Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) is a private detective who lives in the shadows, drinks very heavily and avoids relationships. At first, you think she’s just a bit of a weird loner – but as the series goes, it’s revealed that she was in a “relationship” with a guy called Kilgrave (David Tennant), a nasty man who can control people with his mind, and treated Jessica very poorly. Oh, and Jessica has superhero powers that she wants to keep to herself. When there’s her best mate, Trish Walker (Rachael Taylor) who is a radio host who is also quite kick ass in her own way, and we meet Luke Cage (Mike Colter) but more about him in his own review.
It took me a couple of episodes to get into this one – I started really disliking Jessica, but gradually I came to love her a lot. And I really liked the characters around her – and how wonderful to see Carrie-Anne Moss back as a cold, self-serving lawyer. Wonderful.
Neo (Keanu Reeves) and his other rebels are fighting the robots on so many levels. And it’s big and cool and violent and fabulous.
After the disappointment of The Matrix Reloaded, I wasn’t expecting much of this. But, I loved it! I loved the big fights scenes, and the tension and the shooting and, even though I felt very little chemistry between Neo and Trinity, I still loved their relationship. It’s corny and cheesy, but a good way to end what started fabulously.
Neo (Keanu Reeves) is now working with the rebels to try to break down the hold that the machines have over them.
Having totally loved The Matrix again, I was very interested to see the others, the two sequels. And boy, was I disappointed… I so wanted to love this, but it was just so… wanky. I don’t know, it felt like an entire film of exposition, and I lost interest. A lot. I found the wire work during the fight sequences far too obvious, and while the big action scenes (especially the one on the freeway) were fabulous, I just wasn’t in to the whole thing. But I still need to watch the third. In all honesty, the one scene that was really the kicker was the multi-Agent Smith – imagine Keanu Reeves fighting hundreds and hundreds of Hugo Weavings…. Ah, too good.
Neo (Keanu Reeves) is a pretty standard computer hacker, up all night, struggling with work. Then he is contacted by a mysterious woman, Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) who leads him to Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) and before long, he learns that the world is not as he sees it – he’s in The Matrix, being chased by Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving) and trying to figure out if he can save the human race.
Love it. Loved it when I saw it when it was first released, and I still feel as though I could watch it again and again. I love the action, I love that scene with them going in to the building, I love the concept, I just loved it all.
The Matrix won Oscars for Best Film Editing, Best Sound, Best Effects – Sound Effects Editing and Best Effects – Visual Effects.