You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. Robin Williams

Location: Kentucky, United States

Sunday, May 25, 2003

May Tricks

If you have held off seeing The Matrix: Reloaded because of the less than favorable reviews, let me relieve your concerns, the movie is wonderful. Run out and see it, preferably in a stadium seating, surround-sound theatre to get the full blast of the special effects.

Of the bad reviews I read prior to seeing the movie with the kids Friday night, most either did not understand the imagery and underlying philosophy, or they had set the bar so high no film could have met their standards.

One reviewer in particular who commented on the “excessive” dance scene completely missed the point of the “poetry of flesh” intended to contrast with the murderous efficiency of the machines.

Gandhi said “Man cannot live by logic alone, but also needs poetry” and thank God this is so. How empty we would be without our capacity for illogical self-expression.

Shake, Rattle, and Roll.


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