- The deeper we go, the more complex and sophisticated the franchise seems, and the dizzier we feel / William G. Doty -- Welcome to the sexual spectacle: the female heroes in the franchise / Martina Lipp -- Is Neo white? reading race, watching the trilogy / C. Richard King and David Leonard -- Religion, community, and revitalization: why cinematic myth resonates / Richard R. Jones -- Story, product, franchise: images of postmodern cinema / Bruce Isaacs and Theodore Louis Trost -- Fascist redemption or democratic hope? / John Shelton Lawrence -- Stopping bullets: constructions of bliss and problems of violence / Frances Flannery-Dailey and Rachel L. Wagner -- The déjà vu glitch in the Matrix trilogy / Michael Sexson -- Visions of hope, freedom of choice, and the alleviation of social misery: a pragmatic reading of the Matrix franchise / Stephanie J. Wilhelm and Matthew Kapell -- Biomorph: the posthuman thing / Gray Kochhar-Lindgren -- Strange volutions: the Matrix franchise as a posthuman memento mori / Tim Mizelle and Elizabeth Baker -- Try the blue pill: what's wrong with life in a simulation? / Russell Blackford -- At the edge of the world, again / Matthew Kapell.
- 0826415873 (hardcover : alk. paper) and 0826415881 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-202) and index.
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