The 12 year old me would had loved this movie, I can see why it did so well in the box office
I like exploitation films but this one was lacking....but not lacking tits....plenty of tits in this one
" @thabigred: Oh man I tried that on Netflix but it was just soooo awkward when the guy starts stalking that girl. I dunno, maybe I'll try to get through it. "The only thing I didn't like was the pretentious religious part that is in all Indy rom. coms.
Heard it hear first on screened, The Matrix is totally more punk than Dark City.
" The movies aren't all that different. They're both set in a fairly contained city where a man is realizing that reality isn't what it seems and is being pursued by people who all dress the same and have the ability to bend reality around them. Considering how much of Dark City is ripped off in The Matrix, I have to go with Dark City. That aside, Dark City had all the thought provoking "what is reality?" philosophy of The Matrix without all the philosophical masturbation of having two characters literally asking one another about "the perception of reality."
@ashriels said:The Rebel is one of the most enduring archetypes of American pop culture, it wasn't given to us by The Matrix. Marlon Brando, (pre-Apocalypse Now) or James Dean movie? Rebel Without a Cause? Coolhand Luke? Even Casablanca, and that's just off the top of my head. "
" Ebert also said video games are not and can never be art. Fuck that man in the face.
" THE MATRIX is amazing. DARK CITY is as well. End of any debate. They're their own thing. "
The Matrix has more stimuli , and that stimuli was done in a more creative way than Dark City as well as the manner in which we received them. You can compare it that way.
" The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you're inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system, and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it. " ~ Morpheus Hell, the training program alone is ripe with good writing, good shots and awesome metaphors that empowered you long after the film. That rebel ideology was absent from our art and our culture (hell, the entire world's culture) and this movie gave it to us. It was completely original and simultaneously believable and inspiring. Over 10 years later, movies still mimic it's presentation, symbology and writing. "