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can't believe how bad they fucked this up

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the entire film is a table read of the episode that's supposed to air after lucy and desi are accused of being communists. clearly this film is more interested in the technicalities of the actors- direction etc rather than telling any kind of "story"

 

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1 hour ago, Nebraska said:

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can't believe how bad they fucked this up

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Apparently, the biggest issue with the movie (according to the internet) is that Javier Bardem is from Spain. NOT from Cuba. They can't do that. They can't do that!

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terrible. and i mean- TERRIBLE

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wtf? this film is like a $50 remake of the first film with budget actors except for the 3 returning cast members. everything about this was terrible- from the TERRIBLE costumes, cheesy dialogue, sfx, lighting, stunts, fight choreography- what the hell was that terrible low frame rate crap they tried to pull with the bullet time conversations? and how many times did they have to repeat neo stopping bullets? wtf was this? oh and jada pinkett? really? she's the entire elder council for io? really? her? oh- and how bad was her acting? and some of the machines are pets? wow

 

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14 hours ago, Nebraska said:

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terrible. and i mean- TERRIBLE

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It started out like it was going to be really meta, with some mind blowing twist or even psychological horror, but it quickly descended into a generic remake of The Matrix 1. 100% shot on soundstages and back lots, with super cheesy slo-mo yelling, "Triniiiiityyyy!!!", "Neeeeeeeo!" what the fudge.

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yeah. it went meta and cringe at the same time. it felt like it might have been an interesting story if it explored the coexistence with the sentient ai's. would have been interesting to explore that direction. instead, it's mostly cringeworthy fan fiction. but that's the meta. the sheeple want it that way... i guess.

o, and there's a good bunch of cynical references to 911. but that could be me. if you've seen the movie, you prob understand what im talking about.

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New Matrix was really good. I was expecting it to be bad after reading these comments, but it's one of those 'you'll really like it, or really hate it' kind of movies. I think I like it more than even the first one.. well actually I like reloaded a lot more than the first one too though, but I need to watch it again to see. Half my family hated it and the other half really liked it. It's kinda jarring actually to see the seething hate and like of it right now. I feel Matrix 2 - now 4 really isn't for everyone and the reactions I am seeing prove it.

I don't think it overplayed the meta aspect. I was expecting to cringe at the meta but I thought it was done well. The criticism comes off as hyperbole given what I just watched. I do think they should have changed the humans from being an energy source to like an intuitive hive mind they can weaponize against the other Ai the film mentions. I'm surprised that wasn't retconned.

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After reading some reviews of Matrix Resurrections, here is my opinion on what went wrong:

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I wanted this movie to go full Jacob's Ladder, they had a novel approach that they wasted almost immediately: do a reboot movie about an actual reboot in this universe, not just an "upgrade". Why make Keanu be Thomas again? Trinity was someone else, so why not make Keanu a random nobody, a real stalker who is convinced Trinity is somehow his soul mate? The walls of his sanity needed to close in on him, I wouldn't even have minded if almost the entire movie took place IRL, and he just had flashbacks of the Matrix, or why not have Keanu wake up in the Matrix and now HE is Agent Smith? Maybe the Matrix is a recurring nightmare he keeps having. Lean into the blue pill/red pill addiction angle, it seemed like a dig at big pharma anyway. Have Neil Patrick Harris be a real analyst, and have Keanu go A Scanner Darkly, and not know what's real and what's fiction. Maybe even Trinity is his real wife, and she's trying to break thru his psychosis and pull him out of it? It could end with Neo realizing he's a real life schlub, going to the daily grind he did every day before he was awakened, then he could have the idea to write a game called The Matrix. The End. 

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9 hours ago, Rubin Farr said:

After reading some reviews of Matrix Resurrections, here is my opinion on what went wrong:

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I wanted this movie to go full Jacob's Ladder, they had a novel approach that they wasted almost immediately: do a reboot movie about an actual reboot in this universe, not just an "upgrade". Why make Keanu be Thomas again? Trinity was someone else, so why not make Keanu a random nobody, a real stalker who is convinced Trinity is somehow his soul mate? The walls of his sanity needed to close in on him, I wouldn't even have minded if almost the entire movie took place IRL, and he just had flashbacks of the Matrix, or why not have Keanu wake up in the Matrix and now HE is Agent Smith? Maybe the Matrix is a recurring nightmare he keeps having. Lean into the blue pill/red pill addiction angle, it seemed like a dig at big pharma anyway. Have Neil Patrick Harris be a real analyst, and have Keanu go A Scanner Darkly, and not know what's real and what's fiction. Maybe even Trinity is his real wife, and she's trying to break thru his psychosis and pull him out of it? It could end with Neo realizing he's a real life schlub, going to the daily grind he did every day before he was awakened, then he could have the idea to write a game called The Matrix. The End. 

you're welcome 😉

 

i watched a few interviews with lana wachowski and...

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i got the feeling this is more of a commentary of the hollywood system of reboots/remakes i.e. a commentary of how we do things again and again and to mock the that cycle and how it's NEVER the same thing or successful.

my problem with this is how badly even this was done- especially in the fx department. did they purposely have to make those scenes terrible, or is there also a point about not being able to catch lightening twice because everyone involved is not "as good as they were before"? also, was it just me or was keanu more cliche keanu than normal? i think this was a matter of effort and clearly, when lana wachowski says "it wasn't planned. it wasn't orchestrated in any way." 

 

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16 hours ago, Rubin Farr said:

I wanted this movie to go full Jacob's Ladder, they had a novel approach that they wasted almost immediately: do a reboot movie about an actual reboot in this universe, not just an "upgrade". Why make Keanu be Thomas again? Trinity was someone else, so why not make Keanu a random nobody, a real stalker who is convinced Trinity is somehow his soul mate? The walls of his sanity needed to close in on him, I wouldn't even have minded if almost the entire movie took place IRL, and he just had flashbacks of the Matrix, or why not have Keanu wake up in the Matrix and now HE is Agent Smith? Maybe the Matrix is a recurring nightmare he keeps having. Lean into the blue pill/red pill addiction angle, it seemed like a dig at big pharma anyway. Have Neil Patrick Harris be a real analyst, and have Keanu go A Scanner Darkly, and not know what's real and what's fiction. Maybe even Trinity is his real wife, and she's trying to break thru his psychosis and pull him out of it? It could end with Neo realizing he's a real life schlub, going to the daily grind he did every day before he was awakened, then he could have the idea to write a game called The Matrix. The End. 

I thought that was what we were going to get going in.. kinda. I was expecting that 'New Nightmare" approach the Freddy Franchise took with Freddy coming into the real world. But I think if it went this route people would just say that Matrix sacrificed emotion just to have a mindbending plot twist that would ultimately serve nothing. And they would be right.

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I watched Resurrections a second time. I think my enjoyment of it comes from the characters and their emotional struggle through the film. If I didn't like the characters as much as I do, I can see myself not liking the movie. I do feel like the plot is contrived at parts. Like I said they really needed to retcon the human = energy thing, and the reason for Neo and Trinity being together as they are is a weak one, and probably the worst aspect of the movie. If it gets a sequel, they need to add in more 'philosophical depth' in ways that are justified, and recontextualizes this movie in interesting ways.

I would like to see the series take on 'echo chambers' which is especially relevant these days. How people create and believe the reality they want to be true, instead of objective reality. I feel like it was a missed opportunity here. That said Lana is probably making two more movies so maybe it's being saved for those.

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9 hours ago, Nebraska said:

i watched a few interviews with lana wachowski and...

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i got the feeling this is more of a commentary of the hollywood system of reboots/remakes i.e. a commentary of how we do things again and again and to mock the that cycle and how it's NEVER the same thing or successful.

my problem with this is how badly even this was done- especially in the fx department. did they purposely have to make those scenes terrible, or is there also a point about not being able to catch lightening twice because everyone involved is not "as good as they were before"? also, was it just me or was keanu more cliche keanu than normal? i think this was a matter of effort and clearly, when lana wachowski says "it wasn't planned. it wasn't orchestrated in any way." 

 

Love that moment where they hug in the interview. I am basically the guy on the right grinning ear to ear. Lol

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Resurrections was endearing. I kinda loved it and also laughed at about 50% of what was happening. It was beyond corny and it didn't feel like it took itself too serious which was a delight.
Keanu is... Keanu. The bathroom scene killed me and my friends.
 

 

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15 hours ago, Squee said:

Resurrections was endearing. I kinda loved it and also laughed at about 50% of what was happening. It was beyond corny and it didn't feel like it took itself too serious which was a delight.
Keanu is... Keanu. The bathroom scene killed me and my friends.
 

 

I really enjoy the movie. I'm happy it didn't go off the wall crazy like many people wanted it to. I said this already but it's the characters that made the movie a fun watch for me.

The reason for the bad reviews seem to stem around the fact that people expected more than what was in the movie, which I get. I also understand why it was important to flesh the characters out more emotionally. I think many people wanted it to focus on some crazy matrix twist that would put the original trilogy into another context, but I think the reason they didn't do that was because it would sacrifice the characters from the original trilogy in someway and make the struggles of the characters in the original trilogy seem irrelevant.

Hence why the characters are where they are in Matrix 4. Building off of the original trilogy instead of 're-contextualizing' it in a major way.

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20 hours ago, Squee said:

Resurrections was endearing. I kinda loved it and also laughed at about 50% of what was happening. It was beyond corny and it didn't feel like it took itself too serious which was a delight.
Keanu is... Keanu. The bathroom scene killed me and my friends.
 

 

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On 12/25/2021 at 3:11 AM, ARPA said:

Pretty good.

It seemed like they gave Adam McKay too much money to make this, it was bloated. The actors were all good, and the meta cringe element was turned up to 11, they did lean into parodying Trump more in the 2nd half, but it was a brilliant approach to an apocalypse film. I kept waiting for Will Ferrell to show up.

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Every Christmas I really het into watching movies. So far I've watched tenet, dune, shutter island and American psycho. Next up is either interstellar or scarface since I've haven't seen either before.

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