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The Matrix retold by Mom
May 2, 2013 8:33 AM   Subscribe

"My mom hadn't seen (or heard of) the Wachowski's classic sci-fi film The Matrix. We watched the entire movie together and right after she told me what it was all about."
posted by mediated self (37 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
It's good for two things: degreasing engines and killing brain cells.
posted by never used baby shoes at 8:41 AM on May 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


I fell asleep, so I may have missed the "Bullettime".
posted by Think_Long at 8:41 AM on May 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Made more sense than the sequels.
posted by Optamystic at 8:46 AM on May 2, 2013 [9 favorites]


This is by the same guy who did the "have someone who's never watched Star Wars explain Star Wars" thing a few years ago
posted by to sir with millipedes at 8:46 AM on May 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


My mom loves mysteries so I had her watch The Usual Suspects with me. As soon as they mentioned Keyser Soze she said "Oh, I get it, this is how it's going to end". I guess she has read so many mystery novels that you have to get up much earlier in the morning to figure out a twist she won't guess.
posted by padraigin at 8:57 AM on May 2, 2013 [14 favorites]


Her synopsis tallies about 100% with what I remember of the film. Except it wasn't 'Moshimo'. I'm pretty sure it was 'Maurice'.
posted by pipeski at 9:00 AM on May 2, 2013 [2 favorites]


I haven't watched the Matrix in years, so this is probably about as accurate as I'd be able to be.
posted by asnider at 9:07 AM on May 2, 2013


With no disrespect to that previous Star Wars video, this is the best Star Wars retelling.

Now I will watch the FPP link.
posted by figurant at 9:13 AM on May 2, 2013 [5 favorites]


Nailed it!
posted by Mental Wimp at 9:17 AM on May 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


"they're all legos!" lolllll.....
posted by supermedusa at 9:18 AM on May 2, 2013


I will cut Mom some slack, it's only in The Matrix: The Director's Cut that you truly realize Neo is a replicant.
posted by mcstayinskool at 9:18 AM on May 2, 2013 [3 favorites]


My mom wasn't completely clear on the prequel concept when we saw Star Wars ep. 3 together.
posted by MrMoonPie at 9:19 AM on May 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Now that she said "Moshimo" I can't even remember Lawrence Fishburne's character's name.
posted by mathowie at 9:19 AM on May 2, 2013 [8 favorites]


Morpheus. (I had to look it up.)
posted by [insert clever name here] at 9:20 AM on May 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Moshimo, are you there Neo? Moshimo, hello

I'll just see myself out of the thread now
posted by dubitable at 9:22 AM on May 2, 2013 [6 favorites]


I had to look it up too.

The best part is that except what she forgets at the end it's not too far wrong really of the basic plot. I guess missing the whole we're living in a computer this is kindof a big miss, but good job mom!
posted by Carillon at 9:31 AM on May 2, 2013


I've never seen The Matrix, and I knew it was Morpheus.

But I think I like Maurice better.
posted by 2N2222 at 9:43 AM on May 2, 2013


Cowboy Curtis -> Space Cowboy -> Maurice. Makes sense to me.
posted by Blue_Villain at 9:46 AM on May 2, 2013 [5 favorites]


Yeah, I thought the bullet-time was offputting, too.

Moshimo was cool, though.
posted by mule98J at 9:59 AM on May 2, 2013


The saddest bit was when Moshimo died.
posted by brundlefly at 10:06 AM on May 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Related: SNL: "Mom Translator."
posted by cribcage at 10:09 AM on May 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


this is 100 percent spot on what it sounds like when i try to have conversations with my grandma about post-2000 people in pop culture. lady haha? keshdolla? shooki? she sees these people on ellen so she knows she's still hip and with it.
posted by kerning at 10:14 AM on May 2, 2013 [2 favorites]


Mom Celebrity Translator transcript. You know, Calvin Sonogram...

Honey, who do you think is cuter: Rabbi Renaldo or Champ Crawdaddy?

Sorry, Joe Geronimo. You know, in Breakdance Fountain.

posted by filthy light thief at 10:23 AM on May 2, 2013


Star Wars according to a 3 year old
posted by obscure simpsons reference at 10:26 AM on May 2, 2013 [2 favorites]


Can someone please explain why this video is significant?

I mean it was faintly amusing that she didn't understand the movie or know the characters names, but that isn't unique.

I just don't get why it is on the front page.
posted by psycho-alchemy at 10:47 AM on May 2, 2013


Because it's funny. That's all.

Sometimes people post on MetaFilter just because they think something was funny and they want to share it. Sometimes these posts stay up and the community enjoys them. Other times, they're deleted. This is where we talk about those issues in greater detail.
posted by cribcage at 10:56 AM on May 2, 2013 [9 favorites]


I just don't get why it is on the front page.

Because apparently you have a heart made of pure glacier ice.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 11:22 AM on May 2, 2013 [4 favorites]


Cowboy Curtis -> Space Cowboy -> Maurice. Makes sense to me.

Whoa!
posted by 2N2222 at 11:23 AM on May 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


'Cause I speak of the pompatus of love.
posted by Splunge at 11:27 AM on May 2, 2013 [3 favorites]


Whoa!

I think you misspelled "wuhWEEEEE wuhWEEEEuuu!"
posted by Spatch at 11:30 AM on May 2, 2013 [4 favorites]


"I guess missing the whole we're living in a computer this is kindof a big miss, but good job mom!"

I think she got it, because she mentions that they're "on the computer" or "on Earth." It just doesn't matter to her.
posted by Kevin Street at 11:54 AM on May 2, 2013


When she asked what happened in the subway station and how it ended, I honestly couldn't remember either. I thought maybe the train hit them and then all of a sudden they were fighting in the train. I was kind of close; I looked up a video and that happens to Sunglasses. The train hits him, the doors open, and he walks out. Then Neo runs away.

I tried to look up how it ends, but then people start talking about the sequels and it seems like nobody knows.

I like when she says she was scared of the babies in bubbles. I imagine her cringing at an Anne Geddes poster of sleeping babies floating in bubbles.
posted by theuninvitedguest at 2:07 PM on May 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Subliminal WalMart-sells-an-endless-supply-of-guns message FTW.
posted by flyingsquirrel at 3:31 PM on May 2, 2013


Guy is too in love with his own cutesy animations. The gimmick of "naive mom" retelling the plot falls flat. Boring.
posted by Unified Theory at 5:55 PM on May 2, 2013


I'm in love with his cutesy animations, too. Time to go ask my wife to describe Raiders of the Lost Ark and fire up Adobe Flash.
posted by ShutterBun at 5:59 PM on May 2, 2013


This was sweet, and funny, and it reminded me that I should call my mom!
posted by Edna Million at 12:05 AM on May 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


Can someone please explain why this video is significant?

The Matrix was the first talkypicture shot with Amerikan rotorless electroeyes, rather than Reichischer eyes lubricated with prohibitively expensive rapeseed oil. Mom was President Albatran's right-hand woman before losing her Crux-level clearance in the N reversal of 20y2.

I mean, what are the odds?
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