Listener Request: The Matrix Trilogy

Listener Request:  The Matrix TrilogyBecause you demanded it, Scott tumbles down the rabbit hole and reviews The Matrix Trilogy.

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A Listener Request Episode:  The Matrix Trilogy

  • 0:00-1:15:  Intro!  Scott introduces all of his pets, the loud ones and the quiet ones, and blames this entire episode on Geoff Simons, who requested it.
  • 1:16-1:27:  The Matrix review begins
  • 1:28- 2:40:  Scott gets ahead of himself and compares The Matrix to Vertigo and Citizen Kane
  • 2:41-7:01:  The story and world of The Matrix
  • Allegory of the Cave
  • Influences and Interprations of The Matrix
  • 7:02-8:34:  Comparing this hero’s journey to other heroes’ journeys
  • 8:35-11:16:  Does The Matrix Inspire the Disturbed?
  • 11:18-13:14:  The Wachowskis introduce the East to the West
  • 13:15-17:00:  What is Bullet Time?
  • 17:01-19:24:  Who created Bullet Time?
  • Michel Gondry
  • 19:26-21:01:  How well does the movie hold up?
  • 21:03-23:56:  The End(ing)
  • 23:57-24:53:  Final thoughts on The Matrix
  • 24:54-24:58:  An Alice in Wonderland reference
  • 24:59-25:14:  The Matrix Reloaded in a nutshell
  • 25:15-26:26:  Why does full-screen exist as a thing!?  Why did no-one catch the soft box in Smith’s glasses?!
  • 26:27-29:15:  Scott shares a little personal and Internet history
  • Angel in Chains
  • 29:16-30:35:  Confronting people’s frustrations with Reloaded
  • 30:36-31:29:  The Quentin Tarantino Dilemma
  • 31:30-34:35:  The Superman Dilemma
  • 34:36-36:35:  Upping the ante with Smith
  • 36:36-38:49:  The problem with the Ninja Turtles
  • 38:50-39:53:  Plotting and Pacing Problems
  • 39:54-44:35:  The Greying Dilemma
  • Grave of the Fireflies
  • 44:36-48:33:  Losing the plot
  • 48:35-55:50:  A Bad Case of Sequelitis, Other Confounding Things, and Some Good Things Too
  • The Merovingian Dynasty
  • Persephone
  • 55:50-56:36:  So Neo’s just a superhero now?  Wha — how?
  • 56:37-57:06:  Scott confesses his love for The Matrix Revolutions
  • 57:07-57:27:  Scott loves the women of The Matrix
  • 57:30-58:27:  Unsung hero Don Davis
  • 58:28-59:40:  So really, it’s just an allegory
  • 59:41-1:00:15:  A little less conversation, a little more action, please
  • 1:00:16-1:01:50:  The Breaking of the Fellowship
  • 1:01:51-1:03:34:  Neo’s new-found powers mean . . . what exactly?
  • 1:03:35-1:05:23:  We’ve done this before, haven’t we?
  • 1:05:24-1:07:31:  Fighting for peace
  • 1:07:32-1:10:39:  We always knew the ending from the beginning
  • 1:10:40-1:12:10:  What people don’t like about Matrix Revolutions is Matrix Reloaded
  • 1:12:11-1:15:00:  Final thoughts on Matrix Revolutions and the entire trilogy
  • How Did This Get Made? 
  • 1:15:00-1:16:03:  If you liked The Matrix, Scott recommends you check out Dark City.
  • 1:16:04-1:16:36:  Outro!

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