…Probably the dumbest title I’ve ever made for an edit but I’m in a cute enough mood for one today
The Matrix sequels are, to quote the Colonel from KFC, ”An escalating probability of disaster”. While I have all the time in the world for philosophy, people just want to turn their brains off when it comes to movies that deliver big action set pieces and not have to worry about whether or not we should be sitting on our arses pondering whether cumming ourselves is due to a poetic programmer inserting the feeling into us with a chocolate eclair.
I’ll have what she’s having by the way.
What I decided to do with the crammed sandwich that is Reloaded and Revolutions was to basically boil it down to a very simplified premise of Neo on a quest to reach the source and save Zion, only to run afoul of people trying to obstruct him and the escalating threat of Smith. The hows and whys of Smith being there are so irrelevant the movies barely offer an explanation…and I think Neo receiving the package and The Oracle’s explanation of Smith simply being Neo’s opposite and negative is a more thorough way of conveying to the audience that it simply is what it is…the equation trying to balance itself out.
Speaking of The Oracle..sorry Gloria Foster, but I think you need to sit this one out. One Oracle more than suffices for the telling of this tale and a little crafty editing here and there hopefully ensures Neo and the audience understands why she is different enough to just roll with it.
The Oracle scenes and the burly brawl with Smith aside, nothing else from Revolutions carries over…well, ok, I had to do something with Sati, but there really isn’t much of her, don’t worry.
My initial idea was to have Neo enter the door of light and find himself battling Smith in the climatic burly brawl, but then I discovered another faneditor, FE.org’s Wraith, had already utilized a similar climax for his edit. Luckily, I had already stumbled on an alternate ending I was strongly considering and I got to use that instead.
I didn’t bother with end credits for this one…too much of a fuss.
No Zion, no super powers outside the Matrix, no kid, no loss of faith from Morpheus, just the story of men and women both of and against the literal system. Get jacked in.