Jedi Council Member
alkhemst said:For me its like Orwell's 1984, its almost too revealing but the catch is the conclusion, like the conclusion of the Matrix trilogy too. In both we are taken through a journey of real insight into the inmer workings of this control system and the enslavement we find ourselves in, but in the end the system / the matrix still stands. Its as if the message is that its too big and that in the end we are powerless to resist - that's probably what we are meant to be left with.
I just finished watching "Cloud Atlas" (also by Wachowski bro and sis) and it's exactly the same here. While everybody else "escapes" somehow in the past - f.e. the lawyer joins abolitionist movement, the publisher gets out of the retirement home, Halle Berry gets her story published - and even in the far future they make it to another planet - in the Neo-Seoul story (that most resembles the Matrix) there is no hope from the beginning that the "Union" will succeed. The system is established and that's it. You can fight and it's very noble if you do, but that's it, it's pretty clear that they get you eventually.