November 9, 2003 by Allen George
So I watched Revolutions yesterday. When one has no expections how can one be disappointed?
Unlike a lot of people who knew the outcome they wanted, I … didn’t. Well, not really. On a more emotional level I wanted the humans to win a decisive victory against the machines, but on a more conscious, more pragmatic level I knew this was impossible. The one thing that did strike me immediately was the tone of the dialogue. It felt somewhat more – juvenile. I don’t know – some of the lines seemed timed for cheap laughs. Maybe my tastes have simply changed over the years. Or maybe I’m just not so forgiving anymore. I didn’t walk out of the movie satisfied, yet neither did I walk out abjecty disappointed either. I do know one thing though – this one is better than Reloaded. I’m pretty sure there’s a large amount of symbolism in the movie but I’d probaly have to watch it again to catch the finer points. Yet sometimes I wonder if its truly worth it to spend the time doing that – its not like its a piece of higher art here.
Who was it that told me that if you didn’t constantly try new things before the age of 25, you’d become a stick in the mud? Oh right – Geoff.
Sati means “heedfullness, mindfulness, recollection” – the closest english approximation is conscience. One thing I do remember thinking during Revolutions – if there ever were intelligent machines, the human race is as good as dead. I can’t imagine any scenario where people can win. We reproduce slower, are more fragile, selfish, probably innovate slower, less efficient. Well dang – looks like we’ll be at the bottom of the food chain.