The Matrix Rebooted
There was some huge movie news yesterday - no, not the Spider-Man rubbish - as it was announced that Lana Wachowski, Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss will all be returning for a fourth Matrix movie. The best thing about this is that we already know the movie's going to have to be weird with Neo (Reeves) and Trinity (Moss) dying in the third movie.
Considering how much more people genuinely live their lives online now, the Matrix series could arguably prove more relevant than ever - in addition to the reading of the original trilogy as a metaphor for trans people (given huge credence thanks to both of the directors of those movies being trans themselves). I'm betting people who have been radicalised by the far right in the time since those movies were released will suddenly feel that SJWs are 'ruining' one of their favourite franchises regardless.
As for Spidey, negotiations are apparently still ongoing between Sony and Disney, so there's need to worry too much yet. I'm not too bothered regardless of how the situation ends up, as Marvel Studios have been clever with the character and ensured that the Spider-Man movies have had no influence on anything else in the MCU - you could cut Homecoming and Far From Home out of the franchise and very little would be lost.
This Saturday will see a review posted of Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood, which I saw last weekend. I'm not going to go into details now - because that's what the review is for - but I will say that it does suffer from what is probably the biggest issue I had with Hobbs & Shaw. Yeah, comparing Tarantino to a Fast & Furious spin-off sounds positive, doesn't it?
Reading last Wednesday's post before writing this made me realise that I kind of screwed things up - I had always intended to post the Modern Warfare 2 review on Bank Holiday Monday (26th August for those not in the UK) and clearly lost track of what date was what last week. So I'm guaranteeing right here, right now that the bloody review will finally go up this coming Monday.
I haven't started Orphan Black's fourth season yet, and may actually put it off for a bit as I ended up with a free month's trial of Amazon Prime. I haven't made the most of it yet outside of the free delivery option, but I may pick a series or two on there to race through before the trial runs out. Orphan Black season 4 will still be the next series to be reviewed, it might just take longer than expected getting to it.