The Matrix

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 8:00 AM

Well, eleven years later, I finally watched the Matrix. The symbolism and allegory are fascinating. In the realm of drama and story, it seems like allegory is an under appreciated form, albeit one that is still richly rewarding. It is nice to see it used.

I think it is one of those films I will need to chew on for awhile. I cannot say I ever had much of a desire to see it… But I think it was good that I now have.

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I went to see the Matrix in order to see a sci-fi action flick. I enjoyed it as much for the symbolism and allegory as for the action and special effects. Personally I think the sequels muddled it all up.
Posted by Jason P. Franklin - Jan 04, 2011 | 1:08 PM

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I was wondering about that. The sequels, so I heard, got mixed reviews. Were either worth watching?
Posted by Timothy R. Butler - Jan 05, 2011 | 5:45 AM

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Ratings on IMDB are a lot lower for the sequels. I thought the second one was well worth watching, although the threads of religious allegory fell away. The third one was more like a standard SF action/war movie, with an attempted mystical ending, and I'd be less likely to bother watching that one again. It was surprising how different it was, considering that they were made together.
Posted by Neville Reid - Feb 19, 2011 | 11:15 PM

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Interesting. That leaves me curious to watch it just to see the differences. :)
Posted by Timothy R. Butler - Feb 21, 2011 | 7:07 AM

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