Monday, September 22, 2003

Considering this whole article is a joke, I figured there's no reason for me to not humor it and actually argue against the points raised here... Anything in Italics is from me.

Let's face it: if you want to hate the Matrix Franchise, why don't you hate it for the right reasons?

A film franchise so sloppy, so irresponsible, so lowbrow that it's almost criminal.
Here's 50 Reasons to stay away.
by Dr. Albert Oxford, PhD

Wonderful way for the doctor to start off. “Here’s 50 reasons”? Try “HERE'RE 50 reasons”.

Note, 5.16.03: First, the box office results are in from opening day and The Matrix: Reloaded made a dismal $4.2 million, which I understand is a record for futility for such a highly-promoted film. I'm sad to say, however, that tampering from Warner Bros. employees has sabotaged our online petition (see link below) and suppressed turnout far below where we all know it should be. Otherwise, thank you all for your kind support in this effort.

1. The Matrix Murders

The first film killed 13 students at Columbine High School, the disturbed trench-coated teens imitating the pipe-bombing, shotgunning film's finale. How many troubled teens are out there Reloading with the release of the sequel?

In fact, the only reason the U.S. Attorney General did not press murder charges against the filmmakers is because the movie was shot in Australia, giving it diplomatic immunity.

What a lovely assertion. Just because they imitated something they saw in a film, we are willing to let this ISOLATED CASE completely supercede artistic expression? So how many troubled teens are out there reloading with the release of the sequel? You tell me. They’re so few to count, I can see a lot more kids getting really hurt because they’re trying to keep each other hidden in Poke-Balls.

2. The aborted American dream

Warner Bros. devoted $300 million to the production of the two Matrix sequels.

In the time the films have been in production, over one thousand American children will have died of starvation. For the cost of these films, each of those children could have been given one million dollars.

Uhh... yeah. Let’s not watch any single movie, then. How many billions of dollars go into the movie industry again? This argument is so sweeping it’s funny.

3. I'm dreaming of a white... cast?

Two actors were abruptly cut from the sequel cast before production ended, both female minorities. Coincidence?

Aaliyah and Gloria Foster were unceremonially dropped after shooting some scenes for the sequel. What's wrong, guys? They didn't test well with the predominantly white Matrix audiences?

Neither actress could be reached for comment.

I’m assuming the writer was really joking about this whole piece, but yeah, let’s humor him. I think that for someone with a so-called Ph. D, he’s glossing over the fact that Aaliyah and Gloria Foster are both dead already. And even if the audience is “predominantly white”, the cast isn’t. If Morpheus isn’t a black man, then Dr. Dre must be an albino.

4. The Neverending Story

A spectacular car chase. The loss of a crucial figure in the human resistance named "the Keymaster." A withering assault on the refuge city of Zion by a boiling swarm of sentinel droids. Neo screaming, holding Trinity's burned corpse. And then, cut to black.

That's how The Matrix: Reloaded ends.

This isn't really one of the 50 reasons, but if I can drive just one person away from seeing this rubbish by giving out this information, I have done my job.

Enjoy your bloody film, yanks. To quote Neo, that's one spicy tamale.

Update: In response to this list, Warner Bros. re-cut the finale, placing parts of it at what is now the opening of the film. The plot makes absolutely no sense now! Take that.

Oh, wait. The plot doesn’t make any sense? Maybe because your brain is incapable of understanding simple juxtaposition of the dream and the dream actually happening in the Matrix? Don’t blame anyone but yourself for YOUR OWN incompetence of understanding something as simple as that, Mr. Ph. D.

5. The Neverending Story, 2

This aforementioned abrupt "cliffhanger" ending (aka, cheap sequel-selling stunt) seemed like a good idea... until parents groups filed an injunction blocking the release of part 3. Kind of eliminates any reason to see part 2, does it not?

The point is? That’s the movie maker’s fault? And is part 3 really NOT going to be released? Substantiate, please!

6. Reloaded Ridiculousness

Think you're missing something special by staying home? Think again. Several times in the sequel Neo is seen flying at almost supersonic speeds. NASA experiments prove that such a velocity would tear a man's genitals off.

Oh, wait! This is a movie! IT’S NOT REAL! In fact, THE FREAKING MATRIX IS NOT REAL! So should we have any worries about someone who can do Kung-Fu and DODGE BULLETS FROM SIDE TO SIDE regarding the risks of flying around at near-supersonic speeds? Besides, you have a radar gun to measure how fast he went or something?

7. Bruce Willis was a ghost the whole time!

Can we please have just one major studio movie without a trick ending? I won't reveal it because some of you have requested that I not, but Reloaded has a shocking surprise near the end that the studio has bent over backwards (probably in slow-motion, while dodging bullets) to conceal. All I'll say is that it has to do with the surprise return of a certain treacherous character who we all thought was dead in the first film. Can any of you decipher what I'm saying here?

Update: Some fans are interpreting the ending in such a way that does not bring this character back. Actually, you can only really grasp this plot point with a second viewing. Do not pay to see this film a second time.

And ladies and gentlemen, that is making an argument on the basis of a mistaken perception. How many ruddy times do we have to repeat: that’s BANE, not CYPHER!

8. Reloaded Ridiculousness, 2

I'm not joking; you'll literally feel your I.Q. drop watching this rubbish. For instance, the evil Matrix creates two new enemies for Neo, called the Twins. Their first priority is to blend discreetly into the simulated world of the Matrix, to walk among the people unnoticed. So of course the Matrix made them huge albino men with bleach-white dreadlocks who occasionally transform into shrieking wraiths.

"What's that, honey?"

"Oh, nothing. It just looks like a simple Kung-Fu Swedish Rastafarian Helldemon. I'm sure there's no need to question our fragile, sheltered grasp of 'reality' as we know it."

Wait a minute. Did you say WALK UNNOTICED? Umm... well... the Merovingian was in his own citadel, jabroni. What does that mean? He was being protected by the Ghosts ON HIS OWN TURF. They’re not around to be unnoticed. They’re there with the Merovingian, who is keeping himself away from the rest of the Matrix to avoid being deleted from it.

9. The Matrix: Reconsidered

But the first film was great art, you say?

In the spoon-bending scene, watch closely. First we see Neo bend the spoon almost into a "U" shape... now watch carefully (freeze-frame it, for you DVD owners). A second later it's back to its normal shape again. Ironic that a film meant for no-attention-span kids also had a no-attention-span editor.

Not only is this nitpicking, but there is no spoon. So it doesn’t matter if it magically snaps back into place, or it slowly does that. It just happens however they want it to happen because since this is the Matrix, THERE IS NO SPOON.

10. The Matrix: Reconsidered, 2

After they sucked the "bug" out of Neo's abdomen, where was the gaping bloody hole the thing should have left? Even if Trinity had the medical training to re-tie the knot in his navel, we certainly didn't see her do it.

So. Have you tried that machine Trinity used yet? Did it also leave a gaping hole in your stomach for you to vituperate about this? Oh, yeah. It’s Science FICTION. If you wanted to watch something real, why don’t you watch some pro wrestling instead?

11. The Matrix: Reconsidered, 3

In the same scene, the "bug" is casually discarded in the street. Better hope no one comes along and steps on the squirming, burrowing thing with their bare feet.

And your point is? The concern was Neo at the time. Where do you want to keep the bug? In their back pocket? The glove compartment?

12. The Matrix: Reconsidered, 4

You've worked as a policeman your whole life, protecting the innocent, enforcing the law. You retire with honors, then take a job as a security guard, working the metal detector on the ground floor of a skyscraper in order to help pay for your wife's arthritis medication. You're sitting there, on a slow day, reading your newspaper, when a girl walks in wearing a trenchcoat. She issues no demands, no warnings, no "freeze" or "drop your gun." She just tears you in half with a spray of machine-gun fire, then does cartwheels along the walls while killing all your friends.

Somewhere, faintly, you can hear a theater audience cheering.

You spend your life as an average teenage boy all your life, completely oblivious to anything in the world. Suddenly, one day, a huge half-man half-robot with a silly accent comes to kill you, then save you, then kill you again. It makes no sense why, but you know if you put this on film, it’ll make money. Oh, yeah. You try to kill a lot of people in the process, and even meet up with a hot chick who turns out to be a robot.

Somewhere, faintly, you can hear a theater audience groaning.

How many times do we have to talk about this? That’s like being scandalized over a singing Jesus Christ in Jesus Christ Superstar. If you don’t want to watch violence, then go back to watching Blues Clues, will you?

13. The Matrix: Reconsidered, 5

Neo can move faster than sound, yet can't move blindingly through bullet time and simply disarm the security guards rather than slaughtering them? It looks like Neo learned his disarming techniques from George W. Bush.

Uh... didn’t bullet time come AFTER the metal detector scene? Who’s got a short attention span now?

14. The Matrix: Reconsidered, 6

Neo and his crew can generate an infinite number of guns in the construct, but can't come up with non-lethal weapons such as long-range tasers and sleeping gas?

Would not the "exciting" skyscraper shootout have been just as exciting if the two had been armed with the Vomit Sticks from Minority Report? Or are these lives not worth saving?

That’s right. And as soon as they have to get out of the place with Morpheus in tow, they have to deal with the ruddy guards AGAIN?

15. The Matrix: Reconsidered, 7

You are a hard-working single mother, making ends meet by doing time as a secretary in an office building during the day, a drug-store clerk in the evenings. You are on the office phone with the babysitter one quiet Wednesday afternoon, telling her how to calm little Dakota down, to get her to stop crying her eyes out asking why Mommy is never home, telling her that you'll be there soon, honey.

A split-second later your head is severed by a shattered helicopter rotor blade, the skull bouncing off a nearby wall, leaving a spray of arterial blood on a motivational poster. Your eyes bulge wide, your brain inside remaining alive just long enough to recognize the horror of your fate. Aviation fuel splashes in through the shattered windows and ignites, incinerating mothers, husbands, fathers, best friends.

And somewhere, a theater full of young, chubby males cheers because Trinity made it out before the crash.

So someone dies in the film. And? Why is it an R film in the first place? Innocent people die all the time. I’m not saying it’s right, but for crying out loud, GET OVER IT.

16. The Matrix: Reconsidered, 8

"If you wanna give me that juris-my-DICK-tion crap, you can kiss my ass."

Quoting lines that may or may not be bad doesn’t really explain clearly what’s wrong with the film, you know.

17. The Matrix: Reconsidered, 9

You infiltrate a building to rescue a hostage who you can't afford to lose. Either his death, or your own death, would have unimaginable consequences for the entire living world. So, once you're inside and riding up the lift, it's a good idea to go ahead and set the building on fire by dropping a bomb on the first floor.

Uhh... maybe it’s because you don’t want anyone following you up? Could be possible, right? What does your Ph. D brain tell you?

18. The Matrix: Reconsidered, 10

It's the film's climactic battle between Agent Smith and Neo. It begins with Agent Smith walking down the subway platform toward Neo. Neo's friends tell him to run. But no; he stands and fights.

They fight for what seems like an hour, back and forth, an epic battle of good and evil. Neo takes a beating, comes back, finds his courage, becomes The One. He goes toe-to-toe with the baddest of the bad. After this long, choreographed, pivotal moment of the film, Agent Smith is left...

...walking down the subway platform toward Neo. Neo's friends tell him to run.

He runs.

Excuse me, ticket lady? I'd like a refund of the last fifteen minutes of my life. It would be like if at the end of Rocky, after sitting through the whole film, the main character just lost the fight anyway.

Ever heard of trying before giving up? That’s like asking why Neo flew away after trying to take on the Smiths in Reloaded. Well of course he should try, right? I’m not even beginning to delve into Philosophy on this!

19. Excuse me?

"I hate this place, this... zoo. It's the smelt."

Are you reading Engrish subtitles or something?

20. By their fruits ye shall know them

I had attended a showing of The Matrix in May of 1999 with a lady friend, because we are both big Morgan Freeman fans. An hour into the film, as I observed what dreck we were wading in, I walked up and stood before the screen and tried to explain to the audience that this vomitus was below their dignity.

I was greeted by some of the most vulgar insults imaginable, until some began throwing objects and one man even knocked my pipe from my hand. Do you wish to be associated with a group of such character?

Umm... maybe because you were being asinine enough to NOT RESPECT EVERYONE ELSE’S RIGHTS? I mean, would I want to be associated with YOUR group of people who want to sound cool by bashing the Matrix and not actually managing to bash it at all because you didn’t know what you were talking about? Or would I want to be associated with your group of such character that they will disrespect everyone’s right to free speech except their own?

21. By their fruits ye shall know the staff, too

After the above incident, I was the one asked to leave.

If you didn’t do that, you think they’d do that? Oh, that’s right. YOU STARTED IT.

22. The Matrix: Reconsidered further

If you need to get in touch with a person, you can simply call them at their office. You do not need to actually mail the phone to them.

Not when the Matrix is tapped into EVERY PHONE IN THE SYSTEM. That mobile phone, Mr. Ph. D, is a phone independent from the Matrix. Besides, I don’t think a rank and file employee like Mr. Anderson would have his own direct line. So the operator of the office would have to call his attention to the call and tell Mr. Anderson, “Oh, Mr. Anderson, there’s a Morpheus guy on the other line who wants to free your mind.”

23. Two words:

Keanu Reeves.

Two words: your point?

24. Two more words:

See above.

Two more words: Who cares?

25. The Matrix: Reconsidered further, 2

The film states that the humans attached to the matrix were kept alive by liquifying the dead and feeding it to the living, apparently pouring the mixture into their containers in the form of strawberry Jello. Such a diet would not be sufficient to support an adult human.

Not when your whole physiological system has been EVOLVED to adjust to the Matrix. Or do you think the machines are too dumb to take that into consideration?

26. The Matrix: Reconsidered further still

Bullets travel at over 900 feet per second. I don't care how fast Agent Smith and his friends pulled their triggers in that hallway, their bullets would not travel in a tight pack like that. It takes a tenth of a second for an automatic to recycle itself, meaning that by the time the second round left the barrel, the first bullet would be 90 feet away.

You should have heard my gales of laughter upon seeing this scene during my second viewing of the film. I fully expected the audience around me join in the derision, and when they did not I walked up and down each row, leaning over each seat and howling my gales of mockery right in their faces.

Once more, the staff removed me from the theater, rather than doing the proper thing and removing the film from the theater. Ridiculous.

Uhh... maybe because these guys who can dodge bullets at a whim are also probably equipped with guns that bend your conventional rules. Hello, Mr. Ph. D? Science FICTION!!!

27. The Gaytrix

Hollywood's homophobia never fails to astound me. First, I applauded the romance between the two male characters, Neo and Trinity. Then I found later that, because of demands by Keanu Reeves, Trinity was actually played by a woman in shorthair.

(If you look closely in certain scenes of the film, you can make out breasts.) Where were the protests?

Yes. I know this is a joke essay, but I’m humoring it anyway. And yeah, this argument wasn’t an argument either, neh?

28. By their fruits ye shall know them, 2

Average weight of the common Matrix fan: 276 lbs.

U.S. Census Bureau, 2001

And so? Isn’t that being politically incorrect to demean overweight people? It’s bad enough your arguments haven’t made sense for the past 27 attempts you’ve had, but for you to downright insult a group of people to get your “point” across...

29. By their fruits ye shall know them: Reloaded

Average I.Q. of the common Matrix fan: 91. That's fifteen points below average, folks.

U.S. Dept. of Education Statistics, 2002

Average I.Q. of the common Matrix Essays contributor: 145. Hmm... maybe you’d want to read some of these essays, Mr. Ph. D, before you lump everyone into your narrow point of view?

30. By their fruits ye shall know them: Revolutions

We all know that, by financially supporting the Matrix franchise that killed those kids at Columbine, each and every Matrix ticket-buyer is literally an accomplice to murder. Are you one of them? The ten million-plus buyers of the DVD is without a doubt the most sickening conspiracy of murder since the Holocaust.

Wow. From saying that the Matrix Franchise “caused” Columbine, you are now saying they actually did it themselves. Gee. I wonder what movie Ted Kazinsky loved to watch? The Wizard of Oz? Let’s ban that, too.

31. The death of choice

The humans of the future are attached to the Matrix, in embryo-like pods. They receive nourishment from the Matrix, they cannot survive independent of it. They share a blood stream, their consciousness is provided completely by the mother system.

Thus, the humans are part of the mother's body and the matrix can terminate them if it so chooses. The film's suggestion that this is evil is a direct assault on female choice and the fundamental functions of motherhood. Can female slavery be far behind?

Just because you’re such an advocate of infanticide and abortion does not mean everyone has to be. And maybe you’re losing sight of the fact that the mother system is deceptive. This is a faulty analogy and you know it.

32. Keanu Bin Ladin

The filmmakers have admitted that the computerized "Matrix" in the first film symbolizes American technological dominance over the Islamic oppressed peoples of the world (did you notice that the name of Saddam Hussein's three divisions of Republican Guard, the Nebuchadnezzar, Medina and Hammurabi, are also the three names of the hovercrafts in The Matrix? This is also why almost half of the human protagonists in the film are of Arabic descent).

Has Warner Bros. chosen Saddam as their hero? Is this why Neo was to be sporting a thick, dark mustache in the third film?

I’d like to see where this confession came from. Regardless, why would Neo have to sport a thick dark mustache? That wouldn’t look cool at all.

33. Keanu Bin Ladin, 2

Don't misunderstand the above item; like all of you, I wholeheartedly agree that America has been the most evil force of imperialism in world history. But should the third world be stirred to such violence as commanded by the Matrix films? Why could the film not portray Neo and Captain Morpheus peacefully demanding fairer trade policies and access to low-cost prescription drugs and vaccinations via the United Nations?

Uhh... because it wouldn’t make money? And uhh... there’s no room to philosophize on that?

34. Keanu Bin Ladin, 3

Speaking of terrorism, could not a film as toxic to the minds of its audience such as this be labelled a Weapon of Mass Destruction? The number of Kurds Saddam Hussein poisoned with his nerve gas is miniscule when compared to the number of brains that have been poisoned by The Matrix. Where is the U.S. military in this situation?

Poisoned the mind? That’s what I like about you, jabroni: you are so assertive it hurts.

35. Still not convinced the first film was rubbish?

The cybernetic army that took over the Earth, says the film, was solar powered. The human resistance responded by blotting out the sky.

A desperate measure, but surely the only choice they had. It was that, or, I don't know, postpone their counterattack until evening.

Oh, I don’t know. Maybe because the SURPLUS ENERGY TIDES THEM OVER UNTIL THE NEXT DAY. They tried to make sure there wasn’t a next day.

36. Huh? 2?

Jamming a huge needle in the back of someone's skull will kill them

Not if your body was evolved to adjust to the Matrix.

37. This is your brain...

Speaking of which, does no one else have the problem with the blatant pro-drug message in these films? The idea that you can be transported to a magical wonderland where you have supernatural powers simply by inserting a needle into your skull?

Is it any coincidence that "jacking" (injecting heroin directly into the brain using a nine-inch long skull needle) became all the rage with our teenagers after this film?

Yes. It IS a coincidence. Maybe because the point of getting into the Matrix was in order to actually get people OUT of it.

38. Hope you haven't just eaten...

And what was that white goo they were eating in the cafeteria? Would you eat something like that, having just seen it spill out of an apparent robot penis?

Probably, if there’s nothing else for you to eat in a world where the sun is blotted out of the sky... you tell me, jabroni.

39. Grow up

The policeman in the opening scene of the first film? Look on the credits and you'll see he's billed as Lt. Geyser Shitdick.


So? And are we even supposed to take your word on this? And all your arguments so far? Aren’t they also...

... Infantile?

40. Do try this at home

Interesting that the stunts on Jackass must carry a "do not attempt at home warning," but in Reloaded Trinity is shown smashing through a skyscraper plate glass window and shooting pistols into the sky as she plummets to the pavement below. Is this something you want your eight year-old doing? Where is the disclaimer?

Oh. Maybe because it’s an R-RATED film? And maybe because Jackass is shown ON TELEVISION? If your 8-year old son is watching this film, is that the maker’s fault?

41. And while we're on the subject...

With children everywhere attempting the first film's stunts, has Warner Bros. reimbursed the families for the Jello stains, torn trousers and bent flatware that resulted?

Prolly not, because it’s an R-RATED film? Man, do we have to keep on repeating this fact, or are you showing this film to all the kids in the world every chance you get?

42. Excuse me? 2

"I'm only good for two things. Degreasing engines and killing brain cells."

And your point is? Is one or two bad lines actually going to really ruin a whole movie? It worked for Titanic, you know. Or did you let go of Jack? (DISCLAIMER: I never said Titanic was a great movie. I just meant it made money regardless of the plague of bad lines...)

43. There's a bug in the logic program!

Cypher, prior to his surprise return at the end of the second film, sells his friends out for a steak dinner. This makes sense, because, as he points out, aboard the ship all they have to eat is the "cold goop" grown in the ship's vats.

Of course, he could always get a steak in the ship's construct. He wouldn't be nourished by it, but it's the experience he wants. Or, they could all stop at an Outback Steakhouse during one of their many trips inside The Matrix.

Eh, betraying all of humanity to eternal enslavement was probably easier.

Uhh... no. He didn’t sell them out for a steak dinner. He sold them out for a chance to go back into the Matrix and forget about ever being unplugged, and then given a prominent life in there. I dunno. Maybe you’re still plugged into the Matrix as a 50-year old retard.

44. There's a bug in the logic program! 2

If they're so hungry for meat, why not just cannabalize some of the humans attached to the Matrix? Their lives mean nothing, anyway.

Maybe because they’re NOT cannibals?

45. PVC problems

If you're going into physical combat, do not wear skin-tight black plastic clothes. The chafing will literally draw blood, as we saw when such uniforms were tried by the French Army.

Wow. I agree with you for the first time. But... skin-tight black leather/plastic just looks way too cool!

46. Moooooooo

Am I wrong to say that, despite the criticism of myself and other members of the intellectual elite, that this film will still make obscene amounts of money in ticket sales? Hollywood knows how to push buttons, and it knows Matrix fans inside and out. These lowing cattle will lap up the multimillion dollar flash and fire just as beasts stand in the pasture and lap up their evening bowls of cow pudding.

Oh, yes, I think it is safe to say that once all you Matrix fanboys out there get a load of the blinding, hyperkinetic Reloaded climax, you'll walk out of the theater still very pale, fat and lonely.

Am I wrong in saying that this “intellectual elite” you are inventing in your own Matrix is not only non-existent, it is undermining every other smart viewer who may or may not like the Matrix for the RIGHT reasons?

47. Also consider...

Keanu Reeves.

Also consider: how being biased against Keanu Reeves does not prove anything.

48. Hacker heroes?

"He's been going for ten hours straight. He's a machine."

That's right. The first indication that Neo was The One was his ability to spend ten hours sitting in a chair. There's your hero, computer dorks! "Hey, check out the neuralkinetics between the chair and his arse!"

Uhh... maybe because the training in the computer is so realistic in the Matrix that it’s just as real as actually training in real life. Ergo, that’s ten hours of martial arts training signified to your brain that your body has already taken. Tell me that’s not difficult, or didn’t you feel the least bit of anguish when your last girlfriend left you for being such an asinine jabroni?

49. Hacker heroes? 2

Computer nerds are heroes? The good ones are listed among an elite, chosen few?

That's odd, because I mastered the complex code it took to format this web page in half an hour. I guess that means I'm The One!

Uhh... can you free other people’s minds? Or is your idea of freeing your mind is taking it out of your head and never using it at all?

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-Dr. Albert Oxford, PhD
Chairman, London Film Institute

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