mmmm... matrix

Thursday, May 15, 2003, at 12:44AM

By Eric Richardson

D4 and I went and saw the 1:30AM showing of the new Matrix at the Chinese tonight. On the way there, D4 turns to me and asks, "Who goes to a 1:30 movie?" Well... Us and 1500 of our closest friends, that's who. The showing was sold out, and the theatre was packed. The movie? All I can say is wow. I didn't quite know what to expect from this one, but it definitely didn't disappoint. Click the title for random thoughts that you may or may not want before seeing the movie...

Funny moment... Trinity's hacking into the power system and types an ssh command (to as root). 20 or 30 people in the theatre cheer. I turn to d4 and go, "nerds."

The architect was pretty confusing. I think I caught it all, but he's going to confuse a lot of people. His vocabulary is very large, and he talks pretty fast.

If you didn't catch it, the guy who sabatoges the EMP attack is the guy who was possessed by an Agent right before going through the telephone. Sort of an inside sabateur, if you will.

All in all, I was really happy with the balance between action and sci-fi. I think a lot of people will really like this movie.