Lots going on the last few days, and have had some difficulty prioritizing it all. Of course, went to see Matrix Reloaded today. I have little doubt that the film will bring new cache to the title many of us throw around: information architect. It has, as usual, some deep thoughts dressed up as deep thoughts. And more fight scenes have been added. It would have been difficult to live up to the hype of the original, but it is a very entertaining movie. If anything, that I am not more excited about it reveals how much the original raised the bar for this kind of film.
The flying has got to go. Itís like one of those silly quizzes when they ask what superpower you would most like to have. If he is capable of manipulating the structure of his world expertly, shouldnít his skill-set be improving over time?
In some ways, I was less taken by the more familiar elements of the film. Infighting, politics, and a lack of the romantic ideal (at least in a more nuanced form). It was, Iím afraid, despite all of the deliberate esotery, unfortunately predictable. But aesthetics certainly saves it.