The Montreal geek and pop culture podcast that is definitely trapped in The Matrix and loves Highlander 2 returns for episode 252.

I am not sure whether or not we talk about in the main episode or as part of Garbage Time but at one point in the original Matrix Agent Smith says that 1999 was the last time that humans were still thinking for themselves. It was before the machines started thinking for us.

That line is probably one of the most prescient things in the whole movie. I wonder how outlandish it was in 1999 to make a prediction that machine driven AIs and algorithms would be able to manipulate how humanity thinks. Anyhow, here we are.

We spend almost the entire first half of the episode talking about Matrix: Resurrections and man, what a frustrating film. I don’t think I’ve been so excited by a film’s first act to be so completely let down by the third. It’s maddening. Maybe I’m not in on the joke? Maybe Lilly Wachowski really wanted Warner Bros to lose 100 million dollars and that’s the point?

When we decided to subject Jon to Highlander II: The Quickening, I don’t think any of us could have predicted how much he was going to enjoy it. It honestly sounds like one of the greatest cinematic rollercoasters of all time.

2022 is full of surprises kids.

If you enjoy 9ES, do yourself a solid and check out our Patreon and subscribe to the “9ES Deluxe” level. On this week’s Garbage Time we discuss some grim Covid-19 implications for the planet and then also run through the superhero films of 2021. In the process we also find Scott’s next assignment for Best Movie Ever!

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