IFR Posted December 23, 2021 Share Posted December 23, 2021 @Kalsandra That was a good analysis and I enjoyed reading your thoughts. Spoiler I think our differences lie in our subjective reactions to the film and it's not something that can be bridged by discussion. But I will lay down my thoughts on why the movie did not resonate as well for me. For one thing, I find the idea of transcendental love hokey. It may be a positive message, but that in itself is neither interesting or appealing to me. I think the idea that things continue beyond is baked into the premise introduced by the sequels of the Matrix, where there have been several iterations of the Matrix and Neo, each incarnation different than before. Which is what we get here. One could argue that refocusing on Trinity is enough of a new change to be novel, but I didn't find it substantial or satisfying. You make a good observation wrt to Trinity. I honestly wished they put more focus on her children, though. And didn't make the husband such a domineering douche. By minimizing her interaction with her children to basically nothing and making the husband this purely unlikable guy, it really simplified her decision to abandon them. I think it would have been far more interesting if the choice was between a truly satistifyng, though potentially artificial, happy family or going with some guy who had been stalking her who she thought she might know. I of course am also operating from the mindset that free will is a meaningless concept and so rhapsodizing it as the greatest thing ever over happiness seems very silly to me. All that said, I'm happy you got what you wanted in this movie. I honestly wish I were in your boat. There are limited pleasures in life; I wish this movie had been one of them for me. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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