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Friday September 05, 2003
10:01 AM

Matrix Rethought

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The late Filthy Critic didn't think highly of The Matrix. The movie was fun to watch, but the plot was painfully familiar. What bugs me about Matrix is that the dystopia that ensues doesn't appear to be tightly coupled to the decisions of mankind, which at least the Terminator series weakly attempts to do. Perhaps the third Matrix installation will shed some light on some "invisible hand" that set the machines in motion.

It would be great if that movie fingered Larry Ellison as the culprit. Or Darl McBride. Since Bigger, Longer and Uncut, Bill Gates has become passe as a villian.

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  • The Animatrix [theanimatrix.com] goes into some detail about the origins...
    • Definitely. In fact, to tie in the Terminator, I think The Second Renaissance, Part 2 (TSR:2) is what T3 (if not T2) should have been movie-wise. I want to see the battle between man and machine. They've had such interesting snippets in the Terminator series (especially in T2), but TSR:2 really made me feel it. Heck, The Animatrix was tons better than 'Reloaded. Maybe because anime somehow feels like reading to me. When I watch anime I "read" more into it and imagine more.

      In any case see The Animatrix to s