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The sequels-bash

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How the Wachowski's anticipated criticism of the sequels

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How I respond to criticism of the sequels

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I politely let them know that I'll answer their questions, KAMAGRA dangers, even have an intelligent and exploratory discussion, but that I don't care to disagree with them, because their opinions or ill understandings or lack of critical thinking have absolutely no bearing on my continual enjoyment of the cinematic masterpiece graciously left to my generation.

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Defending your fandom by not defending it

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If you can draw from that same resilience, that self-awareness, and that total self zen, when others try take down your opinion, invalidate your feelings, beat you in an argument, or change your mind to suit their needs -- you won't have to lift a finger to stand in your power, hold your boundaries, and be true to yourself.

Neo: What are you trying to tell me. That I can dodge bullets.

Morpheus: No, Neo. I'm trying to tell you that when you're ready, you won't have to.

Okay, so I've told you what I go all fangirl about.

Now it's your turn, what's your fandom that you'd like to defend by not lifting a finger to defend.


{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Kelley Marie Mitchell October 2, 2009 at 9:32 am

An action movie that made you think is a huge reason my husband and I loved the Matrix series. We would talk for hours about the movies after each one came out. And then when our sons were old enough we let them watch it, and the conversations would start all over again.

I must say though that I didn’t get it the first time I watched The Matrix and had to watch it again to fully appreciate the story the brothers were trying to convey. I think it was because I was used to more typical Hollywood style movies.

On a side note, have you seen Animatrix? The idea of the machine’s side of the story before the human/machine war began was very intriguing.

Melissa Karnaze October 2, 2009 at 9:45 am

Kelley, I had to see the first one a few times to put all the pieces together as well. It seems like every time I watch one of the films again, there’s an extra layer or a new meaning that becomes more visible.

Yes, I loved The Animatrix. “Second Renaissance” did a great job of empathizing with the machines. It was very visceral. You can tell that the Wachowski’s have a pro-machine attitude, much in contrast to most of the prejudice or fear that surrounds AI development.

Some of the other episodes, like “World Record” and “Matriculated” were very imaginative, and I enjoyed seeing the Matrixverse expand to fit other writers’ interpretations of the possible stories.

Have you gotten a chance to watch any of the special features in the box-set? There’s one bonus DVD called “Roots of the Matrix.” It wraps all the science and philosophy into a nice discussion among different academics — it would definitely springboard more discussions between you and your husband! My copy’s been missing for a while now, but it is a must-watch. :)

Kelley Marie Mitchell October 3, 2009 at 11:35 am

Hey no, we don’t have the boxed set. I’ll have to surprise my husband with it for Christmas. Would love to see the Roots of the Matrix!

Steven Aitchison October 3, 2009 at 10:51 pm

Wow Melisaa, I am so happy to have found someone who thinks the same as me about the Matrix.

The Matrix was a film that opened my eyes to a new world. I have watched it over 40 times now and every time I get caught watching it, you’d think I’d been caught with a porn film or something it’s like a dirty little secret :lol:

I am not keen on the sequels simply because my world had already been awakened with The Matrix, however I have watched them loads of times as well.

Thanks for this Melissa

Justin- October 4, 2009 at 5:15 am

First off, I’m a hint of green as I have always wanted to sit down and have a conversation with the Wachowski brothers. As for what I don’t lift a finger to defend. I love super hero stories, every single one is a question of what is the proper way to use our power, what is the proper way to use our potential. Where is the line of morality there.

Tim October 4, 2009 at 8:58 am

I think you should defend Matrix Reloaded. It was nearly as good as the first Matrix movie in my opinion:

It contained:

1. Philosophical talks about how our emotions dictating our lives more than logic
2. A scene with Neo taking on 50 – 100 Agent Smith clones
3. Another philosophical talk about causality
4. One of the best car chase scenes in movie history. There was a sword fight on top of moving truck; how many other movies can top that?
5. Not to mention one of the most memorable soundtracks ever in a movie

With that said, Matrix Revolutions was a disappointment. It’s hard to defend that movie except for maybe the last 20-25 minutes. But Matrix Reloaded was definite a quality movie.

Melissa Karnaze October 4, 2009 at 4:08 pm

Kelley, the box-set will be an awesome gift!

Steven, it’s cool to see a Personal Development writer into the Matrix. ;) I do think that the first movie is a complete story in itself, as a film it’s flawless.

Justin, I’ll tell you, I got so starstruck I initially forgot all the questions I wanted to ask them! (Though I talked mostly to Larry.) What I’ve realized in these past 5 years since meeting them that they do really want people to have their own discussions and find their own truths from the films. That’s awesome to hear that you have a superpower of not lifting a finger defend superhero movies. :P

Tim, you bring up some great parts about Reloaded. That highway chase is still my favorite action sequence ever. I can’t really play favorites, since I love all three, but I get the warm fuzzies most when finishing Revolutions. As the culmination of the trilogy, it has the biggest impact on me.

Dave February 27, 2010 at 9:26 am

Just wanted to post to say how refreshing it is to read somebody sharing my enjoyment of the Matrix trilogy. I went through the trilogy the other day on Blu Ray, and as you say, the brothers were totally right to respond to their critics in the way they did – i.e. let others do the talking for them by encouraging debate.

It is a deep and fulfilling story, and it’s a shame that the critical backlash which followed, will likely scare of companies from ever again investing in such a spectacular action series, which also encourages original thinking.

Melissa Karnaze February 28, 2010 at 3:22 pm

I don’t know that the backlash itself would be the direct cause. I think in general it’s rare for movie makers to want to merge heavy action with deep philosophy as the Wachowski’s did. Plus, the masses don’t really want it to begin with.

All in all, I’m so glad they did finish the trilogy! Thanks for stopping by Dave.

Rob March 2, 2010 at 1:10 pm

I agree 100%. The only people who didn’t like the sequels were the ones who failed to delve into the questions The Matrix provoked. Perhaps that’s an unfair generalization, neglecting to mention pedantic film buffs, but fuck ’em. ;)

I love the Matrix trilogy because it’s a bastion of counter culture that succeeded brilliantly in a main stream environment. It always maintained its integrity, the most profound example of this, perhaps being that the trilogy concluded with a fair balance of philosophy, plot and intellectual provocation alongside the action that helped generate the publicity.

Interestingly it is the “neglect” of action that leads so many to discredit it, and it draws attention to the gulf between those who love the movies, and those who hate them. The divide is generally between those who valued the “shallow” aspects of the movie, and those who thought that the concepts were more important.

P.S The Kid was my favorite animatrix episode :D

Melissa Karnaze March 2, 2010 at 5:12 pm

Rob, totally. I bet most people still don’t get what Archie was saying. It’s the kind of trilogy that you have to watch several times through before you can even understand the plot.

Of all the people I’ve spoken to who hated on the sequels, guess what?

They didn’t really know what the heck was going on. ;)

“I love the Matrix trilogy because it’s a bastion of counter culture that succeeded brilliantly in a main stream environment.”

I really like that description. Don’t you just love how the Wachowski’s used Hollywood to deliver a story that’s so anti-Hollywood? To me, that’s an ultimate win.

Ah, Kid’s Story. I thought it was the most heartfelt. :)

My favorite episode first viewing was World Record, because it was so rebel. But I also love Beyond and Matriculated. All of them, really!

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