|Cena_mark - 2013-12-12 |
Looks terribly boring.
Rodents of Unusual Size
They should have just made Eve Online into a movie, it would have fit the actors better and the roles they've created for them.
|RocketBlender - 2013-12-12 |
You know, when I was a kid, there was a rumor going around that the Wachowskis stole the script to the first Matrix. Considering how rapidly they declined, I was always willing to believe it. I never really thought about that old rumor until seeing this just now, I should try and find out if there was any truth to it now that I have internet these days.
If you're talking about the rumor that the original ending to THE MATRIX was going to be a direct rip-off of the anime MEGAZONE 23, featuring a transforming motorcycle robot, that was actually an April Fool's Day 1999 joke on, I believe it was, the rec.arts.anime.misc Usenet newsgroup.
There are some other similarities in the MATRIX to MEGAZONE 23, which the Wachowskis denied having seen at the time, but I believe both stories were inspired by SIMULACRON-3 by Daniel F. Galouye.
There were other anime homages the Wachowskis fully acknowledged, especially to Mamoru Oshii's original GHOST IN THE SHELL film.
There was also the case of Sophia Stewart, who claimed to have come up with the basic premises of at least THE MATRIX and THE TERMINATOR. You can read about her failed legal actions on Snopes: http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/matrix.asp
Way back when they were called the Wachowski Brothers.
I don't think they honestly had any idea where they were going with part 2 and 3. Honestly, I had a much more interesting reveal that I was hoping for when the sequels came out. I mean, out of the box, people = batteries makes no fucking sense. So what if there was more to it than that?
I was hoping that the Matrix was also a giant collective intelligence. I wanted Agent Smith to show Neo a classroom where the teacher looked like she was teaching children to spell or their letters or whatever, but the kids would all be doing quantum physics equations. Later, Neo might meet the intelligence itself, a character made up of every linked brain on the planet.
Then the third movie would have the choice: Set everyone free and kill this massive god-brain-engine or let this singularity entity continue and maybe give humanity a higher plane to exist on, even if it's not aware of it.
Rodents of Unusual Size
that would have been way, way better.
I always thought it should have ended with the machines talking to Neo in some kind of council where they all represent different factions and you find out they've actually been fighting over what to do with humans for a long time, since not all of them agree with the Architect, who was more a sort of ambassador they sent out every now and then.
Also, I think it would have been a MUCH better and mind twisty ending if the Earth had never actually been destroyed (as we saw in Second Renaissance) but rather the machines just created a second Matrix to deal with humans that wanted to escape. The real Earth looks like the Logan's Run world, with cities basically just invaded by plants and forests cover the entire Earth again and it has been the task of the machines to make it as pristine as possible since they see themselves as the new guardians of the planet.
But no...no...they couldn't come up with ANYTHING so they slapped on an Arnold Schwarzenegger type ending and had slapped on some metaphorical bullshit that only satisfied hardcore fans.
It's the worst ending to a series ever.
If I ever have to use video editing software, first thing I'll do is trim it down. Cut out any scene without Hugo Weaving and/or violence, resulting in a GTA MMO type world, which is what any decent Matrix would be.
That's how I'd run things. One long bloody cyber-Ragnarok. Anyone who'd want to escape from that would be pretty easy to beat up with a few robots.
|Binro the Heretic - 2013-12-12 |
That guy played by Sean Bean looks interesting. I sure hope he doesn't get killed or something.
Is it Sean Bean that dies in like, every movie?
It's in his rider. He has no interest in sequels or reprising roles so he has it written that he can only play a character that dies in any movie. It's the main reason he wasn't chosen to portray Harry Potter.
|Miss Henson's 6th grade class - 2013-12-12 |
Well, I'm ready to be disappointed.
Yea, I can see myself thinking 'wait, why is this happening again?' more than 'oh, cool'.
|baleen - 2013-12-13 |
I would watch a movie about the Wachowski Brothers slowly dying of AIDS. In the movie a big pharma corporation invents a cure and there's a lot of hope. They celebrate by making a movie about cyborgs that dream time and people live in the time they dream but discover that cyborgs also eat the dreams! Each cyborg has its own costume. Unfortunately the cure is just a scam by an Illuminati that wants to make mind bending toys that turn children into mental slaves, and one of the side effects is that they actually get Double AIDS. The last 30 minutes of the movie is spent watching the Wachowski brothers contort in pain, until they finally die in a rictus of terror. The movie would be extremely realistic because they would actually be killed while making it.
Can Gina Gershon be fingering Jennifer Tilly in the background?
We can do this.
|misterbuns - 2013-12-13 |
what's with the sleeper tag?
I read somewhere that it was supposed to be related to Sleeper in some way, but now it's just there cause I'm a dick????
|BHWW - 2013-12-13 |
From the Wachowskis...
yet another exercise in overblown VFX and cliches handled in only the most overdone and fumbling fashion
coming soon it's...
Yet Another Gaudy-looking Piece of Crap
|Nominal - 2013-12-13 |
These guys should really give up on writing and directing to settle on just being cinematographers.
They could also settle in Fukushima.
First is was AIDS now it's cancer? YOU'RE COSTING US MILLIONS WITH THESE REWRITES
It's all in thought shop now. We can do lunch.
|lotsmoreorcs - 2013-12-13 |
Guaranteed to have the most compelling space elf makeup in 2014
|OxygenThief - 2013-12-13 |
Looks middle of the road.
Good, hopefully it will get run over by a speeding truck.
|13.5 - 2013-12-13 |
Oh thank god
The tags made me think this was going to be an adaptation of the Sleeper comic
Stay away from Brubraker Wachowskis
|memedumpster - 2013-12-13 |
This looks pretty damned good.
I have computing issues you ableist. Check your privilege.
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