That's because the brains in that vat aren't really speaking our
language. What they are speaking, he said, is “vat-English,”
because by “a tree” they don't mean a tree; they mean, roughly, a
tree image. Presumably, by “Monica Bellucci” they mean “the image
of Monica Bellucci in ‘Maléna,’” rather than the
image of Monica Bellucci in “Matrix Reloaded,” brains-in-vats
having taste and large DVD collections.
Unreal Thing: What's wrong with the Matrix?
I found the original The Matrix to be a decent film
overall; the first half has a great set-up (which I can watch over and over
again) but once Neo wakes up having taken the red pill, I tend to loose
interest. I actually think Cypher had the right idea in that film (really,
compared to conditions outside the Matrix, Neo didn't have that bad
of a life inside the Matrix). Sure, the special effects were
industry changing (like Star Wars; another okay film
that people went ga-ga over) but over all the story was fairly old hat to
readers of Philip K. Dick.
And the review here of Matrix Reloaded isn't kind.
It's fun to read, but the reviewer didn't like the film much at all.
And that has me worried …
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