What Is The Matrix?



I’m
going to make a rare departure from technical stuff for a moment.  I’ve
seen Matrix Revolutions twice in the last twelve hours, once in IMAX.  />

 

A
number of people have asked me for an opinion.  To
sum up in a spoiler-free manner:

 

First
off, IMAX was better, though not enormously so.  (Oddly
enough, Reloaded was enormously better in IMAX.)  As
an example of state-of-the-art action movie making, it kicked ass.  But
what about the underlying theme?  Let’s
summarize:

 

The
Matrix was a movie about kung fu vs. evil robots that asked and answered the philosophical
question “what is the nature of reality?”

 

The
Matrix Reloaded was a movie about kung fu vs. evil robots that asked and answered
the philosophical question “what is the nature
of free will
?”

 

Matrix
Revolutions was a movie about kung fu vs. evil robots that asked and answered the
philosophical question “if Neo got into a
fight with Agent Smith, who would win
?”

 

We
return you now to your regularly scheduled programming.



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