Critic Review - Variety

A must-see among genre fans, especially guys in their teens and 20s, for whom the script's pretentious mumbo-jumbo of undergraduate mythology, religious mysticism and technobabble could even be a plus rather than a dramatic liability.

June 5, 2007 Full Review Source: Variety | Comments (3)
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John Arthur Beaman

john b

I agree that the verbiage gets a little thick and is none to enlightening, but the solidity of the end depends on all that nonesense up front.

Jul 24 - 09:25 PM

Aleksey Izmailov

Aleksey Izmailov

I think you are wrong Todd.
The movie exposes fuzziness of AI like neural networks and overall machine learning, where Oracle could exist as a local minimum, an unstable yet intuitive and working concept yet to be proved. Neo is what we call spike in software development. Something we believe in, something to be tried and that has to work. Neo is also a last resort of humanism is modern optimized society.
Finally, the movie touches on our human feelings, connects to our thirst for purpose of life and meaning, at least in the current context where Neo has to save the world and other things has to be figured out later.
To me it's a brilliant mix of philosophical ideas, romanticism, technology, super cyber punk, and action in the order of relevance.
So what does it have to do with teenagers? Just as much as with any other person that is not a complete snob.

Oct 11 - 09:15 PM

Aleksey Izmailov

Aleksey Izmailov

Should you take this movie 100% serious? Maybe not. Maybe you want to back off like to 80%. But if you think everything is right with this life and you are satisfied and don't want to change anything ... well, maybe you are dead inside...
Exit the matrix in your way - that's what this movie is about. And it's not a teenager slogan, oh no, not at all.

Oct 11 - 09:21 PM

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