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Thank You eddyfate!

People gasp when I say that I have never seen the Matrix, and even moreso when I tell them it is by choice. They act as if it is blasphmy that I have not seen it. I have already made my report on my thoughts on Reloaded.

What I'm thanking eddyfate for is that in a recent post of his, while he was talking about "Buffy TVS", he hit the nail on the head. He referred to hype and that the more hype he heard about Buffy, the less he wanted to see it. IMO, from what I inferred with what he said, the hype killed any interest he might have even remotely had in seeing it.

That is EXACTLY how I feel about the Matrix.

It got so hyped up, as is Reloaded, that my desire to even see these movies is a big fat ZERO.

This has happened to me before. I'm sure it will happen to me again.

*coughs*SW3*coughs*

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sorcha999
May. 21st, 2003 02:04 pm (UTC)
I remember Rikki mentioning that you went through something similiar with the movie Titanic. This was when we were first dating. Why let everyone else influence what you do that much? You may be missing out on a lot just because you don't want to "Follow everyone like a lemming". Perhaps in your attempt to not be like everyone else, you're being just as easily influenced as you would if you were to try to be like everyone else. I've caught myself doing it.

Just something to think about.

Be open minded, free your mind and all that good stuff yeah.
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eyes_of_beauty
May. 22nd, 2003 05:38 am (UTC)
Actually
From the context of my original comment, it is more like, "I'm not all that disposed towards watching it to begin with, but the hype makes me even less likely to watch it". Not sure if eyes_of_beauty means the same thing or not

That is exactly what I mean too. I had no interest in the Matrix to begin with. Then came the hype, the rabid fans, the push to see it because it is supposedly so awesome and mind boggling, and this kicker "everyone is doing it". I don't know about you but the more I'm pushed on something or its pushed on me the more I back away and reject it.

And the old addage we have heard from our parents "if everyone jumped off of a bridge, would you too?"

It baffles people that I feel this way. I don't think that they can comprehend it. Only someone who has experienced it elsewhere as you have can understand.
eyes_of_beauty
May. 22nd, 2003 05:53 am (UTC)
Titanic & Such
I actually WANTED to see Titanic. I would never see it again because it disturbed me so much. I think they did a good job depicting what happened in regard to the sinking and that is what distrubed me - the love story to me was second fiddle.

So no, I did not go through something similar with Titanic that I recall.

If I did it was moreso because of me being a brand new mom and knowing that there would be sceens of death of children that disturbed me so. Hormonally, that was NOT a good time. :)

The only one influincing me is me. I see the hype, I hear the hype, I make the decision whether or not I want to follow the hype or not. No one person, no "everyone" influenced my decision. Only me.

I wish I could explain it to you better. I wish I could explain it to you so that you could understand. But I can't. I don't know how.

I'm not saying that there has never been a time when I have let a "group" influence me because that would be wrong.

What I am saying is that no one person or group influenced my decision NOT to see the Matrix. I watched the trailers, I listened to the reviews, I heard what people were saying about it, then I made the decision that it was not a movie I was interested in seeing.

Again, as I have repeatedly said, seeing Reloaded simply affirmed my original decision NOT to see Matrix.

Does that mean that I don't understand it? By all means no. I understood the plot just fine. I just found it made to be eye candy to appeal to a wide variety of groups.

I am not in any group that this/these movies appeal to.

Not that I'm too old for eye candy, but to me, that was something I would have gone "oooooo" over when I was 17. Not now.

It did not appeal to me on the level it should have for me to be interested in it. It does not challenge me, nor hold my attention enough to recommend it or want to see any more.

However, at least I can now say that I have seen one of them and I can say that my original decision was a correct decision for me. I don't know that I would have known this without seeing at least one of them.

Kind of like trying new food. You don't know if you are going to like it unless you try it.

Now I've tried it and can honestly say I don't like it.
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