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Subj: Re: Matrix Trilogy on Netflix stream!
Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 at 12:56:37 pm EDT (Viewed 113 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Matrix Trilogy on Netflix stream!
Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 at 07:54:10 am EDT (Viewed 121 times)

    I hated Zion. That much I can say. The very existence of Zion just rubbed me the wrong way. The original film made it seem as if all humans were in the Matrix except Neo, Morpheus, Trinity, and whoever else they had with them (I know there was at least one more but I'm vague on faces and names). Having a whole city outside the Matrix was not foreshadowed in the original movie at all - or if it was, I missed it.

I think they mentioned Zion, the last human city, in the first movie. They just left it up to your imagination what it was actually like. I was kind of disappointed with the cave-ravers we got.

    The other problem I had with the first sequel was that it didn't seem to pick up from where the original movie left off - which was Neo flying into the Matrix like Superman. There was no "Neo as Superman" at the start of the first sequel. We got Superman moments eventually (first sequel? second sequel? both?) but for a lot of the first sequel we got Neo as more of a Batman figure (actually more Nightwing) and I didn't understand why.

Actually it did pretty quickly. The movie starts with Morpheus and crew meeting up with a bunch of other ship captains in the Matrix. A bunch of agents followed by Smith arrive and break up the party. While everyone else is fleeing, Neo takes off into the sky. "Where's Neo?" they ask. "He's doin' his Superman thing." He flies off to see the Oracle, but she's not there. That's about 10 minutes into the movie. I'll agree they didn't use it as much as they should have.

    And then we got battles in Zion - the real world - where Neo wasn't even Nightwing. He was just some guy. In Zion he was completely outclassed by the bad guys. He couldn't begin to really fight them. That's not what I wanted to see. I wanted to see the rise of Neo as a god - because that's what the end of the original movie portended.

Yeah but he's only God in the Matrix and the only fight that really mattered took place outside the Matrix, rendering his character somewhat useless. But he did travel to the machine city to broker peace, so that was his ultimate use.

    Also I eventually got bored of the action scenes in the sequels. I can only take so much of fighting while driving fast and reckless on a highway and other scenes that were similar.

I agree somewhat, once you learn that the world of the Matrix isn't real, it seemed kind of counter-intuitive to me that they would keep running missions inside the Matrix. Wouldn't the real fight take place in the "real world," on the Zion level? The action scenes, while pretty, just seemed like filler to me.