The Matrix was great. Admittedly, I found myself making sure
the exit signs were a glow for a hasty retreat. After all, Keanu
Reeves is valedictorian of the Nicholas Cage
School of Acting (i.e. one expression, is
all expressions) was the star, and if this
was gonna be another dud movie--I love ya Keanu and I might
stay a little longer than usual, due to the chiseled face and
the body of blessed hunkdom, but eventually I'd be exit stage
left--know what I mean?
the Wachowski Bros., authors of this cyberspace sensation, quickly
directed my interest with an eye-opening Kung Fu scene and some
dancing on the walls by superwoman Trinity (Carrie Anne Moss)
It started getting gooood...
goes, computers/machines have taken over the world. We are their
energy. They store us in these slimy pods and feed us our "realities"
via computer chips fed into our system through Hellraiser style
tubes and wires. People are actually "harvested" like
huge macabre fields of human corn. Real neat story--kinda hard
to follow if you don't use that illogical side of the brain
a lot. (No prob for me!) This is like Ray Bradbury visits Stephen
King when they're both a little moody. The special effects abound
keeping you riveted to the flick, of course I still threw on
the feedbag o'popcorn.
(Laurence-the-handbone's-connected-to-the Fishbone) is convinced
mankind can be saved from this awful existence by only one man,
one lucky S.O.B "the chosen one". Enter Neo
(Keanu "Hard Drive Hotbot" Reeves). Neo a hacker,
with an addiction to his home computer is doubtful in his
newly bestowed title as savior-in-training.
Kung Fu choreographed by world renowned Hong Kongian, Yuen Wo
Ping (don't make fun of this guy's name-he'll gut ya with his
big toe) made Bruce Lee look like an aerobics instructor with
bunions! Some people will whine about the special effects ruining
the beauty of the art--Get a life, it's the 21st century
baby. Special effects simply enhanced the energy and gave
us a slo-mo peak at this incredible sport. Not to mention Keanu's
body! Do the words "carved in marble" mean anything
to ya? One scene where he was being pulled up on a rope, naked,
was enough to make me stop stuffing my face for two seconds.
(And that's sayin' something! I can look like I'm making keys.)
I have to
mention the soundtrack! You'll want to pick this puppy up. Great
mix of high energy kick a** tunes by Marilyn Manson (I actually
used to work with him at a magazine when he was Brian Warner),
Propellerheads, Deftones, Rammstein and Minstry (remember them
from the 80's?).
Go see this and soon. It's Sci-Fi so please don't expect logic
Snack recommendation: Hydrolized, dehydrated
animal protein all with all the essential minerals and vitamins.
Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie Anne Mossack