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Old 2003-02-24, 12:56
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The Animatrix Review

What is The AniMatrix ?

A series of 9 animated stories detailed the history and some side storys in the Matrix universe.

When is it Out?

The first one is already out!
Avaible to download here:
http://www.intothematrix.com/index_main_anime.html
Also, I have had it on my imesh for a few weeks now, over 50 people have downloaded from me, so it should be avaible on all the file sharing networks.

You can also download the trailer to all 9.
http://www.intothematrix.com/index_main_anime.html

Any good?

I thought the first eppisode, was excelent, well worth downloading.
Just 10 minutes long "Second Renaissence: Part 1" detailes the raise of the machine empirer. Much like a futuristic history leason.

I liked the story because it showed both sides, the machines wernt portrayed all-evil and such, and the humans wernt inocent of there fate by any means.
Allthough the story has a few things in common with Terminator's mythology, its far more balanced,making it seem more realistic.

The animatrion style was a mix of cartoon and cell-shaded CGI.
Comming accross like a dark version of futurama, with some tin-tin style artwork too.
It was effective and cool way of doing it, particularly as they mixed a few real life scans into it.

Any others?

Yes, 9 in total.
Each one is being made by a different animation team around the world.
Each will be in a different style, and directed by someone different.
The Matrix team is closely suporvising them to make sure the quality and story matchs the matrixs.

4 of these storys will be made free on the new, at the link I gave.
1 of them, possibly the most antipated, will be showen in front of selected films. "Final Flight of the Osiris", made by the animation team that did Final Fantasy (allthough dont panic, they didnt do anything else...)

The last 4 will be avaible on a special DVD released later this year.

Aditional infomation is avaible here:
http://www.matrixfans.net/anime/

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One final note, is that there are rumours that they may make another series of Comics apon which the films were based.
The oringinals were shortlived, but if rumours are to be believed, they are looking to make them in short strip form, and published in a megazine such as 2000AD.
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Old 2003-02-24, 14:31
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I dont remember your post
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I'll definitely watch it...eventually.
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Old 2003-02-24, 15:21
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I don't see why people would bother to get it from filesharing networks - the official site completely filled my bandwidth, so I don't think it will go much faster otherwise . It's like downloading freeware/shareware trough p2p.

QuickTime sucks btw (has anyone found a fullscreen option?)
Well - it's better than Real.


Animatrix - saw the 1st episode a few weeks ago, nice, but it was merely an introduction... didn't like the 'Charlie Chaplin' robots concept very much, but I'm sure it will work out better for the next episode.
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Old 2003-02-24, 15:31
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seems cool.
i agree with Annie, I'll definitely watch it...eventually.
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Old 2003-02-24, 15:51
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QuickTime sucks btw (has anyone found a fullscreen option?)
Well - it's better than Real.

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ANYTHING is better then real.

(the Full screen option is on the registered version, btw )
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I saw
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I was sold
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Now slap my face and call me Samantha, when I posted about the Animatrix, people completely ignored me.

As you wish The Ultimate nonsenser and transquadraparant FB2k!

/me slaps FireBall2K
/me calls FireBall2K Samantha
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Old 2003-02-26, 13:24
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Your connection is weak! It filled hardly 75% of mine!
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Old 2003-03-02, 22:48
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The first episode is just magnificent !
I love it..
Can't wait for "Program"
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Darkflame: Har Har, I told you it was going to be good.

I mainly liked the first episode for its storyline, although most people I know who saw it demanded more "action" from it. I think its a nice balance, since you will see pleanty of action in eps like "Flight of the Oasis."
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Well this is pretty much...WHAT I'V BEEN WAITING FOR THE MOSR IN MY ENTIRE LIFE!!! (exept for the sequel ofcourse...)
Downloading the first one at the moment...hope it'll be good...
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that cartoon was GREAT! bu maybe it was just a little to much, when b166ER splattered the womans head.

FB2K: i'm there will later come a good reason to why we should dislike this machines (besides, using humans as batterys).
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I agree with the splatter thing, I think they could have brought it different, less ehm...cruel or something like that( also with the woman droid).
But yes, it looked really great.
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Old 2003-03-04, 18:07
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...of action in eps like "Flight of the Oasis."
"Final flight of the osiris" if i may
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I agree with the splatter thing, I think they could have brought it different, less ehm...cruel or something like that( also with the woman droid).
But yes, it looked really great.
no, the thing with the girl wasn't very special. if you want to see splatter, try and read the akira comics. that have splattered heads on almost every page.
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I don't know why, but Japenese have a thing for putting rape scenes in films.
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Old 2003-03-05, 14:02
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Just saw episode 2, very cool action, but didn't like the classical Japanese/Chinese (?) setting very much. Plot was nice . Art was nice too, I liked the lighting especially at the ending.

It even had a nice slowmotion rotation scene .


Oh, and once again: *@$^*&#^$@# QUICKTIME
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Old 2003-03-05, 14:44
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Yes, this second episode had no really more new insights on The Matrix world, unlike the first episode.
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Old 2003-03-06, 21:01
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is it just me, or is anybody else missing the sound in episode 2?
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quicktime should die

2nd Renaissance was deeper, non the less I loved the new one
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dunno...now that I registered Quicktime I like it.
Its faster to load and "cleaner" then WMP.

Still, Divx player is the best if it was more compatble.
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Cyberg-Ares: I'm having no problems with it. You don't have sound at all?

I saw the Second Renaissance Part I again yesterday, it made me feel real good unlike the new episode.

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dunno...now that I registered Quicktime I like it.
Its faster to load and "cleaner" then WMP.

Still, Divx player is the best if it was more compatble.
Windows Media Player 6.4 is the best and is still included with every Windows version (mplayer2.exe). I agree that every new WMP is crap.
I never actually used the DivX 'playa'.
You could consider BSPlayer for your average videos, it seems to be popular and lighter than WMP.

QuickTime (for Windows at least) is programmed very inefficient, it has a slow interface and isn't handy in general use. And having to register for a fullscreen option... I don't know.

XviD video and Ogg Vorbis sound are the best compression method at the moment I think: both are opensource and don't have license problems like DivX 3.11. And standard compliant codecs are at all times better than things like QuickTime, Real and Windows Media which need their own programs, making you unable to choose.
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QuickTime (for Windows at least) is programmed very inefficient, it has a slow interface and isn't handy in general use. And having to register for a fullscreen option... I don't know.

Is it? how comes it loads much faster then
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Yes, it sucks.
But then again, not having the option to pic the size of movie playback in full-screen mode sucks too.
(ie, Quicktime can have a black screen with a movie small in the center, or it can enlarge it too percentages of the size with the screen still black around it).
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Divx player is great.

And as for Liesence problems with Divx....there isnt any.
You said that before, but its wrong.
Divx is built from the ground up, its NOT a hacked codec, allthough its code is clearly based on Mp3/mpeg.

Thus its perfectly legal, its even being used in Modern DVD players and Gamesconsoles.
(All future Gamecube games can have DivX video playback, for instance)
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The male character's voice in the second episode was bad and very flat. The girl's voice though, sounded like she was the one who had acted in Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust.
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