Tag: Wachowskis

The Matrix

The Matrix

dir. the Wachowskis (1999)

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This cyberpunk martial arts neo-noir SF classic swept the cinemas upon release (unlike Wild Wild West, which Will Smith inexplicably preferred when choosing between lead roles) and holds up well in retrospect, using CGI prudently to stylise action scenes beyond human normal.


42 Word Review: Jupiter Ascending

Jupiter Ascending

dir. the Wachowskis (2015)

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Visually and conceptually epic, Jupiter Ascending suffers from a space operatic turned headless chicken plot that sees it descend into a laughably repetitive, effects-heavy paean to frame-of-reference-free combat roller-skating. Sean Bean offers a modicum of relief in the eye of the tornado.