Indie cinema programmer, husband, father, lover of peanut butter, coffee and Tintin books.
This is a visually amazing trip into the subconscious - both in its dreamlike aesthetic and its story that so clearly refers to human desire, shame, control, sex and all those other deep and formative aspects of us. I was watching this thinking ‘was all this quite so obvious in the Disney version too?’ Perhaps I was distracted by the singing candle.
The Beast make-up varies from looking really effective to looking like a Mighty Boosh character (the acting style…
There’s not a lot left here of what made The Matrix so great. Almost every line of dialogue is a big cheesy stinker.
But it’s not without interest - the opening and closing fight sequences are still thrilling, and the diversity of representation in the cast is still exceptional for this level of Hollywood blockbuster.