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It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Neo!

Matrix Reloaded is being released worldwide these next few days (it opens here in Ireland on May 23rd). Time has it as a cover story this week, and from what I read and the stills that you can see in the article, it appears that the new film will be heavily tilted towards action--and little else, something echoed in this slashdot thread regarding the first published review of the movie. If it's true, part of the story will be lost. However, we should remember that Matrix Revolutions is not far behind (November) and as the end of the trilogy that movie will have to be a bit (at least a bit) more "contemplative". The Lord of the Rings, for example, managed that well (keeping the third book still tense, but winding it down slowly, and with a major final battle to boot).

Also: couple of days ago I read this article that talks about what The Matrix meant culturally when it was released in 1999--very good.

In any case, let's not forget what the sage Morpheus told us once, as we were about to enter that fabled rabbit hole:

No one can be told what The Matrix is--you have to see it for yourself.

Posted by diego on May 8 2003 at 5:47 PM

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