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2011-03-31 12:59:32 PM

KatjaMouse: hitlo58: ultraholland: hitlo58: WHAT, that means I... Was... Eight... Holy shiat.

damn, this makes me feel old

/whoa

weirdly enough me too... And I'm 20.

I didn't feel old until once in college, 2005, my friend and I realized that Beauty and the Beast was older than most kids entering high school at the time.

It was immediately followed by him saying "Katja. I fear you and I may be getting too old to be uppity, ironic hipsters."


My 12 yo brother was born the summer prior. He is in jr high now.
 
2011-03-31 12:59:43 PM

Broktun: doubled99: I watched the original last week(the only good one), and I was forced to re-evaluate the whole concept.

It's the future, where the earth is a blasted, burned out cinder of it's former self, the sky has been scorched, the earth is dark, and machines rule humanity with such totality that almost no one can even conceive of the truth.

The choice-continue living the lie of the Matrix, or else accept "reality" and live in hiding deep under the earth eating shiat food and in constant fear of extermination by cyber killers relentlessly stalking every construct of reality to find you.

At this point, i would say "reality" is overrated.
Any thinking person would choose the Matrix.

Cypher, is that you?


I think you mean 'Mr. Reagan'
 
2011-03-31 01:00:45 PM
It was great times for the black trench coat business too.
 
2011-03-31 01:01:00 PM
I did like the sequel to it (The Animatrix), it was really cool to see all those side stories.
 
2011-03-31 01:01:05 PM

kbronsito: well... its close to 12 years. We can't tell you exactly how old it is.


YOU WIN!
 
2011-03-31 01:01:05 PM
Remember the Matrix screen saver.

/Hated It
 
2011-03-31 01:01:07 PM
I know kung fu.
 
2011-03-31 01:01:11 PM

GoSurfing: Oh, and who else remembers (IIRC) one of the first sorta viral marketing campaigns with:

http://WhatIsTheMatrix.com/

?


That blew my mind more than the spinning Internet Explorer gifs and animated torches on other sites.

Man, I was 18, stoned, and ready to believe that the movie had serious ramifications on reality when it came out.

/whoa
 
2011-03-31 01:01:30 PM

hitlo58: ultraholland: hitlo58: WHAT, that means I... Was... Eight... Holy shiat.

damn, this makes me feel old

/whoa

weirdly enough me too... And I'm 20.


It just gets worse from here.
 
2011-03-31 01:01:38 PM

because good is dumb: It was great times for the black trench coat business too.


Too bad it was still that period of the Trench Coat Mafia paranoia.

Everyone in this thread better know what the Trench Coat Mafia was.
 
2011-03-31 01:02:15 PM

jusbcuz80: Remember the Matrix screen saver.

/Hated It


You can get a Matrix live wallpaper for Android phones!
 
2011-03-31 01:02:53 PM
I don't care what everyone else says. I like the trilogy, all of it.
The *ONLY* part of the movie that doesn't make sense (from a computer science pov) was Neo being sucked into the matrix from the Squiddy confrontation, but ignoring that, everything else that happened in the matrix, involving the architect, oracle, Smith and Neo made sense. Also I thought that it was a reasonably complicated plot and world that didn't use bullshiat and magic to explain the world they lived in. Because of how well they actually explained things, if you could really grasp it all, I thought it was just a great trilogy.
 
2011-03-31 01:03:07 PM

cicdle: I did like the sequel to it (The Animatrix), it was really cool to see all those side stories.


Yeah... was pretty awesome wasn't it.
 
2011-03-31 01:03:39 PM

KatjaMouse: because good is dumb: It was great times for the black trench coat business too.

Too bad it was still that period of the Trench Coat Mafia paranoia.

Everyone in this thread better know what the Trench Coat Mafia was.


I think The Matrix came out less than a month BEFORE Columbine.

Of course, I guess it didn't get huge until later.
 
2011-03-31 01:03:52 PM

AcneVulgaris: hitlo58: ultraholland: hitlo58: WHAT, that means I... Was... Eight... Holy shiat.

damn, this makes me feel old

/whoa

weirdly enough me too... And I'm 20.

It just gets worse from here.


I'm a farker. I was cynical before I left highschool.
/thanks for the heads up though.
 
2011-03-31 01:04:23 PM

elchip: jusbcuz80: Remember the Matrix screen saver.

/Hated It

You can get a Matrix live wallpaper for Android phones!


Does it bork your phone like the original did for pcs?
 
2011-03-31 01:04:28 PM

elchip: KatjaMouse: because good is dumb: It was great times for the black trench coat business too.

Too bad it was still that period of the Trench Coat Mafia paranoia.

Everyone in this thread better know what the Trench Coat Mafia was.

I think The Matrix came out less than a month BEFORE Columbine.

Of course, I guess it didn't get huge until later.


Oh god... why did I think Columbine happened before Matrix?!
 
2011-03-31 01:04:35 PM

Mulchpuppy: Infinite Monkey: My first date with my fiancee was seeing "The Matrix" in theater. We were in high school and pretty much had nothing to do except see a movie, so we figured we'd see "that crappy Keanu Reeves movie... the one that looks like another 'Johnny Mnemonic'".

We're getting married in June.

Yes, I held out a LONG time.

Congrats. First date with my wife was for the same flick (though I had already seen it four times). We got hitched last November.

You held out longer, but only because I needed to get on her insurance plan. Romantic, no?


Actually, one of the main reasons we're "formally" getting married is that she wants to change her last name to mine (hers is a 13-letter Polish tongue-twister) and felt weird about it if we weren't officially married. Looking forward to it though.

The Matrix trilogy still gets viewed quite a bit by us. We recently watched the Rifftrax commentary for the first one- it's amazing.

The movie hasn't aged a day, either, in terms of how it looks. It's like "Jurassic Park" in that the VFX people just nailed every damn shot. The one weird thing is all the clunky 90's computers- computers look so much cooler these days. But it actually gives it a really good "period" feel watching it now, as the machines were recreating a specific point in history with the Matrix.

Doesn't explain all the CRT's on the Nebuchadnezzar, but...
 
2011-03-31 01:05:37 PM
My confession: I held out. I wasn't a hipster, but I couldn't imagine a movie about kung fu could be that good. I eventually saw the movie sometime between my second semester of senior year and my first semester at college; I think it was closer to the latter.

My parents saw it, enjoyed the kung fu and action scenes, but just couldn't grasp the story, the notion of a false reality executed in cyberspace. I suppose it's taken me a few viewings to absorb everything; you always notice more. The sad thing is, I think I'd seen Keanu Reeves lampooned in "SNL" before I'd seen "The Matrix."

(For the last time, no, he doesn't.)

One of my college TAs commented that Keanu was the best actor to play Neo, because "all he had to do was spend the whole movie looking confused." Sure, we laughed. We also went - in costume - for the two follow-up movies (OK, so we wore a lot of black, and one of my friends wore a suit). I own both on DVD, but I'm not even sure if I've watched the DVD copies.

This doesn't make me feel old, though. Staring 30 down the nose makes me feel old. That, and the time I went to a Spin Doctors reunion concert in college. But I digress.
 
2011-03-31 01:06:08 PM
Too bad they never made a sequel. Would have been epic.
 
2011-03-31 01:06:43 PM

Infinite Monkey:
Doesn't explain all the CRT's on the Nebuchadnezzar, but...


CRT's are much much more durable, it's why I use them at home instead of flat screens. You can punch em, spill things on em and draw on them with whiteboard markers and they are fine. It's what I would use for mission critical displays on a ship.
 
2011-03-31 01:06:43 PM
KatjaMouse: I didn't feel old until once in college, 2005, my friend and I realized that Beauty and the Beast was older than most kids entering high school at the time.

Today's college students were born in the 90's. The 90's. I was sucking down Crystal Pepsi and collecting Marvel cards while they were crapping their diapers.
 
2011-03-31 01:07:59 PM
Thank god they didn't make a MMO based off this.
 
2011-03-31 01:08:09 PM
The Matrix was a horrible movie. There I said it.

Equilibrium was much better.
 
2011-03-31 01:08:52 PM

ultraholland: KatjaMouse: I didn't feel old until once in college, 2005, my friend and I realized that Beauty and the Beast was older than most kids entering high school at the time.

Today's college students were born in the 90's. The 90's. I was sucking down Crystal Pepsi and collecting Marvel cards while they were crapping their diapers.


I was rocking out to the Cranberries and Gin Blossoms like any self respecting teenage girl. So long ago...
 
2011-03-31 01:08:59 PM

Something over there: Thank god they didn't make a MMO based off this.


there would have been 10,000 variations of neo and the one. a thousand morpheus' and a few thousand fat men prancing around as Trinity. It just would have been silly.
 
2011-03-31 01:09:09 PM

KatjaMouse: elchip: KatjaMouse: because good is dumb: It was great times for the black trench coat business too.

Too bad it was still that period of the Trench Coat Mafia paranoia.

Everyone in this thread better know what the Trench Coat Mafia was.

I think The Matrix came out less than a month BEFORE Columbine.

Of course, I guess it didn't get huge until later.

Oh god... why did I think Columbine happened before Matrix?!


i thought it did too.

columbine = Tuesday, April 20, 1999
matrix = 31 March 1999 (USA)
 
2011-03-31 01:09:42 PM

theflatline: The Matrix was a horrible movie. There I said it.

Equilibrium was much better.


The 13th Floor did the same concept sooooooo much better
 
2011-03-31 01:10:06 PM
I preferred "A fart in the Matrix"
 
2011-03-31 01:10:23 PM

Uchiha_Cycliste: Something over there: Thank god they didn't make a MMO based off this.

there would have been 10,000 variations of neo and the one. a thousand morpheus' and a few thousand fat men prancing around as Trinity. It just would have been silly.


You apparently didn't see the MMO Link (new window)
 
2011-03-31 01:10:31 PM

KatjaMouse: ultraholland: KatjaMouse: I didn't feel old until once in college, 2005, my friend and I realized that Beauty and the Beast was older than most kids entering high school at the time.

Today's college students were born in the 90's. The 90's. I was sucking down Crystal Pepsi and collecting Marvel cards while they were crapping their diapers.

I was rocking out to the Cranberries and Gin Blossoms like any self respecting teenage girl. So long ago...


fark, i was in college then.

/lawn, off it.
 
2011-03-31 01:11:24 PM
Didn't Toyota recall the Matrix?
 
2011-03-31 01:11:59 PM

Something over there: Uchiha_Cycliste: Something over there: Thank god they didn't make a MMO based off this.

there would have been 10,000 variations of neo and the one. a thousand morpheus' and a few thousand fat men prancing around as Trinity. It just would have been silly.

You apparently didn't see the MMO Link (new window)


Is what I guessed, what happened?
 
2011-03-31 01:12:14 PM

Tentacle: Didn't Toyota recall the Matrix?


........bwahahaha. +1
 
2011-03-31 01:12:27 PM

Andrew Wiggin: KatjaMouse: Oh god... why did I think Columbine happened before Matrix?!

i thought it did too.

columbine = Tuesday, April 20, 1999
matrix = 31 March 1999 (USA)


One of my girl friends spent all her money on this vintage black trench coat from the 40s that previous fall. She wore that thing everyday to school and was so proud of the this look. Then Columbine happened and her jacket got confiscated by an administrator a few days later. She got it back that June.
 
2011-03-31 01:12:49 PM

Andrew Wiggin: KatjaMouse: elchip: KatjaMouse: because good is dumb: It was great times for the black trench coat business too.

Too bad it was still that period of the Trench Coat Mafia paranoia.

Everyone in this thread better know what the Trench Coat Mafia was.

I think The Matrix came out less than a month BEFORE Columbine.

Of course, I guess it didn't get huge until later.

Oh god... why did I think Columbine happened before Matrix?!

i thought it did too.

columbine = Tuesday, April 20, 1999
matrix = 31 March 1999 (USA)


That's why the trench coat industry made a killing (no pun intended) during that time. Neo wannabes and kids with guns all over the place.
 
2011-03-31 01:13:34 PM

elchip: theflatline: The Matrix was a horrible movie. There I said it.

Equilibrium was much better.

The 13th Floor did the same concept sooooooo much better


I liked Dark City.
 
2011-03-31 01:13:34 PM
Take the blue pill

And see a doctor after 4 hours
 
2011-03-31 01:13:46 PM
Loved the movie, but one plot-hole bugged me: Paraphrasing Morpheus after waking up Keanu, "we normally don't like to wake people because reality is too harsh/intense."

Then why the F are you FIGHTING the machines who are providing a decent environment? Your end game is...what, exactly?
 
2011-03-31 01:14:47 PM

Tentacle: Didn't Toyota recall the Matrix?


Only the more recent models.
 
2011-03-31 01:15:16 PM

Infinite Monkey: Doesn't explain all the CRT's on the Nebuchadnezzar, but...




Why not? According to the full story, society has been destroyed and re-created several times, maybe from scratch. They are using tech they've cobbled together while hiding underground. Actually, from that perspective, it is pretty unrealistic they have any tech at all.

Also, it's a fictional take-off using 1999 as a jumping off point. Tech could have developed differently in this fictional alternate reality.
 
2011-03-31 01:15:22 PM

because good is dumb: It was great times for the black trench coat business too.


That spring/summer, I got the biggest chuckle watching all the young enlisted guys walking around NAS Norfolk wearing their Navy-issue black raincoats and sunglasses.
 
2011-03-31 01:15:30 PM
I've got the strangest feeling that I've read this thread before.
 
2011-03-31 01:15:32 PM

elchip: I think The Matrix came out less than a month BEFORE Columbine.

Of course, I guess it didn't get huge until later.


Actually, it did. Matrix crossed the $100 million mark the day before Columbine, and it continued to be the number one movie in the country for the following ten days. There seems to be this belief that the original film was some kind of sleeper hit, but the numbers really don't support that. The theatre I worked at didn't show it (our brilliant booker opted to book WB's "Goodbye Lover" and "Lost and Found" instead), so I hafta admit that I didn't think it did that well initially either. But it opened with $37 million, which was a damn solid 5-day take for a flick that looked like a bastard mix of Johnny Mneumonic and Dark City.
 
2011-03-31 01:16:43 PM

Uchiha_Cycliste: Is what I guessed, what happened?


Nope, you couldn't play those characters, lots of people came up with names like them, but a lot more lived out their own characters.
Game failed due to being glitchy, repetitive.
 
2011-03-31 01:16:49 PM

KatjaMouse: elchip: theflatline: The Matrix was a horrible movie. There I said it.

Equilibrium was much better.

The 13th Floor did the same concept sooooooo much better

I liked Dark City.


www.rowthree.com

me too...for some reason...
 
2011-03-31 01:16:50 PM

KatjaMouse: because good is dumb: It was great times for the black trench coat business too.

Too bad it was still that period of the Trench Coat Mafia paranoia.

Everyone in this thread better know what the Trench Coat Mafia was.


Sure, they're the reason we coulnd't have backpacks for my senior year.
 
2011-03-31 01:17:15 PM
911dejavu.com
 
2011-03-31 01:17:23 PM
And Star Trek's 25th anniversary special was 20 years ago.
 
2011-03-31 01:18:18 PM

Wadded Beef: Loved the movie, but one plot-hole bugged me: Paraphrasing Morpheus after waking up Keanu, "we normally don't like to wake people because reality is too harsh/intense."

Then why the F are you FIGHTING the machines who are providing a decent environment? Your end game is...what, exactly?


That's the thing that bothered me about how the trilogy ended. Yea I guess the war ended, but the machines are still there. They didn't destroy them and the people will still live with the fear of the machines striking again. Besides the matrix is paradise compared the shiat hole conditions they live in.
 
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