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10 July 2005 @ 04:59 pm
The Matrix is awesome!

... k, that's all.

Yes, I am six years late on that assessment. (There's a long convoluted struggle in my family in which my sister mystic_isles000 and I refuse to watch each other's favorite movies out of... principle? bitchiness? a senseless struggle of biologically unrelated siblings for individual identity? I don't know. Anyway, she dressed in black leather and wore sunglasses indoors for like two years in high school and I refused to play along. I also haven't seen Titanic.)

edit: or read Harry Potter.
feel: giddygiddy
hear: 'cuz tonight we're gonna party like it's 1999!
Loriel Erisloriel_eris on July 10th, 2005 09:24 pm (UTC)
There's a long convoluted struggle in my family in which my sister mystic_isles000 and I refuse to watch each other's favorite movies out of... principle? bitchiness? a senseless struggle of biologically unrelated siblings for individual identity?

Oh I can totally get that! I did't do that with my sister, but there were similar things. *g*

edit: or read Harry Potter.

Read it. I'm pretty sure you could get the 5 books in before Saturday. Or pretty damn close. *g* Go on, you know you want to.

As for Titanic. Don't listen to the slagging it gets. It was a cheesy love story, but there was a lot more to it than that too. Watch it!
Little Red: sg - s/j don't talk about love - nos'mylittleredgirl on July 10th, 2005 10:51 pm (UTC)
Bwah. Yes, perhaps I will, once the Matrixness has fully integrated. ;)

And yay, Titanic! I will have to watch it someday. I wonder if movies like that are lessened by having seen all the spoofs first -- I think the Matrix kind of was -- but OH WELL! When you are like me and take YEEEEARS to catch up to the rest of civilization, there isn't much of a choice.

Also: icon! Awww, squeeee! That picture never gets old.
Loriel Eris: sam & jack // kyiziloriel_eris on July 11th, 2005 07:42 am (UTC)
I wonder if movies like that are lessened by having seen all the spoofs first

Maybe, and with Titantic, I doubt you'll be able to watch the love scenes between Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet without laughing/cringing, but the bit the really got me was watching the film, seeing some of the huge mistakes that were made and remembering that this was *real*. I came out of the cnema in floods of tears just considering the injustice of it all.

Also: icon! Awww, squeeee! That picture never gets old.

Never! *pile of mush*

PS Ignore the other comment - haven't a clue what I did there!
tarkheena lizzeeen: matrix - favorite nxt moment EVERliminalliz on July 10th, 2005 09:34 pm (UTC)
::SQUEAL OF JOY:: /spazz
Little Red: gleee! - nenyamylittleredgirl on July 10th, 2005 10:52 pm (UTC)
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! *clings to you* You have Matrixed me!! It was so awesome! And you are so awesome! And and and *spaz*
icarusicarus_abides on July 10th, 2005 09:47 pm (UTC)
I also haven't seen Titanic.

Don't. If I could go back and bleach that memory from my mind, I would. It's just not worth it. Also, as ass-kicking as The Matrix was, the sequels are not. I wouldn't seem them either if you want to conserve teh awesomeness that is The Matrix.

Harry Potter on the other hand, you should definitely check out.
Little Red: sg - sekrit robot gf - thefakeheadlinemylittleredgirl on July 10th, 2005 10:53 pm (UTC)
*takes your warning* Okay! I will avoid the sequels, until such time that liminalliz takes me through them on fast-forward as she promised to do.

Yes, Harry Potter really is a big gap in my education! I'm pretty sure that at least one of my sisters has the books. I will get over my fear of being brainwashed and will put them on my to-read list. :)
elliejane: saywhatkissitbetterelliejane on July 10th, 2005 11:12 pm (UTC)
Hee. I did watch the sequels on fast forward. Some bits this didn't help for understanding, but when I went back and rewatched normally, I still didn't understand.

Really, let the first Matrix be a one shot wonder, and rewatch it again and again and think it's cool.

::handwave::The sequels you seek are not here::/handwave::
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Little Red: trek - first love imzadi - leyennmylittleredgirl on July 10th, 2005 10:55 pm (UTC)
When I was a kid I used to pretend to HATE Star Trek for the same reason. Then I got over it. YAY! The proprietary feeling was a bit reversed, really... if she starts liking what I like, suddenly it can't be cool anymore. Must get over this now that am an adult! ;)
Ryuu: liminalliz: Hot Carterkarma_aster on July 10th, 2005 11:23 pm (UTC)
See, that's exactly why my older sister can't bear to admit that she likes anime and SG-1. Because those are things that I get all fangirly about, and she can't admit to liking something that I do.

Eh...it's her loss. As for me, I don't care if someone else likes it. It's still my thing no matter who else is into it.
nenya_kanadka on July 11th, 2005 06:19 am (UTC)
It's amazing that you guys have this phenomenon in your families, too. Mostly it's the proprietary thing for me and agentrosecotton. I keep dragging her into my fandoms, and then feeling like, "Hey, how can you be a bigger fan than me? MY fandom!" But then I realize that that's stupid, and we end up geeking out together. And, of course, occasionally she'll get me into something she likes, and I'll have to admit that, yes, someone else can find cool things before I got to them, and suck up my pride and watch whatever cool movie she's into and let her be the genius for once. :)

But Matrix rocks so so much.
Ryuu: katebug48: Yeah it's fitting.karma_aster on July 10th, 2005 11:20 pm (UTC)
Guh...I saw Titanic in the theatre and really, really wish I hadn't, cause...ick. Beautiful sets, gorgeous costumes, lovely score (except for THAT WOMAN singing THAT SONG), wooden acting, completely ignoring people that were actually there in favor of an extremely trite, cliched, and badly-told love story, and a stupid, stupid ending.

Suffice to say, I was not particuarly impressed and I wished that I'd just rented The Unsinkable Molly Brown or The Poseiden Adventure instead.

Harry Potter? Cute, decently-written, and a very imaginative series, although possibly a bit overhyped. But if you ignore the hype and just read them for fun, they are very entertaining. But I still maintain more fangirly obsessiveness for Narnia, Oz, and Middle Earth.

And Hermione Granger is adorable.
ex_spockette108 on July 10th, 2005 11:35 pm (UTC)
*squishes you* The Matrix does indeed rock. I have only seen the first one, though. Should rectify this at some point, yes.
qwirky on July 11th, 2005 12:39 am (UTC)
The Matrix is good. <3 *luffs*

Harry Potter is pretty good.

Titanic is AWFUL. I hatehatehate that movie. HATE IT. But since you read trashy romance novels, you might like it? *does not know* But it's bad. :(
Bitch-extraordinaire!: Jenny againsakuracorr on July 11th, 2005 12:46 am (UTC)
Yeah, I was real into the Matrix at one time (so says my three movie posters that were hanging in my room and the three soundtracks and the three DVDs), but I don't know... The blantant religious allusion in the third one irked me :\
Allie O'N: MiniOTP1alliesings on July 11th, 2005 12:55 am (UTC)
The first Matrix movie is really the best one. I've only seen the other two once each, but that first one is totally rewatchable. I've never had a desire to watch Titanic. I finally gave in and read the HP books, and boy are they addicive!
nenya_kanadka on July 11th, 2005 06:15 am (UTC)
I admit I'm shocked you hadn't seen it, but your movie-war with sister makes up for it. And The Matrix IS awesome! (I refused to see it in theatre on the grounds that it was just a stupid shoot-out action movie--boy, was I wrong...)

I haven't seen more than five minutes of Titanic or read more than two chapters of Harry Potter, either, so don't feel too bad.

*hugs from Tennessee, where is visiting family*
miekecmiekec on July 11th, 2005 04:42 pm (UTC)
Heh. I see some people can take their sibling strife further than my brother and I did :) However, I think you'd love Harry Potter. I didn't think much of it ("yeah, yeah, just another teenage hype") until I accidentally grabbed one of the books and read a few random pages. And then I snarfed them all. Late-night reading sessions and stuff. I still don't like all the hype about it, but they are really good.
MsRaven: Raven_Dollmsraven929 on July 11th, 2005 05:12 pm (UTC)
The Matrix is great (although I still think the ending with the "you're the One because I love you" is a bit cheesy)...do not, I repeat, do not watch the sequels. I know others will claim the sequels are just as great, but I still think you have to have lived inside a computer for several years to enjoy them...and that I still have doubts about. ;)

melyanna hasn't seen Titanic either. You need to do this meme.
Caveecavee on July 11th, 2005 08:23 pm (UTC)
I still haven't seen the Matrix, so don't worry about your belated viewing. (okay, so I've seen both sequels, a fact which everyone likes to mock)

I simply cannot accept the fact that you haven't read Harry Potter. Honestly, even my mom, who hates all forms of reading, has read Harry Potter. *sigh* Well, nobody's (as) perfect (as I am).

Also, good luck with the sibling rivalry.

Kiss Kiss Bang Bangkitty_shebang on July 11th, 2005 10:27 pm (UTC)
Oh, man, I have that problem too. If someone says, "You're really going to like this!" I don't watch it/read it/do it, maybe out of spite. Not quite sure why. Haven't read Harry Potter, don't go to Amazing Grace coffee house, didn't watch Sex in the City for years.
spacefiend: Harry Potterspacefiend on July 14th, 2005 08:35 pm (UTC)
*goggles* You haven't read Harry Potter?! That's so sad! Must fix! Must read! Is GOOD!

Yeah, in case you can't tell, I'm seriously looking forward to Saturday!