Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email: xeni@boingboing.net.

34 Responses to “The Matrix, retold by Mom”

  1. Grahamers2002 says:

    Obligatory:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FJTCYdZTj2A

  2. Joseph Nicolosi says:

    As a filmmaker and Boing Boing enthusiast y’all posting about my video is like the coolest thing in the world. That is all. 

  3. Rick Adams says:

    It IS a pretty awesome video…  Moshimo!

    • xzzy says:

      I genuinely had to go look up that character’s name because once Moshimo got in my head, it’s all that rattled around in there. 

      Probably doesn’t help that I’ve been trying to purge that movie from memory ever since the first sequel came out. 

  4. jujube says:

    I totally fell asleep when I saw The Matrix in the theater, so I can relate to the “closing my eyes” part.

  5. JoelCave says:

    His mom has a very soothing voice.

  6. on the other hand, I am the mom who took her kids to see Matrix and whose daughter won some scholarship money for her essay about it

    • IronEdithKidd says:

      Niiice.  It’s my fault that my son only recognizes Star Trek TNG as the only possible Star Trek (though JJ Abrams seems to be making some inroads, there).

      Cheers, to all the geek moms out there!!!

      • Antinous / Moderator says:

        TNG is basically a children’s show: one morality play per week with an obvious lesson pounded in with a gigantic hammer. It’s Davey and Goliath with forehead prosthetics. TOS is similar, but with much more foreplay. DS9 was a remarkably sophisticated show about the politics of opportunism.

        • IronEdithKidd says:

          Yeah, it’s those tidy, short morality plays that get his attention.  And I think he may have a slight crush on Troi.

  7. Dlo Burns says:

    Too bad there are no sequels for her to watch.

  8. Leo has to save Moshimo!

  9. Gulliver says:

    I had no idea Leo was bi!
    I learn something new every time I visit BoingBoing.

  10. Alenonimo says:

    Rest in peace, Moshimo!

  11. Snig says:

    My own mom has her own method of film critique that’s pretty linear.  Typically the longer she can keep awake through a movie, the better it is.  Plot summaries of the movies she wasn’t crazy about tend to be somewhat abridged and focused on the first half hour or so.  

    • welcomeabored says:

      We subscribe to Netflix, as do my neighbors who are in their seventies.  If a film is very good, I’ll walk it over to their house for them to watch.  (Our queue is very long, theirs is very short).  My standard for walking the DVD over is, is it good enough to keep Cy awake for the entire film?  The star rating system vs. Cy’s snore rating.

  12. Richard Kirk says:

    Wait, he’s “good”, is he? I’m confused…

  13. Vinnie Tesla says:

    My son laughed at me that much when  I was trying to answer his damn question, I would smack him so hard!

    • Johanna Preiszner says:

      His Mom must be the nicest, sweetest person in the world…notice how she admits that she does not remember the ending but adds “I think the ending was really good” just to compliment the movie.
      Or she smacked him off-screen afterwards. :)

      Hanna

  14. MaxFrancardi says:

    The world needs more people like your mum, thanks Joseph!

  15. anon0mouse says:

    The video really sold the story. I loved the subtle changing of Neo’s facial expressions. Good flick.

  16. Ron Bowes says:

    I was kinda sad that she sorta missed the point – the whole “the world isn’t real” and “humans will destroy ourselves”. That’s what makes the movie great, not the stupid fighting/helicopter scenes!

  17. Art says:

    That was wonderful!  Well done and very, very funny.  Thanks for the post, Xeni :)

  18. Vaughn Marlowe says:

    adorable

  19. JIMWICh says:

    I love your Mom!  That was great.

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