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The sequels read better than it watches if that makes sense.
I remember the sequels did kinda make me go wtf.
But reading the plot points of them again after it made a lot more sense in my mind at least. (Granted not the best sign for a film)


The Animatrix is quality though.
On this film, I feel for something like the matrix I just can't judge it by the trailer.
Its extremely badly written, the end of Loki has the exact same issues the end of the first sequel did.

I remember spending hours talking to a friend after we'd seen it (and online) trying to remember exactly what the architect said and trying to parse it into something intelligible.
 

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Usually don't like Western action movies,but Matrix wasn't bad. Will definitely watch that one
 

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Yeh, I only rate the first one. The next two I thought were largely forgettable. Not sure I will bother watching this one or wait for it to come out on Netflix/amazon prime.
 

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Only just found out that they're making another Matrix film.

I was 15 when the original Matrix came out and it blew my mind. I borrowed it from a mate on VHS and watched it 3 times in a row. It had a massive influence on me tbh, from the soundtrack which I listened to relentlessly on my walkman - and which properly got me into bands like RATM and Rammstein. Also the clothes, I really wanted a long black leather coat for a long time afterwards, but thankfully settled for a superbike style jacket instead, and I remember dressing up as Neo to a fancy dress birthday party at the local football club, tight longsleeve t-shirt, long black leather coat and all.

The Matrix is probably my favourite film of all time for these reasons + it never fails to be enjoyable every single time I watch it. Reloaded and Revolutions were a complete let down in comparison. Felt like a long time between the first and Reloaded, at that age 4 years is an age I suppose, and I remember going to the cinema when I was in my first year of uni to see Reloaded and came out feeling completely let down. Over the hears I've come to appreciate elements from both sequels, and admire the ambition of them somewhat.

I suppose part of the magic of the first was watching Neo discover himself and the Matrix which the sequels couldn't re-discover. Looks like they're returning to that in this 4th film and that could be a masterstroke so long as it's not just a complete re-hash of the first.

It's got me super excited anyway in the hope that it can rediscover the feeling of the first and transport me back over 20 years to a teenage me watching that first film for the first time.... bound to be a let-down now!

Edit. Just remembered that most of my GCSE creative writing exam stories (both english and welsh) were also influenced by the Matrix. Can't remember any of the rubbish I actually wrote (it must have been truly dreadful), but remember using weird character names influenced by the Matrix which probably didn't fit at all!
 
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Good but sags in the middle and suffers because its hard to believe Craig's Bond would ever fall in love again after Vesper.
 

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An 80s classic Brewster’s Millions.
 

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What did people think of the new Bond?

The Good: the action as always being excellent. The scene where he was climbing the tower to the launch facility in particular was awesome. Car chases as usual were a lot of fun. I thought Daniel Craig was excellent throughout and showed a bit more variety than usual, even if he does hate playing the character. His scene with Waltz in particular comes to mind. Also loved the cheezy callbacks like the Bond, James Bond, the iconic turn and shoot and the tunnel at the end. Also Ana De Armas......

The Bad: Most of the dialogue was bad. Like I know Bond dialogue is always cheesy, but like even tonally there were random attempts at jokes during serious moments. The new 007 in particular was..... painful. Genuinely didn't have a single good line in the entire movie, was mostly just annoying and I don't think we will see the character again. Her scene with the Russian scientist who was also just shite, was awful. Him randomly just getting racist and then her delivering the line "time to die" seems like it was written by a 14 year old on work experience. Also thought Remi Malek's character was unoriginal. His plan was like a mixture of Covid, Kingsman and..... the nanobots from Cody Banks? The "we're not so different" shtick was a bit of a head scratcher and he was introduced a bit late on imo. Thought Malek did a good job with the role though, with that said. The Bond's child thing I thought also needed to be introd earlier if we're to care. If I'm being honest I'd also completely forgotten Lea Seydoux's character and what her story was at the start of the film, which made her being the love of Bonds life a bit flat. Mostly a result of Spectre being a bit forgettable compared to Skyfall and Casino Royale. I do like the kid idea in general for the character though.

I am probably coming off as quite negative here, but despite it being a mixed bag I thought it was a decent send off for the Daniel Craig Bond and I think his story went full circle nicely. Definitely worth a watch, and I am interested to see what comes next
 

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Echo those thoughts tbh

Personally I think the bond franchise is going to struggle after Craig, he was kind of the right balance of modern yet “old school” that kept both sides happy.

Bond a interesting franchise I don’t think it’s strong enough to support itself with any spin offs they might have played, like no one cares about the support characters. I could see maybe a tv show or something
 

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Hmm not sure about Holland as young Drake and Wahlberg as Sully? Where’s the ‘tache?
 

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I don’t like young drake TBH
Would rather the main films be more around the game age, and maybe do a high budget prequel tc series if the films are a hit
 

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Well its certainly not the David Lynch version, my wife who didn't know the story at all was able to follow it even with the removal of internal monologuing from that version and the book. Although keeping track of the characters names might be a bit difficult outside of Paul and Jessica. She though Baron Harkonnen was the Emperor and Rabban was head of the Harkonnens. As you've probably heard its about half of the first book and it labelled as Part One this gives everything breathing room but the first 45mins or so is pretty exposition heavy as there is ton of world building to. Its also pretty slow moving but does pick up pace once it gets a bit more into thing.

Timothée Chalamet is great as Paul starting off as confused and unaware young adult growing into a more assured man.

I liked it quite a bit, my wife enjoyed it even more. My only only worry is because it is slow and ponderous it won't find a big enough audience to justify Part Two and Part Three (which is supposed to cover Dune Messiah).
 

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I don’t like young drake TBH
Would rather the main films be more around the game age, and maybe do a high budget prequel tc series if the films are a hit


It’s unwinnable for the film makers to match the game. I think the cut scenes from all 4 games make a pretty good movie without the need to play the games.

Certainly it’ll never be able to match the actual game in the eyes of the fans. Most have Nathan Fillion as an older Drake. And he has starred in a short fan made one. But will he be too old to play the lead if this one turns out to be a success? Or as you said a tv series Netflix style?
 

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