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l used to like it..but then l relaised how bad it is,
This review is from: The Matrix  [DVD] (DVD)
The Matrix has to be the biggest rip off in film-making history, their is no originality at all in this film (even Bullet Time is stupid enough to be original). They took the visual presentation of Dark City and replicated some scenes and story similarities from Mamoru Oshii's Ghost in The Shell.
The Matrix tries so hard to be philosophical and thought provoking but it fails, so what you end up with is a two hour long movie of terrible acting (how the hell does Keanu Reeves find work), crazy John woo action and movie mistakes(there is one scene where you can see the freaking camera!!)
however, l did like this film back in 1999 but when you come across some of the most understated masterpieces of sci-fi/cyberpunk movies such as Ghost in The Shell, AVALON and Dark City and then watch The Matrix you will realise how much of a joke this movie is.
if you did enjoy this film l highly reccomend Oshii's Ghost in The Shell and AVALON because The Matrix is them two films, they have something that the matrix does not have and that is soul & feeling..........and most of all no Keanu Reeves.
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Initial post: 19 Jan 2013 19:44:09 GMT
K Baxter says:
Did you watch the movies? How can you compare Ghost in the Shell, an anime movie, the Matrix? And Avalon? I can see similarities, but then only so much in that every cop movie is therefore the same as the next, that is how much you are reaching.
I found it very original, the concept of the world as we know being a digital world, and the real world outside it we are not aware of, I can't think of another movie I've seen with that concept, and the first 5 or so times I watched it I learnt something new, that gelled it all together. Just because you did not enjoy it, or understand it, does not make it an unoriginal rubbish film.
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