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Over the holiday season, when I had some time off, I got back into watching films. Before then, I usually preferred putting on a sitcom like Seinfeld or watching Coronation Street if it was on the television. I decided to start watching movies because I had long spaces of time to use up. I started by watching the Christmas Chronicles movies. Those movies are now among my top recommendations for Christmas movies. Perhaps I shall issue a reminder later in the year about those movies. It's a bit too early to talk about Christmas movies, I think. Pardon my faux pas.
After the Christmas Chronicles movies, I asked myself a question: what movies related to technology have I heard people talk about? Which of those have I not seen? I had only seen one or two sci-fi movies in the last few years and cannot remember watching any movie that relates to technology. Thus, I had plenty to choose from. I decided to go with the Matrix movies first. Honestly, I did struggle to get into the first one for a bit, wondering if I should turn it off. Then the story just clicked. I will need to rewatch all of the Matrix movies despite only seeing them a few weeks ago. I feel like they are the sorts of movies that might get better as you watch them over again and learn more about the characters and plot.
Consistent with the technology theme, I watched a few "classic" technology movies. I started with Hackers. I'd label that movie as a bit corny but perfect for its time. Hackers portrays a computer that itself is visualised almost like a Matrix. The scenes where the bad guy is controlling the main computer toward the end of the movie are almost ridiculous but in a good way. I wouldn't want to change a thing about that movie.
I watched Sneakers, The Net, Tomorrowland, AntiTrust, and Steve Jobs too. Aside from The Net, I would recommend all of those movies. Sneakers, AntiTrust, and The Net are classic technology movies. Steve Jobs (the one written by Aaron Sorkin) was a fascinating look at Jobs' life told through three moments, just before critical Apple product presentations. Tomorrowland made me question: how can we make our world better? Its optimism in the face of great challenges left me feeling like we can paint an amazing, Solarpunk future.
Those are some of the movies I have watched lately. I am tagging all of the movies I watch with the #watched tag on my notes page so that you can follow along and find new movies to explore. The list of posts tagged #watched will be the most up to date source of movies I have seen because it will grow organically as I watch new movies.
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