On Movies


What is… The Matrix?

wak­ing up damn early with noth­ing to do but design and do some lay­outs for the ecom­merce site—my brain had a men­tal block. i guess i need food or some­thing, that—and jump start my brain. so what did i decide to do, well this.

the matrix reloaded

you might say to your­self, “the matrix is a nerd movie”… but alas, i think you are half right. it has been one of the most talked about movies of our gen­er­a­tion. it deals with soci­ety and the human psy­che. if you’ve seen the first one, then good for you. if you saw the sec­ond one lately, the bet­ter. how­ever, the ques­tion now isn’t “what is the matrix?”… it’s “what is real?”

NOTE: if you haven’t seen the matrix reloaded yet, and don’t want me to spoil it for you, then skip this entry…

okay…bbl, hans got an extra ticket to go to E3… time to see them game-models haha… i’ll con­tinue this entry when i get back…peace.

…6 hours, and 3 days later ^^

well, e3 was okay i guess… i still like the year when rex and i went for the very first time. maybe it’s because of the tomb raider dis­play booth! man-oh-man, can you say “patri­cia ford and lisa boyle…saaaarap!” and other hot­ties around them, not to men­tion the very first lara croft game-model. i think she posed for play­boy later on after her con­tract w/ acclaim.

any­ways, where was i… oh yes, the matrix reloaded. well, i’ve heard a lot of mixed feel­ings about the movie. but i hate it when peo­ple say that it wasn’t all that. i just have to say, “remem­ber, it’s a series, and that it’s only part of a whole story.”

the matrix reloaded - trinity

my the­ory starts after real­iz­ing that the movie had almost the same chain of events as the first one. first one started w/ trin­ity, sec­ond one started w/ trin­ity. then neo wakes up on the first one, then neo wakes up on the sec­ond one—bottom line, par­al­lel scenes almost.

the matrix reloaded - architect scene

that just brings me to my sec­ond point, well the­sis… that zion, and the matrix are both not real—or are made-up. if you remem­ber the archi­tect scene (when neo was talk­ing to the old dude), where most peo­ple got lost, neo was given a choice to either “rebuild zion” (start all over w/ a cou­ple of men and women), or save his love, trin­ity. this scene was very con­fus­ing, but dis­ect­ing it even closer, you would notice that the archi­tect when into detail about “the oth­ers” before him (neo) that were given the same choice; and they all picked to “rebuild zion.”

i hope you get­ting my point or the­sis so far. if not, basi­cally what i’m say­ing is that, zion and the matrix are both not real. they are both an opti­cal illu­sion, or part of the same pro­gram. a sim­ple flow dia­gram would be this:

the real world? » zion & machine world » the matrix

the matrix reloaded - stop bullets

how did i get to this? well, let’s mark some facts what the archi­tect said, as well as the ora­cle and mor­pheus. first, the archi­tect and the ora­cle already knew what deci­sion neo was going to make—up until neo went to save trin­ity (which will be the turn­ing point of the whole saga). sec­ond, the archi­tect already said that there were five oth­ers (like neo) that made the same choice before him; which is to save and rebuild zion. last but not least, the impor­tant part near the end of the movie that might prove my the­sis is when he did the same thing at the end of the first movie—he felt some­thing has changed, put up his hand towards the machines (as he did towards the bul­lets), and stopped them like he stopped the bullets.

now, why would you care about my the­sis? i don’t know, but it sure is one inter­est­ing movie. i hope that this was one inter­est­ing read that took up some of your time at work, or your boredom.

from my mind to yours, just say no to drugs?!

Best Pick-up Line Ever

Gib: You know, I’ve never met any­one like you before. Usu­ally when I meet some­one new I feel awk­ward and shy. But with you it’s dif­fer­ent. I can talk to you. You know what I’m think­ing with­out my hav­ing to explain to you in fancy terms. We speak each other’s unspo­ken lan­guage… flu­ently. I love you.

Ahhh… late night watch­ing TV.