III wrote:. (as a sci fi movie, it's on par with terminator and independence day - good rah rah stuff, but not a lot of meat).
Trey, I can't believe you think Independence Day is worthy of any merit whatsoever. Terminator, maybe, but i don't think that movie had anywhere near the impact on the culture that the stylism of the Matrix has had.
I think of the Terminator as a classic sci-fi, more or less an updated 50's B sci-fi movie. What really shook the rafters was its total abandonment to the idea of killer robots on the loose. It was scary, but instantly dated.
The Matrix still rattles the mind with its weird mix of intrigue. The subsequent movies just lost it entirely. Great visuals with confusing narrative.
Independence Day in that class?....don't make me gag! What a lame movie. Upload the virus, chuck, those durn Aliens never seen what a Powerbook can do!!!