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  • Premier Icon zilog6128
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    Just noticed the local cinema is showing the 20th Anniversary 4K remaster tonight – one showing, one night only! Just booked tickets. Actually really stoked, one of my all-time favourite films (I just pretend the sequels don’t exist 😂). It blew me away seeing it first time round in the cinema, will be great to see it on the big screen again!

    Premier Icon trailwagger
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    20 Years already….. makes me feel old

    Premier Icon IdleJon
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    A lot of films/cinemas are doing this. I took my daughter to a 40th anniversary showing of Alien a short while ago. (I’ve never seen it on a big screen – too young!)
    Apocalypse Now is showing soon. I’m hoping that Blade Runner gets a showing as well, but that will be 2022.

    Premier Icon devash
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    Great film. I remember writing an essay on the action sequences when I was at 6th form college doing A Level Film Studies.

    Premier Icon Kuco
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    After watching the Matrix I really wanted a sequel and when they did, I wished they hadn’t of bothered.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    I’m hoping that Blade Runner gets a showing as well, but that will be 2022.

    Making it a historical film as opposed to futuristic.

    I bought it on 4K the other day it is absolutely beautiful.

    Premier Icon cubist
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    There is something about those old Sci-Fi films and the realism of their practical effects in 4k that just looks so much better to me than some of the CGI from just a few years ago.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Poor CGI is like poor pratical effects they look poor and date quickly.

    Blade Runner 2049 is an example of CGI done well.

    Premier Icon funkmasterp
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    Twenty years! That has flown by. Not watched it for a long time and wonder how the effects have aged. I have a feeling they won’t have faired too well. It was a brilliant film, but started an unfortunate trend of overuse of bullet time and slo-mo. Not to mention the terrible sequels.

    Still need to watch the new Bladerunner.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Oooh! £7.99 on Apple TV for 4k

    Premier Icon IHN
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    After watching the Matrix I really wanted a sequel and when they did, I wished theyI hadn’t of bothered

    Premier Icon mattbee
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    I was pretty stoned when I first saw it and it blew my mind.

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    Kuco

    After watching the Matrix I really wanted a sequel and when they did, I wished they hadn’t of bothered.

    Yep – Even now I occasionally think ‘hmmm maybe I should watch them with my kids – they can’t be that bad’ and then I start remembering all the reasons why they shouldn’t exist!

    Premier Icon dissonance
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    I have a feeling they won’t have faired too well.

    In many ways not to badly. The technology used though eg the mobiles etc do come across as rather dated.
    Shame they never made any sequels.

    Premier Icon funkmasterp
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    I’ll have to give it a watch one evening. Never thought of the phones. Were they Nokia or Motorola flip phones?

    Premier Icon perchypanther
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    Not watched it for a long time and wonder how the effects have aged. I have a feeling they won’t have faired too well.

    For or the most part it’s aged very well because lots of the effects are practical rather than CGI and well done practical effects are pretty timeless.

    It’s the same reason why, for example, C3PO is still more believable as a robot than Ultron from the Avengers.

    It feels more real, because it is more real.

    Once the Wachowskis had the budget for more computers, it showed and not in a good way

    Premier Icon funkmasterp
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    The sequels are very much on a par with the Star Wars films from the same era. Shitty effects and I tend to try and forget they exist. Practical effects win every time.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Errrr!! The original is full of CGI but done well.

    Premier Icon daviek
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    Thought id missed this but the local showing starts at 10 which means i wouldnt be home until about 1am, might just stick the bluray on instead.

    Premier Icon trailwagger
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    Great film. I remember writing an essay on the action sequences when I was at 6th form college doing A Level Film Studies.

    All the stuff going on in that film and you chose to write an essay on the action sequences! 🤦🏻‍♂️

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Thought id missed this but the local showing starts at 10 which means i wouldnt be home until about 1am, might just stick the bluray on instead.

    Are you 12?

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    Don’t worry I’m sure the 4th one will be just as great as the first

    https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/the-matrix-4-michael-b-jordan-keanu-reeves-wachowskis-sequel-release-date-a8971681.html

    😱

    Premier Icon TurnerGuy
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    Oooh! £7.99 on Apple TV for 4k

    get it on 4k bluray if you are actually after the best picture…

    Premier Icon perchypanther
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    Errrr!! The original is full of CGI but done well.

    Never said it wasn’t but the CGI is limited to the stuff that they couldn’t use practical effects for, like the sentinels.

    Where there’s are direct interactions between the live actors and CGI it’s usually only a very  quick transition like when they enter the construct or an agent changes body.

    The bullet time effect was a practical effect for the most part using massive camera rigs with dozens of still cameras. The only CGI bit of it is the bullet trails.

    Premier Icon PrinceJohn
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    If you want more Matrix, but want it to be pretty good – check out the Animatrix.

    Premier Icon Spin
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    I showed it to my philosophy class at the end of term. You know how cynical 16 year olds can be about ‘old’ films. Those guys were determined to hate it but by the end I don’t think spellbound is too strong a word. They loved it.

    Premier Icon Spin
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    Another reason it stands up so well is that the effects are for te most part subservient to the story rather than the other way round.

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    I watched the original version again a few weeks back, didn’t think it had aged badly at all. Pretty decent film.

    Premier Icon retro83
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    Superb film. Still looks good today.

    The one very minor irk I have is that I really wish they’d stuck with the ‘CPU’ explanation of what the machines wanted humans for, the battery explanation is weak. I suppose Morpheus could simply have been wrong about that explanation though 🤔

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Cracking movie the original was (and is), but also responsible for so many questionable fashion choices by IT bods.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    get it on 4k bluray if you are actually after the best picture…

    That would involve buying a 4K Blu-ray player too and increasing my stockpile of Blu-ray and DVDs.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    The bullet time effect was a practical effect for the most part using massive camera rigs with dozens of still cameras. The only CGI bit of it is the bullet trails.

    Well that and he wasn’t on a rooftop.

    Premier Icon mrmonkfinger
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    Watched it recently, it stands up well, for the reasons above. Hard to think how it could have been improved upon.

    PS, the sequels stink.

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    I don’t think the sequels are that bad, sure they bear pretty poor comparison to the first one and a load of word salad from a Jeremy Corbyn lookalike doesn’t help.

    If the Star War prequels have been give the benefit of hindsight then i think the Matrix ones probably deserve to be given a bit of slack.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Were they Nokia or Motorola flip phones?

    Nokia 8110. Cue lots of disappointed customers when the retail version didn’t have the cool spring effect and, well, they were just a bit crap really.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Indeed it was. He’s just opened a few minutes ago now they’re taking a bug out of his umbilical.

    Premier Icon whitestone
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    and then I start remembering all the reasons why they shouldn’t exist!

    What! Your kids? A bit harsh.

    Premier Icon mrmonkfinger
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    If the Star War prequels have been give the benefit of hindsight then i think the Matrix ones probably deserve to be given a bit of slack

    The SW prequels were stinky doo-doos, too.

    Premier Icon perchypanther
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    Cue lots of disappointed customers when the retail version didn’t have the cool spring effect and, well, they were just a bit crap really.

    Unlike the 7110 which was teh awesumz.

    Premier Icon nuke
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    Cue lots of disappointed customers when the retail version didn’t have the cool spring effect and, well, they were just a bit crap really.

    7110 did…still got mine albeit haven’t used it for years, probably still got charge though

    :Edit: beaten to it

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