Thursday, March 30, 2006

Just tell him what the Matrix is!

The Matrix is on television right now (as it is always somewhere in cableland) and Morpheus is (not) telling Neo what the matrix is, because as Morpheus says:
"Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself."
After watching this movie for the millionth time and having it seep into every bit of our culture, it is actually vaguely annoying after a while. For instance, some quotes from Morpheus showing his inability to actually describe the Matrix:
"There'’s nothing I can say that can explain it for you. Come, see for yourself."
or this description:
"The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now, in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window or when you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work... when you go to church... when you pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth."
How about these quotes I just came up with, you just have to do it in threes - "The Matrix is the kleenex you blow your nose with, it is the paint you are watching dry, the watched pot that never boils." or this one "The Matrix is the dog doo on your shoe, the smell of your ruined carpet and the cleaning bill you must pay." You know, I have finally figured it out, and I volunteer this description to help out Morpheus.

"Hey Neo, the world you live in is really a virtual reality created by machines."

How simple is that?

1 comment:

Bex said...'re funny.

I think the same thing when I watch the movie but the important thing is that we still stay and watch that damn movie, AGAIN!

Also, I would be interested in your opinion of The Matrix 2 or as I like to call it, "Soft Porn"