The Matrix, retold by Mom

Austin filmmaker Joe Nicolosi: "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."

(via Nikol Hasler)


  1. Obligatory:

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

    1. i can’t remember the last time i laughed that hard. thx Joseph and Xeni, made my day.

    2. Your mom rocks, dude! Funny stuff. Not sure why she’s fixated on Neo’s sexual preferences, but whatever! LOL

    1. 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. 

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

    1. 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!!!

      1. 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.

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

          1. I wanted to be Troi. And have a threesome with Worf and first-season Riker.

  4. 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.  

    1. 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.

    1. 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. :)


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

  6. 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!

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