I watched the Matrix sequels two years ago and thought they were decent. I watched them again about six months ago and felt like the special effects were over-the-top at the expense of a compelling story. Special effects for the sake of special effects. Jurassic Park 2 and 3 have the same problem. (Though I highly recommend 1. 2 is over-the-top, but I really enjoy the Ian Malcolm character.)
This present time, this present year, is the best to inhabit. For it is the journey, not the destination, which is everlasting.
At every point in time there will be something you are looking forward to, whether it be technology, a relationship, or what have you.