Movie Night: Matrix Reloaded

Just got back from watching Matrix: Reloaded with Karl. Excellent flick, I recommend you go see it. More comments in the extended entry...

One of the first things that struck me about Reloaded was the philosophical overtones of many of the scenes. Neo and Counsellor Harmann discuss their simultaneous war and reliance on machines, noting that their "power" is really no power at all, since they can not survive without the life support the machines provide. Later, in his meeting with the father of the Matrix, Neo says the machines are in almost the same situation: kill all the humans, and there is no source of power. Quite a bind for each party, no?

Some of my personal favorite parts of the movie: the ghost scenes, and Zion. I thought that whole supernatural bit was presented pretty well, with the idea that programs from older versions of the Matrix sometimes misbehaved and a few of these were held over into the current version. (Nice touch with the silver bullets.) Zion did not fail to impress. I'm a big fan of the details, like the soldier in the battle robot spinning his guns, and seeing more of the ships up close. Check out the Animatrix short "Second Renaissance" if you want to see more of that.

So, it was well worth my \$7.75. Hopefully I'll get to see it again before Revolutions comes out.