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04.24.2009

It just never happened to occur to me until I watched this but Joey Pantoliano has been in a lot of my favorite things. THE MATRIX, one of my all-time favorite movies, and The Sopranos, probably my favorite ever television show (outside of Lost, obviously). Anyway, The Hudson Union Society had him talk about a bunch of stuff, one of which is the downfall of THE MATRIX sequels:

"...it worked, so of course all of these bankers and studio heads saturated the market with it so that by the time that THE MATRIX number 2 came out we were so sick of it, we were so looking for the smoke and mirrors that the Wachowskis were copying themselves. And they had the benefit of tricking the audience the very first time, that's why we loved that movie because we had never seen it before, because it blew our minds. But it couldn't blow our minds twice."

I can actually still enjoy the MATRIX sequels every now and then, but I do feel that they are just simply not as good as the original was. And they do not age well. Unlike your mom. And to think I was worried I wouldn't be able to come up with a punch-line for this story. I really underestimate myself.

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Extra Tidbit: The rooftops that Trinity runs across at the beginning of THE MATRIX are the same ones from DARK CITY.
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8:32AM on 04/27/2009

GENIUS

The entire Matrix saga (including the animatrix) is just genius. The sequles get picked on by the media and everyone jumps on the bandwagon. The highway action scene in reloaded is without doubt in the top ten action scenes of all time. These movies are not dumb either. They have a lot to say ( lot more than Crank or Bond!) and I admire their ambition.
The entire Matrix saga (including the animatrix) is just genius. The sequles get picked on by the media and everyone jumps on the bandwagon. The highway action scene in reloaded is without doubt in the top ten action scenes of all time. These movies are not dumb either. They have a lot to say ( lot more than Crank or Bond!) and I admire their ambition.
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2:27PM on 04/25/2009
C'Mon Hollywood! Remake Matrix 2 and 3 and do it right!
C'Mon Hollywood! Remake Matrix 2 and 3 and do it right!
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12:40PM on 04/25/2009
yeah the 1st matrix was/is awesome. the sequels just didn't have the same vibe as the 1st one...they were big hollywood productions, and just not as good.
yeah the 1st matrix was/is awesome. the sequels just didn't have the same vibe as the 1st one...they were big hollywood productions, and just not as good.
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3:05AM on 04/25/2009
t_mar ur kidding right? You mean the fight between Neo and the 300 Agent Smiths that are horribly computer generated? Like how Neo's skin and face literally look like a video game while ur watching it? The CGI in that scene is so mind bogglingly bad I came here to comment on how its the worst part of the movie lol.
t_mar ur kidding right? You mean the fight between Neo and the 300 Agent Smiths that are horribly computer generated? Like how Neo's skin and face literally look like a video game while ur watching it? The CGI in that scene is so mind bogglingly bad I came here to comment on how its the worst part of the movie lol.
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2:38AM on 04/25/2009
What's funny is I've forgotten pretty much everything about the last two films except for his humungo fight with the Smiths. Easily the best thing out of the sequels combined.

Other then that it's all a blur. The first one I've got memorized and just got on Blu Ray, which by the way looks awesome.
What's funny is I've forgotten pretty much everything about the last two films except for his humungo fight with the Smiths. Easily the best thing out of the sequels combined.

Other then that it's all a blur. The first one I've got memorized and just got on Blu Ray, which by the way looks awesome.
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1:02AM on 04/25/2009
I think Acerbus summed it up well. I LOVED Reloaded when I first saw, thinking that Revolutions would answer any questions Reloaded proposed. Though, as we know, Revolutions sucked some pretty mean balls and sacrificed any intelligence Reloaded had for video game-ish battle sequences. Thus, proving Reloaded bit off more than it could chew....
I think Acerbus summed it up well. I LOVED Reloaded when I first saw, thinking that Revolutions would answer any questions Reloaded proposed. Though, as we know, Revolutions sucked some pretty mean balls and sacrificed any intelligence Reloaded had for video game-ish battle sequences. Thus, proving Reloaded bit off more than it could chew....
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10:06PM on 04/24/2009
Good way of putting it, gameslave. I hated Reloaded when I first saw it for one reason or another but after letting it digest for a while I came to really like it quite a bit and Revolutions was great as well. I like them philosophically and technically.
Good way of putting it, gameslave. I hated Reloaded when I first saw it for one reason or another but after letting it digest for a while I came to really like it quite a bit and Revolutions was great as well. I like them philosophically and technically.
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7:42PM on 04/24/2009

Awesome TIdbit

The very same rooftop? Wow.
The very same rooftop? Wow.
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7:42PM on 04/24/2009

hmmm...

i dont think they ever intended to "blow" our minds. They were merely creating their own live action anime. And if you have seen many animes, you'd know that the matrix sequel is right there with the best of them. Just imagine if the trilogy was animated, then you'd really start to understand what I am saying. The lengthy cheesy romance, the lengthy cheesy philosophy, the lengthy (awesome) action sequences. etc.


i still agree though that the first was the best, but thats because "origin"
i dont think they ever intended to "blow" our minds. They were merely creating their own live action anime. And if you have seen many animes, you'd know that the matrix sequel is right there with the best of them. Just imagine if the trilogy was animated, then you'd really start to understand what I am saying. The lengthy cheesy romance, the lengthy cheesy philosophy, the lengthy (awesome) action sequences. etc.


i still agree though that the first was the best, but thats because "origin" stories are ALWAYS the best, just look at how hollywood works these days (batman begins, casino royale, star trek etc). aint it obvious?! We love origin stories.Its just sad that the sequels were too ambitious. I think that if the wachowski bors made each movie one at a time, instead of combining the development of 2 and 3, they would have turned out much better.
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7:31PM on 04/24/2009

Matrix sequels

The Matrix was a GREAT movie, on all fronts. Matrix: Reloaded bit off more than it could chew, and Matrix: Revolutions crapped the bed.
The Matrix was a GREAT movie, on all fronts. Matrix: Reloaded bit off more than it could chew, and Matrix: Revolutions crapped the bed.
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6:39PM on 04/24/2009
For me, Joey Pantoliano was awesome in Memento ... The way he puts out each of his lines there was awesome, well the whole movie was awesome.
For me, Joey Pantoliano was awesome in Memento ... The way he puts out each of his lines there was awesome, well the whole movie was awesome.
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4:03PM on 04/24/2009
i had no problem with the sequels, they explained things that were mentioned in the fist one
i had no problem with the sequels, they explained things that were mentioned in the fist one
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2:38PM on 04/24/2009

The Sequels Sucked

The original "Matrix" was a terrific, unique action film. The sequels, on the other hand, were long winded, dreary, dull, and completely unnecessary. They completely ran the premise into the ground.
The original "Matrix" was a terrific, unique action film. The sequels, on the other hand, were long winded, dreary, dull, and completely unnecessary. They completely ran the premise into the ground.
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2:17PM on 04/24/2009

That's not the point

The sequels weren't designed to "blow our minds" a second or third time. We have a hero who is learning his place in this new world. The sequels expanded on a universe, it offered new aspects and opened up the genius of the first.

Those sequels are good movies. They aren't as good as the first, but they make the first movie even better. It's too bad that people just want to trip out with the Matrix because there's such depth to each of those films that (for me) they're impossible to become
The sequels weren't designed to "blow our minds" a second or third time. We have a hero who is learning his place in this new world. The sequels expanded on a universe, it offered new aspects and opened up the genius of the first.

Those sequels are good movies. They aren't as good as the first, but they make the first movie even better. It's too bad that people just want to trip out with the Matrix because there's such depth to each of those films that (for me) they're impossible to become bored with.
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