We just saw Matrix Revolutions. I guess I liked it better than Matrix Reloaded, which I didn’t like at all. If I had to sum it up in one word, my word would be, “Blah.”
But, the one thing gets to me about this movie – and all the matrix movies, really – is that the “Oracle” character is completely useless, yet Neo and the rest of his crew cannot so much as wipe their respective posteriors without consulting her first.
Why do they waste their time asking this woman anything? They’d have a much better shot at getting a straight answer from a Magic 8 Ball.
The Oracle’s preset answer to almost any question you ask her is, “When the time comes, you’ll make that choice.” Then there’s her other favorite catch phrase, “You know the answer to that yourself.”
Huh? What? Oh thank you, Oracle! You’ve helped me so much.
You’re a great oracle….
FOR ME TO POOP ON!!!
What use is seeing the future if all you do is sit on your ass, eating cookies and making remarks like, “I knew that was gonna happen. Yep – that too. And, I also knew that other thing was gonna happen, but if I had told you it would have ruined the surprise.”
I could be the frickin’ oracle for Pete’s sake! I couldn’t be any worse at it than she is. Are there no bakeries that would hire her? That’s where she needs to be. Her cookies might be good, but her advice doesn’t even qualify as advice. It would be much more accurate to refer to her as “The Great Sounding Board Who Bakes.”
I’ll tell you what – ask me a question here, any question at all, and I’ll give you an “oracle response” to it. I’ll waive my usual consultation fee.
But, try not to be too upset if I’m no help to you. Remember, I never claimed to be helpful, just oracle-like in my wisdom.