Re: What franchise has had the closest cultural impact since Star Wars
I love the Matrix series as a combined whole and they are far superior to either Star Wars series.
As a sleep aide? Sure.
I really liked the first Matrix
film but the two that followed were brutally bad. YMMV.
Nope, I actually like the thread of the story carried through the entire series, I even dissected why they were still much better than perceived on this board before at length. They are also more technologically and philosophically relevant than the SW movies. I still feel the same way years later. In terms of sleep, go see TPM in 3D, that'll make you sleep, can't say the same for the kinetic energy from any of the Matrix movies.
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. Carl Sagan