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I’m rewatching Animatrix for the first time in ~20 years now and it kind of whips ass? Final Flight has a far more cohesive vision of virtual camera action than the live action films could manage for obvious reasons, and Second Renaissance is a wonderful visual collage of historical exposition which is deeply goofy, earnest, and on the nose.

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23 minutes ago, Alex W. said:

I’m rewatching Animatrix for the first time in ~20 years now and it kind of whips ass? Final Flight has a far more cohesive vision of virtual camera action than the live action films could manage for obvious reasons, and Second Renaissance is a wonderful visual collage of historical exposition which is deeply goofy, earnest, and on the nose.


Love the bits in the U.N. That second visit by the machines is terrifying. 

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The way Kids’ story gets all loose and Program plays with iteration, repetition and scale in its setting are cleverer representations of virtual worlds than any of the effects shots in the sequel movies.

 

 

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2 hours ago, strider said:

I was walking along the street this afternoon and found this in a plastic bin. Wonder if they are looking forward to part 4.

 

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Wait,  what?

 

Am I being very stupid but what the who? A plastic bin with shredded paper in it, just on the side of the street and you opened it? For it to contain the matrix dvds and nothing else?

 

This is staged right? What's happening?

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9 minutes ago, b00dles said:

Wait,  what?

 

Am I being very stupid but what the who? A plastic bin with shredded paper in it, just on the side of the street and you opened it? For it to contain the matrix dvds and nothing else?

 

This is staged right? What's happening?

It's not staged and I didn't open the bin, it was all simply laying out (I'm assuming for someone to take if they fancied it) but it had been raining so they were all ruined.

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1 minute ago, strider said:

It's not staged and I didn't open the bin, it was all simply laying out (I'm assuming for someone to take if they fancied it) but it had been raining so they were all ruined.

Weird. Guess you were right, it might have been a strange protest at the new trailer. 

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4 minutes ago, strider said:

It's not staged and I didn't open the bin, it was all simply laying out (I'm assuming for someone to take if they fancied it) but it had been raining so they were all ruined.

 

You failed the test. The DVDs were simply a diversion, the real treasure was hidden amongst the shredded paper.

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38 minutes ago, b00dles said:

Wait,  what?

 

Am I being very stupid but what the who? A plastic bin with shredded paper in it, just on the side of the street and you opened it? For it to contain the matrix dvds and nothing else?

 

This is staged right? What's happening?


It’s not that weird, is it? Surely it’s quite common to see boxes of old DVDs/books/children’s toys that people don’t want outside their houses. 

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2 minutes ago, K said:


It’s not that weird, is it? Surely it’s quite common to see boxes of old DVDs/books/children’s toys that people don’t want outside their houses. 

Yeah but not normally only one film franchise in (what I thought was) a sealed box with shredded paper in it. 

 

I also understood it to be in a park, like porn mags in the bushes. 

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FYI, trying to follow up on some baffling comments in a critical piece about The Matrix sequels, I’ve discovered that the Matrix Wiki on Fandom is just a giant tar ball of incredibly specific and obviously wrong fan theories written up as though canon. So, uh, stay away from that.

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11 hours ago, Harsin said:

Cypher had the right idea. I'd absolutely betray the resistance at the first available opportunity instead of living in a cave with a bunch of smelly rave hippies.

 

Cypher just needed a steak restaurant program to jack into, and a Trinity program to jack off to.

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Two weird logistical questions occurred to me last night as I was falling asleep:

 

When the previous Ones returned to the Source, they would’ve been jacked in via ships like Neo was. So what happened when they reset the Matrix? Did their crews just sit around wondering what was going on before all of them but The One were picked off by suspiciously careful Sentinels? Did those same Sentinels then tidy up the corpses and unplug The One so he could go and (solo) pick up his party posse? Wouldn’t they have wondered why The One’s choice of first rebel city was full of still-warm rubble and flesh blood stains?

 

Number two, each Matrix lasts for about 100 years. So if Neo had made the other choice, would he have returned to an 1899 Matrix? Or do the Machines somehow create a convincing eternal 1990s? And how is that not just a description of the paradise world that the Architect originally made?

 

There are lots of possible answers to these and I’m really fascinated as to what the Wachowskis had in mind, if anything.

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5 minutes ago, Vulgar Monkey said:

Fairly sure I remember the architect (or someone) basically saying the 1990s setting was most appropriate for the level of despondency they were aiming for. 

 

Smith calls it "the peak of your civilisation" in his virus monologue to Morpheus in the first film.

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16 hours ago, strider said:

I was walking along the street this afternoon and found this in a plastic bin. Wonder if they are looking forward to part 4.

 

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That Region 1 DVD of The Matrix was one of the first DVDs I ever imported. Bought it and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (It was still banned in the UK in 1999). The Matrix was still in the cinema over here at the time.

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2 hours ago, Nick R said:

 

Smith calls it "the peak of your civilisation" in his virus monologue to Morpheus in the first film.


Looking at everything that has happened since the 2000s, this seems to be scarily accurate.

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1 hour ago, Hanzo the Razor said:

 

That Region 1 DVD of The Matrix was one of the first DVDs I ever imported. Bought it and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (It was still banned in the UK in 1999). The Matrix was still in the cinema over here at the time.

Oh, the days of running down to the local US DVD importer, to grab things that had only opened in the cinemas here. 

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