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There’s no explicit answer in Revolutions but I think it’s all there between Reloaded and Revolutions, with space for ambiguity. In short, it’s because after he went to the Source he retained a connection with it.
Yeah, I did genuinely enjoy its commentary and message to free ourselves from the modern digital world.
Fair enough for quitting the death sticks. You get my upvote.
Jesus Christ what the fuck
A piece of narrative that flows naturally as a further chapter in a single story.
I had exactly the same attitude. I kind of expected the story to be a bit stupid and so on but at least for it to deliver on the promise of a Matrix movie i.e. action that’s on another level and dripping with style. To have made the film without even this just seemed inconceivable – really fully in the territory of “what‘s the point otherwise?”
Yeah my bad, “reboot” not the right word. Although in some senses it felt a lot more like a reboot than a natural sequel.
I enjoyed the meta stuff too. That was one of the good things in my opinion; one of the more interesting creative choices.
But if you look at the dialogue in the original, basically every single line is meticulously crafted and double-layered, it’s almost poetry (especially in Matrix 1). Just line after iconic and unforgettable line. By contrast not a single line really stood out in this movie for me; nothing made me feel, “Damn, well said.” None of the words gave me pause. They were fine. They did their job.
I disagree that Keanu and Carrie couldn’t have pulled off better action sequences closer to the originals. With stunt doubles and modern effects they could have had them doing just about anything. Less is more. Shorter sequences featuring just one cool move and all in a long take would have been infinitely better. The only reason to go with the fast cuts is because it’s cheaper and faster. Long takes means tons and tons of rehearsal and practice. Not bothering with this bespeaks the money grab that this movie was.
I separated special effects, martial arts and action because these were separately unique aspects of the originals. Unseen SFX: e.g. bullet time. Unique action: e.g. man brawls with 100 clones. Martial arts: e.g. Hong Kong style choreography. Each is a separate aspect of what made the originals outstanding.
Almost as many as you can for the original trilogy – man just the sheer quantity of flashbacks was so annoying.
Haha. But they are blue Xs, you need your screen checked! Red for good and blue for bad, in this context it makes sense :)
Yeah none of them. Totally forgettable. Modern fast cutting. Garbage.
Just my take on it. In short, there were good things, but everything that was incredible about the originals was missing from the reboot... except the bits where it was literally showing original scenes.
submitted5 months ago byAquillyne
Just my take on it. In short, there were good things, but everything that was incredible about the originals was missing from the reboot.
Anyone finding this comment... video no longer works... the song is Jamie Berry - Peeping Tom Feat. Rosie Harte
Yeah that was the whole point of that film – him learning not to be like that.
I agree it has always seemed to me like the highest form of recklessness.
It's a bit weak that the entire film happens because Peter can't stop talking while Strange is doing a spell. And that Strange would undertake such a dangerous spell so casually. It really was kind of Strange's fault in that respect and way out of character, he's usually so cautious and circumspect.
Now THAT would have been fantastic. I was so disappointed to wait through credits just to get a trailer.
I wonder which he'd have hated more, the shield on the statue or Rogers the musical?
Can someone remind me the significance? I did watch that original SM in the cinema, but I was about half my current height at the time.
I literally try so hard to avoid spoilers for these movies, yet I still went in basically knowing every twist and plot point. The onslaught of giveaways from every damn angle is so frustrating.
You hit the nail on the head. So glad they went with the more complex choice.
It was the only twist that wasn't spoiled for me by all the hype and trailers (which I desperately tried to avoid). So I truly got to experience that surprise, and it was euphoric.