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Matrix Sequel Delayed to 2003

CmdrTaco posted about 13 years ago | from the submitted-a-zillion-times dept.

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moojin was among the countless slashdot readers who noted that scifi (No I am Sci-Fi dammit) has reported that the 'Matrix Reloaded' will be delayed until the summer 2003. I'm bummed, but I'm willing to wait to see the Brothers W do it right (no way I'm gonna try to spell that name ;)

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Shooting parts two and three as one movie? (4, Insightful)

pgpckt (312866) | about 13 years ago | (#2111835)

That sounds interesting. I wonder if any other movies have ever been shot in this fashion. Doing it this way seems a good way to maximize profit. You don't have to try to get all the actors together again, you don't have to get all the clearences to shot at certain locations again, you don't get unintended delay from actors pursuing aditional projects, etc. The only disadvantage is you could release both films at or near the same time, but you would never do that (to again maximize profit) which has the small potential to irritate Matrix loyalists. Other then that, this seems smart from a production angle. Does anyone know of other films that have tried this?

Re:Shooting parts two and three as one movie? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2111031)

I believe the Lord of the Rings Trilogy was all filmed at the same time.

Re:Shooting parts two and three as one movie? (1)

denchen (74616) | about 13 years ago | (#2124273)

I believe the Lord of the Rings trilogy has all been filmed already in one long @$$ shoot.

Re:Shooting parts two and three as one movie? (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2124550)

The only other ones I've heard of were the 3 Lord of the Rings (shot all back to back) and Back To The Future sequels (2 and 3 shot back to back)

It's very hard to do, actors and crew personnal not wanting to get tied up with one project for months on end.

With the FX-heavy LOTR and Matrix sequels it sort of makes sense: do what Lucas did and shoot 3 months of live action and spend the next 18 months rendering all the FX and compositing.

Of course, Lucas is spending his own millions to do the SW prequels, not studio's.

Re:Shooting parts two and three as one movie? (2, Informative)

Ralph Wiggam (22354) | about 13 years ago | (#2127509)

The two I can think of off the top of my head are Back to the Future parts 2 and 3, and the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy. It's rare because although it does save production costs, if the first film bombs, the studio is then holding a worthless sequel.

-B

Re:Shooting parts two and three as one movie? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2128972)

Back to the Future 2 & 3 were shot at the same time, but the ostensible reason was that Michael J. Fox would look too old to play a teenager if they held off production on #3 any longer.

Re:Shooting parts two and three as one movie? (1)

topos (102469) | about 13 years ago | (#2128973)

> I wonder if any other movies have ever been shot in this fashion.

The Lord of the Rings?

Re:Shooting parts two and three as one movie? (1)

kleenx (457564) | about 13 years ago | (#2129150)

I'm not too concerned about the shooting multiple movies at once... As long as they dont try to show multiple movies at once like that movie Timecode

Re:Shooting parts two and three as one movie? (1)

pyros (61399) | about 13 years ago | (#2129214)

superman 1 and 2

Re:Shooting parts two and three as one movie? (1)

Windfinder (469246) | about 13 years ago | (#2129739)

I could be wrong, but I think that's how they did the 3 Lord of the Rings movies. It's a great idea, makes sure they fit in properly and lessens the gaping holes in the plot. Despite filming them all, however.... we still have to wait aeons between the movies *sob*

By the time the second Matrix comes out, I'll have forgotten the point of the first one!

Re:Shooting parts two and three as one movie? (3, Interesting)

kaszeta (322161) | about 13 years ago | (#2129996)

Does anyone know of other films that have tried this?

It happens quite a bit, especially with low-grade third, fourth, and fifth sequels.

Although it's at the other end of the genre, a good example is Back to the Future II and Back to the Future III, which were filmed simultaneously as well.

Seeing that they had to refilm a handful of scenes from the first movie as well when filming II, they could've done better by filming all three at the same time.

Much of Superman II was filmed at the same time as Superman (but finished later under a different director),

Rumors have also circulated that all three LOTR movies are filmed at the same time.

Re:Shooting parts two and three as one movie? (2, Informative)

rohdem (321708) | about 13 years ago | (#2130055)

I think Back to the Future II and III were shot at the same time.

Re:Shooting parts two and three as one movie? (1)

rgarcia (319304) | about 13 years ago | (#2141231)

IIRC, Back to Future, parts 2 and 3 were done this way.

Re:Shooting parts two and three as one movie? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2153681)

"Back to the Future" 2 and 3

LOTR (2)

geekoid (135745) | about 13 years ago | (#2112207)

if they releas it near christmas, wont it have to compete with one of ther LOTR movies? I doubt this is a coincidence.

Delayed? (1)

NotAnotherReboot (262125) | about 13 years ago | (#2114076)

Well, it looks to me like there were just "rumors" that it would be released by Christmas 2002, not announced. It's not a delay, it's just a more accurate estimate on the time it'll be done.

Matrix III (3, Funny)

glasslemur (238045) | about 13 years ago | (#2114079)

Reinstalled after crash...

Re:Matrix III (5, Funny)

ptomblin (1378) | about 13 years ago | (#2156762)

Matrix III: default.ida?XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Re:Matrix III (1)

Tower (37395) | about 13 years ago | (#2139108)

That one got me :) Good work (+1; No moderator points).

Disappointing.. (1)

TheKey (465831) | about 13 years ago | (#2115483)

This is disappointing. I know a lot of geeks hated the movie, and labelled it as no plot mainstream crap, but I enjoyed it. Wanted to see what they would possibly do next..

..on the other hand, at least Fellowship of the Ring is still coming out at Christmas! ::drools::

Re:Disappointing.. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2127527)

Who cares what geeks think.

Geeks like to watch Pokemon on fox kids.

haha.

Re:Disappointing.. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2140069)

Karma whore? Troll? You be the judge, moderators, but always remember, vote idiocy down.

ya right (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2116428)

The marketing dept. must have decided it was more strategic to release in the summer 2003. It takes like 8 months to make a movie.

Delays are almost always for marketing reasons.

Taco chickened out.. (2, Funny)

glenkim (412499) | about 13 years ago | (#2116429)

How hard is it to spell Warner Brothers?

Re:Taco chickened out.. (0, Flamebait)

Cyberia125 (305330) | about 13 years ago | (#2148964)

Are you a troll? or are you stupid?

It's not Warner Brothers, it's Wachowsky Brothers

Re:Taco chickened out.. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2115945)

Given that taco can't even spell than, I'd say he's neither a troll nor stupid, but rather hilarious.

Re:Taco chickened out.. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2127510)

A little from column A, a little from column B.

Re:Taco chickened out.. (1)

the Man in Black (102634) | about 13 years ago | (#2145495)

Actually, it's Wachowski [imdb.com] . Jeez.

Taco's spelling (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2118043)

no way I'm gonna try to spell that name


thun whi duz tako tri tu spel uthar werds dat hee dusn't no?

You're the worst fuckin' speller ever Taco! One more won't hurt you!

Took too many red pills? (1)

acscherp (204569) | about 13 years ago | (#2118569)

Wachowsky isnt that hard to spell :)

Evidently it IS hard to spell (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2110278)

... considering it's Wachowski.

Re:Took too many red pills? (5, Funny)

Monkey-Man (145523) | about 13 years ago | (#2141236)

Apparently, it is. (Wachowski [imdb.com] )

well, maybe maybe not... (2, Insightful)

ebbv (34786) | about 13 years ago | (#2118571)


there is some confusion [aintitcool.com] as to what exactly is going on...
...dave

Am I the only one... (5, Funny)

bravehamster (44836) | about 13 years ago | (#2118572)

Am I the only one who thinks that "Matrix: Reloaded" is worse than "Attack of the Clones"?

Well, at least it isn't "The Agents Strike Back"

Re:Am I the only one... (0)

spam368 (43865) | about 13 years ago | (#2117986)

I diagree, I think "attack of the clones" is a horrible name....it reminds me of that dumb as hell movie "attack from mars" which i refuse to watch based upon the title itself...

Re:Am I the only one... (1)

Mr. Sketch (111112) | about 13 years ago | (#2129023)

I still think 'Attack of the Clones' is a lot worse than 'Matrix: Reloaded'. Unless you can name half a dozen bad sci fi movies titled ': Reloaded'.

Re:Am I the only one... (2)

abischof (255) | about 13 years ago | (#2118865)

Bad sci fi movies titled "Reloaded"? Well, no.. But, I can name at least one bad metal album [metallica.com] with that title <g>.

(fwiw, I still enjoy their earlier works [metallica.com] , just not the recent junk).

Re:Am I the only one... (1)

Blindman (36862) | about 13 years ago | (#2129152)

Probably not, I disagree with you.

The name "Matrix: Reloaded" has a bit of mystery to it. It has a sort of "Empire Strikes Back" quality to it. "Attack of the Clones" on the other has no mystery at all. I going to go out on a limb here, but I think clones are going to attack. All I know about the Matrix, is that it isn't dead yet.

Re:Am I the only one... (1)

The_Sock (17010) | about 13 years ago | (#2156752)

In the Empire Strikes Back, you didn't know the Empire was going to Strike Back? I do agree with you about the name Matrix: Reloaded, it does not give away anything and allows for idle, uninformed speculation... the kind we love on slashdot!

Re:Am I the only one... (1)

}{@wkmooN (101161) | about 13 years ago | (#2129157)

Yes you are, yes you are...

You see Neo, you can die.

Yeah, good thing. (1)

Giant Hairy Spider (467310) | about 13 years ago | (#2141235)

They sure <i>dodged a bullet</i> on that one! Wonder where they picked up that trick?

[flees the hail of rocks and rotten vegetables]

Sequel should be good... (1)

telbij (465356) | about 13 years ago | (#2119537)

People seem to either hate the Matrix, or love it. If you hate it, then obviously the sequel will suck for you.

I think the sequel should be good though. The main reason is because it won't just be a re-hash of the first one. It is a distinct story, because the circumstances are almost entirely different.

I really don't understand why so many people hate the Matrix. I mean, I know Keanu can't act, and the plot has holes, but compared to most sci-fi movies it is very solid. ah well, to each his own.

Delay Confimed (1, Redundant)

beebware (149208) | about 13 years ago | (#2120029)

SciFi is also reporting that Variety confirmed [scifi.com] that Matrix 2: Matrix Reloaded [beebware.com] [IMDB [imdb.com] ] has been delayed.

More details available via Corona Canada [corona.bc.ca] and KeanuWeb [keanuweb.com] where it states that Matrix 2 [beebware.com] was planned for Christmas 2002 and Matrix 3 [beebware.com] for Summer 2003.

The MAtrix 2 (0, Redundant)

Beowulf_Boy (239340) | about 13 years ago | (#2121363)

New name-
"The Matrix II, Attack of the Clones"

Did they ever film anything? (5, Interesting)

cnkeller (181482) | about 13 years ago | (#2121542)

Sorry if this was dicussed, but the site was already slashdotted.

I lived in San Francisco last year and saw Keanu and Lawrence (just to name two) all the damn time in the city. Hanging out at the bars in Northbeach, at dinner South of Market, etc.

My question is, why were these guys always in the city hanging out? Did they ever get any filming done? I'm kind of saying this tongue in cheek, but it's a valid question. I had always heard the Hollywood myth: actors work such long days, filming is hard work, blah blah. Lawrence didn't look very stressed; chilling out with his ever present sunglasses and a frosty beer...

other comments (3, Informative)

Telastyn (206146) | about 13 years ago | (#2123603)

IGN [ign.com] has a similar news report which includes comments regarding the use of katana in the film.

Re:other comments (1)

MagicM (85041) | about 13 years ago | (#2152894)

the article is here [ign.com] btw.

Don't Even Make A Sequel (1, Troll)

dthable (163749) | about 13 years ago | (#2123604)

I don't know why they want to make a sequel to the movie. No one has ever made a sequel better that the orginial.

Re:Don't Even Make A Sequel (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2110956)

Gremlins 2 The New Batch!

Re:Don't Even Make A Sequel (0, Redundant)

bribecka (176328) | about 13 years ago | (#2127513)

Five words:

Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey.

uh.. because it's a trilogy? (5, Interesting)

MemeRot (80975) | about 13 years ago | (#2123723)

Matrix isn't a standalone movie, with sequels being tacked on. It's the first in what was always planned to be a trilogy.

Yes Dorothy, the Matrix was just the boring intro leading up to the real meat of the story. Worth the wait I'm sure.

Re:Don't Even Make A Sequel (2)

The Mayor (6048) | about 13 years ago | (#2127934)

The Empire Strikes Back? Hello?

Re:Don't Even Make A Sequel (2)

pgpckt (312866) | about 13 years ago | (#2129156)

How about The Godfather II? It won Best Picture. Only sequel ever to do so, but it certainly still counts.

Re:Don't Even Make A Sequel (2, Offtopic)

Reckless Visionary (323969) | about 13 years ago | (#2130392)

Hate to start this debate, but sequels that were better than their original (or can at least be debated as so):

Godfather 2

T2

Aliens

I Still Know What You Did Three Summers Ago

Re:Don't Even Make A Sequel (2)

miracle69 (34841) | about 13 years ago | (#2127884)

What about Robot Jox 2?

It couldn't possibly be worse than the first...

Re:Don't Even Make A Sequel (1)

Majik Sznak (230190) | about 13 years ago | (#2130735)

Robot Wars... The tagline for this film: "First, there was Robot Jox..."

That's it.

Re:Don't Even Make A Sequel (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2129740)

Superman 2 (also written by Mario Puzo)

Re:Don't Even Make A Sequel (1)

_Neurotic (39687) | about 13 years ago | (#2136805)

T2? Ech...

I remember when it came out. I was so stoked. I went to see it on opening day and although I enjoyed it, I don't think it was better than T1 by any means other than the special effects budget. Way too touchy feely for me.

Re:Don't Even Make A Sequel (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2141234)

I second all those, and add Darkman 2 Honey, I Blew Up the Kid

Godfather 2 (1)

Giant Hairy Spider (467310) | about 13 years ago | (#2130502)

'nuff said

Re:Don't Even Make A Sequel (2)

SuperMacNinja (78474) | about 13 years ago | (#2141230)

Empire Strikes Back was better than New Hope.

Re:Don't Even Make A Sequel (4, Funny)

Tim C (15259) | about 13 years ago | (#2121364)

For that matter, all three original films were better than The Phantom Menace... :)

Cheers,

Tim

Re:Don't Even Make A Sequel (0)

PHanT0 (148738) | about 13 years ago | (#2129153)

I believe that's case, point and match all in one.

plot of sequel (2)

regexp (302904) | about 13 years ago | (#2123722)

I don't see how they are going to do a sequel. At the end of the first movie, the "resistance" won, and Neo transcended the Matrix. So what's the deal, are they going to bring back the machines/Matrix, and have it turn out that they didn't beat the machines after all?

Re:plot of sequel (1)

cant_get_a_good_nick (172131) | about 13 years ago | (#2115942)

Anybody remember the dumb V TV movies that got turned into a series. Us humans won, engineering a superbacteria. Yeah!!! Then once the TV series came out, het, guess what, it can't survive winters dammit. Most contrived plot I've seen. Well, next to Batman having his Bat-Thermal underwear on whenver he went against Mr. Freeze. He had on tights, how did he hide thermals?

screw-up (0, Redundant)

PHanT0 (148738) | about 13 years ago | (#2123931)

Provided they don't screw it up, I don't care about the wait...

trinity! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2124272)

Do you think we can get them to release a porno featuring Trinity in the meantime so we can get a fix?

This sucks (0, Offtopic)

ioman1 (474363) | about 13 years ago | (#2124549)

But until then, check out Designtechnica [designtechnica.com] . This site kicks ass!! ;-)

First things first! (0)

TrollMan 5000 (454685) | about 13 years ago | (#2124599)

So what does that mean for The Matrix 3's release? "You'll see," Silver said.

Instead of worrying about Matrix 3, they should concentrate on Matrix 2.

If Matrix 2 is a bomb, there won't even be a Matrix 3.

If it's good, maybe I'll take my grandchildren to see it.

No no no No no No no no know no Noo no net no (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2126337)

No NO NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO It can't be true! IT CAN'T BE TRUE I WILL NOT ACCEPT IT!

AHHHAHAHAHAHAAHAHHAHAHAHHHHHHHHHHHH

AhyeeahahaaaaaaHHHHHHHHAHAHAHAHAHaaaaaaaaaaaa

The reason (3, Funny)

Fryth (468689) | about 13 years ago | (#2126338)

They're probably releasing it in a couple years to avoid the present curse of movies turning out to suck.

Oh no! (-1)

Dmitry Skylarov (470197) | about 13 years ago | (#2127511)

Where will the schoolyard killers of next year get their inspiration, then? American Pie 2?

There is no sequel. (5, Funny)

Giant Hairy Spider (467310) | about 13 years ago | (#2127932)

Do not try to wait for the sequel. That's impossible. Instead, realize the truth, that there is no sequel, there will never be a sequel, and it is you yourself you are waiting for.

Re:There is no sequel. (1)

pergamon (4359) | about 13 years ago | (#2113233)

There is no sequel, only Zuul.

Re:There is no sequel. (1)

jTurbo (35048) | about 13 years ago | (#2115944)

kid: Bend the sequel.
neo: There is no sequel

Re:There is no sequel. (1)

magicsquid (85985) | about 13 years ago | (#2152896)

*trying to realize there is no sequel*

Ok I've got it. There is no sequel. I am waiting for myself...

Why am I so damn slow? Quite frankly, I don't think that I worth waiting for until 2003.

Questions still left unanswered !!! (1)

xintelexx (466126) | about 13 years ago | (#2127936)

I agree that most sequels never messure up, but I see it as trillogy, there where so many un answered questions from the first one . But even so it is always done for the money. The second one will clean house just beause all the original fans will flock to see it to see if it measures up, but it never does. The third will still be a block buster because we want to see how it ends. It's like watching a movie all the way to the last 5 minutes and never knowing what happened, the human mind can not resist.

The should call it "The Matrix Rebooted" (0, Redundant)

FrankieBoy (452356) | about 13 years ago | (#2128777)

That way people who run Windows will understand it better.

Is the "Aliyah" rumor true? God i hope not (2)

cybrthng (22291) | about 13 years ago | (#2128779)

I will not see a movie with the Aliyah chick in it. After watching my friends kids watching Disney channel with Aliyah singing to all the 13 year olds i can't imagine i can see her playing a role of inteligence, strength, intuition and power.

Bring back the survivors and maybe i'll bother.

I'm looking forward to it... (1)

tre (172905) | about 13 years ago | (#2129015)

Will Neo and Trinity have gotten married and had the progeny we all would expect from our superhero and his trophy mate or will she have left Neo for one of the agents who is known for having a "beefed" up light saber. Oh so many questions to be answered, oh so little time...

Oh wait it's taking 3 years to make, oh so much time.

Sci-Fi commercials (2)

abischof (255) | about 13 years ago | (#2129028)

Much in the same way that some artists say that they know they've really "made it" when Weird Al [weirdal.com] parodies one of their songs, maybe, in the same way, musicians/actors/athletes know they've made it once they make one of those "I am Sci-Fi" bits.

But, I can't be the only one that would love to see an actual Sci-Fi commercial with CmdrTaco in a CopyLeft [copyleft.net] shirt belting "No I am Sci-Fi dammit!" ;)

Not only a sequel... (5, Insightful)

stikves (127823) | about 13 years ago | (#2129169)

Well people complain that sequels are worse. And some point to "good" ones. (Like star wars not counting EP1).

Yes it's true that most of the sequels, written after the success of first movie, are bad.

But if the story was written, and shot, in more than one piece, it changes.

For example Titanic II would be bad, because they have to "make up" things. But, "the emprire strikes back" was good, because the story included that from the beginning.

(Sorry for my bad english)

Thank God, or whatever her name is. (0, Flamebait)

blair1q (305137) | about 13 years ago | (#2129171)

The Matrix stank.

More holes than a pre-SMT circuit board.

Keanu is a waste of envy.

Laurence Fishburn was just plain wasted as Morpheus.

The only remotely interesting thing in it was people running on walls exploding with gunfire.

But it's plain from the total lack of an ending that they plan decades of sequels, and if it doesn't devolve into Police Academy or a geeky Halloween, I'll be mighty surprised.

Understand, this is the movie Wesley Crusher would have called "his".

The longer they wait to repeat that disaster the better.

--Blair
"Did you ever try to avoid hype?"

the matrix bears serious analysis (5, Insightful)

MemeRot (80975) | about 13 years ago | (#2152895)

The test of a good movie, to me, is when I've seen it 100 times, and then watch it again and come up with a new theory that suddenly re-explains everything. Like when I finally understood the Madonna conversation at the beginning of Reservoir Dogs (metaphor for whole movie, acting like first time thieves gets them hurt).

My latest - The movie says that it is the first half of the movie that takes place in a 'fake' world. And we buy into it. Look deeper. The evidence is flimsy. In fact, it is more elegant if the second half of the movie takes place in a fake world. The tech that creates a fake world could create either. But wouldn't it be easier to make one sub and a little surroundings versus the entire world? Think about it. Neo lives a boring life in our boring world, then he meets these weird people, takes a pill, weird shit happens, they strap him into a vr chair, and boom, the whole second half of the movie is imaginary. Boring programmer vs. the savior of the world, which is more likely?

the commander CAN be taught! (0, Redundant)

geekoid (135745) | about 13 years ago | (#2129866)

no way I'm gonna try to spell that name
you act as if someone on /. would give you a hard time for misspellling something... hehe
of course, now they'll give you a hard time for not trying because they really hav noghting better to do.

fp (-1)

kahuna720 (56586) | about 13 years ago | (#2129992)

fp

Re:fp (-1)

trollercoaster (250101) | about 13 years ago | (#2141229)


the essence of a first post.

excellent.

Matrix III: Abort, Retry, Fail? (0, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | about 13 years ago | (#2130734)

Matrix III: Abort, Retry, Fail? Could that be the title of the third movie?

Matrix Dissapointments (0, Troll)

beowulf_26 (512332) | about 13 years ago | (#2134250)

*sigh*

It seems like the Wachowski brothers are dissapointing. I think the worst blow to the development so far has been the "missed" aquisition of Jet Li, martial arts expert extrodinaire. Apparently, Li was either too greedy or the Wachowski Brothers/Producers weren't willing to give Li the money he asked. This in my opinion, is a very sad blow against the movie.

First, Li's gone, now they push back the date. I pray that the Matrix won't suffer from the sophmore jinx.

I should have taken the blue pill. (1)

FrankieBoy (452356) | about 13 years ago | (#2136252)

In the meantime you can have some fun with the easter-eggs on the DVD while you wait for the new movie. Go to DVD Easter Eggs [dvdeastereggs.com] :)

The brothers (5, Informative)

Kozz (7764) | about 13 years ago | (#2140066)

are Larry and Andy Wachowski. That's not so hard to spell. ;)

Re:The brothers (2)

Stephen VanDahm (88206) | about 13 years ago | (#2111032)

That's not so hard to spell. ;)

Dude, there's a reason why CmdrTaco majored in CS and not English. :-)

"PR" Translator (4, Funny)

kleenx (457564) | about 13 years ago | (#2140068)

Phrase: Silver assured that the extra time added to the production schedules is simply meant to benefit the quality of both films.

Definition: 1) Normally used to cover ones "butt" in hopes that releasing early of said time makes people feel better 2) We really messed something up, and need more time. Possibly because the plot was lacking, and we dont want another mistake like the new Star Wars (timining coincidence... i think not!) 3) There's been a lack of press, lets bring some hype back up ;)

That seems about right I think!

StarWars (1, Troll)

PRickard (16563) | about 13 years ago | (#2140070)

Is this delay because of production problems / quality issues or just because the struggling AOLTW movie division can't hope to compete with StarWars Episode II: Send In The Clones? They've lost too much money recently to send a big-budget guaranteed hit in to fall on its sword against the LucasFilm monster.

one long movie split in two? (3, Insightful)

garcia (6573) | about 13 years ago | (#2141228)

they said that they are filming this as one long movie, not two... Interesting.

I hope to see more story and less visual crap. Every movie out these days has "Matrix-like" moves and it is just getting old. I would really hope that the next one is just as groundbreaking as the first.

Re:one long movie split in two? (1)

razablade (118107) | about 13 years ago | (#2136211)

I hope to see more story and less visual crap. Every movie out these days has "Matrix-like" moves and it is just getting old.

You said it yourself. The other movies rip off the stuff that made The Matrix. I would be extremely disappointed if the sequel didn't contain the same quality (if not better) effects as the first movie.

Re:one long movie split in two? (1)

Schrodinger's Mouse (466881) | about 13 years ago | (#2145496)

Nail, head, bang. It's to the point that the Matrix is an easy parody. Mod this post up, please.

Why summer? (1)

Uttles (324447) | about 13 years ago | (#2153520)

Why don't they break the trend and release it in March or something? I pretty much ignore movies during the summer because they all have these amazing trailers then turn out sucking the big one (can you say Jurassic Park III?) I say March or April, there's no football, there's no going to the beach, perfect time to release a great movie.

Matrix RELOADED? (0, Redundant)

FrostyWheaton (263146) | about 13 years ago | (#2153682)

They re-imagined Planet of the Apes, just released Apocalypse Now Redux, and now it the matrix...RELOADED!

But look on the bright side, at least it's not "Matrix episode 2: Attack of the Clones"
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