Archive: May 22nd, 2003

Reloaded Reviewed

Jessica and I went to the cinema today to see The Matrix Reloaded.

The film was released in the States a week ago. Since then, just about every blogger in the blogosphere has weighed in with a review and the general consensus seems to be that it’s a let-down with reactions ranging from disappointment to anger.

With that in mind, I tried to keep my expectations in check but I couldn’t help but get excited as the film’s imminent UK release approached. I just had to go see it on its first day of release.

I loved it. It was great; fun, thought-provoking and thrilling.

I’m left wondering how my opinion could diverge so much from the mind-hive of my fellow bloggers.

Then again, I liked The Phantom Menace so what do I know?

Maybe I’m just able to suspend my disbelief with relative ease. I get the impression that some reviewers enter the cinema weighed down by excess cynicism.

Then again, I had no problem with the ewoks in Return Of The Jedi, so what do I know?

If you feel like freeing your mind and meeting the movie halfway, go see The Matrix Reloaded.

If not, go see X2: X-Men United which is just plain great no matter what your frame of mind.