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2021-12-06 7:38:04 PM  
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2021-12-06 7:47:59 PM  
 
2021-12-06 8:31:38 PM  
So, wild guess... this is another incarnation of the Matrix and Trinity is the One this time?  But Neo is having flashbacks of when he was the One?
 
2021-12-06 8:39:46 PM  
Can I do the Time Warp again?
 
2021-12-06 8:44:18 PM  
Whoah.
 
2021-12-06 8:47:47 PM  

OldRod: So, wild guess... this is another incarnation of the Matrix and Trinity is the One this time?  But Neo is having flashbacks of when he was the One?


good guess I think
 
2021-12-06 8:49:54 PM  
If Keanu is involved, it can't be crap, but I didn't like the 2 sequels as much as I liked the first movie.
 
2021-12-06 9:14:22 PM  
Thoroughly enjoyed Sense8. Looking forward to this.
 
2021-12-06 10:18:34 PM  

OldRod: So, wild guess... this is another incarnation of the Matrix and Trinity is the One this time?  But Neo is having flashbacks of when he was the One?


Neo and Trinity are a Matrix Dyad, a force unseen for generations. The life of the two combine to restore the one true Agent Smith.
 
2021-12-06 10:19:02 PM  
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2021-12-06 10:21:46 PM  

calufrax: You can if you want or need, subby...
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Will that counteract the Viagra?
 
2021-12-06 10:24:57 PM  
It looks fun. But not especially... not like a remake of the first. I'll probably watch it eventually. But I've been embarrassingly lax in my John Wick viewing, which is bound to take precedence.
 
2021-12-06 10:32:42 PM  

OldRod: So, wild guess... this is another incarnation of the Matrix and Trinity is the One this time?  But Neo is having flashbacks of when he was the One?


I'm thinking that the end of Revolutions wasn't what we thought it was. For that matter, Matrix wasn't what we thought it was. Taking the red pill just shunted Neo from the 'basic' Matrix to a more specialized version for humans starting to see the glitches and flaws. There, these people are still in the Matrix, but just have a specialized routine where their questions are answered and they 'live' out a Chosen One/savior fantasy.

Neo's still hooked up to the Matrix. He never left.
 
2021-12-06 10:32:52 PM  
The first story was good because it was personally important to the wachowskis. In the Matrix 4 previews, Neo acts like a wizard. That with some of the leads not returning makes me want to skip this one unless the reviews are super.
 
2021-12-06 10:35:46 PM  

OldRod: So, wild guess... this is another incarnation of the Matrix and Trinity is the One this time?  But Neo is having flashbacks of when he was the One?


You nailed it.
 
2021-12-06 10:36:49 PM  

plecos: OldRod: So, wild guess... this is another incarnation of the Matrix and Trinity is the One this time?  But Neo is having flashbacks of when he was the One?

good guess I think


Doubtful. Apparently they are incorporating the plotline of Matrix Online as it applies to Morpheus and his later death*.

* It's this whole thing that lasted for a while and was really fun until you figured out the PVE mechanics and then maxed out your xp over a weekend. You then wound up with everyone in a given subclass wearing the same gear to max stats.......

The best bit was that "coders" (wizards, what I played) all wound up wearing mustard yellow rain suits for the stats.
 
2021-12-06 10:39:20 PM  
Much better trailer, even if it gives away what I'm assuming are meant to be surprises. The orchestral "Calm Like a Bomb" didn't hurt either. Dual 'Ones' is at least going to be interesting.
 
2021-12-06 10:41:05 PM  
Also, the PVP was kinda boring. Stacking offensive abilities was easier than defensive, so it was mostly a matter of who got the drop on their opponent in the battle map instance.
 
2021-12-06 10:42:03 PM  

baron von doodle: plecos: OldRod: So, wild guess... this is another incarnation of the Matrix and Trinity is the One this time?  But Neo is having flashbacks of when he was the One?

good guess I think

Doubtful. Apparently they are incorporating the plotline of Matrix Online as it applies to Morpheus and his later death*.

* It's this whole thing that lasted for a while and was really fun until you figured out the PVE mechanics and then maxed out your xp over a weekend. You then wound up with everyone in a given subclass wearing the same gear to max stats.......

The best bit was that "coders" (wizards, what I played) all wound up wearing mustard yellow rain suits for the stats.


I was an aikido grandmaster on the pvp server. I had lots of fun beating the shiat out of people in hand-to-hand combat. But yeah, those coders would just stand a distance away and nuke me.
 
2021-12-06 10:43:25 PM  
I had fond memories of MxO. Got into a fight with Seraph, who summarily whooped my ass. I kind of hope he's in this one.
 
2021-12-06 10:44:07 PM  

calufrax: You can if you want or need, subby...
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Nothing like a little pregnant horse piss to take the edge off.
 
2021-12-06 10:49:46 PM  

Jake Havechek: If Keanu is involved, it can't be crap


Two words: Johnny Mnemonic.
 
2021-12-06 10:52:31 PM  
It appears the Matrix is a film inside this version of the matrix. Reminds me of Cypher's desire to be reinserted as an actor by the machines, and that all seems to track with the end of matrix revolutions. They had to stick him back into the new version for the code to work? Neo is the IBM 5150 of the Matrix?

This is one I will go back to a imax to watch with other humans as was the style in the late 20th century..:
 
2021-12-06 10:56:19 PM  
Whatever Matrix 4 is about, I sure hope it doesn't require any knowledge of 2 and 3. Because I have willfully forgotten them, and there's no chance in hell I'm revisiting them.
 
2021-12-06 11:00:13 PM  
On the plus side I can watch it on HBO Max.
 
2021-12-06 11:05:27 PM  
Looks like tens of millions in VFX propping up a dumb story. It is going to need a RT score in the mid-90s to win me back. Touching the stove that was Matrix 2 and 3 left a mark. Jupiter Ascending hasn't helped.
 
2021-12-06 11:06:07 PM  
Totally respect the Wachowskis. Nice people. You would not farking believe the sets they had built. Rust, robots, bodies scattered everywhere. And the practical effects.
 
2021-12-06 11:06:24 PM  

Kat09tails: On the plus side I can watch it on HBO Max.


And because it is opening on a streaming service torrents of people will get to see it that weekend.
 
2021-12-06 11:07:02 PM  
Liked The Matrix but didn't or not sure if I saw 2 and 3 or took blue pill but with time and reflection perhaps there may be a story here and I'm looking forward to a red pill.
 
2021-12-06 11:13:46 PM  
I'm convinced they had no idea there were going to be sequels when they made the first one.
 
2021-12-06 11:20:30 PM  
All of you are suckers, I took the yellow pill, and now I work and live in a Amazon warehouse 24/7
 
2021-12-06 11:21:56 PM  
I'm so happy to see this headline on the Internet and not have it lead to a bunch of incel white supremacists.
 
2021-12-06 11:22:28 PM  

stoli n coke: Jake Havechek: If Keanu is involved, it can't be crap

Two words: Johnny Mnemonic.


I don't remember that one
 
2021-12-06 11:29:10 PM  

Jumpthruhoops: stoli n coke: Jake Havechek: If Keanu is involved, it can't be crap

Two words: Johnny Mnemonic.

I don't remember that one


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We're in it right now  XD
 
2021-12-06 11:44:50 PM  
Even from ALL that, I still only have some wild guesses about what's actually happening.
 
2021-12-06 11:46:09 PM  

Thanks for the Meme-ries: Jumpthruhoops: stoli n coke: Jake Havechek: If Keanu is involved, it can't be crap

Two words: Johnny Mnemonic.

I don't remember that one

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We're in it right now  XD


I completely forgot about that! Where is my cyberdolphin?
 
2021-12-06 11:48:51 PM  

OldRod: So, wild guess... this is another incarnation of the Matrix and Trinity is the One this time?  But Neo is having flashbacks of when he was the One?


I dunno.

Clearly both of them are still (again) plugged in to The Matrix, the new version, but keeping him in the dark seems pretty important to whoever.   Trinity's role again seems to be to break that illusion.

There is the fact the she's one of the few players keeping the same face/actor, but there's a ton of other things to unpack there, like actor availability.
 
2021-12-06 11:51:36 PM  

Jumpthruhoops: Thanks for the Meme-ries: Jumpthruhoops: stoli n coke: Jake Havechek: If Keanu is involved, it can't be crap

Two words: Johnny Mnemonic.

I don't remember that one

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We're in it right now  XD

I completely forgot about that! Where is my cyberdolphin?


He said so long, and thanks for all the fish......

/buh
//dumm
///tsssshhh
 
2021-12-07 12:06:04 AM  
I'll wait for the reviews. The Wachowskis are sporadically good filmmakers at best, and their recent output (Jupiter Ascending, Cloud Atlas) have been pretty bad.
 
2021-12-07 12:19:17 AM  
I'd like to watch this at the movies but not with that farking covid running around.
I will reluctantly have to do HBO Max.

Did anyone catch Niobe aged a lot more than Neo/Trinity?
 
2021-12-07 12:42:08 AM  
I liked Cloud Atlas. Jupiter was a disappointment.
 
2021-12-07 1:06:11 AM  

Kris_Romm: OldRod: So, wild guess... this is another incarnation of the Matrix and Trinity is the One this time?  But Neo is having flashbacks of when he was the One?

I dunno.

Clearly both of them are still (again) plugged in to The Matrix, the new version, but keeping him in the dark seems pretty important to whoever.   Trinity's role again seems to be to break that illusion.

There is the fact the she's one of the few players keeping the same face/actor, but there's a ton of other things to unpack there, like actor availability.


Thats what it seems like.

If I had to take a stab at the plot I'd say that neo is in this matrix with a group of people who chose to stay in after 3 in the hope of finding "trinity" who died in the last movie but there are "echos" of her code still in various different matrices that are run by different groups. Which is the real trinity? Is there a real trinity anymore? Will this trinity be the same as the original even if it is just echos of who she was? If all that remains are simply echos or snapshots, then does that love trinity had for neo still remain or has it changed?

The original trilogy was about how we use the internet and how it can come to use us, so I imagine the new series will be the exact same with the added commentary of what we are being at odds with what we chose to be (or at least what we pretend to be) and how these systems can foster growth or destroy us. I think thats why you see two "versions" of AI at play, one attempting to help foster neo's growth through introspection and therapy while the other is clearly trying to tear neo down by reinstating the villains of the past. This also dovetails into contemporary culture where social media has given spaces to previously victimized and oppressed poeples to form large and accepting communities, but in the inverse has also allowed groups to gather and form that oppose those people often through violent means. I imagine that these questions are gonna be brought up in one way or another through the course of the movie.
 
2021-12-07 1:06:36 AM  

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2021-12-07 1:29:25 AM  

Weatherkiss: OldRod: So, wild guess... this is another incarnation of the Matrix and Trinity is the One this time?  But Neo is having flashbacks of when he was the One?

Neo and Trinity are a Matrix Dyad, a force unseen for generations. The life of the two combine to restore the one true Agent Smith.


The Deleted Speak!

The Matrix has heard a mysterious RSS feed,

a threat of REVENGE in the sinister voice of

the late AGENT SMITH.

 
2021-12-07 1:39:18 AM  
So if Trinity is The One, why does Neo have the same superpowers as before (stopping bullets, redirecting a missile, etc.)? Those can only be used by The One, right?
 
2021-12-07 1:43:34 AM  
On a visual level, the Wachowskis have never disappointed. On a story level... Well, I'll just keep an open mind on that part and see this for the visuals.
 
2021-12-07 1:51:00 AM  

stoli n coke: Jake Havechek: If Keanu is involved, it can't be crap

Two words: Johnny Mnemonic.


That was more the fault of the director, Robert Longo. I mean...he farking had William Gibson on the set as a gorram consultant, and ignored everything Gibson was saying about the story the HE WROTE.

I remember reading that Longo was so hated by the crew, they would whistle 'If I Only Had A Brain' when he walked by.

Keanu turned in as good of a performance as anyone could have expected given an absolute shiat tiramisu of a script and an incompetent director.

/when I saw it in the theater, the first thing that popped into my mind was 'Holy Shiat...that is the cleanest farking dystopian alley I've ever seen in a film...'
 
2021-12-07 1:54:49 AM  

Jumpthruhoops: Thanks for the Meme-ries: Jumpthruhoops: stoli n coke: Jake Havechek: If Keanu is involved, it can't be crap

Two words: Johnny Mnemonic.

I don't remember that one

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We're in it right now  XD

I completely forgot about that! Where is my cyberdolphin?


There's a project called Flipper Zero that is like a cyberdolphin tamagotchi for hackers.
 
2021-12-07 2:07:21 AM  
Glad to hear Hugo Weaving won't be in this one. No offense to the actor, but I feel like part of what made the previous Matrix sequels so disappointing was their fixation on Agent Smith as Neo's counterpart every single time.

It was kind of interesting in the second movie, mostly because it made for a few awesome fight sequences, but by the third movie it just seemed like more of the same. Like they took the mediocre "what if Smith could clone himself" idea, and then turned it up to 11 solely because they couldn't think of anything else to do.
 
2021-12-07 3:23:59 AM  

Mugato: I'm convinced they had no idea there were going to be sequels when they made the first one.


I thought I had read that they wanted it to be a trilogy, but with one Prequel and one Sequel. And they had the ideas for the sequel but the studios made them do 2 sequels so they stretched the story out and it got cluttered with a bunch of useless filler.
 
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