The Matrix


So, many of you readers will know that I never saw The Matrix. Yes, one of the defining movies of geek culture, and I never saw it. It was released while I was terribly busy with school, so I missed out on the initial hype for the first few years. After that, It almost became a bit of a point of pride that I had never seen this movie, but every one of my peers had.

Well, it all came to an end this past Wednesday night. After a long day of work (I’ll get to that in another entry, I suppose), I was spending the late hours of the evening on second west at MIT. I had decided not too long ago that at some point I was going to give in and watch the movie. Special thanks go out to Tammy for having the “let’s watch a movie” idea at around midnight, and to Marti for going down to the dorm desk to rent it.

So how was it? I thought it was pretty awesome. Somehow, I had escaped finding out too much about the plot, or any spoilers in the past 8 years or so — so I was able to mostly experience the movie in a pure, untainted way. But, I guess this is one less thing that I’ll be able to say I’ve never done.

  1. #1 by Chas on November 21, 2007 - 10:34 am

    Now, do yourself a favor and don’t watch the sequels.

  2. #2 by benoc on November 25, 2007 - 12:53 pm

    I don’t plan to watch the sequels.