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maninacan
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Seattle, WA, USA
Insane since: Oct 2001

posted posted 05-07-2003 04:29

Who's going? And what do you all think of it. I'm planning on going the 14th when it is released early in the morning with a friend.

CPrompt
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 05-07-2003 04:35

yep, just got back from seeing X2 and the preview looked awesome! Can't wait for that one. I am going on the 15th though.



Later,

C:\


~Binary is best~

Slime
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: Massachusetts, USA
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 05-07-2003 04:57

Can't wait.

Probably will though; I rarely watch movies right when they come out.

Dracusis
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Brisbane, Australia
Insane since: Apr 2001

posted posted 05-07-2003 05:21

I'm off to see X-men 2 tonight but Matrix Reloaded doesn't get released till the 16th down here.


[This message has been edited by Dracusis (edited 05-07-2003).]

iconoclast
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: SM Megamall
Insane since: May 2003

posted posted 05-07-2003 06:07

will it be much more understandable than the first one though?...i really dont get the point of the first movie

"...I'd like to think that I'm normal"

SPyX
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: College Station, TX
Insane since: Aug 2002

posted posted 05-07-2003 06:29
quote:
i really dont get the point of the first movie



Are you kidding? Morpheus pretty much lays it all out. . .

Dracusis
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Brisbane, Australia
Insane since: Apr 2001

posted posted 05-07-2003 08:10

Don't get the point? Which point?

There are so many.

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 05-07-2003 08:30
quote:
will it be much more understandable than the first one though?...i really dont get the point of the first movie



I will only say this: if you didn't get the "point" (in quotes because Drac is right--there are so many) of the first movie, then I doubt the second movie will be any more understandable.

It opens on the 15th here... next Thursday. Yes, I will be going to see it.




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WebShaman
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 05-07-2003 09:03

Oh yeah...Matrix Reloaded...can't wait!

X2 was great! Saw it last weekend! Wooohooo!

Has anyone seen the Animatrix trailor yet? man, that is some incredible 3D stuff...go Square!

Tyberius Prime
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Germany
Insane since: Sep 2001

posted posted 05-07-2003 10:39

those cheap bastards! It opens up the 22nd around here.
And that although th e15 is a thursday (traditional europ movie lunch day) as well!

Suho, prepare the quantum transportation receiving chamber!
I'm visiting to watch ;-)
I only hope they show the movie in english in sk...

Moon Shadow
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Rouen, France
Insane since: Jan 2003

posted posted 05-07-2003 12:59

On the 16th in France, but I managed to buy tickets for the preview on the 15

About the point of the first movie, it was pretty well explained, I just had a regret the philosophy was not more consistent.


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Luxo_Jr
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Stuck inside a Pixar short film
Insane since: Apr 2001

posted posted 05-07-2003 13:35

Im seeing it as soon as it comes out here. Im going to the Melbourne Effects and Animation Festival in 2 weeks time where the makers of The Matrix will discuss how they did it and also people like me get a free season pass to see it

"You don't know how paralysing that is, that stare of a blank canvas, which says to the painter: you can't do a thing." - Vincent Van Gogh

CPrompt
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 05-07-2003 14:14

To Luxo_Jr. : :P

Later,

C:\


~Binary is best~

Veneficuz
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: A graveyard of dreams
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 05-07-2003 14:17

It doesn't open until the 21st here But I'm seeing it as soon as possible. Saw a preview at the cinema yesterday and it looked awsome !


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Petskull
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From: 127 Halcyon Road, Marenia, Atlantis
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 05-07-2003 15:35

it's my bday the 22nd... that'd be kinda cool..



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Suho1004
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 05-07-2003 15:36

TP: All set--just drop me a line before you come over.

And of course they show the movies in English! I would torch the theater if they made me watch the Matrix dubbed in Korean (or LOTR, or any other movie for that matter). Fortunately, though, they have subtitles. Well, they're not really subtitles, since they are on the side of the screen and not the bottom, but I suppose that's close enough.

Rauthrin
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: 2 Miles Below Insane
Insane since: Apr 2003

posted posted 05-07-2003 17:18

mmmm.... Matrix Reloaded ::drools::

iconoclast
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: SM Megamall
Insane since: May 2003

posted posted 05-09-2003 04:06
quote:
Are you kidding? Morpheus pretty much lays it all out. . .



im not

"...I'd like to think that I'm normal"

counterfeitbacon
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Vancouver, WA
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 05-09-2003 04:26

Wow. Did you say season pass!?!?

Hmm...Maybe we could just circulate it around the Asylum. Like Wes's box.

Sanzen
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Raleigh, NC
Insane since: Jan 2003

posted posted 05-09-2003 05:10

Matrix Reloaded is gonna kick like a hyper 3 year old

"The only difference between me and a madman is that... i'm not mad!" - Salvador Dali

SPyX
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: College Station, TX
Insane since: Aug 2002

posted posted 05-09-2003 09:51

OK, well if you go to the matrix website, www.whatisthematrix.com, they have a quite extensive philosophy section. A bunch of really smart people, or the best BSers in the world, wrote a bunch of essays. Those might help.

Edit: Of course, they also might confuse the hell outta you.

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[This message has been edited by Petskull (edited 05-10-2003).]

Wes
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Inside THE BOX
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 05-09-2003 11:08

Humans built robots, the robots took over and use the humans as energy sources, while keeping their minds occupied with a computer simulation of real life -- what's not to get?


Rauthrin
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: 2 Miles Below Insane
Insane since: Apr 2003

posted posted 05-09-2003 18:04

Wes: Why the robots don't just store the energy to travel to another planet to have the sunlight that they need. If they did that, they they wouldn't need to keep the Matrix around anymore.

poi
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: France
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 05-09-2003 18:31

Rauthrin: It seems that even robots have some difficulties to travel in outerspace and that taking the whole humanity over is much easier.

Mathieu "POÏ" HENRI

Dracusis
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Brisbane, Australia
Insane since: Apr 2001

posted posted 05-09-2003 18:35

Besides, if they did that then you wouldn't be able to have geeky hackers drool over the possibility to become the world’s most powerful ass kicking machine.

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 05-10-2003 02:21

It's a movie. You can poke holes in the logic of any movie if you want to. Heck, reality isn't even all that logical most of the time.

The first step in enjoying any work of fiction, be it a book or a movie, is "suspension of disbelief." You can refuse to suspend your disbelief, of course, and nitpick at little details and flaws of logic, but you will never truly be able to enjoy the work.

I mean, come on... Keanu Reeves as the savior of humanity? We're talking major suspension of disbelief here from square one. Just sit back and enjoy the show.

Fig
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Houston, TX, USA
Insane since: Apr 2000

posted posted 05-10-2003 07:48

very good point suho. the point isn't that you have to entirely believe that everything could/would happen, but that at that moment what you're seeing is happening. spielberg is (usually) a master at this. the matrix, btw, wasn't necessarily an easy film to "get", it took till my third viewing (which was, incidentally, still in the theater) to really wrap my brain around everything. even now as i watch it again, read the philosophy articles that were posted earlier, discuss it with friends, etc., i understand bits and pieces even more.

another interesting companion to the suspension of disbelief was something fascinating that was talked about in the commentary on the ghostbusters dvd (which is outstanding for anyone interested). they discussed what they called "the sliding scale of reality", the basic concept being that if they introduced unusual things to you a little bit at a time and got you to accept them you'd accept more and more as the story progressed. in ghostbusters they start with the sighting of the ghost in the library and the eggs frying on the apartment counter; by the end of the film you've got a giant marshmellow man terrorizing new york and that seems completely normal i think the matrix employed similar techniques as well.

chris


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Suho1004
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 05-10-2003 11:11

Yup, that's very true. The "sliding scale of reality." I like that. Of course, in the Matrix, there was a bit of jarring weirdness when Neo first finds out what's going on, but I think that's the idea--you're supposed to be a little taken aback, just like Neo is.

Actually, I never saw the Matrix in the theaters... I never really thought too much about seeing it until my brother started going on and on about how awesome it was. I didn't see it until later on, on video. I think I've only actually seen the whole movie twice. I will be getting the DVD, though, when we get our DVD player and home theater system this summer (somehow seeing the Matrix on my 15 inch computer screen with my tiny little speakers just doesn't sound like all that much fun, so I'm going to wait).

Patrick
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Houston, Texas
Insane since: Dec 2001

posted posted 05-12-2003 04:01

Im going on the 14th, yes the day before. since i work at the theater


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Yannah
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: In your Hard Drive; C:
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 05-12-2003 05:41

I probably won't cos I haven't got any time.

Fig
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Houston, TX, USA
Insane since: Apr 2000

posted posted 05-12-2003 08:12

wow, i'm going on the 14th cause they're showing it that day

chris


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maninacan
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Seattle, WA, USA
Insane since: Oct 2001

posted posted 05-13-2003 20:53

OK, I'm pretty confused now about my tickets. They say 3:30 AM, Wednessday 14th. Suposedly the movie doesn't come out until the 15th. But how could they make a mistake like that? They could get in huge trouble for something like false advertising. Oh well, I'm going to ask the person at the box office when I go with my friend to pick up his ticket. I'm very confused/dissapointed/angry.

Gilbert Nolander
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Washington DC
Insane since: May 2002

posted posted 05-13-2003 21:05
quote:
Hmm...Maybe we could just circulate it around the Asylum. Like Wes's box.



What ever happened with that box idea?

Yannah
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: In your Hard Drive; C:
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 05-14-2003 00:07
quote:
OK, I'm pretty confused now about my tickets. They say 3:30 AM, Wednessday 14th. Suposedly the movie doesn't come out until the 15th. But how could they make a mistake like that? They could get in huge trouble for something like false advertising. Oh well, I'm going to ask the person at the box office when I go with my friend to pick up his ticket. I'm very confused/dissapointed/angry.



I thought that Matrix will be shown at 14th of May in there, USA.

Fig
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Houston, TX, USA
Insane since: Apr 2000

posted posted 05-14-2003 07:56

nope, the matrix officially opens on the 15th, and generally theaters will do a midnight/12:01am showing for a film like reloaded. however, my local theater isn't doing this and is instead showing a 10pm show on the 14th. go figure.

chris


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Rameses Niblik the Third
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: From:From:
Insane since: Aug 2001

posted posted 05-14-2003 14:43

The missing dialogue from "The Matrix"

What is the Matrix?

How many roads must a man walk down?



tikigod
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: outside Augusta National
Insane since: Nov 2001

posted posted 05-14-2003 15:42

Got my tickets for a 10:00 showing tonight. I can't wait.

--tiki

mahjqa
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: The Demented Side of the Fence
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 05-14-2003 15:51

Bought tickets for Friday the 16th.

St. Seneca
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: 3rd shelf, behind the cereal
Insane since: Dec 2000

posted posted 05-14-2003 16:18

I too will be watching at 10 tonight.

Moon Shadow
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Rouen, France
Insane since: Jan 2003

posted posted 05-14-2003 16:29

It's quite funny to witness the frenzy about this movie in the USA... Nothing like that in our "old" countries

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