Rating: Minor Rock Fist Down Even when they fail, it’s usually fun to watch Lana Wachowski and Andy Wachowski try. In a blockbuster spectrum that’s full of remakes, comic books, franchises and more remakes, they at least try to do things a little differently. Jupiter Ascending is an original story developed specifically for the screen. Yes, it wears many of [...]
Indeed everything that has a beginning has an ending, and how we choose to confront the challenges that come with existence define how that ending is resolved. In peace or in death. But the Matrix Trilogy doesn’t tell you that outright. It asks you to assemble the parts yourself and hopefully arrive at the same conclusion. But that might have been asking a bit much of its audience. Especially in the fall of 2003.
The Matrix Trilogy is a misunderstood triumph. We like our conflict between two sides: good and evil. When moral imperatives becomes moral relativism, you have a formula for confusion.
It takes a trilogy of posts to defend a controversial and series like The Matrix Trilogy.
What follows is Part One in Michael Bird’s column The Contrarian.