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Peter Fenzel, Mark Lee, and Matthew Wrather overthink The Matrix: Resurrections, a film which intends to be complex and difficult to pin down and is, but not for any of the reasons it wants to be. They explore the interlocking set of ironies which seem to undercut the bases on which the film’s project is predicated, whether that’s the original Matrix trilogy or the questions the movie wants to ask about free will and choice.
This episode contains material of interest to shepherds, and also a spoiler for And Just Like That.
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The violence in the first matrix movie didn’t bother me (acab), but targeting casually clothed civilians in this one was uncomfortable. It didn’t seem earned. Not sure how all this fits the sexual liberation analysis too.
Having barely seen the trailer, I expected more subversion. The self-referential nods made me think Keanu & Carrie-Ann would be playing themselves.
Is WB the most self-referential studio? Thinking of Blazing Saddles and Pee Wee’s Big Adventure invading the backlot.