The Matrix Resurrections Review: 100 Words Or Fewer – Spoiler Free

The main cast of The Matrix Resurrections standing together with Neo (Reeves) standing at the centerThe Matrix Resurrections successfully builds on the foundation of the original trilogy.

This iteration takes advantage of the nature of The Matrix to reboot the setting and tackling modern issues, while able to fully maintain the integrity of the existing narrative. No retcons, no ignoring other films.

Like Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Resurrections is well-executed, fun, flavored with references to the originals, and feels like an authentic work in and of itself (not merely cash grab). I hope those two films represent the start of a new trend in expanding franchises.

I enjoyed it, I recommend it, I will watch it again.

Spider-Man: No Way Home – Spoiler Free

Spider-Man: No Way Home

If the opening box-office weekend is any indication, Spider-Man: No Way Home is a runaway success. As a contributor to that total, I can say that the movie has a lot going for it. It will make you laugh, if you are pregnant it will make you cry, and you will probably come out of the movie having enjoyed it. 

This movie is certainly the best of the Tom Holland trilogy. And that’s it, I can’t think of anything substantive to say about the movie that isn’t a spoiler. 

Tenet (2020) – A Review

Tenet Poster

IMDB’s description:

Armed with only one word, Tenet, and fighting for the survival of the entire world, a Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.

Tenet is a spy thriller, with a scifi / time travel? element intermixed. The movie opens with The Protagonist, played very well by John David Washington, having a mission go bad. After being presumed dead, he is tasked to a secret society to help save the world from an apocalypse. Everyone in this movie assumes ‘nuclear apocalypse’, but we aren’t so lucky. 

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The Mandalorian (Pilot)

There are literally at least 5 other websites that have done an article on the new Mandalorian Disney+ series, and I don’t want to repeat what they said. So here are the things all the other websites won’t tell you about the show. 

  • If you go into this series expecting to see a mandolin playing Manchurian eating oranges, you will be disappointed.
  • Everyone claims that Pedro Pascal is the Mandalorian, but that could be a lie. We never see the actor’s face, so it literally could be anyone, from Daniel Logan to Jeremy Bullock to Rebel Wilson.
  • One of the bounties collected by said title character says he was hoping to get home in time for Life Day, which means that is either a sick sick joke, or the end of Star Wars
  • The Mandalorian starts out ba ba ba ba ba ba bad to the bone, but then kind of transitions into a less competent version. This means he is following in the footsteps of Boba Fett. 
  • The two most important places to protect your body are your head and your shoulders, based on the placement of the special armor. This is taken from the book of Dredd
  • It is a contractual requirement of every Star Wars property that there always be a desert planet in it. This is similar to the video game requirement that every Star Wars game must contain a Rancor. 
  • The Mandalorian is a derivative work, in that it borrows, copies, or outright steals things from all the previous Star Wars movies. 

 

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