Whenever there’s a sequel to a big hit pic like The Matrix, the first big question to ask is does this new outing tell us anything new? So here’s what I learned from Matrix Deux:
- All rebel alliances are prone to dull tactical debates and tedious ideological arguments (the Judean People’s Front Syndrome).
- You can never have too many female plugs on your body.
- Barefoot mud dancin’ will never go out of style.
- One Agent Smith is coolly menacing; a hundred is hysterical.
- Pigeons require their own programming.
- “You do not know someone until you fight them.”
- People in the Matrix can have orgasms . . .from chocolate!
- The Bruce Lee “come hither” finger move will always be hip.
- We all make choices in life – or maybe we don’t because it’s all predestined – or maybe we do because free will exists as a programming anomaly – or maybe it doesn’t.
- Mindless, physics-defying spectacular fx are all you need for a movie.
Here endeth the lesson.