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The Matrix

Jessie-J

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Anyone go and see The Matrix Reloaded yet?

I have to say, if you haven't seen it, stay through the credits.
 

donk

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I went to the show last night, to see the xmen and there were geeks (and I did not know we had that number of geeks in my town) lined up at 6:30 for the 9:30 show, they already had their tickets.

If it is as disjointed and hard to follow as gibson's writing, I won't be going.
 

SkeLeton

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I have to wait 'till may 21st.... that's the release date here in Chile... although they brought X Men 2 earlier than in the US here...
I'm definitely going to another cinema to see Matrix Reloaded, the cinema here sux...
 

Jessie-J

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I had to wait in line to see it, but it was WELL WORTH IT! I bought tickets online beforehand. It was a great movie. If you liked the first, I think you'll enjoy the second.

I had not read any of the reviews before I saw it and I'm kind of glad I didn't. Preconceived notions get in the way sometimes...
 

giovannitp

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I bought advance tickets last week for a Wednesday night showing. Great movie - but I know I probably missed a bunch of stuff & I'll probably see it again this weekend.
 

Wannaplan?

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Intellectual Mind Candy - Visual Eye Candy

Reloaded was not as good as it could have been. However, the movie raised more questions than answers about Neo, Zion, and Company. I do need to see it again.

Some small spoilers may follow - view at your own risk































The conversation between the Architect and Neo was cool.

The Keymaster was an enigma.

The Nelson Twins weren't all that cool, but they did kick butt.

Frenchie was a freak, but when you think about it, he has been around for a long time and has some interesting institutional memory.

The Oracle and her red candy was just inexplicable - what are they talking about anyway?

Agent Smith was cool and it will be neat to see what role his character will play in Revolutions.

Too much action - completely bored me!

The rave scene was hot!

And the surprising ending with Neo's new mysterious powers and the effect on him was a good cliffhanger.

Interesting how the final scene has him beside "Agent Smith."

Anyone else with reactions? Can't wait until November!
 

plannerkat

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Aside from the dance scene, which was one of the sexiest scenes I've seen in a while, I have to say that Matrix 2 paled in comparison to the 1st one. The dancing frenzy is probably the only reason not to wait for this to come out on DVD. All in all, pretty disappointing.
 

Jessie-J

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The dance scene is definately sexy, even without the softporn of Neo and Trinity. I think I had a flashback....

The action scene with the multiple Mr. Smiths was really cool, but I agree, it did go on a little long. Some shots didn't look convincing either- too animated or something.

The final scene wasn't Mr. Smith and Neo....it was the other guy...

I think they also played up the "bullet timing" too much. Once or twice is cool, but I think it may have gotten overused in this one....kinda made it not-so-cool.

The conversation with the Architect was really neat. I think tied as favorite scene of all with the par-tay scene. I wonder if there was anything in those background TV's from Revolution?
 

Wannaplan?

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Jessie-J said:
The final scene wasn't Mr. Smith and Neo....it was the other guy...
What "other guy"? The one with the knife who tried to kill Neo? That was Agent Smith.
 

Jessie-J

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I thought Agent Smith was the guy in the suit. But nevermind. I figured it out. But why was he cutting himself? Was that just to show he was in a human body?
 

SkeLeton

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[trying desperatly to avoid looking at the spoilers]DAMN it!!![/trying desperately to avoid looking at the spoilers]

If you liked Matrix and in general Sci-Fi movies, a good movie that I recently saw in that genre, is Equilibrium. Don't look for it at the theaters, I doubt you'll find it, look for it in Blockbuster or your local video and DVD rental store.
It's directed by Kurt Wimmer, Produced by Jan de Bont (and another guy that I forgot the name ;)) and one of the main actors is the one form American Psycho.

PS: Still waiting to see Matrix Reloaded.... I'll probably see it this weekend...
 

nerudite

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I thought the rave scene was pretty lame actually. Apparently 95% of the population of Zion are late teens/early 20s and hot. No wonder they are ill prepared for attack... jeez. Was it hot? Yeah, some of it... but I think the stylized cave-rave seemed like something out of a hokey Anne Rice flick.

Some of the effects were pretty cool... or rather the cinematography. I think the motorcycle chase portion of the movie was one of the best filmed chase scenes I've seen in a long time. It's the first time I've ever seen cameras travel under semis, busses, etc. as the motorcycle weaves in and out of traffic. That part was so awesome!

Overall I think it was pretty boring toward the beginning then got really interesting toward the end, and then I was a little let down at the chopped ending.

On a different note...
T3 looks pretty cool.
 

Wannaplan?

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CAUTION: Mega Spoilers

Jessie-J said:
But why was he cutting himself? Was that just to show he was in a human body?
Yeah, I think that's whats going on. Very interesting how the W brothers have set this up: Is Smith in the "real world" to find a way to get Neo, or is he there to kill every human, or is he there to become human in order defy and destroy the Matrix? Further, nice juxtaposition on the final shot with Neo and Smith ("Bane") in the infirmary - remember, Neo has a "piece" of Smith in him, and Smith has a "piece" of Neo in him. Will be interesting to see how this plays out in Revolutions.

nerudite said:
Overall I think it was pretty boring toward the beginning then got really interesting toward the end, and then I was a little let down at the chopped ending.
I agree. There was so much happening at the end, that it was way too much to take in: The role of the Keymaster, the Architect (Colonel Sanders), the "death" of Niobe (you did see the Revolutions trailer after the credits, right?), Neo's "choice," the supposed destruction of Zion (which happened off-camera) with Smith (Bane) as the only survivor (riiiight...), Neo's "resurrection" of Trinity, and the development of new powers for Neo. Lots to off loose ends to be resolved in Revolutions.

Yes, I am geek. I need to see Reloaded again!
 
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We were so annoyed and tired by the end of the movie, we skipped the "extra" we heard about at the end. There was just WAAAAAAAAAY too much action - I was so tired and bored by the fight scenes, probably made longer because they were half done in "bullet time" - and way too much crap thrown at us at the end. I think we'll wait for Revolutions to come out on DVD so I can fast forward the fight scenes.

*disappointed sigh*
 

Tranplanner

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It's my wife's birthday today, so I think we'll probably head out to see the new Matrix flick (it's a toss between that and doing the groceries). Thanks for the info about the "extra" at the end.

Ya know, I don't think I ever saw the first Matrix all the way through... I love SF, but the Matrix series never really interested me. I just can't stand Keanu Reeves...
 

nerudite

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Tranplanner said:
I love SF, but the Matrix series never really interested me. I just can't stand Keanu Reeves...
I don't like him either... but the beauty of the Matrix 1 & 2 is that he barely talks... so you can kind of forget that he's a dolt.
 

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I'll be there next week for Revolutions. Bought reloaded on DVD a week ago....will watch it again in prep before I see Revolutions. Yep...I'm a geek for this stuff. :)
 

nerudite

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I've been waiting for this... I may have to watch reloaded again (we accidentally rented the full screen version, which annoys the hell out of me)...
 

Plannerbabs

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Yup, we'll be there, altho future Mr. Plannerbabs and I were kinda let down on the last one. But we have to see the ending.
 

SkeLeton

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I just hope it's better than the second one...I'll probably go see it, but not here in Valdivia, because there are no decent cinemas yet...
 

martini

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I'll be in line too. Even though the last one was kind of a let down, I'm still stoked to see this one. Class just happens to be off that night too. Woohoo!
 

ludes98

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I won't be waiting in any lines, but I am going to try to see it. Never made it to the theater for Reloaded. I have seen it maybe 5 times now since it has been out on DVD. I love to watch the architect scene followed by the mtv spoof of the same (disc 2.) Funny as hell.
 

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I admit, I was let down a bit with Matrix 2.

What frustrates me the most is that it had the potential to be a great movie (similiar to 1), but it turned out to just be a good movie.
 

nerudite

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Has anyone watched Animatrix yet? It's way cool (and the second movie makes more sense after having seen the Animatrix).
 

martini

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nerudite said:
Has anyone watched Animatrix yet? It's way cool (and the second movie makes more sense after having seen the Animatrix).
Yeah, Animatrix really did complete Reloaded for me. Seemed a great way to continue the story untill revolutions comes out. Its kinda hard to pick a favortie out of the Animatrix though...I liked them all, bu tit has been a while since I've seen it.
 

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Reloaded was kinda a downer after the first Matrix. I guess it's hard to top the first one since it REALLY overwhelmed people with the new cutting-edge effects.

Revolutions should be better simply because it should provide some closure. From what I understand, Reloaded and Revolutions are essentially one movie split in half, so you end up with cliffhangers like the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Not sure if I'll go first night; the way some people are acting with the Matrix releases reminds me a little of the Star Wars crazies that spazed when the old ones were re-released a few years ago and the new Star Wars movies started coming out. (Sorry Star Wars crazies)
 
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