This is kind of late, but here is my first Matrix Post:
More posts coming soon.
Why the Matrix?
A monstrous underwater menace, twisting and turning with each movement, each twitch of its muscle meaning a chance of lethality at the fragile mortal body beside it. As it’s powerful tail pushes back the liquid prison beside it, it’s stained red teeth rush forward to lock onto the prey before it.
Jaws, the life changing thriller by Steven Spielberg, a masterpiece of a movie, impossibly captures the fear of the unknown- seemingly one of the strongest fears of mankind itself.
Gunshots firing down alleyways, the altering of reality to the point of insanity, huge explosions, and symbols littering every nook and cranny; The Matrix is the most exhilarating motion picture experience of its genre out there.
When faced with the choices of literature for our novel study, I was more than excited when I learned that we didn’t have read a book for our study, but instead could study a movie, or even a music album. As I am a self-proclaimed movie fanatic, my obvious choice was that of motion picture. In that category, there was a choice between the two blockbuster films, Jaws, and the Matrix.
Now, I’ve watched the second half of Jaws, and honestly, although it is a perfectly executed movie, the only issue I had with it was time. There is too much talking and waiting, with not enough action. I love watching thrillers. They have you on the edge of your seat the entire movie, always something going on, always something urgent that has to be done within an unbelievably short amount of time. Jaws, however, drags away from that. Instead of getting right to the point, it delays everything, until you practically fall asleep in your chair.
The Matrix on the other hand, perfectly portrays action, suspense, and the bending of reality in the most original way possible. There was no debate in the matter. So now I go to my living room. Time to watch…