I bought an on-sale copy of the first X-Men movie on DVD, which was fun, and best of all, contained a coupon for a free viewing of X2! So I'm gonna hizzout and see that there movie one more time courtesy of whichever studio produced the DVD. Also, I finally saw "The Matrix" for the first time.
You know what? I didn't think it was that great. I mean, don't get me wrong -- it was good. It had some fantastic gun battles; the wushu sequences were terrific (although there were far fewer of them than I'd been led to believe); and it was generally quite and enjoyable action flick.
But...it wasn't GREAT. It wasn't the paradigm-busting actioner that the buzz and the critical opinion might lead you to believe (or, at least, it led me to believe). The acting (with the exception of the always-terrific Larry Fishburne) was passable, but not great. And the story...well, it just didn't wow me that much. It was interesting, but flawed, and nothing I haven't seen before.
I liked it just fine. But I didn't have that overwhelming desire to see more the way I do with the best wushu flicks or with other epics like the LotR movies.
I and my achin' back stand ready to accept your scorn.