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2017-03-15 08:30:40 AM  
I like Hugo Weaving.
 
2017-03-15 08:53:57 AM  
A Matrix reboot means there is a glitch in the Matrix, the surest sign that we are actually living in the Matrix.
 
2017-03-15 09:03:30 AM  

Ishkur: A Matrix reboot means there is a glitch in the Matrix, the surest sign that we are actually living in the Matrix.


I was telling Mr. Bobug the other night that the current political environment is proof that the Agents are messing with the code. Entire crops will be lost.
 
2017-03-15 09:03:47 AM  

BalugaJoe: I like Hugo Weaving.


I like Hugo Acting.
 
2017-03-15 09:08:54 AM  
It's hard to imagine how the original Matrix could be made any better. That was an amazing movie.
 
2017-03-15 09:09:01 AM  
One good movie... infinite shiatty sequels...
 
2017-03-15 09:12:00 AM  
Regurgitation
 
2017-03-15 09:12:25 AM  

IgG4: It's hard to imagine how the original Matrix could be made any better. That was an amazing movie.


I was thinking about this the other day, and told my son "I can't wait to watch "The Matrix" with you"

He said "Is that one of the movies I'm not ready for?"

"Yeah, but don't worry, I won't forget."

/he's three
 
2017-03-15 09:12:30 AM  

physt: One good movie... infinite shiatty sequels...


Objection, Your Honor!

A lot of the Animatrix was pretty cool.
 
2017-03-15 09:16:36 AM  

physt: One good movie... infinite shiatty sequels...


They have become exceedingly efficient at it.
 
2017-03-15 09:21:49 AM  
It's almost become fashionable to hate on The Matrix, but god DAMN that was a great movie. I think the sequels were crap (other than The Animatrix, which had some really great moments), but I still sorta kinda like them just because it's more Matrix.
 
2017-03-15 09:27:32 AM  
Oh fark that noise.
 
2017-03-15 09:30:25 AM  

Renob: It's almost become fashionable to hate on The Matrix, but god DAMN that was a great movie. I think the sequels were crap (other than The Animatrix, which had some really great moments), but I still sorta kinda like them just because it's more Matrix.


It was a very good movie, very mind blowing the first time around.

The part where the machines were using humans as batteries was a rather stupid change, but forgivable.

Reloaded was fun to watch, but didn't advance the story too much.

Revolutions was mostly set outside the Matrix, and had something of a downer ending, so it's not considered much fun.
 
2017-03-15 09:31:09 AM  

IgG4: It's hard to imagine how the original Matrix could be made any better. That was an amazing movie.


More computer effects, less live action. :(
 
2017-03-15 09:33:49 AM  
But why .gif
 
2017-03-15 09:43:45 AM  

IgG4: It's hard to imagine how the original Matrix could be made any better. That was an amazing movie.


They could drop about half the freshman year philosophy lectures from the dialogue.
 
2017-03-15 09:43:57 AM  
Dawn of the Planet of the Matrix: A New Hope
 
2017-03-15 09:45:31 AM  
I didn't think the Matrix sequels were that bad.
 
2017-03-15 09:45:37 AM  

physt: One good movie... infinite shiatty sequels...


Just like Star Wars and Twilight. It's a proud Hollywood tradition.
 
2017-03-15 09:47:46 AM  
I would rather see Nueromancer or Snow Crash.
 
2017-03-15 09:48:48 AM  

Renob: It's almost become fashionable to hate on The Matrix, but god DAMN that was a great movie.

Is this one of those cases where Fark defines anything less than slobbering devotion as "hate"?

I liked it.  It was good.  It was also kind of raw, but that's to be expected for a movie that took risks.  Solid action movie with a genuinely interesting (if horribly flawed) premise and some rather clunky fight choreography.  But what it gets the most praise for wasn't exactly mind-blowing to anyone who's been through a Philosophy 101 course or even a few David Cronenberg movies.
It was, however, vastly superior to the Star Wars prequels that came out around the same time.  Damning with faint praise, I know, but a college friend aptly said that the people who threw a billion dollars at The Phantom Menace literally went to see the wrong movie.

/ down with Videodrome
// long live the new flesh
 
2017-03-15 09:52:16 AM  

Alphax: Reloaded was fun to watch, but didn't advance the story too much.


The Matrix: Reloaded would have been improved by trimming a few minutes from almost every scene. Nearly every scene in the film, including the Burly Brawl, went on too long.
 
2017-03-15 09:54:13 AM  

theflatline: I would rather see Nueromancer or Snow Crash.


Neuromancer *might* work as a live-action film, but I can only see Snow Crash in my head as a 16 or 22 episode, single-season anime series, done in the same style as the Ghost in the Shell TV series, or perhaps the noir style of the Batman animated series.

Any idea how much a show like that would cost to produce, out of pocket? It's one of my lottery fantasies.
 
2017-03-15 09:56:44 AM  

texdent: I didn't think the Matrix sequels were that bad.

I have no idea why they're loathed so much, since all I ever hear is the circular argument that "they suck".  My guess is it's all anti-hype.

I didn't like the 2nd film, mostly because it was boring, and it was boring because the shiat they were throwing up there wasn't going to resolve.  They had a visually impressive Neo-Smith fight toward the beginning but I was checked out of it because I knew it was way too early for this fight to decide the outcome (that sequence should've been saved for the climax).  Middle films of a trilogy are best reserved for development but they went for action and plot without much in the way of consequences.  We already knew that Neo was The One and the Matrix was fake so the idea that there was some sort of reboot cycle and Neo was part of it meant nothing to me.
I actually enjoyed the third movie.  There were a few scenes that were legitimately intense, and that alone is sort of a rarity these days.
 
2017-03-15 10:03:56 AM  
Why remake a movie that still holds up today?  I guess instead of a remake they could just show a different iteration of the many versions of "the one" that have come before Neo, but we already know they failed so what is the point?
 
2017-03-15 10:12:02 AM  

IgG4: It's hard to imagine how the original Matrix could be made any better. That was an amazing movie.


And they're hoping that you'll either be nostalgic enough or curious enough to drop a ticket on the reboot.

Remember - we're talking about the industry that thought rebooting "Ben Hur" was a good idea, and look how that worked out...
 
2017-03-15 10:12:11 AM  

Alphax: Renob: It's almost become fashionable to hate on The Matrix, but god DAMN that was a great movie. I think the sequels were crap (other than The Animatrix, which had some really great moments), but I still sorta kinda like them just because it's more Matrix.

It was a very good movie, very mind blowing the first time around.

The part where the machines were using humans as batteries was a rather stupid change, but forgivable.

Reloaded was fun to watch, but didn't advance the story too much.

Revolutions was mostly set outside the Matrix, and had something of a downer ending, so it's not considered much fun.


The Neil Gaiman short story that was on the Matrix website was written based on a script that still had the humans being used as computing resources instead of batteries, and it does some neat things with the concept, like the Machines "overclocking" the system so  it felt like time was flying for the people inside the Matrix:

http://www.voidspace.org.uk/cyberpunk/goliath.shtml

It really would have been a much stronger movie had the studio execs not been stupid and demanded the battery angle.
 
2017-03-15 10:13:52 AM  

iron de havilland: BalugaJoe: I like Hugo Weaving.

I like Hugo Acting.


How about Hugo Dragging?
img.fark.net
 
2017-03-15 10:19:23 AM  
They should reboot it but with Switch being as intended and a female Neo and we can watch MRAs and right-wingers go apeshiat.
 
2017-03-15 10:26:46 AM  
CSB:
Originally, The Wachowski (brothers) sisters wanted to have Will Smith play Neo, but he didn't "get it" so they went with Keanu Reeves.

Citation:
https://moviepilot.com/posts/2481780
 
2017-03-15 10:35:22 AM  

sid244: CSB:
Originally, The Wachowski (brothers) sisters wanted to have Will Smith play Neo, but he didn't "get it" so they went with Keanu Reeves.

Citation:
https://moviepilot.com/posts/2481780


He didn't get it because he was instead really hyped to do that wonderfully ground breaking Wild Wild West.
 
2017-03-15 10:38:10 AM  

theflatline: I would rather see Nueromancer or Snow Crash.


I would love a full Snow Crash movie. But if we can't get that, how about just a short of the first chapter directed by Edgar Wright?
 
2017-03-15 10:38:18 AM  

sid244: CSB:
Originally, The Wachowski (brothers) sisters wanted to have Will Smith play Neo, but he didn't "get it" so they went with Keanu Reeves.

Citation:
https://moviepilot.com/posts/2481780


From that link:
"It is worth remembering that Warner Brothers also offered Smith the role of The Man of Steel in 2006's "Superman Returns".

The internet would have literally caught fire.
 
2017-03-15 10:39:40 AM  
The Matrix was very good and perfectly timed with evolving film tech and consumer tech.

A remake is pointless
 
2017-03-15 10:40:08 AM  
Can we maybe *not* have the only white male be The Very Special Humanity Savior?
 
2017-03-15 10:43:14 AM  

SFSailor: Can we maybe *not* have the only white male be The Very Special Humanity Savior?


Breaking news, Hugo Weaving and Joe Pantoliano are not white males
 
2017-03-15 10:50:37 AM  
It may work if they go the prequel route of Morpheus waking up and searching for the One, but I am generally against reboots if they bring nothing new to the table.
 
2017-03-15 10:51:08 AM  

jayphat: sid244: CSB:
Originally, The Wachowski (brothers) sisters wanted to have Will Smith play Neo, but he didn't "get it" so they went with Keanu Reeves.

Citation:
https://moviepilot.com/posts/2481780

He didn't get it because he was instead really hyped to do that wonderfully ground breaking Wild Wild West.


Wild Wild West was a guaranteed $20 million payday and working with a Director he'd just made a blockbuster with. Hindsight is 20/20, but I'm sure he dried his eyes with a few hundreds and moved on.

Conversely, the Matrix was a first big-budget attempt from directors whose only notable movie at the time was a noir film most noteworthy for its sex scenes. Add to that a script that was sometimes well up its own ass with philosophical ramblings, and I can see why he would pass.

Lots of films don't look as good when they're  just words on a page.
 
2017-03-15 10:51:12 AM  

error 303: physt: One good movie... infinite shiatty sequels...

Objection, Your Honor!

A lot of the Animatrix was pretty cool.


NOPE
 
2017-03-15 10:54:48 AM  
Some movies should never be remade and this is one of them.
 
2017-03-15 10:56:30 AM  
1) Cave Rave
2) Uncomfortable Bony Sex

People keep talking about there being sequels to the Matrix. Next you'll tell me there were 'Prequels' to Star Wars.
 
2017-03-15 11:02:00 AM  
I've always thought The Matrix (and the MMO game that lasted a few years) deserved a follow-up in the form of a Deus Ex-style video game where the player assumes the role of an evolving prototype Agent, racing against humans and programs to obtain and use residual code left by Neo and Smith, possessing an unlucky Red Pill to access the real world, and judging if the virtual world should continue, man and machine merge, etc.
 
2017-03-15 11:04:33 AM  
I'm still waiting for the Matrix / TRON crossover.
 
2017-03-15 11:13:57 AM  

vygramul: They should reboot it but with Switch being as intended


Every time someone said her name, someone else would quickly say "Jimmy Smits"?
 
2017-03-15 11:14:27 AM  

Mad_Radhu: Alphax: Renob: It's almost become fashionable to hate on The Matrix, but god DAMN that was a great movie. I think the sequels were crap (other than The Animatrix, which had some really great moments), but I still sorta kinda like them just because it's more Matrix.

It was a very good movie, very mind blowing the first time around.

The part where the machines were using humans as batteries was a rather stupid change, but forgivable.

Reloaded was fun to watch, but didn't advance the story too much.

Revolutions was mostly set outside the Matrix, and had something of a downer ending, so it's not considered much fun.

The Neil Gaiman short story that was on the Matrix website was written based on a script that still had the humans being used as computing resources instead of batteries, and it does some neat things with the concept, like the Machines "overclocking" the system so  it felt like time was flying for the people inside the Matrix:

http://www.voidspace.org.uk/cyberpunk/goliath.shtml

It really would have been a much stronger movie had the studio execs not been stupid and demanded the battery angle.


Good story. Thanks.
 
2017-03-15 11:16:38 AM  

dragonchild: Renob: It's almost become fashionable to hate on The Matrix, but god DAMN that was a great movie.
Is this one of those cases where Fark defines anything less than slobbering devotion as "hate"?

I liked it.  It was good.  It was also kind of raw, but that's to be expected for a movie that took risks.  Solid action movie with a genuinely interesting (if horribly flawed) premise and some rather clunky fight choreography.  But what it gets the most praise for wasn't exactly mind-blowing to anyone who's been through a Philosophy 101 course or even a few David Cronenberg movies.
It was, however, vastly superior to the Star Wars prequels that came out around the same time.  Damning with faint praise, I know, but a college friend aptly said that the people who threw a billion dollars at The Phantom Menace literally went to see the wrong movie.

/ down with Videodrome
// long live the new flesh


iat a good, but not great, movie. I think part of it's success is that it plays to the nerd fantasy that while they look likea bunch of basement-dwelling geeks they are really "THE CHOSEN ONE"
 
2017-03-15 11:16:42 AM  
Wasn't there always someone on the outside watching to make sure Agents etc weren't descending on the "rebels?" If that's the case, how could they not notice the farking traitor making a deal w/ the Agents? Lots of plot holes. And the "science" was terrible, even by Hollywood's standards. Decent effects that were done better in better movies later on.
 
2017-03-15 11:23:45 AM  

jayphat: sid244: CSB:
Originally, The Wachowski (brothers) sisters wanted to have Will Smith play Neo, but he didn't "get it" so they went with Keanu Reeves.

Citation:
https://moviepilot.com/posts/2481780

From that link:
"It is worth remembering that Warner Brothers also offered Smith the role of The Man of Steel in 2006's "Superman Returns".

The internet would have literally caught fire.


You could picture it, though - Kal-el's capsule crash-lands in farmland, and Kevin Costner drives out to crack it open. As a baby Will Smith emerges, Kevin punches him right in the face and quips, "Welcome to Earth!"
 
2017-03-15 11:25:45 AM  

FormlessOne: jayphat: sid244: CSB:
Originally, The Wachowski (brothers) sisters wanted to have Will Smith play Neo, but he didn't "get it" so they went with Keanu Reeves.

Citation:
https://moviepilot.com/posts/2481780

From that link:
"It is worth remembering that Warner Brothers also offered Smith the role of The Man of Steel in 2006's "Superman Returns".

The internet would have literally caught fire.

You could picture it, though - Kal-el's capsule crash-lands in farmland, and Kevin Costner drives out to crack it open. As a baby Will Smith emerges, Kevin punches him right in the face and quips, "Welcome to Earth  Erf!"


FTFY
 
2017-03-15 11:31:52 AM  
Does Neo take the blue pill in this reboot?

/fark Hollywood.
 
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