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Old 2003-04-26, 00:51
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Actually, ghost made a mistake while correcting DF, because he left out the period. Which not only makes Ghost rude but also a hypocrit.
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Old 2003-05-03, 00:44
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I just saw the Animatrix dvd.
To be honest, they did pick 4 of the better episodes of the DVD to release for free (to attract dvd customers).
  1. Final Flight of the Osiris
  2. The Second Rennaisance part I
  3. The Second Rennaisance part II
  4. Program
  5. A Detective Story
  6. Beyond
  7. Matriculated
  8. World Record
  9. Kid's Story
I'm not saying all the others were bad, not at all. 'Beyond' and 'Kid's Story' were very nice.

The Second Renaissance part II is a bit less descriptive than part I, unfortunately. It shows some scenes of the human <-> machine war, resulting in a lot of cruel images. But it's a good sequel of part I ofcourse.

'Matriculated' and 'World Record' were the worst in my opinion. But at least they have some interesting insights.

All were interesting to watch, all add some new perspectives to The Matrix. And the action in 1, 4 and 9 were amazing.



It's released exactly as it should be: next to the Matrix trilogy, as a nice add-on for the fans, and not as a main act.
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Old 2003-05-03, 14:27
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Thats odd, I thought it would be released with the new film
Oh well, ill probably pick it up sometime soon.
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Old 2003-05-04, 20:41
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Just watched the first two episodes... Wow... Amazing... I like both of them. Excep the fact that they are Qtime files... agggh Why not Divx? I think I'll buy the DVD.
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Old 2003-05-04, 20:57
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I guess because of the Machintosh users
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Old 2003-05-04, 21:53
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Well, actualy there pretty sweetly compressed Quicktime.
Not sure what codec they used (remember quicktime, like Avi isnt a codec...)

Theres s seperate download for Mac users anyway (its *.sit compressed, which is there version of *.zip)
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Old 2003-05-07, 17:51
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I saw "Program"... COOOL!! I think the quality is better than the first... I know, it doesn't add anything important to the plot, but it shows a very cool topic in the Matrix Universe: the wish to forget. The oriental-atmosphere is fantastic, I think.


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PLLEEEASSEE tell me you walked out after the animatrix and didnt stay for the film
Is Dreamcather that bad???
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Old 2003-05-07, 18:20
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Yeah, Program was like, these two people have at each other, end of story.
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Old 2003-05-07, 19:12
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'Program' has great action, lovely voice acting and very good animation/artwork. The plot isn't that great, but you can't expect that from a 7 minutes cartoon.

Tip: watch it again, this time with loud sound on a subwoofer set. It gives me the shivers when the woman screams "I'VE HAD ENOUGH!" for example.
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Old 2003-05-08, 15:02
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Fireball2K: When I said "better quality", I was talking about the image quality. Of course that "The 2nd Renaissance" is a lot more important for the storyline... but what do you mean by "it had no point"?. You sound kinda maniac... you know, looking all the time for watching only the war against machines, looking for Neo and company... be patient. As I said before, "Program" shows a colnflictive theme in Matrix. So I think that "Progam" has a point.
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Old 2003-05-08, 23:36
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You'll be disappointed with the DVD then, only The Second Renaissance I and II are really about Matrix history, the rest are in fact "just random stories based on this world".
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Old 2003-05-08, 23:44
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You do get different views on the matrix, just because they dont focus on the main charecters dosnt mean you dont get that
I mean, surely having different charecters makes it easier to gt different views...
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Old 2003-05-09, 14:15
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ok, just watched the 4th free animatrix.

The Second Renaissance II

Pretty dam good, allthough it felt a bit rushed at the end.
I loved the way there isnt a clear cut good/evil in it, that rare in storys these days

Also, I *think* that virtual lady narating is actualy the oracle, it would make sense wouldnt it?
She is at least some key figure, some benivelent observer of the events...

The only thing I thought it didnt explain too well was the idea of the first matrix being paradise.
(parhapes they wanted to stear away from the clear religious referances that came accros quite strong in the films if you look)


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Incidently, A starwars/matrix simularity I noticed:

Neo~The One, said at one point to be too old to adapt to the real world.

Anakin~ The One (who will bring balance to the force), said at one point to be too old to be trained as a jedi.
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Old 2003-05-09, 20:39
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nah, that's just global age discrimination
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Old 2003-05-09, 21:34
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I saw a DVD for the AniMatrix. June 2 is the release date here.
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Old 2003-05-09, 22:45
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Saw renaissance part 2.
Really depressing. In a good way though.
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Old 2003-05-09, 23:51
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ok, now Im pissed off

The cinemas in my area arnt showing Reloaded till the 21st!!!

wtf???

I thought it was an international release, like Xmen or LotR.
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ok, now Im pissed off

The cinemas in my area arnt showing Reloaded till the 21st!!!

wtf???

I thought it was an international release, like Xmen or LotR.
Sadly not. What I don't get is why the 3rd world gets it before us..... it doesn't make sense
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Old 2003-05-10, 00:49
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but even the UK cinemas said 15th on the trailers
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2nd renaissance doesn't make sense.
Why couldn't we just nuke the smegging 01 island?
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It was a little bigger then "just" an island.

And the blast radius of a nuke isnt really that big at all, the radius of damage to robots would be far smaller then humans.

Still, a mass sweaping of nukes would be easier then blacking out the sky....
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I've seen the Animatrix DVD. It's cool.

Well, It's not exactly on DVD I've got it
It's on DivX. It's really cool. You understand much more of the story around the matrix universe. Thumbs up.
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Old 2003-05-16, 23:07
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Tip: it does pay to see the Animatrix before watching Reloaded (which I just saw in the cinema). At least two of the episodes give some extra background info on an event and an character in the movie. It's nice to realise that while watching it, rather than when looking back to it.
Now I want to try the game, to complete it all (didn't have time to complete that before the movie )

Another tip: in the cinema, when seeing Reloaded, stay until after the credits for a Matrix Revolutions mini-trailer.
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Humans nuke the machines in the beggining. Thats what gets them screwed. And then nukes would do more damage to us than to robots. Robots aren't even affected by radiation.
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