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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!
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From: yetichow
2003-07-04 09:10 am (UTC)

Neo = No. 6?

no no no no no...

now i'm absolutely REFUSING to see this.

by the pristine name of Patrick McGoohan,
this is now permanently on my boycott list.

i will not be pushed, filed, stamped, briefed,
debriefed or numbered regarding that sequel.

my life is my own.

be seeing you!
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2003-07-04 02:33 pm (UTC)
Well, to be fair, I don't know if they meant it or not...but Neo is the 6th incarnation of whatever he is, and I believe they said he was "Number 6" at some point...

Which made me laugh.
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[User Picture]From: effy
2003-07-04 09:46 am (UTC)
I agree. 'Twas a horrifically boring movie.
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[User Picture]From: undisputednyr
2003-07-07 08:43 am (UTC)
Thank god someone else wasnt wowed by the cheesy lightshow. I thought i was the only one. Ok i may have went too far in examining the pure crappiness of this movie down to the molecular level but... i couldnt help it.

Here is my review on Reloaded.
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2003-07-07 02:19 pm (UTC)
Oh! I hated it. Sheer torture. I really should have seen "Hollywood Homicide" or whatever that dreck film is with Han Solo in it.

And I know people - not well, mind you - who have said this was the best movie they'd ever seen.
These of course are the same people who think the new salads at McDonald's are "haute cuisine" and dinner at an ethnic restaurant means they're going to the Olive Garden and not Applebee's.

Some people are wolves. Most are sheep.
Woof.

PS...I almost forgot: Your review is brilliant! If you want to write more, I can hook you up with the friend whose got the website I write for...
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[User Picture]From: undisputednyr
2003-07-08 07:54 am (UTC)

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And I know people - not well, mind you - who have said this was the best movie they'd ever seen.
These of course are the same people who think the new salads at McDonald's are "haute cuisine" and dinner at an ethnic restaurant means they're going to the Olive Garden and not Applebee's.


Mmmm, dry pasta and bland meatballs cooked by a heatlamp.... THATS ITALIA!!!! *smirk* I almost couldnt believe some of the euphoric tones some people had talking about this movie while i would have rather spent the money on a brick to drop on my foot. At least the pain would have been sharp, quick and worthy of a reaction. And i wouldnt have had to endure those occasional fits of blinding light after watching 15 minutes of the movie with the dark settings. I felt like those monkeys in that movie "project x" where they were flashed with blinding rays of radiation until they became half retarded and died.

thanks for the positive words on my review. I dont really go to many movies (mostly because of movies like reloaded) So i dont think reviews would be a regular thing (a column) for me. On the few occasions where i do go to the movies, i always have something to say about the films. I think often times i am overly critical too because i expect a lot for the 10 bucks i pay in NYC. I am happy to share the reviews for the movies i do see.
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2003-07-08 03:48 pm (UTC)
Heh. I was having nice thoughts about visiting my dentist for much of that movie...

It was just thought...it's not a regular thing, the movie reviews, not anything like a column. Del sends a list out every so often and everyone picks the movies they want to do, first come first served...

I used to only do once every few months...if that.
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[User Picture]From: undisputednyr
2003-07-09 05:56 am (UTC)

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Sounds interesting, i think i could swing one at least every few months. Would give me an excuse to get to the movies more too. =)

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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2003-07-09 06:22 am (UTC)
I'll send Del the link...and we'll see what he says!
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[User Picture]From: undisputednyr
2003-07-09 06:24 am (UTC)

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thanks! =)
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