The Matrix Reloaded

I just got back from seeing The Matrix Reloaded and I’m not quite sure what to make of it. I think I liked it, but there are several things I’m not sure I understand. Visually it was spectacular, though the fight scenes went on waaaaay too long. The scene were Neo fights 100 Agent Smiths was kind of funny.

I read in someone else’s blog that they believe Neo may be a program… I would probably not have come to that on my own, but with that seed planted, I can see how that may be possible. I guess we’ll just have to wait until the final chapter to find out.

And I could have gone for a very long time without seeing Keanu Reeves’ bare ass and been quite happy… Now, Trinity, on the other hand…

The preview for Terminator 3 was excellent. That’s going to be a killer film. Speaking of “killer” films, what moronic studio exec thought funding Freddy vs. Jason would be a good idea?

The Manchurian Candidate

I can’t believe I’d never seen The Manchurian Candidate before last night! What an amazing film. I’d actually seen part of the rotating flower show/Communist roundtable scene, but the entire scene is absolutely chilling. For those of you who haven’t seen it, it’s about a U.S. Army unit that is waylaid in Korea in 1952 and brainwashed by Soviet and Communist Chinese forces to carry out a nefarious plot once they get back to the United States. The story is full of twists and black humor, but it also has a surprising amount of real, genuine humor, not the black kind. A chilling film, and long too (130 minutes) but well worth the effort and time to watch it.