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  •  A bit of Matrix-related fridge logic: (2+ / 0-)
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    Ticorules, oldpunk

    What if Neo had said "Guns.  Lots of guns.  And a helicopter."?

    You realize the entire awesome lobby scene would have been strategically unnecessary if they hadn't needed to get to the roof?

    More seriously:  I'm actually kind of troubled by the fact that I still find the lobby scene in The Matrix awesome.  Because, let's be honest, it is a scene in which our heroes gun down a couple dozen innocent people who are just trying to do their jobs.

    I'm not a gun enthusiast, and I utterly reject the notion that those poor security shmoes deserved to die, and the "... and a helicopter" addition would have meant it wasn't even necessary for them to die ... and I still find the scene both viscerally thrilling and primally satisfying.

    Humans, man.  What even is it with us.

    •  Primates (0+ / 0-)

      Nasty animals.  Don't believe me, keep reading.

      That's what it's all about.  I keep hoping we'll evolve, but I can't see it happening in my lifetime.

    •  It's awesome because it's not real: it's not just (0+ / 0-)

      unreal because it's a movie, it's unreal IN the movie.

      One piece of free advice to the GOP: Drop the culture wars, explicitly.

      by Inland on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 09:04:35 AM PST

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      •  But plenty of things are unreal (0+ / 0-)

        and yet somehow not awesome.

        I mean yes, part of what makes that scene awesome is the sheer breathtaking jaw-dropping acrobatics in defiance of gravity ... but admit it, the scene wouldn't be that awesome if Neo and Trinity were flipping through the air to pin up flowers all over the walls while avoiding flung snowballs or Nerf darts.

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