January 30th, 2021

Hard To Explain

In the past 24 hours I've watched three films by the Wachowskis.

1. Cloud Atlas- which is just about OK

2. Jupiter Ascending- which is barely OK

3. The Matrix- which is a work of genius.

And the difference in quality between the movie that made the sisters' reputation and the ones they've turned out since is so enormous I can't account for it except by saying....

...that it's as if with the Matrix they were channeling the Spirit of the Age- and afterwards, job done, they went back to being film-makers again.