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OK...I only saw the original movie in 2002. I was amazed that people were still talking about it 3 years after it came out so I finally gave it a shot. Well, it blew me away. I loved the blend of techno/philosophical aspects of it, as well as the effects and the overall story. Couldn't wait for the next two.

The second one rolls around and I was even more blown away (with the exception of the dancing scene, GOD). My friends and I talked about it for days.

THEN...the THIRD one came out. *GACK* - still choking on my own bile regarding that one. What a let down!

Does anyone else feel cheated by this trilogy?
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I think the first one was great. I love it how you have no idea what the hell is going on. I saw it a few times in theatres. The second I also saw in the theatre but what a fucking way to end a movie. I prefer to go to a movie in theatre and now nothing about it as was the case with this one. I didn't know it would end in the middle of the story and that there was a third one. I was really pissed. I only saw the third one to see how it ended. Although I have all three on dvd I wish I only had seen the first one.
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hmm... I saw The Matrix in 2001, thanks to my cousin... it was amazingly awesome.

I saw The Matrix Reloaded in (obviously) 2003, and I was quite disappointed.

I saw the Matrix Revolutions in 2003 as well, and I was also quite disappointed.

The more I saw Matrix 2 and 3 the more I understand the complicated shiggedyschwag in it... but it was not well executed, and definitely not understandable in the first run... (not to mention the fights and action scenes weren't as interwoven into the story as the first film). The two sequels are definitely not very good movies on their own.

To understand what the architect was babbling about, I would strongly suggest you to go here: TheMatrix101.com
It's a great website explaining almost everything that happens in the sequels.

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I enjoyed the first two quite a lot, though the first one is undoubtedly superior in every way.

The third one I have mixed feelings on. While I enjoyed some aspects of it, there wasn't nearly enough of it taking place in the matrix itself and I hated the fact that everyone from the first film but Morpheus is dead. And yet the Superman fight between Neo and Smith almost makes up for its shortcomings in my mind.

I guess 'cheated' is a good word for it. The first film set my expectations very high and the Wachowski's failed to deliver on them completely.

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Originally posted by: Darth Chaltab
I enjoyed the first two quite a lot, though the first one is undoubtedly superior in every way.

The third one I have mixed feelings on. While I enjoyed some aspects of it, there wasn't nearly enough of it taking place in the matrix itself and I hated the fact that everyone from the first film but Morpheus is dead. And yet the Superman fight between Neo and Smith almost makes up for its shortcomings in my mind.

I guess 'cheated' is a good word for it. The first film set my expectations very high and the Wachowski's failed to deliver on them completely.


I kind of have the same feelings. I enjoyed the frst two, but the third is so-so. I love some parts, but absolutely hate other parts. The Battle of Zion was utter crapt in my oppinion. I enjoyed the Architect scenes, but hated the Battle of Zion. I know it is wierd. The parts in the matrix are the best though, because there are less limits as to what can be done. The Neo-Smith fight was good, but had one to many water ball explosions.


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The matrix is a totally top movie.This may not be a popular opinion but,for me,Reloaded is the best movie of the three.I lvoed the expansion of the themes,the action and effects and style of the film.Although disliked by a lot of people the scene with the architect remains my favourite scene throughout the three films.Revolutions was a bit disappointing but,as has been said,the super brawl at the end did make up for a lot of that as it was totally awesome.I have been very lucky recently in that I just acquired a screenused Agent Smith stunt gun used by Hugo Weaving in Reloaded.Also used in revolutions but in a scene that was cut.It was used in the scene where the Smiths shoot the keymaker though so I have been thrilled to get it.
I had a personal dream come true with reloaded which is another reason why I love it so much.My wife was pregnant with our first child when reloaded came out and was very,very sick and I was looking after her and couldn't really get out to see the film.So about a month after the release when she was asleep one afternoon I finally managed to get to the cinema to see it.Turns out I had the whole place just to myself.It was totally awesome having the place just for me and was something I had dreamed about for years-my own private cinema!I was sat there with my feet up on the seats in front of me (I am very tall so am usually cramped in cinemas) making kung-fu noises at the top of my vocie the whoel time.Just great stuff!

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I saw the Matrix when it came out on video, and I was not too impressed really. I am a pretty big sci-fi fan, but it just felt like a special effects fest to me more than it felt like a good sci-fi film. It constantly felt like it was showing off. The end of it got so lame I was laughing out loud. Especially at the very end when he flies up into the screen. While I harshly criticize the first one, I had only seen it that once and just wasn't impressed, I didn't like it or hate it. It was after watching it a couple of more times that I really decided that I hated it. When the second one came out on video I saw about the first half of it and couldn't take much more (I think I walked out of the room during some retarded scene where Neo was fighting large quantities of agent Smith, that scene had me cringing so much I decided it really wasn't worth sitting through any more of it). Haven't even seen so much as a trailer for the third one, nor do I intend to.

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I saw the first one on DVD after it came out. Thought it was fun. Saw the 2nd one in theaters, thought it had some great action sequences - and I dug some of the music that played during the end credits - but it felt like it was trying way too hard to top itself and the third one, well, I also saw in theaters and greatly disliked it. I don't know what they were thinking with the effeminate French guy, the Merovingian or whatever the Hell he was called.
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The first one is a great movie.

The second and third are complete pieces of shit. Don't waste your time with the sequels.

EDIT: I just noticed that you already watched the second and totally dug it. I'm going to special order a stamp that says "Terrible taste in movies" and press that fucker right up against your forehead.

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I saw the first when it was released on DVD, I thought it was pretty good. But, my wife and I both just hate both sequels, they were just terrible to me. I prefer not to aknowledge the existence of the sequels at all. For me, The Matrix will always be regarded as just one movie that came out in 1999 that I liked.
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The first one, to me, is almost a perfect movie in many ways.

Two tried to create importance, but it was ultimately fluff. There were lots of questions to make it seem profound, and contrived suspense, but no real payoff. And then, to top it all off, the "real world"...wasn't. That was quite a let-down. I really hate the "dreams-within-dreams" concept in most films. One of the few films that really did this well was "The 13th Floor".

Revolutions sucked.

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I loved all 3, though I only own the first one on DVD
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Originally posted by: Stinky-Dinkins
The first one is a great movie.

The second and third are complete pieces of shit. Don't waste your time with the sequels.

EDIT: I just noticed that you already watched the second and totally dug it. I'm going to special order a stamp that says "Terrible taste in movies" and press that fucker right up against your forehead.


Are you talking to me or someone else? I didn't say I "totally dug" the 2nd one, just some of the music that played over the credits and thought it had well done fight sequences. That alone however does not make it endearing to me.
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It doesn't matter who I was talking to you're all getting stamped.

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Originally posted by: MeBeJedi
The first one, to me, is almost a perfect movie in many ways.

Two tried to create importance, but it was ultimately fluff. There were lots of questions to make it seem profound, and contrived suspense, but no real payoff. And then, to top it all off, the "real world"...wasn't.


WTF? There was no 'Matrix Within A Matrix'--that was just fan speculation.

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Perhaps we can all sponsor someone to make a sticker with "TOOL" written on it and just put it over your mouth rather than your forehead...........

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Originally posted by: bigbaddaddyvader
Perhaps we can all sponsor someone to make a sticker with "TOOL" written on it and just put it over your mouth rather than your forehead...........


...Was that directed at me?

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Chaltab, read Stink's post a few post above yours. bigdaddy's post was directed at him and his "Terrible taste in movies" sticker thing.

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Originally posted by: C3PX
Chaltab, read Stink's post a few post above yours. Arnie's post was directed at him and his "Terrible taste in movies" sticker thing.


*taps on shoulder* Psst, hey. That's not Arnie.

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Originally posted by: C3PX
Chaltab, read Stink's post a few post above yours. Arnie's post was directed at him and his "Terrible taste in movies" sticker thing.


*taps on shoulder* Psst, hey. That's not Arnie.




Yeah, I fixed it. Sorry about that daddy. Same icons, hard to tell them apart. That's why I choose this Ewok, because I have never seen anybody else use it, and I wouldn't wan't to be mistaking other people for myself.

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No problem.I have a personal avatar I use everywhere else but I cant use it here ubfortunately.

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Yeah, well that will all be fixed in the new forum software.

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i could'nt stop laughing at the first matrix movie at how silly it was and how serious it took itself, am i the only one who thought Keanu reeves was playing bill and ted, whoah, excellent!, lol

the second and the third were merely displays on cgi expense and technique, and shall we say a phantom plot?

lets mix future noir cyber punk, anime and kung fu and christianity as into one confusing experience, that really sums it all up to me.

Was it me or was this another film series trying to ape Blade Runner, and the works of Phillip K Dick and his comtemporaries.

it was all very much like the novels of armitage which was made into an anime, and ghost in the shell.

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Originally posted by: C3PX
Originally posted by: Nanner Split
Originally posted by: C3PX
Chaltab, read Stink's post a few post above yours. Arnie's post was directed at him and his "Terrible taste in movies" sticker thing.


*taps on shoulder* Psst, hey. That's not Arnie.




Yeah, I fixed it. Sorry about that daddy. Same icons, hard to tell them apart. That's why I choose this Ewok, because I have never seen anybody else use it, and I wouldn't wan't to be mistaking other people for myself.

OMG!!! It's an ewok! I really never saw it was an ewok.

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