This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Second time around I think it’s actually better
It’s so deeply evil what the Analyst does to Neo and Trinity. Sticks Neo half step away from his life, his truth, and turns it into a video game. A half step away from Trinity. For Trinity he undoes much of the transgressive work from the originals that makes her so cool. “Using kids”. A half step away from Neo.
But that’s life in the Matrix isn’t it?
Good thing it’s not real and certainly not an allegory for reality.
I have like 4 cultural touchstones so walk with me here:
The entirety of Stop Making Sense is shot close up to the stage, mostly focusing on David Byrne just rocking out the entire show. Near the end, the camera finally flips to the audience to show everyone dancing and singing, it truly looks like the happiest place on earth to be. It feels like everyone from Byrne, to the stage crew, to the audience is on the same page…
Lotta really inspired choices in one such as
Lupin running through renaissance paintings like a Scooby-Doo Chase!
A very goofy caricature of Henry Kissinger!
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Lupin touches Fujiko’s nipple and sets of the USA’s and USSR’s collective nuclear arsenal!
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A giant brain and cloning!