Rick is me 100%. Drinks a fuck ton, has problems with authority, puts on a cold, selfish, asshole front to hide deep sentimentality, seemingly morally ambiguous but has a moral code.
Viwed in a movie theater.
Had a ton of fun with this. Meta and nostalgic, yet it all still felt very fresh. The action was a massive step down from the first but 1. there’s no way the action of the first could ever be matched and 2. I was so enthralled in the story that I didn’t care. Fantastic film. Should be THE blockbuster everyone sees this holiday.
Both the template and gold standard for modern comic book movies. Instead of focusing on spectacle or setting up the upcoming film, it's a layered, self-contained story focusing on its characters and themes. The action set pieces are some of the best you'll ever see. I'm sure I could use a thesaurus to find adjectives to describe it, but you can't possibly use words to do these scenes justice.
Not to brag, even though I totally am, I feel like…
All the stuff with Zion bored the shit outta me. I couldn't give any less of a fuck about Zion. Dug everything else, though.
I guess the root problem I have with these sequels is the Wachowski's seemed to bite off more than they could chew with expanding this world. Cause outside of the central characters and storyline, everything else is absolutely insufferable.
I actually think Reloaded and Revolutions could've been one self-contained film instead of two separate ones. Take out all the fluff and you'd have a solid 2-2.5 hour film.
The film has definitely aged and isn't quite as awe-inspiring as it was when I saw it in theaters, but it has an attractive charm to it that makes the film fun to watch. Also, as cheesy as it may be at times, it has some pretty dark moments (the entire robbery sequence, and fight at the end).
I've seen the film many times at home and while it was always obviously impressive, seeing in a theater is a completely different experience. It wasn't until this past Sunday, when I saw it in a theater, that I realized just how monumental of a film this is. Seeing all those fluid, kinetic camera movements and badass shots on the big screen, hearing the sound effects and score on those Dolby Atmos speakers - and all with a large crowd…