Friday Night Sights

Friday Night Sights

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I’m going to have to process the Batman Webtoon before giving you my take on it.

In the meantime enjoy some me time.

FIRST

The Matrix Resurrection Trailer.

There hasn’t been a Matrix movie since the Wachowski Sisters were the Wachowski Brothers. I liked the first movie. Admittedly, I didn’t know how much of its cool look was the result of fairly extreme sexual submissive fetishism and male body dysmorphia. Regardless, I still liked the first one but they kept revisiting the same premise. Each sequel was just another rewrite of the Hero’s Journey using more and more specific referents from The Hero With a Thousand Faces.

The most disturbing part of the sequels was the sex scene between Neo and Trinity, Keanu and Carrie-Ann had been made to look so androgenous that it was impossible to tell whose naked butt you were supposed to be turned-on by. The Crying Game was just too fresh of a memory back then, you couldn’t risk the investment.

Anyway, it’s been fifteen years since the Wachowskis… Sisters… have had a hit. So now they have gone back to the one thing they knew would get greenlit.

This looks like a re-tread. I’m not seeing anything original here. Except for putting John Wick in this thing because he does NOT look like Neo.

NEXT

First Interlude

Do NOT touch Spongebob’s ride.

NEXT

2012 was a dark time for first-person shooters. The day of the Doom clone was long over. Every single FPS game was being built with consoles in mind first and foremost. The action had to be slow and clunky because of the controller. Cover tactics had replaced actual skill, and you weren’t permitted to explore any map you were on. All of those games were on stiff rails. The action literally took you from cut-scene to cut-scene. Forcing you to endure the narrative.

Then came a remake of a hilariously racist game from the mid-Nineties; Shadow Warrior. Lo Wang was a glorious throwback to a day when the plot didn’t matter and the digital blood was ankle-deep on the floor and the controller was mouse-driven.

Then they just ruined it all with the sequel. The franchise was destroyed by feature creep. The second one threw in everything that wasn’t really needed.

However, Flying Wild Hog swears they’ve learned their lesson and Lo Wang should be chopping his way through our hearts come December.

Who wants some Wang?

I’m a little worried because I’m haven’t heard “The Touch” by Stan Bush yet.

Second Interlude

This thing.

Okay, that’s not really an interlude because I’m done here.

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Comments (10)

  • Talos Valcoran Reply

    I thought only one of the Wachowski… persons was involved in this installment? Also, thank you for reminding me of that sex scene, I will now submit myself to the Emperor’s Mercy.

    September 11, 2021 at 1:07 am
    • Dave W. Reply

      Yeah, Larry is doing it by himself. The other one is working on some other show whose name I don’t care enough to recall.

      September 11, 2021 at 1:29 am
  • Dave W. Reply

    “Who wants some Wang?”

    That’s my all-time favorite game battlecry.

    September 11, 2021 at 1:27 am
  • Bonesaw Reply

    Who wants some wang?
    I hear the Wachowski siblings have two they don’t use anymore…

    September 11, 2021 at 5:25 am
  • Wazdaka Reply

    Nice infotainment
    Thanks darkie

    September 11, 2021 at 7:16 am
  • Moonglum Reply

    I always thought that The Matrix was about what happens when a black drug dealer hands you pills.

    Grace Slick and Jefferson Airplane’s ‘White Rabbit’ on the soundtrack locates the origin.

    September 11, 2021 at 3:48 pm
  • Silent Draco Reply

    The stairwell looks most excellent. My nephews would go nuts over that setup. A long time ago, never to be found again …

    September 11, 2021 at 3:53 pm
  • Marielle Redclaw Reply

    🤷🏻‍♀️ I thought Matrix Reloaded was a decent sequel. The twist that we’re actually several iterations through a repeating cycle was neat, and I thought the Architect was an interesting depiction of an AI. The world is just a vast equation and humanity an annoying variable he just can’t cancel out.

    September 12, 2021 at 5:42 pm
  • furor kek tonicus ( Whipper Snapping Egg Suckers is my band name ) Reply

    i can’t help but notice that the perverts are releasing their new movie at

    Christ Mass.
    .
    funny how they made sure to spell that out properly in the trailer.

    September 13, 2021 at 7:14 am
  • Kevin Reply

    The greatest car chase scene in movie history was in Matrix Reloaded. The movie as a whole was so so but the highway scene was epic.

    September 21, 2021 at 11:17 pm

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