Re: A Hugo!


Were the Matrix movies good?

I found it so very hard to give a damn whether they made it or not.

Posted by: Austro | Link to this comment | 05-20-05 10:17 AM
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Joe Drymala is banned!

Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 05-20-05 10:25 AM
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Damn, I ve been angling for a banning for weeks, so desperate to belong, you know. So I get the inside track, finally and what happens? He bans some other dude. Now that is Ausgrenzung!

Posted by: Austro | Link to this comment | 05-20-05 10:32 AM
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Eiciendi te salutamus!

Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 05-20-05 11:18 AM
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It is common knowledge that if you can't be the hero be the villian. Third comes the sidekick or love interest.

But, yeah, Hugo Weaving is and was awesome. That guy does some great character work.

And, Austro, are you telling me that you don't have the fantasy of waking up one day and finding out that you are, essentially, God?

Cause if you do have that fantasy then how could you not like The Matrix?

Posted by: Tripp | Link to this comment | 05-20-05 12:08 PM
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Tripp, believe me I wouldn't want the responsibility. Two kids is the most I want to be responsible for etc.

Godlike I could handle, at a push.

Ive already demonstrated my pedestrian credentials in this space, so I can say that I found the film(s) annoyingly poseur without having to worry about losing cred I don't own.

Posted by: Austro | Link to this comment | 05-20-05 12:18 PM
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Agent Smith is a masterpiece, one of the best movie villains of all time. It's instructive to look at this list, and observe how much better Weaving's Smith is than most of these. I would argue that within the fabulous genre (sci-fi, fantasy, and the like) only Vader comes close.

Good to see Hans Gruber somewhere on the list...

Posted by: baa | Link to this comment | 05-20-05 12:24 PM
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None of the Matrix films won a Hugo.


Of course, Weaving's multiple roles leads to some bleeding through. "You're just flesh, Miisstter Bagggggiiinnnns."

Posted by: Gary Farber | Link to this comment | 05-21-05 9:53 AM
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I agree with you about Hugo Weaving. I would also add that Agent Smith is funny, in a black way. That whole speech in the first movie where he talks about how vile the human race is had me cracking up.

Posted by: Vinegar | Link to this comment | 05-24-05 2:16 PM
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