May 14, 2004
Inverse trilogy coolness hypothesis
I have a theory. The theory is that films in the Matrix trilogy and the Star Wars prequel trilogy are inversely cool to each other. Let me explain. The Matrix (1) was very, very cool and was released in the same year as The Phantom Menace. Despite having the best lightsaber fight the world had ever seen you could not describe The Phantom Menace as a "cool" film. Next... The Matrix Reloaded looked cool in places but somehow it had lost its edge and disappointment was beginning to set in. In the meantime The Attack Of The Clones clawed back some coolness with an almighty big fight with loads of Jedis. Finally... The Matrix Revolutions which was one of the worst films I have ever seen, right up there with Highlander 2. (What were they thinking?) See where I'm going? Star Wars Episode III is going to be as cool as The Matrix. It is. Trust me.