Well, I saw it. 10 AM on Saturday. It was as expected. Amazing special effects, sequel-itis, and that sinking feeling that now I have to wait until November to finish the story. I’m just glad it’s only months away and not years.
The first Matrix was awesome because nobody had any clue what to expect. That was out of nowhere. Now we’ve been saturated by it. We know what the story is about. So the thing is really there to satisfy our craving for more. Much like the iMac – sequels are really hard to do. There were certainly scenes in there that just made me say “WTF?” – Like the big git-down funky dance scene in Zion with the hot and heaviness and all that. OK, ok, we get the point. Get a room already… oh OK they did. But still – there was hardly a point to all that and it seemed like the whole scene was inserted just for the sake of having some steam to look at.
With that said and out of the way – the movie was totally freakin’ awesome. Nice twists to the whole reality of the Matrix and the plot itself, gripping white-knuckle scenes, badass special effects, and I have got to get me some of those threads those dudes are wearing. I’ll spare any further details for those who haven’t seen it yet.