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Not without a why...,
This review is from: The Ultimate Matrix Collection (The Matrix / The Matrix Reloaded / The Matrix Revolutions / The Animatrix) (DVD)
Now I am a big matrix fan, so naturally I jumped at an idea of a box set of the Matrix trilogy even though I already have all of the 3 Matrix DVDs. I must also say that I study philosophy in my free time and in college so my eyes got as wide as saucers when I heard that Ken Wilber and Dr. Cornel West were doing the commentaries on the 3 main disks. Being the friends of the Wichowskies, they are the closest you are going to get to the actual interpretations of the Matrix saga.
I admit that even though I am well versed in philosophy, it was straining to figure out what the Matrix was getting at. The first Matrix movie was a piece of cake, but the last two eluded me. As a result, the last two didn't seem as good as the first one. Of course, that was until I watched the Wilber and West commentarties on the last two disks. They explain the Matrix in such depth and wisdom that it is impossible not to love the trilogy. I have to warn you that you must have an above average knowledge of philosophy and religion in order to recognize the people that Wilber and West cite. It is well worth it and needless to say, I appreciate the last two movies as much if not more than the first Matrix.