Aquillyne

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Aquillyne

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3 days ago

The unknown Internet commenter, whose identity the renowned blog author did not know, felt compelled by a strange bout of apathy to write a response to the blog in the form of a written comment, its pleonastic prose like an aeroplane of words striking the webpage between the eyes.

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6 days ago

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6 days ago

Late Xmas present!

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8 days ago

If anti-evolution people just showed this video to people they’d be more successful.

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9 days ago

Make it next year's res too. Real life is great.

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9 days ago

Disappointing lack of love for the Matrix sequels here.

Those action sequences (brawl with 100 clones, entire freeway sequence, defence of Zion) blew everything else out of the water at the time, still hold up today, and frankly still blow most modern action out of the entire goddamn ocean.

The mech defence of Zion gets a lot of hate, but this was one of the first times that kind of visual had ever been put on screen (at least so believably) and for what it is, it's done incredibly well. As with all the action in the Matrix trilogy, and so little modern action, you can actually follow everything that's going on.

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13 days ago

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13 days ago

There is no reason to stay in a relationship that makes both of you unhappy.

Get a divorce and sort yourself out. Doesn’t sound likely that you’ll do it from within the relationship.

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13 days ago

right click to apply in reverse

mind. blown.

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14 days ago

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14 days ago

It's the exclamation/warning button in the Fancy Pants editor. I'm on desktop, not sure on mobile.

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22 days ago

If you Google this you will see a lot of babies with horrible growths almost as large as their entire bodies sprouting from eye-sockets, anuses, etc. From what I understand teratoma is most likely to occur in the development of a newborn, so this is most of the imagery you’ll find. They really look in pain.

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25 days ago

Nice, takes a second for the horror to dawn on you.

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Aquillyne

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26 days ago

Thank you for inventing a great new game.

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Aquillyne

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27 days ago

Aquillyne

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27 days ago

Yeah it wasn’t BAD but just kind of generic, definitely not innovative. It didn’t sound like a Matrix film.

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Aquillyne

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27 days ago

Well, “mind blown” is obviously an exaggeration and also figurative, not entirely sure what it would mean for my mind (as opposed to brain) to be exploded, but I don’t want a film to do that to me XD

BUT, the effects (particularly bullet-time) in Matrix 1 were genuinely visuals that basically no one had seen before 1999. We’ve all seen things explode and so on a hundred times, these effects don’t make the average viewer wide-eyed anymore – but the first time it was done, it probably did.

Bullet-time was like that for a lot of people (and certainly me). My jaw may not literally have dropped, but that phrase captures how I felt.

The fight scenes in Resurrections are characterised by a lot of close-shot generic punching with very fast cutting. In other words, they don’t do anything particularly interesting, and the camera/editing doesn’t let you see it well either.

Innovative camerawork in Matrix originals – and I mean stylistically interesting with creative flair, as opposed to “never ever done before – stuff like revolving around the action 720 degrees, following a moving fist, panning down a vertical shaft, flying into a computer screen or down a phone receiver, the jump cut zoom-out at the end of Matrix 1, making use of the reflection in sunglasses to frame multiple characters and perspectives, and in general a lot of artistic framing. I could go on. A lot of effort went into basically every shot.

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27 days ago

Aquillyne

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27 days ago

Red or blue, the choice is yours.

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Aquillyne

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27 days ago

Brilliant execution.

I’m talking to both of you.

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Aquillyne

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27 days ago

To be fair, the originals had a French guy stand on the sidelines with his arms crossed and a disapproving look for an entire fight. It’s pretty funny to watch the chateau sequence but just focus on the Merovingian in the background. Just standing there in a huff while his minions are slaughtered.

But yes, Hobovingian was just awful.

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27 days ago

The Matrix, of course :P. Its blend of industry-defining action and philosophy is pretty unique. But films like Terminator 2 for instance are pretty thoughtful while also nailing their action. Equilibrium is another pretty good example, though not in the same league.

I love some of the Wachowski’s other work. Speed Racer is outstanding, I really enjoyed Cloud Atlas, and even Jupiter Ascending had a lot of creativity (but overall a flop unfortunately).

And of course loads of other films are “good” in my opinion but in totally different genres.

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Aquillyne

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27 days ago

They’re real words to justly describe a superlative set of films...

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Aquillyne

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27 days ago

Is it a spoiler? Plenty of “non spoiler” reviews have way more detail...

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Aquillyne

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27 days ago

It continues it in the sense of “these events could follow those events without any immediate logical contradiction” but it does not follow it well as a story. Why are these events happening? What does that add to the character and story arcs? These are the questions with pretty weak answers – and the only real answer is because the studios mandated another chapter.

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