Wednesday, April 05, 2006


Just saw the movie eXistenZ last night. Fabulous film, reminded me strongly of a number of my favorites, like Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, or Last Action Hero, movies where the virtual nature of what most people think of as the 'real world' gets brought out into the open. I had hoped that the Matrix movies might go the way indicated by eXistenZ, into a reality underneath Zion and the Matrix itself, however far down the producers wanted to go, but instead it became a (rather Socratic) action movie instead. I don't suppose the ambiguity of the ending could have been avoided in Matrix no matter how it went, but in an action movie format, ambiguity isn't allowed, so the series might have fared better with the critics as a metaphysical fantasy.

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