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Kodiak33
08-20-2019, 04:18 PM
https://variety.com/2019/film/news/matrix-4-keanu-reeves-carrie-anne-moss-lana-wachowski-1203307955/

It's happening...holy shit.

october_midnight
08-20-2019, 04:19 PM
Oh my good sweet zombie jesus.

fillow
08-20-2019, 05:15 PM
Just Lana W. but not Lilly? I thought they always worked together

Self.Destructive.Pattern
08-20-2019, 06:18 PM
Woah...

MrLobster
08-20-2019, 06:58 PM
I'll watch.

Erneuert
08-20-2019, 07:07 PM
This is breathtaking.

eversonpoe
08-20-2019, 09:19 PM
Just Lana W. but not Lilly? I thought they always worked together

my thoughts, as well. also wondering why no laurence fisburne?

Wretchedest
08-20-2019, 09:56 PM
It's actually very hard to imagine what a modern matrix movie would be like. The nature of technology and the internet bhas changed pretty significantly since these were last a thing. What could be done now that would put this one in a better place than the previous two

october_midnight
08-20-2019, 10:56 PM
It's actually very hard to imagine what a modern matrix movie would be like. The nature of technology and the internet bhas changed pretty significantly since these were last a thing. What could be done now that would put this one in a better place than the previous two

My first thought exactly. Revolutions was 2003, so assuming this hits in like 2021 or 2022...just imagine. Iím pumped.

Wretchedest
08-20-2019, 11:12 PM
I would assume you would need almost a complete reboot... The Matrix Rebooted? A post smart phone matrix is exciting for sure, you couldn't do this thing without Keanu.

Haysey
08-21-2019, 03:40 AM
Keanu is hot shit right now and they could really do something amazing with how technology has changed...but on the flip side i remember how bummed i was with the 2nd and 3rd films...i'm still a bit pessimistic on this.

bobbie solo
08-22-2019, 03:04 AM
The Cave Rave is still probably the worst scene I've ever watched in a movie (maybe some stuff in I Heart Huckabees is worse). The douche chills it gave me...my god.

Wretchedest
08-22-2019, 03:10 AM
The action scenes in reloaded are at least worth a damn but the rest of both of those movies is all yikes

Exocet
08-22-2019, 04:14 AM
the animatrix was better than the sequels, watching them made me realize how much they squandered the sequels, every single story was better, proves they have many roads to take this series down, the sequels were a mess, barely remember them, apart from that mind blowing highway chase scene in reloaded, apart from that it was philosophical gobbeldy goo,

thelastdisciple
08-22-2019, 04:17 AM
I've always felt that on their own Reloaded and Revolutions aren't great movies especially not in comparison to the original but watching both in succession works pretty well in a Kill Bill vol 01 to vol 02 way. A lot of goofy early 00s CG certainly held the films down a few rungs and yes the rave/Neo+Trinity sex scene was soooo dumb.

They went overboard with style and didn't take it as seriously the 2nd and 3rd time around. ( lol remember the bowling pin sound when the smiths were knocked over? )

Damned if i don't enjoy watching the burly brawl and chateau fight though or the Highway Chase/Keymaker sequence. The sentinels vs. mech battle, Neo vs. Smith in the rain with their power levels over 9000. Amazing score and soundtracks!

If you simply enjoy the characters and world the sequels provide, they are entertaining enough. The games weren't that great but Enter the Matrix really sucked me in at the time, i thought it was so cool how the game fit in with Reloaded, it sort of elevated my enjoyment of the movie even more and then there was the Animatrix. I lost my mind when i first saw The Final Flight of Osiris, i remember wanting so much more from some of those shorts and i thought it was a great way to expand the universe, could certainly see an example of what some spin off movies or side stories could be like.

This new Matrix movie that's being proposed, i can't wait to see what they'll cook up for us. Let's hope the wilder aspects are reigned in a bit and we get some more substance, at least a more healthy balance.

Bring on the technology, bring on the philosophy and the religious allegories!

sonic_discord
08-22-2019, 10:30 PM
The Matrix Reloaded was still pretty good. Revolutions was the one that was mediocre. I don't know how they'll continue the story, given that the only characters confirmed to be returning died in the original trilogy, but I have faith that they have a good idea of how to tackle that.


my thoughts, as well. also wondering why no laurence fisburne?

Apparently the rumor is that they're looking for an actor to play a younger version of Morpheus, which may explain the absence of Lawrence Fishbourne's name in the announcement. Or maybe they're still negotiating salary with him? Maybe the plot of the movie will involve time travel, or traveling to a previous version of The Matrix where younger versions of some of the characters exist? Who knows, but I'm really hoping they come up with a story that blows me away as much as the first movie did back in '99.

MrLobster
08-22-2019, 11:47 PM
*ahem*

"head with a hole! black as my soul! I'd rather die than give you control!" (joke I made back in '99 after finishing watching the movie)

eskimo
08-23-2019, 12:18 AM
Why?

Vertigo
08-23-2019, 04:08 AM
The Matrix Reloaded was still pretty good. Revolutions was the one that was mediocre.

Other way around IMO. Reloaded spends most of its screentime on action sequences that are narratively near-worthless (Neo vs a million Smiths ends in a stalemate, there's basically no reason for Seraph to fight Neo, Trinity's powerstation bombing gets repeated frame-for-frame, retrieving the Keymaker is a small plotbeat that seems to take half the movie). It has the major problem that Neo suddenly has trouble winning any fights when he spent all of the first movie becoming a god. They allude to stuff that's presumably in Enter The Matrix and other non-movie sources. And while they spend vast chunks of the film on stuff that doesn't matter, important narrative beats either happen off-screen, or are rushed through so quickly that it's tricky to figure out what it is or why it's happening (the crew of that other ship all dying apparently because of a broken gangplank, the Architect's notorious monologue). Reloaded feels like a bloated film made by creators who were smug with their own success.

Revolutions on the other hand has the biggest emotional beats of the series, one of the greatest epic battle sequences ever filmed, great doom-laden atmosphere, and manages to deliver what I thought was a satisfying conclusion to the mess that was Reloaded. It also doesn't have the depowered Neo problem, given that he only has one fight in the matrix, and it's versus another godlike figure.

Revolutions is almost on par with the original for me. Both sequels, however, could have benefited from more non-CGI martial arts. There's not a lot of it, and it's a big part of why the original is such a classic.

sonic_discord
08-23-2019, 12:09 PM
Vertigo I haven't watched the sequels in several years, so I'll have to rewatch them. Maybe I'll agree with you all this time later, but I remember liking the 2nd one more than the 3rd one. I just remember groaning at Tinity's death scene and Neo's self-sacrifice with the Christ-pose. Also, why do the AI bad guys always have to be personified with a face? Terminator Salvation did it with Skynet, too.

valiantsteed
08-23-2019, 03:06 PM
The Cave Rave is still probably the worst scene I've ever watched in a movie (maybe some stuff in I Heart Huckabees is worse). The douche chills it gave me...my god.


Whoa whoa whoa. I Heart Huckabees is fucking hilarious and awesome.

october_midnight
12-11-2019, 04:04 PM
The as-of-yet untitled 4th Matrix movie will drop on May 21, 2021.

Cast so far:

• Keanu Reeves • Carrie-Anne Moss• Jada Pinkett Smith• Yahya Abdul Mateen • Neil Patrick Harris • Jessica Henwick • Jonathan Groff• Toby Onwumere

SM Rollinger
12-11-2019, 05:02 PM
I find it difficult to believe Lawrence Fishburne isn't coming back too...

thelastdisciple
12-11-2019, 08:17 PM
The as-of-yet untitled 4th Matrix movie will drop on May 21, 2021.

Cast so far:

• Keanu Reeves • Carrie-Anne Moss• Jada Pinkett Smith• Yahya Abdul Mateen • Neil Patrick Harris • Jessica Henwick • Jonathan Groff• Toby Onwumere
Great cast!

NPH is maybe the odd one out but perhaps they have a kooky Merovingian style role for him.

eversonpoe
12-11-2019, 08:37 PM
Great cast!

NPH is maybe the odd one out but perhaps they have a kooky Merovingian style role for him.

he was legitimately unsettling in gone girl, so i feel like he could easily pull off a dramatic role in this!

SM Rollinger
12-11-2019, 08:48 PM
he was legitimately unsettling in gone girl, so i feel like he could easily pull off a dramatic role in this!

No doubt! I'm glad I'm not the only one skeeved out by his performance in GG.

eversonpoe
12-11-2019, 11:52 PM
No doubt! I'm glad I'm not the only one skeeved out by his performance in GG.

like i really believed he was going to try to kill her. obsession is a terrifying thing.

anyway, i think he'll be great in whatever role in the matrix, i'm very curious to see what they do with the film (and i'm very disappointed that laurence fishburne isn't involved).

Haysey
12-12-2019, 03:48 AM
So this has the same release date as John Mother-Fucking Wick 4...hollywood making us choose which Keanu we want more, rather then say give us one a month!

RJK
12-12-2019, 09:14 AM
So this has the same release date as John Mother-Fucking Wick 4...hollywood making us choose which Keanu we want more, rather then say give us one a month!I feel like there is a 100% chance one of the gets delayed

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Haysey
12-12-2019, 09:44 AM
I feel like there is a 100% chance one of the gets delayed

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Or Hollywood doubles down and gives us Bill and Ted 3 as well :eek:

eversonpoe
12-12-2019, 10:26 AM
THREE KEANUS, ONE NIGHT

prepare thyself

october_midnight
12-12-2019, 10:33 AM
Or Hollywood doubles down and gives us Bill and Ted 3 as well :eek:

Surely the universe couldn't contain that. Never divide by zero.

allegate
12-26-2019, 03:39 PM
https://twitter.com/CBR/status/1210298260465827843

but if Keanu is coming back, what's this recasting for?

onthewall2983
12-26-2019, 03:47 PM
Maybe it's not a recasting?

tricil
12-26-2019, 04:44 PM
Maybe it's not a recasting?

What if i told you Dr. Manhattan is in the Matrix?

eversonpoe
12-26-2019, 08:27 PM
but if Keanu is coming back, what's this recasting for?

not sure why but it seems like laurence fishburne was never attached. which is too bad, because i adore him. but yahya seems like a good choice for the character!

Space Suicide
12-26-2019, 08:53 PM
So this has the same release date as John Mother-Fucking Wick 4...hollywood making us choose which Keanu we want more, rather then say give us one a month!

2021?

John Wick by a mile. The first Matrix was the only good movie.

Self.Destructive.Pattern
12-26-2019, 11:18 PM
2021?

John Wick by a mile. The first Matrix was the only good movie.

John Wick for me as well, but I'll wind up seeing both in one night if the dates stick. The Matrix was also my favorite out of the bunch, Reloaded is a close second due to all the great action scenes in that movie. Plus, we were able to see Neo's powers for the first time even though the CGI for that Oracle fight hasn't aged well at all lol.

october_midnight
01-21-2020, 01:39 PM
Bah. Due to scheduling conflicts, Hugo Weaving will not (https://www.timeout.com/london/news/hugo-weaving-explains-why-he-wasnt-in-avengers-endgame-and-wont-be-appearing-in-the-new-matrix-012020?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter&cid=~london~natsoc~twitter~echobox#Echobox=1579543 332) be in the next Matrix movie.

eversonpoe
01-21-2020, 03:11 PM
Bah. Due to scheduling conflicts, Hugo Weaving will not (https://www.timeout.com/london/news/hugo-weaving-explains-why-he-wasnt-in-avengers-endgame-and-wont-be-appearing-in-the-new-matrix-012020?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter&cid=~london~natsoc~twitter~echobox#Echobox=1579543 332) be in the next Matrix movie.

then they should reschedule it

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ImTheWiseJanitor
01-21-2020, 05:25 PM
then they should reschedule it

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Missed opportunity for a perfect ‘Hugo Leaving’ joke.