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28 May 2003 @ 12:25 pm
Man, falling behind again. Stupid busy May and June.

Monday was a cookout at Tigra and Agent Orange's place, big fun. Regent was kind enough to hold bebe so RQ and I could eat our steaks in peace (must trick more friends into this.) Many game discussions were had. Also, pictures were taken by the unstoppable Agent Dieter.

Last night, tasty Greek food in Rockville, followed by a second viewing of The Matrix Revisited with an operative. Another reminder of why I need more time out of the house. All my theories on the movie remain, as well. But today: my problems with the film:

* The annoying kid at Zion. What was his point?
* The Merovingian's Orgasm Cake. This is a case where it's better to not show, because, wireframe = lame, in this circumstance.
* Neo gives Trinity a heart massage. See above. It just doesn't sit right with me.

Er, I thought I had one or two more, so maybe later.

* Yeah, you know what we need on the highways? More billboards.
* Fight the FCC!
* Conspiracy theorists, get cracking. WHO expands power.

Fortune Cookie: "Friends are more valuable than money."
(Anonymous) on May 28th, 2003 11:06 am (UTC)
If you wanted more time out of the house you shouldn't have had a kid.
PMMJ: MonkeyGuncheetahmaster on May 28th, 2003 11:08 am (UTC)
If you want to reply to my journal, you shouldn't do it anonymously.
Nemo: Fallonyoung_egotist on May 28th, 2003 11:58 am (UTC)
Yeah I also had problems with those parts, specifically. also the dance scene was too long and had no point. not that I specifically mind seeing hot people dance to techno, but it just ate up time that they could've better used on the plot.
PMMJ: Ackbarcheetahmaster on May 28th, 2003 12:08 pm (UTC)
In fact, I forgive the dance/sex scene, because it's HOTTT, and in actuality isn't that long. (Also, very well put together, with the speech by Morpheus right before it.)

One scene I thought was too long? The fight between Neo and the Smiths (the first one.) I know, sacrilege to say a fight scene is too long, but I could have had two minutes or so cut from that (and restored on the DVD) to keep it from slowing things down.
Nemoyoung_egotist on May 28th, 2003 12:12 pm (UTC)
NO I totally agree with you - it WAS too long.
I'm not saying the dance scene wasn't well done, I just think that it was really just gratuitous sexual content, and that while that's cool, I could've used more substantive stuff in its place, that is, in order to tell a better story.. it also feels kinda dirty in that 'hollywood selling-out'kind of way..
PMMJcheetahmaster on May 28th, 2003 10:26 pm (UTC)
OK, first, I have problems calling anything in a kung fu/Keanu Reeves/action movie "gratuitous." I mean, this isn't Hamlet or anything.

That being said, I do think it furthered the story, in its own way. More tomorrow, or when I can eloquate this out.
Robert E. Allen IIIwarmaster on May 29th, 2003 06:33 am (UTC)
The thing with the kid will become apparently with the release of the Animatrix DVD. One of the stories is purported to be about his rescue from the Matrix.

Silly for them to put it into Matrix:Reloaded when the Animatrix isn't really easy-to-watch until its DVD release next month, but that's timing for you.

Oh, and, we needed the Orgasm Cake to set up the Merovingian's betrayal scene. Although I suppose it could have been done...better.

One explanation for the weirdness:

PMMJ: Jade Scorpioncheetahmaster on May 29th, 2003 07:42 am (UTC)
Re: Supposedly...
The Kid: Ugh. It would have only been mostly lame had it been for Part 3. A tie in to a side product? Gah. I would only be more upset if it was for the video game. He only had like two lines, just don't bother. It's not like Animatrix won't fly off the shelves anyways.

Orgasm Cake: Would have been a fine scene without the not-so-special effect. Let the actor just act.
Robert E. Allen IIIwarmaster on May 29th, 2003 07:46 am (UTC)
Re: Supposedly...
Let the actor act?

Shouldn't they have gotten Meg Ryan then? She's got experience on on-screen faked orgasms. For that matter, they have an entire industry of porn "actresses" to choose from there.