"Matrix" movie

Greg Nowell GN842 at CNSVAX.Albany.Edu
Mon Apr 5 16:24:43 PDT 1999

Odd script but worth seeing. Consumers living fantasy lives in their pods. Works as a metaphor about capitalism. The script is odd because the straight play on capitalism/reality contortions etc. has been watered down with Hollywood schmarm, like reviving the main character from death with a declaration of love from the obligatory babe interest. So that one has to contend with elements of a really great movie sandwiched between schmarm. Whether that makes it a great movie or not I don't know, but it held interest. -gn.

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