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1 hour ago, Devon Malcolm said:

The Anya Taylor-Joy Supremacy continues apace.

She's in everything now. What a time to be alive.

Yes, but collectively can we forget her starring role in Playmobil the Movie?

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Viral campaign for Matrix Resurrections has kicked in, with a full trailer in two days:

https://thechoiceisyours.whatisthematrix.com/uk/

I was tempted to put this in the Things that you know will be shit thread, but Matrix was like my Star Wars growing up, so I'm going to be reduced to excited fanboy regardless. Some of the footage here looks great, and I love the sinister undertone to it that the sequels kind of lost. 

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I loved The Matrix. I was 14 when it came out and it was the first film I was the movie equivalent of a smark for, instead of just seeing a trailer before another film like a philistine, I'd actively followed the production from quite early on. I remember pestering the cinema months before it came out about release dates and certificates- I was well and truly hyped up. I dragged a mate to see it at the pictures, an early Saturday morning showing at what is now the Cineworld in Sheffield on their giant screen. I bought my ticket and they accused him of being under age (which we both were) and I managed to sweet talk the person at the box office to let him in. I remember him turning to me probably half way through the film and saying "This is boring as fuck, it better get good" and me just saying "Get ready". And then the big Morpheus rescue happened, my mind exploded and my mate walked out saying it was the best thing he'd ever seen. I was obsessed with it. It was MY film. I wore the VHS out and knew it line by line. I watched it the other week and having typed this out now I'm hyped up again and could probably stick it on right now.

Other than the amazing motorway chase sequence I really hated both sequels but I'm quietly optimistic with the fourth one. I watched the red and blue pill teaser trailers a couple of times each yesterday and was giddy as fuck that an advert knew what time it was when I was watching. It's such a cool trick and it really added to my excitement. Please, for the love of God, don't be shit.

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I'm pretty sure the third Matrix film was the first time I ever fell asleep in the cinema. Fell asleep in the middle of some kind of big CGI space fight, woke up in the middle of same, with no idea how much time had passed in-between, and the story being so bollocks I never figured it out.

Not even a posh cinema with comfy chairs that I'd invariably fall asleep in now that I'm older and my brain's instinctive reaction to "nice movie + comfy chair" is to have a little sleep. A horrible folding Odeon chair. 

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Matrix kept the leather industry afloat at the turn of the century with the amount of trench coats the goth kids bought round our way.

I did see it at the cinema when it was released but I’ve never seen it since and couldn’t tell you anything about other than the red pill/blue pill stuff and the rotating camera shot that was parodied to death, and that it’s standing was similar to that of Fight Club in that  if you didn’t like it you obviously “didn’t get it”

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There has been a rewriting of history regarding the films in some quarters. Now we know the whole trans allegory some people no longer agree that the sequels are absolute dog shit, which they are, and the first one, whilst good, borrows a little too heavily from Dark City and has ridiculous dialogue. 
 

It’s always brilliant though whenever libertarian fight wing fuckwits use the red pill bollocks even though a pair of trans women came up with it. This was perfect. 

 

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the American right wing can't understand subtext, and barely understand text. It's true of The Matrix and Fight Club, of Reagan using "Born In The USA", of Trump supporters being amazed that Springsteen and Rage Against The Machine aren't on their side. But it goes back forever - the whole reason the Twilight Zone existed is that Rod Serling was getting his ideas censored and wasn't able to tell the stories he wanted, so he told them as sci-fi stories instead because he knew the censors would be too thick to realise the allegory. 

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I rewatched the first one a few weeks back and I felt like it has stood up pretty well.  Of course there's some shit dialogue and Keanu can't act, but it's fun and there's some decent action set pieces.

It was never a film I was crazy about so I'd only seen it in the cinema and once after that until the rewatch, so I don't think I was coloured by nostalgia.

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Summer of ‘99 in the cinema for me was Phantom Menace and The Mummy. I was aware of The Matrix being this really cool ‘best film of the summer’ hit but didn’t see the first one until around the time Reloaded came out - I remember the hype for that second one much more clearly. I saw the first one, liked but didn’t love it, but liked it enough to watch Reloaded at the cinema. That put me off seeing Revolutions until years after the fact. I have no strong feelings about a fourth one either way... I don’t recall much about the third, but didn’t it all get wrapped up neatly?

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31 minutes ago, HarmonicGenerator said:

I don’t recall much about the third, but didn’t it all get wrapped up neatly?

The robot/human war was ended and Keanu Reeves and Carrie Ann Moss die so yeah, interested where the fuck the new one is going to go.

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I've never watched any of The Matrix movies. Not feeling that I've missed out on anything, despite my brother's repeated insistence that I should watch the first one. 

As Fight Club has been brought up in here too, add me to the "what's all the fuss about?" club. 

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