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counterfeitbacon
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Vancouver, WA
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 11-05-2003 00:07

So, after the fairly dissapointing (yet fucking cool) Matrix Reloaded, is anyone going to go see Revolutions tommorow?

krets
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: KC, KS
Insane since: Nov 2002

posted posted 11-05-2003 00:07

Fairly disappointing? Maybe to you.

And yes, I'll be there.

:::11oh1:::

Veneficuz
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: A graveyard of dreams
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 11-05-2003 00:17

Didn't think Revolutions was dissapoiting, but then I didn't have that high expectations...

I'll probably try to see the movie sometime this weekend. Not that important for me to see this one on the premiere.

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SPyX
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: College Station, TX
Insane since: Aug 2002

posted posted 11-05-2003 00:42

I believe the really odd people who were disapointed with reloaded are going to like it a whole lot more after seeing revolutions. I think many of the things that may have seemed frivolous in reloaded will be explained or made relevant.

Yes my ticket is ready and waiting for me. 7:40pm tomorrow night.

counterfeitbacon
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Vancouver, WA
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 11-05-2003 00:53

Well, what I found dissapointing was mainly (a) the fact that it just didn't live up to 'Matrix' and (b) there was just one too many cheesy parts (when Neo jumpstarted Trinities heart comes to mind) in Reloaded. But that doesn't diminish the fact that I bought it the day it came out, it was still a good movie, I was just...dissapointed.

Welp, got my ticket

Yannah
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

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

posted posted 11-05-2003 01:28

Matrix Reloaded is really dissappointing, but I guess that's just how it is for Part 2 movies.

DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 11-05-2003 01:40

It's hard to be disappointed when you didn't bother seeing it since the first one was way overated anyway.....

=)



krets
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: KC, KS
Insane since: Nov 2002

posted posted 11-05-2003 02:07

Well it's a good thing I don't put much stock in the "crabby man ratings."



:::11oh1:::

Ramasax
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: PA, US
Insane since: Feb 2002

posted posted 11-05-2003 02:19

I could have done without the love scene in Reloaded, sex and the Matrix just don't jive with me. Other than that I thought it was an excellent movie. It did the job of a part 2, left you hanging with tons of unanswered questions. The first movie is to get things started with a bang, which the Matrix did wonderfully. Part two is supposed to be a lot more drawn out, you get to know the people, the places, and things better. Part three is supposed to wrap it up and be the most exciting. So we'll see.

I was wondering what these guys are going to do after the Matrix, really a hard one to top, and anything less spectacular will be criticized.

counterfeitbacon
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Vancouver, WA
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 11-05-2003 03:10

Ram: You could always go watch Bound again...mmm...lesbians

Umm, seriously: They seem to have this real-life manga thing down good. Maybe some Ghost in the Shell inspired stuff. That'd be awesome.

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DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 11-05-2003 03:10



That was far from crabby. I'll let you know when I have a crabby reveiw for you



moaiz
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From:
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posted posted 11-05-2003 03:51

I just picked up my tickets for the 7am showing. I cant say I am quivering with anticipation over it, I just want to get it out of the way more than anything.



GrythusDraconis
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: The Astral Plane
Insane since: Jul 2002

posted posted 11-05-2003 03:55

I think the reason a lot of people had issue with reloaded is because they wexpected it to be the same as Matrix. Why? it's the second book in a series, basically. It has it's own story and it's own pace. It isn't a recreation of the first book. Another thing is that the animatrix movies that were released weren't just cool matrix additions. They are integral to the story, part of the matrix development. If they weren't watched some of the things in the movie didn't make as much sense. I have been (and continue to be) thrilled with reloaded but i know revolutions will blow them all out of the water. I suggest getting and watching the animatrix some time so you can see all of the short movies and get some of that missing information. The varying animation style remind me of Heavy Metal. It's interesting.

I will be there opening night. and also this weekend.

Emperor
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Cell 53, East Wing
Insane since: Jul 2001

posted posted 11-05-2003 03:57

Perhaps we could get DL to hand out some kind of movie recommendation ratings? E.g.:

quote:
"I give this 3 crabs"



DL: Perhaps you should get that seen to

And yep I'm looking forward to this one as I do hope it explains aspects of the second film which I felt were left hanging -we'll see

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eyezaer
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: the Psychiatric Ward
Insane since: Sep 2000

posted posted 11-05-2003 04:25

call me crazy, but I was not impressed with the animatrix. at all.

Also, I don't think the 3rd will be better than the first. I don't think it *can* be. The first was so out there... and thats what made it. 2nd and 3rd... nah. Just alliterations on the first.

Now the grapic efx in the 3rd, I can not wait to see.


counterfeitbacon
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Vancouver, WA
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 11-05-2003 05:23

The animatrix was, imo, about half-way good. Great animation, for the most part, was hampered by some tired stories and bad directing. By far my favorite one was 'Beyond' and my least favorite were the two (most hyped) 'Second Renaissance 1/2.' They added to it, as did the 'Enter the Matrix' video game, but really, if Revolutions is like the Matrix at all, I'd consider Reloaded to be more filler than anything.

WebShaman
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

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

posted posted 11-05-2003 06:13

Tickets are pre-ordered...can hardly wait.

It will be interesting to see how the questions raised in Part 2 get answered....

Fig
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

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

posted posted 11-05-2003 06:54

bingo GD. i was actually the same way in my first viewing of reloaded, then i realized that it just couldn't be the same film. we've already seen the cool new stuff introduced in the first film, that's nothing exciting anymore. they had to take us deeper into the matrix universe in order to set up what's about to happen. the animatrix filled in a lot of those little gaps as well and raised some interesting questions just like reloaded did. we've really only have seen half a film, i think (and hope) that revolutions will just blow us away.

i was gonna go to an 8am show, been moved to the 1:30 showing. VERY pumped, and waiting to see what and how its answered

chris


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mahjqa
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

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

posted posted 11-05-2003 08:49

At this time in Holland, you can still get tickets for the premiere. Which kinda surprises me.

(and I suggest that if somebody wants to talk about the movie with spoilers and the like, he/she should open a new thread.)

lallous
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Lebanon
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 11-05-2003 10:42

for those who were disappointed w/ Reloaded or will be w/ Revolution maybe this site will clear some things up and allow you to watch this movie in a different view:
http://www.matrix-explained.com/



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Skaarjj
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: :morF
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 11-05-2003 11:18

And if you plan to have spoilers, etc...uh...either warn people in the thread title, or don't have them. I personally can't go and see it yet, and I don't particularly want to know the end before I see it, and I'm sure other people don't either. let's keep stuff secret...ok?

prawnstar69
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Loughborough, Leics. UK
Insane since: Sep 2003

posted posted 11-05-2003 13:43

I'm quite looking forward to seeing it at the cinema, I think it's a very cinema film with all those special effects you need a big screen with great sound.

I'll wait until the masses of people going to see it have died down a little, meaning I'll probably see it when I'm at my girlfriend's next (couple of weekends away). I don't think it'll top the original but I have a feeling it'll be better than Reloaded and I'm pretty sure I already know the twist at the end of this one.

I watched the making of Revoloutions the other day on MTV fantastic how they did the mid air combat and stuff.

I'll just be waiting for the Trilogy box set to come out on DVD after I've seen Revoloutions.

Oh. And I thought the Animatrix was pretty cool, some great work there, I guess some of the storylines could;ve been better, but it's good stuff.

I need to see the Cowboy Bebop movie too, that should be cool.

u-neek
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From: Berlin, Germany
Insane since: Jan 2001

posted posted 11-05-2003 18:50

For the german readers: http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/kino/0,1518,272622,00.html

quisja
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: everywhere
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 11-05-2003 23:08

I saw the premiere this afternoon here in the UK, surprisingly I got tickets about 1 hour before hand and only about half the seats were taken. It did make Revolutions make more sense, and I would recommend people go see it. If only for a laugh at Reeve's "acting"...

jiblet
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From: Minneapolis, MN, USA
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 11-06-2003 01:43

So far Revolutions has gotten almost universally bad reviews. But I still think I'm going to enjoy it for the following reasons:

1. Everyone complained about the pseudo-religious psycho babble in Reloaded not making any sense. Yet to me it made perfect sense and I enjoyed the complexity of it.

2. People complained about the special effects in Reloaded not being as impressive. Wha-huh? I think everyone's just a bit jaded with the current state of special effects being what it is, nevertheless, the technical side of Reloaded represents a huge refinement of the techniques they used in the first Matrix. Bottom line: I liked the action.

3. Endless complaints about how bad Reloaded was compared to the original. Of course the sequel is not going to have the same dark and mysterious feel of the first one. How could it? Sure Keanu works better playing a clueless character rather than the leader, but I can get past the bad acting. The new story kept me interested and wasn't predictable.


Frankly I think everyone just puts the first Matrix up on a pedestal and then is mad that the sequels don't measure up. For me, Reloaded was very entertaining despite some nitpicks, and I expect Revolutions to be the same way.

-jiblet

Skaarjj
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: :morF
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 11-06-2003 02:19

I personally couldn't give a rats arse what the critics say. I like to go judge a movie for myself, with no expectations of how good it's going to be, or how bad.

DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 11-06-2003 03:07
quote:
Frankly I think everyone just puts the first Matrix up on a pedestal



Well that is certainly problem number one. Not because it makes them have expectations that are to ohihg, but because the first movie simply was not that goddamn impressive.

I mean, yeah there were some really cool computer effects. There was some great dark imagery. There were cool names, cool clothes, cool kung-fu, and lot's of pseudo-cerebral banter.

But there was very little that was new or interesting as far as actual concept, plot, acting, character development, etc.

Bleh. I just don't get what the fuss is all about.

DarkGarden
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: in media rea
Insane since: Jul 2000

posted posted 11-06-2003 03:59

The first Matrix was a good movie...it wasn't a film.

Once that sinks in, people might be able to remove head from ass and see it for what it is...vapid amounts of fun.

Why did reloaded fail? It took itself too seriously. Christ, it wasn't even Dark City in the scheme of cerebral thought, but suddenly it's being touted as brilliant and intuitive.

Love the movies if you must, I have no issue with that. I enjoyed the couple hours of my life I spent on the Matrix...but the hype is just so fucking pathetic. It diminishes something that was good mindless fun.

Revolutions sounds as though it skews even farther into pointlessness than reloaded did (A movie which I walked away from about half an hour into). We'll see.

Trilogies are tough...it's often better to sit down and watch them syncruently so that you can gain perspective on things you put far too much investment into during your wait to see them.

Or go get crabs.

S'all good.

eyezaer
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: the Psychiatric Ward
Insane since: Sep 2000

posted posted 11-06-2003 05:15

Yah so well... this sucks.


The good news... Shrek2! I hope its a winner. The trailer looks promising. I cant wait.


RammStein
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From: cEll 513, west wing of the ninth plain
Insane since: Dec 2000

posted posted 11-06-2003 05:15

going to go see it this weekend .. can't wait!!!

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

posted posted 11-06-2003 21:06

most of the theaters on the island had a problem with the syncing of the sound and the film. The sound came about 4 or 5 seconds after the actors spoke and stuff.... it was like watching japanese movies (which I happen to hate).... luckly it only lasted for about 20 minutes.....


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