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"The AniMatrix"

Posted: Mon, 3rd Feb 2003, 7:14am

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in 2003 there is commin' an animated matrix movie, what u guys think about that?


watch the trailer:
http://whatisthematrix.warnerbros.com/index_anime.html

The matrix is watching you !
Posted: Mon, 3rd Feb 2003, 9:59am

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I think the Animatrix sounds a lot more interesting than the main films!

That could just be because Square Films are involved, though...
Posted: Mon, 3rd Feb 2003, 6:46pm

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Doesn't sound too good to me.
Posted: Mon, 3rd Feb 2003, 8:35pm

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It isn't an animated "Matrix". They're a bunch of side stories, written or approved by the wachowski brothers. They range from ancient japan, to the future, and they all incorporate the idea of the matrix in some way or other.

The cool thing is, they're releasing the best ones on the website for free! You can then buy a DVD with all of them on it.


And some of you say that "The Matrix" has no depth!
Posted: Mon, 3rd Feb 2003, 10:29pm

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That sounds better.
Posted: Mon, 3rd Feb 2003, 10:34pm

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I dislike Anime, so that doesn't look too interesting to me... but I'm really curious to see the 3D one. smile
Posted: Tue, 4th Feb 2003, 1:35am

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The 3D one being the one by Square Films that I mentioned. smile

They're the people that did Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. Now, whilst FF:TSW was a bit of a malfunction of a concept, there's no denying that there was some very nice animation in there. I'm hoping for more of the same.
Posted: Tue, 4th Feb 2003, 1:39pm

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Yeah, I know Square (Even know someone working there) smile

The FF movie failed because of the story. it was too japanese for the europeans and too american for the japanese...
but yes, no deoubt that the 3D was sensational. That's why I bought it on DVD... smile
Posted: Tue, 4th Feb 2003, 1:43pm

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It was also a very curious decision to make it real sci-fi, rather than having the fantasy blend. The production design in the games is fantastic, and it's a shame they limited themselves to grey Starship Troopers/Aliens-type design for the film.

Wonderful Days looks like it is going the be the film that I'd hoped Final Fantasy was going to be.
Posted: Tue, 4th Feb 2003, 3:59pm

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"The Last Flight of the Osiris", the short Square is doing, is written by the Wachowski brothers, and leads right into Matrix Reloaded.

And they're releasing that one in theaters, over here in the US at least. It'll be playing before the movie "Dreamcatcher" in a month or so.
Posted: Tue, 4th Feb 2003, 7:06pm

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Boy O Boy does this look hot, can't wait to see what it's all about.

Am getting it when it get's released here in the UK for sure.


Spike cool
Posted: Tue, 4th Feb 2003, 8:26pm

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Tarn: you saw the wonderful days trailer? That looks awesome! You're right, it does look like a Final Fantasy movie.
Posted: Wed, 5th Feb 2003, 3:39am

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Hey! I just saw the first one. Very nice stuff, and I can't wait to see more. Check it out!
Posted: Wed, 5th Feb 2003, 10:47pm

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I second that.
Posted: Thu, 6th Feb 2003, 10:22am

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A very, very nice production with superb animation. Some odd writing though.
Posted: Wed, 7th May 2003, 4:24am

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I thought I should bring this out of the shadows just because the last free episode was released today: The Last Renaissance Part II. That episode is AWESOME!!! I can't wait till the DVD comes out, I'll buy it for sure. If you haven't seen The Animatrix, watch it, its friggin' great.

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Posted: Wed, 7th May 2003, 4:27am

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No
Posted: Wed, 7th May 2003, 10:39am

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"The final flight of the Osiris" is a work of genious!!!!

I don't like the others much... but this one is just great!
Posted: Wed, 7th May 2003, 1:39pm

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Yeah, that one is brilliant. Do you know of anywhere it can be downloaded? I've only seen it before Dreamcatcher.
Posted: Wed, 7th May 2003, 5:19pm

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Yes, the animatrix has some pretty kewl movies on there. One of the ones I liked a lot is the black and white animation. It's called "The Detective's Story" I think. It is a small backstory involving Trinity.

Another fun thing to do while watching the animatrix is counting how many allusions to Alice in Wonderland they have. The one above has plenty.
Posted: Wed, 7th May 2003, 5:30pm

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That's my favorite, other than "osiris"
Posted: Wed, 7th May 2003, 6:46pm

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Aculag - Osiris isn't meant for download, but it will be on the Animatrix DVD, which will feature all the other short films as well.


Personally I've enjoyed the Second Renaissance (look forward to seeing part 2 when I get broadband back...) and Osiris. Detective Story had very nice animation, but that was about it. The others have been very disappointing...like amateur fanfilms, in many ways, but without the charm.
Posted: Wed, 7th May 2003, 7:07pm

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yea i loved renesans ( sorry can't spell ) its amazing! wachowskie truly made a masterpiece
now i know how and why machines rule humans!
Posted: Wed, 7th May 2003, 7:42pm

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Tarn- That's what I thought. The dvd is on my "want" list.
Posted: Wed, 7th May 2003, 9:31pm

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The Second Renaissance Part II was very awesome. The only thing I didn't really get was at the end, when the girl sees the agents, in the real world. Did The Matrix make robots and put skin on them, and send them on a mision to destroy or something? Plus, I don't think they'd be that cheerful if their whole city was nuked and everyone they knew and loved are dead.
Posted: Wed, 7th May 2003, 9:47pm

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I think that kid was a boy for one thing, and the machines made the agents, not the matrix, and i think that when that boy was going up to his family, i think that may have been in the earlier prototype of the matrix that was mentioned in the original film.
Posted: Wed, 7th May 2003, 9:58pm

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But the earlier world was one in which everything was perfect, but there is clearly bombed out building's in the foregroundand the blackened sky of the real world. I don't get it. That's something I'd want to ask the director.
Posted: Wed, 7th May 2003, 10:04pm

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Yes. Part 2 of "The Second Renaissance" Was very cool. It had very nice animation, and it wasn't a ripoff of another art form, like "the detective story". In ohter words, it didn't try to be overly dramatic, and in doing so, became the best one there.
Posted: Wed, 7th May 2003, 10:06pm

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A ripoff of what art form exactly?
Posted: Wed, 7th May 2003, 10:43pm

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"Detective Story" was a rather poor attempt at a film noir-style movie. While it got some of it down perfectly, it was missing that certain something.
Posted: Thu, 8th May 2003, 4:27am

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Well, then it wasn't a rip-off of an art form, it was an attempt at a style. And while it was a decent job, I agree it had it's faults. But most movies that try to be film noir are like that. But did anyone see Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid? Brilliant. If you've not seen it, I suggest you do. Now. No seriously. RIGHT NOW.
Posted: Thu, 8th May 2003, 7:54pm

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I think the matrix is absolutely brilliant. Its such a brilliant concept and the animatrix is brilliant as well. The Renissances' were my favs so far. It was so emotional watching them because I couldnt really picture the references in the matrix in motion until i saw it. "For the longest time I didnt believe it until I saw them with my own eyes." - Morpheus. I wish they would make one about the first "The One." I am in the process of writing a matrix fanfilm so look for it this summer/fall cool . Peace, Kyeju.
Posted: Fri, 9th May 2003, 3:34pm

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"I wish they would make one about the first "The One." "


I always thought "The One" could provide scope for alot more material than was featured in the film. They could call them "The other one" "The next one" or maybe even "The Two"