Scott Hardie | May 8, 2003
From StudioBriefing: Matrix fans are reportedly up in arms over a Time magazine cover story that revealed many plot details of the upcoming The Matrix Reloaded, USA Today reported today (Thursday). Although the article contained numerous "spoiler" warnings, one fan appeared to speak for many when he posted this message on the website: "I don't care if the story warned of spoilers or not. You shouldn't give secrets away to a film this important. You can't hang a sign in the street that says 'Don't look up' and expect people not to look up."

Hmmm. I'm avoiding Matrix spoilers, Matt's avoiding Matrix spoilers, and thousands of other fans are avoiding Matrix spoilers, so it can't be that difficult. I think part of our success at it is that when we see a magazine with a cover story about the movie, we don't pick it up and read it. Is there a more annoying kind of modern-day American than the one who uses a product so stupidly that he hurts himself and then complains that the ample warnings were not adequate?

Anna Gregoline | May 9, 2003
I kind of thought it was the American way, unfortunately. At least in a court of law.

Erik Bates | May 9, 2003
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Lori Lancaster | May 9, 2003
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Scott Hardie | May 10, 2003
In case anybody cares, stay away from "The Matrix Reloaded" soundtrack. It's really awful. I bought it partly because I liked the first movie's soundtrack, and partly because I'm having a Matrix party on May 17th and I wanted to play appropriate music. A few of the tracks are good (namely the ones by Linkin Park and Oakenfold), and there are a few mediocre ones, but most of them are just plain irritating (especially those by Rage Against the Machine and Marilyn Manson). The worst part, though, is composer Don Davis's musical score on the second disc. This man composed one of the most annoying musical scores I've ever heard for the first Matrix, and now he has taken the same music and cranked it up a notch in tempo and volume. It's just so LOUD and BRASSY and BUSY with no melody or pleasantness to it. That simple alternating brass section, where the notes are low-high-low-high-low-high, gets stuck in my head whenever I hear it.

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