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i'm pretty excited about seeing it tho i think it's going to have the exact same problems the second one had (the epic Neo vs Smith battle has me worried). the trailer reveals several things (you see a crescent moon in the sky which suggests they somehow get rid of all those nasty think dark clouds magically, hopefully not ala Total Recall absurdity level). might go see it at the Odeon in Leicester Square followed by some bopping at the Asylum (usual mash-up mentalism), anyone here interested?

stevem (blueski), Monday, 3 November 2003 11:50 (sixteen years ago) link

oh wait it's out nationwide from Wednesday not Thursday

stevem (blueski), Monday, 3 November 2003 11:54 (sixteen years ago) link

how about the Odeon on Holloway Road steve?

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Monday, 3 November 2003 11:58 (sixteen years ago) link

sounds good, i'm gonna tilt my chair for a bit and then maybe book a ticket online

stevem (blueski), Monday, 3 November 2003 11:59 (sixteen years ago) link

Easy with the tilt steve, don't overdo it!

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Monday, 3 November 2003 12:11 (sixteen years ago) link

7:30pm?

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Monday, 3 November 2003 12:11 (sixteen years ago) link

it's a....date...

stevem (blueski), Monday, 3 November 2003 12:13 (sixteen years ago) link

7:30 Wednesday? I might not make the film, but i could have a pint in the Swimmer afterwards.

Pete (Pete), Monday, 3 November 2003 12:15 (sixteen years ago) link

COuld you do later Pete?

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Monday, 3 November 2003 12:18 (sixteen years ago) link

I think I'm actually seeing the film on Thursday with someone else, and will probably lack desire to see it twice.

I can double check on this. But you and Steve book away (if need be) remembering your Student Discount where applicable.

Pete (Pete), Monday, 3 November 2003 12:19 (sixteen years ago) link

Well all I can say is that i hope to god it is better than the matrix reloaded. Sadly based on on the second i will not be rushing to the cinema to see the third.

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Monday, 3 November 2003 12:21 (sixteen years ago) link

reloaded = one of the worst 2 hours i have spent in the cinema.

jed (jed_e_3), Monday, 3 November 2003 12:30 (sixteen years ago) link

Aw it wasn't as bad as Sliver.

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Monday, 3 November 2003 12:34 (sixteen years ago) link

Two words: Monica Bellucci.

It can't be that bad.

Enrique (Enrique), Monday, 3 November 2003 12:35 (sixteen years ago) link

there are already threads for people to remark about how much they thought the last film sucked, yawn

Tracer i booked a ticket, could meet at that Swimmer pub i guess?

stevem (blueski), Monday, 3 November 2003 12:36 (sixteen years ago) link

Yes I believe we could!

I am surfing Odeon's shadowy and mysterious website now.

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Monday, 3 November 2003 12:40 (sixteen years ago) link

Its all in Java. It is MADNESS!!!!

Pete (Pete), Monday, 3 November 2003 12:41 (sixteen years ago) link

there's a bug that let me enter my e-mail address but not password in order to book. how plebian.

stevem (blueski), Monday, 3 November 2003 12:51 (sixteen years ago) link

password?? dude you don't have to register

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Monday, 3 November 2003 12:53 (sixteen years ago) link

Accessible Odeon website = http://www.dracos.co.uk/odeon/

Alan (Alan), Monday, 3 November 2003 12:55 (sixteen years ago) link

(i.e. cookie-less javascript-less)

Alan (Alan), Monday, 3 November 2003 12:55 (sixteen years ago) link

But you can't book on that one Alan, removing the point.

Pete (Pete), Monday, 3 November 2003 12:56 (sixteen years ago) link

i look forward to talk of the actual film ;)

stevem (blueski), Monday, 3 November 2003 12:57 (sixteen years ago) link

deleted scene

http://keanuweb.com/_t/krmbt001_.jpg

stevem (blueski), Monday, 3 November 2003 12:59 (sixteen years ago) link

If Pete has the desire to see Revolutions again he can use that time machine to see it with us on Wednesday.

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Monday, 3 November 2003 13:04 (sixteen years ago) link

I was going to go with Napolean but he threw a huge strop and wanted to see Finding Nemo.

Pete (Pete), Monday, 3 November 2003 13:09 (sixteen years ago) link

Understandable.

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Monday, 3 November 2003 13:10 (sixteen years ago) link

why would someone go to the trouble of running an entire alternative odeon site like that? is it something you could feel so passionate about?

jed (jed_e_3), Monday, 3 November 2003 13:19 (sixteen years ago) link

Maybe he wants a job in the Odeon web design dept...

Pete (Pete), Monday, 3 November 2003 14:30 (sixteen years ago) link

how many revolutions do we get for our money anyhow?

amateur!st (amateurist), Monday, 3 November 2003 14:31 (sixteen years ago) link

There are plenty of those -- the National Rail one's useful. Can't remember link, but ntk.net has the juice on this sort of thing.

Enrique (Enrique), Monday, 3 November 2003 14:32 (sixteen years ago) link

it is a revolution of the mind and the spirit as much as the body

so 3.

stevem (blueski), Monday, 3 November 2003 14:32 (sixteen years ago) link

that's about three euros per revolution.

amateur!st (amateurist), Monday, 3 November 2003 14:33 (sixteen years ago) link

well it's better than "the patriot" anyhow.

amateur!st (amateurist), Monday, 3 November 2003 14:34 (sixteen years ago) link

Someone having a crap in both of my ears and both of my eyes whilst me eating special shit flavour popcorn would be better than the Patriot.

Pete (Pete), Monday, 3 November 2003 14:50 (sixteen years ago) link

there's only one way to confirm this...

stevem (blueski), Monday, 3 November 2003 14:52 (sixteen years ago) link

Even in the trailers for Reloaded you could see the weaknesses in the CGI, but the trailer I saw for Revolutions looked nothing short of brilliant. Some of the images from the trailer (particularly the blindfolded Ted Theodore Logan telekinesisizing the sentinels & such above-ground wildness) have really gotten stuck in my mind.

nickalicious (nickalicious), Monday, 3 November 2003 14:53 (sixteen years ago) link

No, I refuse to watch the Patriot again.

Pete (Pete), Monday, 3 November 2003 14:54 (sixteen years ago) link

i don't understand this CGI criticism. the mecha-bots look fine for example. i saw nothing that would hinder my enjoyment of it in that department.

stevem (blueski), Monday, 3 November 2003 14:56 (sixteen years ago) link

I wonder if this one will have Not Donald Sutherland in it, too.

Kingfish (Kingfish), Monday, 3 November 2003 15:12 (sixteen years ago) link

hahaha

nickalicious (nickalicious), Monday, 3 November 2003 15:15 (sixteen years ago) link

I doubt if Matress III will be as profound as the fight againt the machines in Cleopatra 2525

Alan (Alan), Monday, 3 November 2003 15:18 (sixteen years ago) link

Or even Morris 2273 (new Danniel Peacock futuristic Channel Five brane exploder. Like Harry And Cosh but set in the future AND the past).

Pete (Pete), Monday, 3 November 2003 15:21 (sixteen years ago) link

They're screening this fucker on a bunch of IMAXes around America. One of the screenings is in Columbus. I will be in Columbus on Wednesday for an insurance class. Coincidence?

nickalicious (nickalicious), Monday, 3 November 2003 15:26 (sixteen years ago) link

ebert & roeper reviewed this last night - 'we are giving this two thumbs up even though it sucks ass' was the gist of it.

jones (actual), Monday, 3 November 2003 16:34 (sixteen years ago) link

As long as it keeps me distracted 'til Return of the King, I'm good to go.

nickalicious (nickalicious), Monday, 3 November 2003 16:57 (sixteen years ago) link

That's what extended Two Towers DVDs are for.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 3 November 2003 17:13 (sixteen years ago) link

I can't believe that anyone could be at all even intrigued by this after the absolute shittiness of the first Matrix sequel

Horace Mann (Horace Mann), Monday, 3 November 2003 17:20 (sixteen years ago) link

that bombshell is FAR more fascinating of course. wft, yeh right, every single minute of The Matrix Reloaded was OH SO TERRIBLE, no redeeming features at all. oh no. i mean, even if there was one poor aspect of it that would just render the whole thing completely useless junk wouldn't it? of course. just like with albums - if there's one crap track on there then the whole thing is a shit waste of time.

stevem (blueski), Monday, 3 November 2003 17:23 (sixteen years ago) link

hey, I was super buzzed for Matrix ReLoaded, but it was shitty. Really really shitty. Like Metallica ReLoaded.

Horace Mann (Horace Mann), Monday, 3 November 2003 17:24 (sixteen years ago) link

Beyond and Matriculations are even better but The Second Renaissance could've made for a great Matrix prequel perhaps

Yentl vs Predator (blueski), Tuesday, 9 December 2008 22:51 (ten years ago) link

My memory of Revolutions is more or less three solid hours of gurning grunts strapped into comically large exoskeletons shooting ridiculously many rounds of ammunition into endless streams of those squid robot thingys. Punctuated by a brief interlude of cartoon Keanu battling a thousand cartoon Mr Smiths, animated with the style and quality of Hanna Barbera.

ledge, Tuesday, 9 December 2008 23:00 (ten years ago) link

The Second Renaissance is by far the best of Animatrix imo

omfg those exoskeletons were totally ridiculous. this is what happens when you try to make mecha vaguely realistic - you wind up with a stupid ass artillery platform that's slower and more fragile than one that's on wheels, and as a bonus in Revolutions they also don't carry enough ammunition to last more than two minutes. That shit was ridiculous with the fucking handcart.

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 10 December 2008 00:01 (ten years ago) link

they should've been at the rave in the mech suits

Yentl vs Predator (blueski), Wednesday, 10 December 2008 00:15 (ten years ago) link

its funny to me that everybody talks about the multi-Smith CGI that I didn't even notice at the time. What really stood out to me was the one long slow zoom on a rendered man-in-mech as the Sentinels began streaming in

HOOS wearing bitchmade sweaters and steendriving (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Wednesday, 10 December 2008 00:32 (ten years ago) link

i was like "wtf this looks like a final fantasy vii cutscene why isn't everyone laughing at this"

HOOS wearing bitchmade sweaters and steendriving (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Wednesday, 10 December 2008 00:33 (ten years ago) link

Too busy crying

ledge, Wednesday, 10 December 2008 09:25 (ten years ago) link

I tend to contrast this with the Pirates of the Caribbean movies: in both cases I had faith coming out of the second one, and the third made me a fool with its incoherent mess, but At World's End at least had a sandship/Singapore/Keith Richards - lots of details to keep the attention. Also, you got the impression that they at least had a plot at some point before chopping bits out of it. Both of them have big spectacular endings that are inferior to the smaller setpieces in the second one (highway scene/three-way swordfight).

Also, I have watched At World's End twice, and nothing on this planet could make me sit through Revolutions again.

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 10 December 2008 14:26 (ten years ago) link

At World's End probably has a better script and acting but I didn't enjoy it as much as Revolutions at the time (i may do on rewatch tho - not that i want to see either again tho)

Yentl vs Predator (blueski), Wednesday, 10 December 2008 14:42 (ten years ago) link

At World's End >>>>>>>>>> Revolutions

Ca-hoot na na na oh oh (HI DERE), Wednesday, 10 December 2008 14:55 (ten years ago) link

The 4 years in which The Matrix was worshipped and looked at as the next Star Wars or whatever were unbearable, and I'm eternally grateful to the sequels for being so shitty that even the fanboys jumped ship.

the cef (united nations children's fund ha ha) (some dude), Wednesday, 10 December 2008 14:57 (ten years ago) link

omfg those exoskeletons were totally ridiculous. this is what happens when you try to make mecha vaguely realistic - you wind up with a stupid ass artillery platform that's slower and more fragile than one that's on wheels, and as a bonus in Revolutions they also don't carry enough ammunition to last more than two minutes. That shit was ridiculous with the fucking handcart.

― El Tomboto, Wednesday, December 10, 2008 12:01 AM (14 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

film criticism very much in character

s1ocki, Wednesday, 10 December 2008 15:00 (ten years ago) link

"New Star Wars" sounds fair enough - well put together, amaaazing special effects for its time, vague mystical understructure. We just didn't have to wait 30 years to feel all the blood drain from our bodies.

Oh yeah also annoying fuckers claiming the original was "never that good" :)

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 10 December 2008 16:19 (ten years ago) link

i liked the original when it came out but i didn't love it

Q: Why was the mushroom so popular? A: He was a fungi (latebloomer), Wednesday, 10 December 2008 17:41 (ten years ago) link

Oh yeah also annoying fuckers claiming the original was "never that good" :)
Seriously, no matter how annoying the other two got, the first one still holds up very well.

Nhex, Wednesday, 10 December 2008 20:05 (ten years ago) link

i can see why the sequels might ruin the first film for people, tbh. there are some minor things in the original that are indicative of the coming shitstorm and now seem lamer.

omar little, Wednesday, 10 December 2008 20:07 (ten years ago) link

listen slocki I'm just saying what everybody else is thinking.

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 10 December 2008 20:37 (ten years ago) link

I think there are a lot of things in the original that make you think they'd never chose the angle they took with the other two that can make you forget the shitstorm in rewatching

mh, Wednesday, 10 December 2008 21:20 (ten years ago) link

The 4 years in which The Matrix was worshipped and looked at as the next Star Wars or whatever were unbearable, and I'm eternally grateful to the sequels for being so shitty that even the fanboys jumped ship.

A-FUCKING-MEN

Shakey Mo Collier, Wednesday, 10 December 2008 21:21 (ten years ago) link

yeah that was sort of the most hilarious fallout from the sequels. all these people who invested in the promise of this awesome universe got matrixrolled in the worst way

omar little, Wednesday, 10 December 2008 21:22 (ten years ago) link

it's simple. Matrix was "for teenagers" in the same way Star Wars was "for kids".

Yentl vs Predator (blueski), Wednesday, 10 December 2008 22:22 (ten years ago) link

I think you mean "for goths"

Shakey Mo Collier, Wednesday, 10 December 2008 22:23 (ten years ago) link

first movie is fucking retarded btw

Shakey Mo Collier, Wednesday, 10 December 2008 22:23 (ten years ago) link

like teenagers

Yentl vs Predator (blueski), Wednesday, 10 December 2008 22:25 (ten years ago) link

lolz point taken

Shakey Mo Collier, Wednesday, 10 December 2008 22:44 (ten years ago) link

btw i can't think of the matrix without thinking of this first

omar little, Wednesday, 10 December 2008 23:25 (ten years ago) link

"SEAN PILE"

Yentl vs Predator (blueski), Wednesday, 10 December 2008 23:27 (ten years ago) link

yeah that was sort of the most hilarious fallout from the sequels. all these people who invested in the promise of this awesome universe got matrixrolled in the worst way

this guy was depressed for MONTHS afterword:

http://www.viceland.com/int/dos_donts/1652/main.jpg

Q: Why was the mushroom so popular? A: He was a fungi (latebloomer), Thursday, 11 December 2008 00:35 (ten years ago) link

Some fans persist. I helped a 20-ish guy at work in the bookstore today who could have walked off the set of one of these movies, trenchcoat and all. No, he did not remove his black lolmatrixglasses indoors.

Millsner, Thursday, 11 December 2008 00:39 (ten years ago) link

i think there are a ton of douchebags who just dress like that, whether they like these movies or not.

the rev (al sharpton ha ha) (some dude), Thursday, 11 December 2008 00:45 (ten years ago) link

they're called goths and they cannot die cuz they're like sexy leather vampire gods dontchaknow

Shakey Mo Collier, Thursday, 11 December 2008 00:46 (ten years ago) link

True, but the guy totally blindsided me (ok, I saw it coming) by bringing these movies up in conversation while we looked for some sci-fi books or graphic novels or whatever it was he came in for.

I think that a case could be made that the Matrix films DO have a sense of humour, but I'm not sure that the same could be said of their fans, at least IME.

Millsner, Thursday, 11 December 2008 00:54 (ten years ago) link

"SEAN PILE"

― Yentl vs Predator (blueski), Wednesday, December 10, 2008 6:27 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

this is mega lolz should xpost with wanda sykes tribute thread

M0ntell J0rdan S. (and what), Thursday, 11 December 2008 01:03 (ten years ago) link

never seen that chapelle, funny!!

I haven't gone back and re-watched the first to see what other hints it drops, but I know a massive one is when Neo gets interrogated and you see the giant Batcave TV-bank of The Architect!

Adam Bruneau, Thursday, 11 December 2008 16:06 (ten years ago) link

two years pass...

3d sequels apparently happening UH

idgi fridays (blueski), Monday, 24 January 2011 16:10 (eight years ago) link

Meanwhile, the Wachowskis are also working on a futuristic Robin Hood retelling called Hood, which Reeves says is set to star Will Smith

Ned Raggett, Monday, 24 January 2011 16:46 (eight years ago) link

Matrix sequels debunked. http://screenrant.com/matrix-4-5-bill-and-ted-3-keanu-reeves-rob-97796/

StanM, Monday, 24 January 2011 16:48 (eight years ago) link

a futuristic Robin Hood retelling called Hood, which Reeves says is set to star Will Smith

ok this could be awesome

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Monday, 24 January 2011 17:21 (eight years ago) link

two months pass...

so someone quickly tell me why the Neo who could do anything he wanted with the Matrix at the end of the first film is here in the third film, seemingly inside the Matrix, having a lame fight and getting his ass kicked.

Antoine Bugleboy (Merdeyeux), Tuesday, 29 March 2011 23:55 (eight years ago) link

also why's everyone exploding. I'd say that this film would benefit from a more focused viewing, but.

Antoine Bugleboy (Merdeyeux), Tuesday, 29 March 2011 23:58 (eight years ago) link

Awful, awful, awful film.

Davek (davek_00), Wednesday, 30 March 2011 00:00 (eight years ago) link

five months pass...

i've just seen this for the first time since watching it in the cinema, and i am so. fuckin. confused.

Everything based outside the matrix (zion battle scenes etc )is awesome though, they should just have made a terminator sequel and told keanu to take his gere lite codology fuck off

talking heads, quiet smith (darraghmac), Saturday, 17 September 2011 00:07 (eight years ago) link

*and* fuck off, obv

talking heads, quiet smith (darraghmac), Saturday, 17 September 2011 00:09 (eight years ago) link

one year passes...

This series will be rehabilitated and will become trendy again -- especially with teen males -- before the decade is through. Right now it's obviously at the fifteen year mark of critical disrespect and forgetfulness, but it will make a comeback.

I thought of the series because of this commercial,

youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=loinY8MmVq8

Cunga, Friday, 26 April 2013 05:17 (six years ago) link

two years pass...

this was bad

marcos, Tuesday, 22 March 2016 20:17 (three years ago) link

70% of this was a corny war movie

marcos, Tuesday, 22 March 2016 20:20 (three years ago) link

the rest is corny inconsistent gibberish

marcos, Tuesday, 22 March 2016 20:24 (three years ago) link

i remember seeing this in the theater with my high school friends and we all just simultaneously burst out laughing at the slow-mo close-up punch in the face

ciderpress, Tuesday, 22 March 2016 20:25 (three years ago) link

three years pass...

This series will be rehabilitated and will become trendy again -- especially with teen males -- before the decade is through. Right now it's obviously at the fifteen year mark of critical disrespect and forgetfulness, but it will make a comeback.

I thought of the series because of this commercial,

youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=loinY8MmVq8

― Cunga, Friday, April 26, 2013 12:17 AM (six years ago) bookmarkflaglink

not wrong but totally wrong at the same time

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Thursday, 7 November 2019 00:38 (six days ago) link


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