Matrix

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  1. TrogdorBurninator

    TrogdorBurninator Strat-Talk Member

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    Who else thinks Matrix 1 is just a great movie, and relatable to the changing world?
     
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    I loved that movie when it came out. The concept was mind-blowing to my 20-something self, and I saw it in theaters at least 6 times.
    Then they came out with Reloaded, and good god what a letdown that was. I still haven't seen 3 and I probably never will.
     
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    Seamus OReally Buried alive in the blues Gold Supporting Member

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    We were blown away by the original. It’s a high-power action flick with a great sci-fi hook, amazing FX and the best UBG (ultimate bad guy) I’d seen in a movie in years. If they’d never made a sequel, it would be legendary. Each sequel tarnished its legacy further, IMO.
     
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    I found M1 pleasing. Revolutionary effects and concepts.

    Sadly, studio meddling dumbed it down a bit, for instance Switches' role, and more importantly - the original premise was that humans were used as CPUs in the Matrix. They were forced to invent the ridiculous 'human battery' concept.

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10838180/
     
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    #1 was enjoyable.
    Everything following it, for the series and seemingly for Reeves, has kinda sucked.
     
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    Yeah, the battery concept is ridiculous. The processing idea would have been much better, and the audience probably would have had no problem getting it but they assume we're all stupid. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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    misterwogan Senior Stratmaster

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    I thought it was brilliant, but the sequels were dire.
     
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    I rewatched the 3 movies recently. The first is great. The other 2 parts are terrible.
     
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    I forgot the matrix even existed, but I think I enjoyed it when it came out
     
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    TrogdorBurninator Strat-Talk Member

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    I think the battery concept makes sense, especially when the humans are in a power plant when Neo is unplugged.
     
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    Watched it last weekend, wanted to revisit it since I really liked it when it came out.

    I fell asleep and my daughters (14 and 17) said Ready Player One was WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY better. o_O
     
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    CB91710 No GAS shortage here Double Platinum Supporting Member

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    1 - Yes
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    I like the whole Matrix series. Like most of these, I like them more now than I did when they first came out. Maybe my expectations relaxed a little.

    But to me they are completely fantasy and in no way relate to anything about the real world. But they are fun and I love them.
     
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