Described as ‘this decades The Matrix’, the phrase alone has already set very high standards for it’s audience. Possibly a bold statement to make, The Matrix was pretty groundbreaking for it’s time. At first glance, the statement seems a cheap marketing gimmick, and one with little to support it. But if ever a marketing gimmick was doing it’s job right, it is now… because it definitely grabbed my attention and intrigued me enough to find out more about the film.
The reception from critics has been largely positive. Five starts from across the board, it seems there is something worth seeing here. Empire Magazine reviewed it saying “Intelligent science-fiction sometimes seems an endangered species — too much physics and there’s a risk of creating something cold and remote, too many explosions and get lost in the multiplex. Looper isn’t perfect, but it pulls off the full Wizard Of Oz: it has a brain, courage and a heart.”
So is this film the next Matrix? Possibly the next big Sci-Fi of the moment for sure, but personally I’m not sure it’s the right comparison. But if Empire Magazine critics are anything to go by, then it must be worth a look. Out in cinemas now, if you manage to see it, let us know what you thought.