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Still from Joe Dante’s Gremlins (1984)

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The Matrix ★★★★½

It's been a few years since I saw this and oh, what a way to rewatch: at the opening of the 31st Braunschweig International Film Festival, with the score performed live by an orchestra conducted by Don Davis himself.

This gave me a new appreciation for the genius that is this strange but beautiful score.

This may have influenced my view somewhat, but still I think that The Matrix holds up, even after all these years. Some of the effects may not look realistic to today's standards but they still have their own, very distinct style, even though Matrix influenced so many later films.

Matrix is fast-paced, interesting and just plain fun.

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