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Yes, I am avoiding you

FortKnox (169099) writes | more than 10 years ago

The Matrix 22

I am deleting and not reading any JE's about the Matrix. I won't be able to see it until tomorrow or Saturday. I haven't seen anything about it except the full trailer and the first animatrix. So if you don't see many comments from me in your JE, its cause I didn't see it.I am deleting and not reading any JE's about the Matrix. I won't be able to see it until tomorrow or Saturday. I haven't seen anything about it except the full trailer and the first animatrix. So if you don't see many comments from me in your JE, its cause I didn't see it.

And what's up with the matrix icons? They look like colored suppositories!

22 comments

Animatrix (1)

Flamesplash (469287) | more than 10 years ago | (#5964005)

The animatrix doesn't really give anything away, it's all just filler for where the movies don't go indepth, so don't avoid them just to not spoil the move. Though I haven't actually seen M2.

Re:Animatrix (1)

robi2106 (464558) | more than 10 years ago | (#5964679)

M2 just is more info on the actual start of the battle between humans and machines. It actually shows ths tart of the war.

robi

I have some insight into this... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#5964030)

And what's up with the matrix icons? They look like colored suppositories!

That is because they are from Taco's personal stash.

Well I read those enties. (1)

jawtheshark (198669) | more than 10 years ago | (#5964065)

I didn't comment though. I mean, having an idea how the movie will be is not annoying in the first place. I mean when "The Matrix" came out, about anyone already knew that The Matrix was a program before entering the theater.
It's not going to be any different with this one. You'll get blasted all over the place with reviews/documentaries/interviews/trailers. I usually go see those long-expected movies 10 or 12 weeks after release, when everything has died down a bit. So, I'm pretty sure I will know what the movie will be about.
It's not as if I didn't enjoy Lord Of The Rings, even though I knew what was going to happen.

Don't know if I'm going to watch Reloaded anyway. Sequels usually suck...

Re:Well I read those enties. (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 10 years ago | (#5964111)

Well, I had no idea what the (original) matrix was. Didn't see any trailers or anything, just a buddie in school said "heard this was a sweet movie, lets go see it tonight" and it blew us away.

And, from what I hear, this is the best sequel since "The Empire Strikes Back".

Re:Well I read those enties. (1)

spoonyfork (23307) | more than 10 years ago | (#5964276)

And, from what I hear, this is the best sequel since "The Empire Strikes Back".

IMHO, the best sequel since Empire was Aliens.

Re:Well I read those enties. (1)

aridhol (112307) | more than 10 years ago | (#5964344)

It was the same for me. I hadn't heard of the Matrix until I saw it at the university theatre.

Re:Well I read those enties. (1)

subgeek (263292) | more than 10 years ago | (#5965020)

all i knew was that people had wierd powers and there were tons of effects. i had no idea about the ideas/story. love that movie.

on a side note, i avoided all the hype with episode one, but was so disappointed that i tapped into some for episode two just to see if it would be equally as bad. i've given reloaded a chance, only watching some of the animatrix and the trailers.

Re:Well I read those enties. (1)

jawtheshark (198669) | more than 10 years ago | (#5965325)

Well, then a kind advice: don't read any magazines or watch any TV while you haven't seen it. I remember distinctly that it was plastered all over the place. Heck, don't read Time Magazine of last week (or two weeks ago? - I get the old ones from my dad), it gives away the whole plot (which doesn't sound that good in my opinion, I could reference another movie that has done the same but I won't)

Never been a StarWars fan, sorry, didn't find any of those movies great. Actually, most of the time I found them very boring. I can only stand them with a case of beer (and when my StarWars-loving buddy wants to watch it. I just do halfway interested not to hurt his feelings too much)
I'm kind of a strange Geek. I love movies in the "weird genre". Saw "The Virgin Suicides" yesterday and I loved it. Go figure, I also love costume-dramas like "The Piano" or "Anna and The King". I rarely go watch science fiction in the theater. (I think the last was Men In Black or Independence Day) And then there are french movies, like "Chocolat" and "Le fabuleux déstin d'Amélie Poulain", love that kind too.

I have to agree with spoonyforky that Aliens was a good sequel. I forgot about that one.... I was too young to see it in the theater, if I recall correctly.

Re:Well I read those enties. (1)

SamTheButcher (574069) | more than 10 years ago | (#5968445)

I have Amelie at home but haven't watched it yet. I've had it borrowed from a friend for about 5 months. I'll try to watch it soon and return it. I've heard it's good.

And I'm staying away from Matrix stuff too. Considering that I don't see many movies in the theatre, and my wife and I wanna see the Charlie's Angels sequel, we'll probably do that one. I've still not watched the Matrix w/her yet.

And I don't know that I've ever seen one of the Alien movies. I've seen the stomach-bursting part of the first one (I think I first knew of that from Mad magazine or something), but as far as I recally, haven't seen any others, either. I'm not really a horror/scary movie guy. I'm sure I'd like them, just haven't made the time.

Re:Well I read those enties. (1)

jawtheshark (198669) | more than 10 years ago | (#5968508)

Oh! Please, please invite me when you watch Amelie! The DVD is 36Euro and that's just not in my budget, and I'd love to see it again. Want to show it to Spirit00 too. She saw Chocolat and she loved it...

With you two I still have hope in Americans ;-)

Re:Well I read those enties. (1)

SamTheButcher (574069) | more than 10 years ago | (#5978425)

I tend to like more films that are "art house" type films than mainstream. Well, I guess I should say I'm drawn to them more. I'd like to see Chocolat, I want to see Akira Kurosawa's films, things like that. Then again, I like Ferris Beuller's Day Off and Weird Science, too, so there may not be much hope for me. ;)

Re:Well I read those enties. (1)

jawtheshark (198669) | more than 10 years ago | (#5981407)

Hehe... To my shame I must admit that I liked "Ferris Bueller's Day off". Of course, I saw that movie while in highschool, so I'll use that as an excuse.
It's not that I don't like comedy, just not the kind that is very low. Never saw "Weird Science", never even heard of it.
Try watching Rosetta [imdb.com] if you get a chance. I believe it got a "Palme d'Or" in Cannes. Be warned however, it's a movie about poverty. Besides, Émilie Dequenne is a real cutie. She's even better in "Pacte Des Loups", but that movie isn't the best one around. It's okay, but just merely entertaining.

Oh, and if you really want something special, try to find a Luxembourgish movie. You won't believe me, but Luxembourg is rather "big" in movie production. Mainly because it's heavily subsidized... anybody whithout money and wanting to make a movie comes to Luxembourg ;-) Which explains trash like "Wing Commander" and "An American Werewolf in Paris" *grin*
Try Le Club des Chomeurs" [imdb.com]. That one is about unemployment in Luxembourg, which is very notable because we often tend to say that there is no unemployment here (damn frigging rich country). Oh, and *if* you could get it, it's is entirely spoken in Luxembourgish! Now that on itself, should be worth watching it ;-))

Re:Well I read those enties. (1)

andr0meda (167375) | more than 10 years ago | (#5981454)



Surprisingly, they showed WingCommander on tv last week.. I didn't even know that movie existed.. it was very entertaining actually :)

Re:Well I read those enties. (1)

jawtheshark (198669) | more than 10 years ago | (#5981594)

I haven't seen it. I heard it was bad. Sometimes bad movies can be good, just because you laugh at how bad it really is ;-)

Re:Well I read those enties. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#5974557)

So what you're saying is... you're a girl? Seriously, those movies you listed are totally estrogen charged.

Re:Well I read those enties. (1)

jawtheshark (198669) | more than 10 years ago | (#5974706)

No, I'm a man. I know they are estrogen charged. I still like them.
You would think that would be great for going to the movies with your girl. She however likes those "comedies" in the style of American Pie and Dumb and Dumber. I hate those... I just don't find them very funny.

hey there (1)

serenarae (154753) | more than 10 years ago | (#5968924)

just to let you know, it blew my mind. my je doesnt give away anything, so it's ok to read it. yeah, you realize how much it takes to blow my mind, so you know it's gotta be good :)

Don't delete them, just come back later! (1)

John Harrison (223649) | more than 10 years ago | (#5972366)

Hey, I wasted a lot of time on my Matrix entry. You could at least read it AFTER you've seen it. :)
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