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(Metro)   Cult classic "The Matrix" retold by 65-year-old mother of amateur filmmaker   (metro.co.uk) divider line 61
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2013-05-02 11:18:04 AM
"Cult?" The first one did $460mil by itself, the trilogy did $1.6 bil.
Hardly cult.
 
2013-05-02 11:53:07 AM
 

elvisaintdead: "Cult?" The first one did $460mil by itself, the trilogy did $1.6 bil.
Hardly cult.


exactly what I came in to say. The Matrix was about as mainstream as Sci-Fi gets
 
2013-05-02 11:59:28 AM
the bossy girl with greasy hair and shiny clothes found a way to say "Hurry" for 2 hours, and then Neo learned that he is The One.  The end.

/liked the Matrix.
 
2013-05-02 11:59:52 AM
My favorite part was when Moshimo taught Leo judo by fighting in the Chinese building.
 
2013-05-02 12:01:57 PM

elvisaintdead: "Cult?" The first one did $460mil by itself, the trilogy did $1.6 bil.
Hardly cult.


And the sparkle in your eyes. Keeps me alive

cinemaundressed.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-05-02 12:03:40 PM
Yeah, early onset Alzheimer's is pretty funny subby.
 
2013-05-02 12:04:39 PM

Digitalstrange: elvisaintdead: "Cult?" The first one did $460mil by itself, the trilogy did $1.6 bil.
Hardly cult.

exactly what I came in to say. The Matrix was about as mainstream as Sci-Fi gets

.
 
2013-05-02 12:07:02 PM

BigLuca: Yeah, early onset Alzheimer's is pretty funny subby.


Fine. Just forget about it then.
 
2013-05-02 12:07:49 PM
 
2013-05-02 12:16:14 PM
She did a better job of describing it than I could, and I've seen it twice.
 
2013-05-02 01:04:21 PM

grinding_journalist: Digitalstrange: elvisaintdead: "Cult?" The first one did $460mil by itself, the trilogy did $1.6 bil.
Hardly cult.

exactly what I came in to say. The Matrix was about as mainstream as Sci-Fi gets.


Man, that room is crowded.
Moving to the next thread.
 
2013-05-02 01:08:20 PM
My next pet will be named Moshimo.
 
2013-05-02 01:08:37 PM

elvisaintdead: "Cult?" The first one did $460mil by itself, the trilogy did $1.6 bil.
Hardly cult.


Wouldn't the trilogy include the first one? So the first did 460 mil and the other 2 films did 1.1 billion?  That is pretty even for each movie. I wasn't too keen on the last one though.
 
2013-05-02 01:11:44 PM
I love that she has "closing of the eyes" in her movie watching tool box. Is that combined with "plugging of the ears"?

/Still closes eyes for Raiders face melting
 
2013-05-02 01:13:15 PM
Loved the Matrix when it came out, but The Thirteenth Floor holds up better.

Bullet-time was great when the movie first came out, but it ended up completely over-saturating pop culture.
 
2013-05-02 01:20:13 PM

NeoCortex42: Loved the Matrix when it came out, but The Thirteenth Floor holds up better.

Bullet-time was great when the movie first came out, but it ended up completely over-saturating pop culture.


Only problem with 13th floor is that I constantly think its supposed to be spoofing something due to the main character being the lead in scary movie 4. That and the stupid laser sequence when they first use the machine.

I agree on the whole though
 
2013-05-02 01:31:07 PM
Moshimo is such a great name.
 
2013-05-02 01:34:14 PM
I cracked up at Moshimo, and the fact that she literally can't remember anything after the leadup to the big climax. Basically the whole payoff of the movie.

"Leo is about to get hit by a train, and uh.... the end."
 
2013-05-02 01:41:08 PM
That actually made me want to watch The Matrix.

I think I've got an old VHS of it somewhere around here....
 
2013-05-02 01:41:28 PM
she has judo skills...
jumping skills...
flying skills...
computer hacking skills...
girls only want boyfriends who have good skills!
 
2013-05-02 01:45:28 PM
Fark: we're Reddit, two days ago!

It's getting old, guys.  We can do better.
 
2013-05-02 01:46:21 PM

doczoidberg: That actually made me want to watch The Matrix.

I think I've got an old VHS of it somewhere around here....


I know it's not unique to the St. Louis symphony, but a couple of weeks ago, they screened The Matrix at Powell Hall (where they play) and the movie score was played live by the orchestra, with the composer conducting.

It. Was. Awesome.
 
2013-05-02 01:47:51 PM

grinding_journalist: doczoidberg: That actually made me want to watch The Matrix.

I think I've got an old VHS of it somewhere around here....

I know it's not unique to the St. Louis symphony, but a couple of weeks ago, they screened The Matrix at Powell Hall (where they play) and the movie score was played live by the orchestra, with the composer conducting.

It. Was. Awesome.


Including Prodigy, Rammstein, Rob Zombie and all that?
 
2013-05-02 01:49:07 PM

grinding_journalist: doczoidberg: That actually made me want to watch The Matrix.

I think I've got an old VHS of it somewhere around here....

I know it's not unique to the St. Louis symphony, but a couple of weeks ago, they screened The Matrix at Powell Hall (where they play) and the movie score was played live by the orchestra, with the composer conducting.

It. Was. Awesome.


Did the base player do the lobby scene?
 
2013-05-02 02:18:42 PM

thecpt: Did the base player do the lobby scene?


:(
 
2013-05-02 02:29:08 PM

coinspinner: thecpt: Did the base player do the lobby scene?

:(


Fark it. I don't play it. Well, the drum version but I don't have to spell it.

/baseball season, fishing soon
 
2013-05-02 02:33:21 PM
Meh. This might be fun for the easily amused, but if I want to listen to old people talking about things they have no understanding about, I'll just flip on talk radio.
 
2013-05-02 02:36:21 PM

elvisaintdead: "Cult?" The first one did $460mil by itself, the trilogy did $1.6 bil.
Hardly cult.


I, too, was perplexed by subby's use of the term cult classic since it was a movie that enjoyed major release, did rake in tons of cash, and spawned sequels that also raked in tons of cash.
 
2013-05-02 02:50:42 PM

NeoCortex42: Loved the Matrix when it came out, but The Thirteenth Floor holds up better.

Bullet-time was great when the movie first came out, but it ended up completely over-saturating pop culture.


I know that this has been argued to death and debunked by the W. brothers, but I still think that the "real world" is just another level of the matrix.  That's the only way to explain Neo's new powers after coming into contact with The Source.
 
2013-05-02 02:56:22 PM

PsyLord: NeoCortex42: Loved the Matrix when it came out, but The Thirteenth Floor holds up better.

Bullet-time was great when the movie first came out, but it ended up completely over-saturating pop culture.

I know that this has been argued to death and debunked by the W. brothers, but I still think that the "real world" is just another level of the matrix.  That's the only way to explain Neo's new powers after coming into contact with The Source.


And Smith taking over a human.
 
2013-05-02 02:58:43 PM

Wettner: Moshimo is such a great name.


I think I found a new alt.
 
2013-05-02 03:08:06 PM
I LOVE REDDIT!
 
2013-05-02 03:10:29 PM

Decillion: PsyLord: NeoCortex42: Loved the Matrix when it came out, but The Thirteenth Floor holds up better.

Bullet-time was great when the movie first came out, but it ended up completely over-saturating pop culture.

I know that this has been argued to death and debunked by the W. brothers, but I still think that the "real world" is just another level of the matrix.  That's the only way to explain Neo's new powers after coming into contact with The Source.

And Smith taking over a human.


Smith taking over a human I don't have a problem with since you can argue that it was a form of brainwashing.  What I had a problem with was Neo being about to shut down the sentinels in the real world or "see" them after he lost his eyes.  Physiologically speaking, he should not be able to do either of those even after coming into contact with The Source.  I mean, he's still human.  His DNA is still the same.  He should not have the ability to do anything extra-human.
 
2013-05-02 03:11:41 PM

The_Time_Master: I LOVE REDDIT!


You should probably go there then. You're like the guy who goes to someone's house, says "I SAW ALL THIS FURNITURE AT THE STORE!!!" then storms away.

No one cares, dude.
 
2013-05-02 03:14:29 PM

PsyLord: What I had a problem with was Neo being about to shut down the sentinels in the real world or "see" them after he lost his eyes. Physiologically speaking, he should not be able to do either of those even after coming into contact with The Source.


Best explanation: They were still in a Matrix. Think of it like Inception... you never see anyone actually awake, the most is "level 2" at the end of the 3rd movie and during the Zion scenes, but the rest takes place in the 3rd level.

/BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
 
2013-05-02 03:14:30 PM

Decillion: PsyLord: NeoCortex42: Loved the Matrix when it came out, but The Thirteenth Floor holds up better.

Bullet-time was great when the movie first came out, but it ended up completely over-saturating pop culture.

I know that this has been argued to death and debunked by the W. brothers, but I still think that the "real world" is just another level of the matrix.  That's the only way to explain Neo's new powers after coming into contact with The Source.

And Smith taking over a human.


I take it another level that the whole matrix is just the "computer"    Humans won the war but to keep the AI happy , the Matrix was created to trick the computers into thinking they won and  half of them are normal AI and others are Humans trying to get to Zion..  only a computer would believe the logic that humans can be a power source since thats whats programmed..
 
2013-05-02 03:22:05 PM

Skwrl: Fark: we're Reddit, two days ago!

It's getting old, guys.  We can do better.


Than reddit? We do that by posting pics of girls older than 17
 
2013-05-02 03:24:18 PM

RoxtarRyan: PsyLord: What I had a problem with was Neo being about to shut down the sentinels in the real world or "see" them after he lost his eyes. Physiologically speaking, he should not be able to do either of those even after coming into contact with The Source.

Best explanation: They were still in a Matrix. Think of it like Inception... you never see anyone actually awake, the most is "level 2" at the end of the 3rd movie and during the Zion scenes, but the rest takes place in the 3rd level.

/BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAA


Oh, one more thing.  At the beginning of Reloaded, Neo see's Trin's "death sequence" and tells her not to go into The Matrix.  Yet, she was "forced" into entering The Matrix after the power grid team got wiped... which was caused by a sentinel that launched a bomb at their hovercraft (which wasn't prevented because the crewmembers of that hovercraft died due to a falling scaffold.)  I can see how Neo's visions might be able to predict what happens inside the matrix, but to be able to predict a random event like the breaking of the scaffold in the real world which was the ultimate cause of Trinity entering The Matrix?  Really?  Only explanation is that the real world is another level of The Matrix (besides the fact that he was able to get stuck inbetween the "real world" and The Matrix at the end of Reloaded.)  Also remember what The Architect said about the first matrix.  It was a utopia that all humans rejected because it was too perfect.  So to make people accept it, they created a less perfect, more chaotic version.  What if some people rejected that too?  Well, shuttle them to a reality that is even worse (i.e. the nuclear wasteland).
 
2013-05-02 03:29:40 PM

PsyLord: RoxtarRyan: PsyLord: What I had a problem with was Neo being about to shut down the sentinels in the real world or "see" them after he lost his eyes. Physiologically speaking, he should not be able to do either of those even after coming into contact with The Source.

Best explanation: They were still in a Matrix. Think of it like Inception... you never see anyone actually awake, the most is "level 2" at the end of the 3rd movie and during the Zion scenes, but the rest takes place in the 3rd level.

/BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Oh, one more thing.  At the beginning of Reloaded, Neo see's Trin's "death sequence" and tells her not to go into The Matrix.  Yet, she was "forced" into entering The Matrix after the power grid team got wiped... which was caused by a sentinel that launched a bomb at their hovercraft (which wasn't prevented because the crewmembers of that hovercraft died due to a falling scaffold.)  I can see how Neo's visions might be able to predict what happens inside the matrix, but to be able to predict a random event like the breaking of the scaffold in the real world which was the ultimate cause of Trinity entering The Matrix?  Really?  Only explanation is that the real world is another level of The Matrix (besides the fact that he was able to get stuck inbetween the "real world" and The Matrix at the end of Reloaded.)  Also remember what The Architect said about the first matrix.  It was a utopia that all humans rejected because it was too perfect.  So to make people accept it, they created a less perfect, more chaotic version.  What if some people rejected that too?  Well, shuttle them to a reality that is even worse (i.e. the nuclear wasteland).


That's what pissed me off so much about the third one.  The second one had a HUGE "WTF" moment when he just shut down those sentinels.  We were expecting an explanation in the third one and they shiat in our eyes.
 
2013-05-02 03:47:04 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: We were expecting an explanation in the third one and they shiat in our eyes.


Why else do you think Neo was wearing eye protection the last half of the 3rd movie? Even he didn't want to see it or get shiat on his corneas.
 
2013-05-02 04:48:10 PM
She understands the movie better than I did.
 
2013-05-02 05:10:57 PM
This is a cult movie.

upload.wikimedia.org

The Matrix just reused some of the same sets...
 
2013-05-02 05:11:15 PM

moothemagiccow: Skwrl: Fark: we're Reddit, two days ago!

It's getting old, guys.  We can do better.

Than reddit? We do that by posting pics of girls older than 17


Yeeeah, Reddit got rid of that stuff sometime in 2011.
 
2013-05-02 05:26:40 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: This is a cult movie.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 301x468]

The Matrix just reused some of the same sets...


wat

like which ones?

There was nothing art-deco in the Matrix.  They copied the tone and story a little, maybe.

/Dark City is a better movie
 
2013-05-02 05:47:22 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Quantum Apostrophe: This is a cult movie.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 301x468]

The Matrix just reused some of the same sets...

wat

like which ones?

There was nothing art-deco in the Matrix.  They copied the tone and story a little, maybe.

/Dark City is a better movie


yeah too bad that end scene with the knife is farking atrocious and it's supposed to be the climactic scene and it ruins the whole damn movie
take Matrix's action scenes and take Dark City's everything else and you have the perfect film
 
2013-05-02 06:06:51 PM

PsyLord: What I had a problem with was Neo being about to shut down the sentinels in the real world or "see" them after he lost his eyes. Physiologically speaking, he should not be able to do either of those even after coming into contact with The Source. I mean, he's still human. His DNA is still the same. He should not have the ability to do anything extra-human.


My suspension of disbelief struggled quite early when the machines built basically a bio-perpetual motion machine - and also, why use humans, why not cows or some other less troublesome animal? But I let that go and enjoyed the rest of the film.

Neo's sight and sentinal shut down could have been easily resolved by Zion still being in the Matrix, just another form of control. My guess is that's what the Wachowskis were going for, but Hollywood doesn't like downer endings.
 
2013-05-02 06:21:01 PM

thisispete: but Hollywood doesn't like downer endings.


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-02 06:39:01 PM

Skwrl: Fark: we're Reddit, two days ago!

It's getting old, guys.  We can do better.


First off, that still puts fark 3 - 5 ahead of boingboing.

Secondly, it's about The Matrix, as if that weren't old itself.
 
2013-05-02 06:45:46 PM

PsyLord: RoxtarRyan: PsyLord: What I had a problem with was Neo being about to shut down the sentinels in the real world or "see" them after he lost his eyes. Physiologically speaking, he should not be able to do either of those even after coming into contact with The Source.

Best explanation: They were still in a Matrix. Think of it like Inception... you never see anyone actually awake, the most is "level 2" at the end of the 3rd movie and during the Zion scenes, but the rest takes place in the 3rd level.

/BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Oh, one more thing.  At the beginning of Reloaded, Neo see's Trin's "death sequence" and tells her not to go into The Matrix.  Yet, she was "forced" into entering The Matrix after the power grid team got wiped... which was caused by a sentinel that launched a bomb at their hovercraft (which wasn't prevented because the crewmembers of that hovercraft died due to a falling scaffold.)  I can see how Neo's visions might be able to predict what happens inside the matrix, but to be able to predict a random event like the breaking of the scaffold in the real world which was the ultimate cause of Trinity entering The Matrix?  Really?  Only explanation is that the real world is another level of The Matrix (besides the fact that he was able to get stuck inbetween the "real world" and The Matrix at the end of Reloaded.)  Also remember what The Architect said about the first matrix.  It was a utopia that all humans rejected because it was too perfect.  So to make people accept it, they created a less perfect, more chaotic version.  What if some people rejected that too?  Well, shuttle them to a reality that is even worse (i.e. the nuclear wasteland).


If they really wanted to do a left field what a twist explanation, then it's a big computer game built for the enjoyment of the human participants who simply can't remember their actual lives for the duration of it, sort of like a holodeck/dream type thingy.
 
2013-05-02 07:01:44 PM

Skwrl: Fark: we're Reddit, two days ago!

It's getting old, guys.  We can do better.


Nah. We can't.
 
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