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Matrix Reloaded
I went to the theater to watch the new matrix movie last weekend. It was a break from the non-stop work at the office. For that purpose it was excellent. Lots of cool special effects, and some chewy ideas to wrap your noggin’ around. Too bad those ideas had to be beaten into your skull with a two by four. “Choice.” “Free Will.” “Destiny.” Yawn – oops something just blew up spectacularly. I guess my biggest complaint centers on Keanu Reeves’ Neo. If the dude is so damn powerful, why does he even bother with the kung fu? Why battle 100 hundred clones of Agent Smith for 20 minutes, then fly away? Because the digitally created fight served no other purpose than to look cool. It’s a let down from the first film, but I certainly don’t think it deserves comparisons with The Phantom Menace. It’s just an average summer blockbuster now.

Whale Rider
Okay, now that I’ve seen the trailer, I am interested. Very interested. I hope this comes to Guam. However we seem to only get all the crap movies and big summer blockbusters. I am guessing I will have to wait until it comes out on DVD to watch this movie.