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The "Mish-Mash" is more like it! This film has elements from the
pantheon of science fiction: films: Blade Runner, Alien, 2001, Dark
City, Dune, 1984 - they're all there. The film looks terrific, and
there are lots of germs of ideas here, but there's no logic, and no
discipline. A good story editor needed - urgently!
So The Matrix is all style and no substance. But, funnily enough, Keanu
Reeves' deadpan style works really well here. It's as if he knows it is
all nonsense, but would rather not admit it. He comes through the
process with some integrity. At least he is consistent.
The plot, however, is not consistent. It is a real hotchpotch. There is
no way I can work the logic through so it makes sense. For example, how
can you "unmmask" the Matrix without exposing the horrible truth
inderneath that the world consists of babies attached to batteries? How
can there be a happy ending under those circumstances? And, more
worryingly, where on earth will the sequel (and I know there will be a
sequel) start, and where will it end up? The mere idea is much more
terrifying than anything in the film itself.