EVEN MORE EYES’ retrospective series ‘Nostalgia Hits Differently‘ has two very opinionated critics, James and Imo, learn that nostalgia ain’t what it used to be.

In this second episode of their ‘Matrix’ retrospective, Imo and James perform a deep dive into the disparate anthology of beautifully-animated shorts: ‘The Animatrix’ (2003).

The critics wonder around the inside, outside and into the distant past of the franchise’s multi-realities. But are the recording’s glitches mere technical hiccups or signs that the System is listening in??

They discover:

how the series’ world-building offers intriguing, if mixed results in ‘The Second Renaissance‘, ‘Matriculated‘ and ‘The Final Flight of the Osiris‘…

why the instalments based in the virtual world (‘Program‘, ‘Kid’s Story‘ and ‘World Record‘) offer the most compelling insights on the boundaries of the Matrix…

and how the fun and games of ‘Beyond‘ and ‘Detective Story‘ give some respite from the head-ache inducing philosophical themes.

This is the second of a four part series overanalysing the cinematography, philosophy and techno-cultural resonance of the Wachowski’s Matrix franchise – in contemplative armchair fashion (as if there’s any other way to discuss these films?)

Listen to Part 1 here.

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