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The Photographic Teaser One Sheets For MATRIX RELOADED!!!

Published at: Oct. 18, 2002, 1:52 a.m. CST by staff

Hey folks, Harry here with the full set of six teaser one-sheets for MATRIX RELOADED! Looking pretty snazzy wouldn't ya say? Seems that all the clothing is definitely more textured this time out. Very styling! All sorts of coolness. Will these be on your walls soon? Hmmmm....























































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  • Oct. 18, 2002, 1:55 a.m. CST

    Hey, the Thompson Twins

    by Hellboy

    :)

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 1:58 a.m. CST

    SWEET! but....

    by Ghibli-San

    I want a group shot dammit......but these still rule....I wonder how much fuss there will be that there are big scary guns on the posters?

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 2:01 a.m. CST

    WTF?! Do they have stylists in the Matrix code?

    by Darth Phallus

    Is this from the Matrix fall line? And Jeezus! What's up with all of the alligator print? (Attn: No computer generated alligators were harmed in the producing of these outfits!) I think I saw these guys play at the Area One Festival w/Moby or something! Seriously though, they look cool as fuck! I especially like the straight razors on the silver dread guys who I think if memory serves are the "virii" or some shit. Anyway, the Wachowski Bros., bold and trendsetting, showing once again why they are far and away the best in Sci Fi right now. Eat that Darth Lucas! Fuckin'-Britney-bare-mid-drift Padme'-in-the-arena-mothafucka!

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 2:04 a.m. CST

    Ahead all of us.

    by weird v3.0

    You know how is it going to look everything in the next two or three years (how COOL things will do) just looking at this. Completely revolutionary, new, agressive a ass-kicking. GOD! This is gud, ja!!

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 2:26 a.m. CST

    The Matrix...

    by Dlhstar

    ...now with 75% more bump mapping!"

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 2:31 a.m. CST

    What a sham.

    by The Continental

    I think I speak for everyone when I say that it's common knowledge that crotchless panties are the predominant clothing of the future. None of this trench coat nonsense.

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 3 a.m. CST

    What's w/ Jada Pinkett's 5 o'clock shadow?

    by dirtyapes

    Holy crap I thought that was Laurence Fishburne at first.

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 3:05 a.m. CST

    That is Awesome!

    by KONG33

    They all look so cool. Fishburne is beyond cool. I wish they gave the dredheads upturned/curled lips w/ the make-up (yes, I said that). I wish these films were a double-feature!

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 3:26 a.m. CST

    two guns??

    by a_guy

    i thought the MPAA wouldn't allow two guns on the cover of one poster... in the hands of one person that is... did i hear that somewhere?? humm....

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 4:19 a.m. CST

    Nothing to have an orgasm over, folks!

    by Erikan Quinn

    Christ, they're just making battle poses in get ups that the Butabi brothers would go out in! Christ, even the get up for DareDevil is much more interesting than this!

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 4:24 a.m. CST

    holy shit! prince is playing larry fishburne's love interest!!!

    by Estevez_Rex

    see what i mean?

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 4:47 a.m. CST

    THIS IS FUCKING COOOOLLLLL!!!!!!

    by KID AB

    Those are the most fucking coolest posters i have ever seen in my entire life!!!!!

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 5:06 a.m. CST

    WTF? Wachowski brothers are such fashion freaks...

    by FD Resurrected

    If only they could parade Carrie Anne-Moss in black leather covered swinging ass catwalk and do Vanity Fair photo spread with The Matrix characters. Why don't they try The Matrix hentai anime while the bros are it, huh?

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 5:44 a.m. CST

    for every enslaved generation

    by Ali786

    looks like Matrix meets the Gap to me but anyway..

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 6:35 a.m. CST

    Kind of hard to believe this is Warner Bros, really, isn't it?

    by AliceInWonderlnd

    (Looks at posters). Yes. Quite good. That passes muster. Bring it on, please. It can keep me happy while I wait for "System Maintenance 2: Forbidden - You Do Not Have Permission To View This Page" to come out.

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 6:43 a.m. CST

    A sentence I never thought I would say in my life...the cropping

    by CoolDan989

    Man, and to think I avoid that with every picture I take...maybe I should be more open-minded, like the Wachowski brothers...oh, yeah, and see the movie, of course!

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 6:52 a.m. CST

    Damn stylish!

    by E.C.

    And I agree on the view about Jada's appearance. I thought that was Morpheus, too. Heh.

  • ROFL With such phenomenal buzz, I think SM has the potential to be a huge, world-renowned event. Something so groundbreaking and life-altering that everyone who witnesses it can tell their grandkids in the future so the greatness can be shared by future generations. Either that, or a nice li'l fad like "All Your Base." One of the two.

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 7:26 a.m. CST

    They look like passport photos

    by Monkey Lover

    Countless times I have chopped my head off the photo due to that shitty inaccurate eye-level thing they have on those photo booths. Luckily these days they have digital ones so you can actually see what you look like before you have to waste another

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Almost looks like an Alex Ross painting.

    by Filthy Fox

    I'm not that big of a fan of the matrix, but those are some fucking cool posters. The Agent Smith 2.0 is the best one.

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 9:16 a.m. CST

    AXLE ROSE AND TWIN!!!

    by RobOtto

    Man, this guy is really making a comeback.

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 9:19 a.m. CST

    looks cool as hell to me

    by TV CASUALTY

    And thanks to the poster "hellboy" for not posting "first!". It's a rarity these days. Anyway, we all know that part of the Matrix appeal was the clothes, the attitude of the players. This looks to be more of the same, which is just fine with me.

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 9:39 a.m. CST

    I love teaser posters

    by joshuaonenine

    When I see teaser posters for movies like the Matrix, Spiderman,X-men, or even when they made Batman teaser posters...It gives me such a charge and excitement for the movie. I cant wait for the Matrix Reloaded!!!!!

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Agent Smith Rocks...

    by portcullis2010

    ...I expect more from him in the new movies, before I thought he was just there to fight Neo and not much else(giving over villain duties to the twins), but man, in that poster, he looks like he means BUSINESS.

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 9:53 a.m. CST

    It couldn't be. WB is in charge of this marketing? I can't belie

    by Spacesheik

    Good one sheets. Very nice work.

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Got the Alex Ross vibe too...

    by kiddae

    Especially on the Agent Smith poster. Guy looks sweet as all heck. Yeah, Jada's stubble is pretty wonked, and Keanu looks weirdly gaunt, but I dig the high-collar monk-looking coat. It'd be cool if Neo was the only one pictured without guns/weapons to represent his badassity, but Trinity just goes and blows that idea.

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Drool.......

    by ZaMu

    How much longer do we have to wait?

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Get Ready to Reload

    by The Hawk

    First, everybody knows that the best part of The Matrix is Laurence Fishburne, and his poster does not disappoint. Will Smith may want to snap up as many of the Jada Pinkett Smith ones as he can. Carrie Anne Moss, I'd follow you down the rabbit hole anytime. The new Agent Smith look likes a dork, but an evil one, so it works and we'll be against him come next year. The Twins looked like Nelson with dreads. And Keanu Reeves looked okay, if you don't mind the effeminate overcoat that Neo bought at Jeffrey's (SNL reference). His was the only poster I didn't go "whoa" over. Nothing REALLY lives up to its own hype, but The Matrix sequels should come AWFULLY DIGGITY DANG DARN close. But where's Neo's leather overcoat?

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 11:26 a.m. CST

    WARNER BROS. SUCKS

    by WoodyStiffer

    This has nothing to do with the Matrix, but I just read in Variety that Warner Bros has purchased the rights to Johnny Bravo for ............ THE ROCK? What the fuck? The Rock sucks ass! Johnny Bravo is a hellaciously funny cartoon, we need someone with some actual comedic talent for the damn role! Shame on Warners - you guys suck ass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 11:53 a.m. CST

    These movies are going to be so fucking stupid.

    by Wino-Forever

    And yet, somehow, simultaneously, SO FUCKING COOL.

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Keanu Reeves is Afghan President Karzai in....

    by kdoc13

    Keanu Reeves is Afghan President Karzai in The Matrix Revolutions. Now I know what the Revolution is. They are liberating Afghanistan, and Keanu, being the chosen one of course, was chosen to be President by the coalition. It all makes sense! What we thought was Jada Pinkett is actually a Taliban, and Fishburn is a Northern Alliance Freedom Fighter! Damn, The W. Brothers had this all planned for years!They are secretly taking over the world one film at a time!!! Someone stop the madness!

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 12:37 p.m. CST

    whoa

    by fun guy

    Matrix is simply a step above mediocre. You all know this, yet few of you will admit it. Still, you trumpet the greatness of something that, in essence, is merely about style. Matrix is cool. That's it. Nothing wrong with that, but that's all it is. Cool. Sorry.

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Yeah, my Mom frames snapshots the same way

    by Total Geekazoid

    But seriously, the tastefulness of the fashion in these shots REALLY illustrates how cheap those Kill Bill pics look. IMHO.

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 12:49 p.m. CST

    How the hell do you pronounce Virii?

    by GypsyTRobot

    The white dread brothers are Virii 1 and 2, according to Coming Attractions. Someone please tell me how to pronounce this correctly. When I harass all my coworkers with the daily kewl movie news, I don't like to embarrass myself stumbling over pronunciations.

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Virii

    by taterbait

    pronounced: VI - RYE {i think ??}

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 8:59 p.m. CST

    umm is the first chick a tranny?

    by blckmgk13

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 9 p.m. CST

    umm is the first chick a tranny?

    by blckmgk13

    whoopth double post. I mean seriously though the other pictures look cool. I like Morpheus' suit reminds me of dick tracy. But the first chick/thing looks like a guys head grafted onto a chicks body. i mean is that a five oclock shadow or WHAT!?!?!

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 9:09 p.m. CST

    Hugo Weaving...(Agent Smith)

    by Agent_Elrond

    Hello. How are all you fine people doing? I ADORE Hugo Weaving. He is just so damn sexy. Are there any other fanatics of him out there?

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 9:11 p.m. CST

    They are not "virii"

    by akbose01

    That term came from some fake review of the script that assumed "the twins" were computer viruses.

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Ahhhh...very nice. Now at least I can look at...

    by midnight fairy

    Keanu Reeves while waiting for Reloaded to open. Honestly I don't know what it is about the Matrix that makes me masturbate over Keanu...I always thought he was unattractive as shit before I saw it. *shrug* But I do like the pix...I am not into Morpheus' green tie or the alligator prints, but what can you do. I am looking forward to this movie.

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 9:53 p.m. CST

    This is. . .oh, what's the word? Yes--"Pimptastic."

    by Noriko Takaya

    THIS is that science fiction IS, mofos. In a perfect world, the WB would be holding Batman in reserve for the Brothers W to play with after the Matrix trilogy is finished while M. Night Shyamalan would be helming Superman as we speak. I want a passport to that world, but in the meantime there's this. I do worry a bit about the very, very *today* fasion statements, however. One wonders what this film will look like in 10-20 years. Ah, fuck it--for now, this thang be bumpin.' Toppu o Nerae!

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 10:04 p.m. CST

    KeanukeanuKeanu

    by Miss Lavendar

    So Cool. What happened to the top of Keanus head?

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Morpheus has boobs!

    by ChrisPC24

    No wait, that's Jada. But seriously, if those two are virii, why don't the Wachowskis just put some Bits in too? Then it would be exactly like Tron. Greetings Programs!

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 10:23 p.m. CST

    hey you bozos

    by hank quinlan

    The Ring was fucking great. Better then the Japanese one. Seriously. Way worth a look! Also, what happened to the Superman thing? WB is gonna make a crappy movie now. We were so close. Fuck you Abrams. I will say these teasers are cool. Great marketing. Of course that's all WB is good at these days.

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 10:37 p.m. CST

    MPAA & posters...

    by MaulRat

    I could be wrong, but isn't there a few posters out there with Two guns on one guy?.. "The Transporter" for one, didn't it have one guy with two guns.. I'm sure there's more, thats just the only ones I can think of off the top of my noggin'...

  • Oct. 18, 2002, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Morpheus is not holding Han Solo's Pistol

    by PurityOfEssence

    It appears to ba an Heckler & Kotch MP-5K of some type, with the fore grip removed hence the exposed barel. It appears to have a dot sight mounted on the top, not a laser. The Blaster that Han Solo uses in Star Wars is and old german semi-automatic pistol (cant remember the make/model).

  • Oct. 19, 2002, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Keanu looks like a young Spock/Nimoy....

    by Monkey_King

    Jada looks tasty as always(too bad she's so annoying) as does Carrie Anne Moss(My vote for Madelyne Pryor in X-Men 3). What's with the incredible shrinking ties on Morpheus? Agent Smith looks like he put on some weight. Time for TrimSpa baby!!!

  • Oct. 19, 2002, 12:51 a.m. CST

    Fun guy

    by E.C.

    The coolness is what makes Matrix good. You can't subtract a trait for something and say it's not good without considering the trait. You may as well say LOTR is mediocre if not for location and design, or a Ham & Cheese sandwich isn't all that good without the Ham.

  • Oct. 19, 2002, 1:03 a.m. CST

    Wow. Lets hope this thing delivers

    by TheGinger Twit

    After the time spent on it I'm sure it'll have elements of superbness...

  • Oct. 19, 2002, 1:57 a.m. CST

    I like the composition

    by Lobanhaki

    Closure is our brain's natural tendency to draw the rest of the shape when given incomplete information. When confronted with an extreme closeup, where the shot begins somewhere close above the eyebrows, and somewhere just above the chin, we do not assume that the rest of the face, and the rest of the body do not exist. Same for a medium shot, where a person may be framed from mid-thigh up to a little over the person's head. We see them everyday, but sometimes don't see them, because we naturally fill in the blanks. I like how the composition crops much of the identifying features, but leaves the stance, the costumes and the body type to give us an idea of the character.

  • Oct. 19, 2002, 2:13 a.m. CST

    The plural of "virus" is VIRUSES not "virii"

    by You Are Banned

    Got it?

  • Oct. 19, 2002, 3:55 a.m. CST

    Damn I think Harry banned another one of my talkback names. Th

    by Zod_Is_Back

  • Oct. 19, 2002, 4:39 a.m. CST

    pics

    by Jables

    It seems like everyone is either creaming their jeans or "boycotting" this movie. Hey, how about if everyone waits until the movie ACTUALLY comes out?

  • "Take the yellow pill, brother."

  • Oct. 19, 2002, 5:58 a.m. CST

    A little off topic but needed...

    by FNORDknt

    Just saw Harry on Celebrity Justice. Doh...Harry has a EXTREMELY Girly Voice. Kinda scared me a little when he said deep throat...Uhhh...

  • Oct. 19, 2002, 5:58 a.m. CST

    Look carefully - you'll see that

    by durdhamboy

    the words "The Matrix Reloaded" is snugly placed over the crotches of the fit women and men of the cast to make us all think Matrix = sex with Carrie-Anne. Or Keanu. How very subliminal.

  • Oct. 19, 2002, 6:23 a.m. CST

    These Posters Are Phucking Awesome!!!!!!! I'm Sorry, The Matrix

    by The Founder

    I don't get all worked up over movies, but this one has me excited. Cool, very cool!!

  • No need to set subliminal messages, me thinks... :)

  • Oct. 19, 2002, 7:26 a.m. CST

    Agent Smith is GAY!!!

    by eclectic heretic

    i was flipping through the channels one night and saw the actor who plays Agent Smith on VH1 Classics...starring in the video "I like the Night Life" (ya know, the early 80ish discoish song, "i like the nightlife, i like to boogie") It was hilarious. All i could think was "Agent Smith is a flaming homo!!! NTTAWWT

  • Oct. 19, 2002, 7:28 a.m. CST

    oh yeah, and pinkett is nasty

    by eclectic heretic

    horrible actress. nasty looking. just plain nasty. who the fuck casted her?

  • Oct. 19, 2002, 8:22 a.m. CST

    Han Solo's weapon??

    by PScottman

    A Bolo Mauser - WWI - WWII vintage. Don't have any idea why I know that or what relevance it has but someone asked the question.

  • Oct. 19, 2002, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Amature Photographers, always cutting the head off.

    by islander

    :)

  • Oct. 19, 2002, 8:44 a.m. CST

    it's amost as if...

    by Dr.Jeffzn

    The seem to have cut off the top of everybody's heads...

  • Oct. 19, 2002, 8:52 a.m. CST

    and again

    by Dr.Jeffzn

    Somebody forgot to keep their head in the frame! -dammit! ALWAYS read ALL posts before you go and do something stupid like i just did!

  • Oct. 19, 2002, 8:54 a.m. CST

    Att: You_Are_Banned

    by Dr.Jeffzn

    Actually, the plural of "Virus" would be "Vira"!

  • Oct. 19, 2002, 9:49 a.m. CST

    that`s great!!

    by drjones

    yeaahh it really is. but also not bad and worth an article&TB would be the catchme trailer!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Oct. 19, 2002, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Matrix Color Process Question...

    by NoCureForFools

    i'm not a big Matrix fan, i thought it was a fun, entertaining movie, but i liked Tron alot more. anyways, i've been wondering about the color process of the film. there's a lot of green, grey and black, but theres also something missing from the color spectrum (i imagine, on purpose). i was watching the Burton Sleepy Hollow DVD recently, and it was revealed that Burton specifically wanted the color red removed from the film spectrum to give it this distinct look which would make the reds really pop out later in the film when revelealed. now i'm wondering, did the Wachowskis do a similar thing with the Matrix? removing maybe the blue or red? or did they just pump up the green a whole heckuva lot? anybody know?

  • Oct. 19, 2002, 10:19 a.m. CST

    I don't wanna make the dude who made these feel bad...

    by CigaretteFairy

    ...but he cropped the tops of their heads off... Maybe someone should tell them before its too later (or later, as the case may be). Glen

  • Oct. 19, 2002, 11:09 a.m. CST

    no amount of "cool" posters will save these sequels from sucking

    by Moose of Heaven

    The most interesting thing about the Matrix - other than Agent Smith and his creepy voice - was the playing with reality they did in the beginning (taking away his mouth, the multiple waking-ups, etc.). They had the nice little bit about deja vu later on, too, which was nice, but after Morpheus spills the beans, it becomes just another action flick with somewhat better fight sequences. Now, of course, gratuitous "wire-fu" and "bullet-time" have been done to death by EVERY GODDAMN ACTION MOVE that's come along. I am sick to DEATH of wire-fu and bullet-time. I want them both to die. The Matrix won't carry itself on that alone. So will it have any more reality-bending tricks up its sleeve, like saying that the "real world" that they're all in is still the Matrix, or Morpheus is some lunatic cult leader and the whole "Matrix" thing is a scam? That would be interesting, but it won't happen, because all the plot bits that have come out have been about goddamn "virii" and car chases in friggin' bullet-time. ------------------ The thing that came damn near close to bringing down the first Matrix was the inclusion at all of Keanu Reaves - a vapid waste of skin if ever I've seen one - and the only reason it worked was because he was playing someone who's clueless. Now he's playing someone who's in on all the secrets, and has the power of God. "Omnipotence... whooooa." What a stupid, stupid pair of sequels these will be.

  • Oct. 19, 2002, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Delta Burke as Neo in the MATRIX Prequels

    by ILuvMyDeadGaySon

    Imagine the possibilities. Richard Dreyfuss as Morpheus, with CGI to make him black. Ralph Macchio is Trinity, Joel Silver will pay for the operation and hormone treatments. And Pauley Shore as Agent Smith, only with no elbows or knees. And The Sniper as The Oracle's Nephew, Alabaster McGillicutty, who happens to have a BOMB IN HIS ELBOW.--BATEMAN

  • Oct. 19, 2002, 1:28 p.m. CST

    ATTN: NoCureForFools (color processes)

    by OgieOglethorpe

    In 'the matrix environment' almost all the blues were removed; even the sky is almost completely white when Neo is out window-hugging. In 'the real world environment', almost all the greens are removed. Think I got this from one of the commentary tracks... not positive tho.

  • Oct. 19, 2002, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Carrie Anne Moss is One Hot Sexy Chick!

    by DukeTheBastard

    Does she get her kit off in the sequals? Come on Carrie, get naked and rammed where only dicks and dildo's go, with a pleasurable expression on your face! SHE IS A BABE!

  • Oct. 19, 2002, 2:02 p.m. CST

    I have to say, these movies are great ; but I also have to say

    by Tyler_jack

    first of all, the guns mean violence, and freedom of killing any person . If you understand all that, well that means you're intelligent enough, that means you're in the real World . But if somehow your philosophy is violence, Blood and Death, well you are simply NOT human . unless you indeed have a disease that produces that kind of psycho trauma. But I suppose all the guys and girls know all this. But I have to say nothing's changed since Gladiator's time, back then in The Ancient Times ( followed during Middle-Age, French Revolution and Two world Wars, And right now Irak.) People have unfortunately always liked violence . And today you've got to be a hell of a guy to understand all this. Speaking for me, and many others, I hope They'll both ROCK : RELOADED and REVOLUTIONS Anyway, you guys think about it and try to stick out of this whole life situation . Put yourself back in judgment. What are We doing to ourselves ?! for chrissake; we gotta do something to try and stop these movies being seen by stupid teenage youngsters who believe in Trenchcoats and Uzis.......I know they're cool, though. Whatever . just think about it, whoever you are . Tyler Durden

  • Oct. 19, 2002, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Forget The Matrix...

    by PJM

    ...they're gonna get stomped at the box office by this movie: "TIME CHANGER - The story of a Bible Professor from 1890 who comes forward in time to the present." http://www.christianfilms.com/timechanger.htm Apparently there's a really cool effect when the Preacher throws the Good Book at the bad guys in slow motion. And when he reads the Book of Revelations and the gay couple's heads explode. I hear Jack van Impe gives it "two thumbs up".

  • Oct. 19, 2002, 4:16 p.m. CST

    actually Lucas, this is how you DON'T do promos. Unless you wan

    by Tall_Boy

    ok, very stylish, yeah I know. And the framing is supposed to make them look larger than life, I get it. BUT, seriously, these just look gay. (the ep. 1 teaser poster kikced a hell of alot more ass than these if you're going for simplicity. Ep. 2 ... eh, we won't talk about that one . . .)

  • Oct. 19, 2002, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Welcome to Rivendell, Mr. Anderson.

    by dbtayag

    These posters for the Matrix Reloaded rock with the exception of Jada Pinkett-Smith's poster. I feel that her costume is a bit awkward. Other than that, I think that Neo's poster is the best (less is more kind of motif). Warner Brothers when the fuck are you going to show the theatrical trailer to this bad motherfucker????? Just imagine if Jet Li signed on in these films. He could have gone onto bigger and better things other than his piece of bullshit Cradle 2 the Grave. When DMX is in your movie you know it sucks. Can't wait for this piece of hot shit to be released.

  • Oct. 19, 2002, 4:38 p.m. CST

    I`m with whatshisface...

    by paulio

    SOrry, and I know this puts ime in the minority but anything, anything that glamorises violence to this extent is a ugly, self centred thing... I had an argument with someone about the first film once and she justified it by saying that `the heroes know that it`s not real people that they`re shooting`... Surely thats worse? Matrix; brilliantly designed film. Matrix 2 and 3; equally well produced and delivered. However, sadly, it`s not box office death that I`m worried about. For crying out loud will someone create a fantastic blockbuster that doesn`t rely on blowing 150 people away over the course of two hours?

  • Oct. 19, 2002, 6:46 p.m. CST

    by Atomic Lobster

    Hmmm. WIll be excellent sequels if they somehow explain the huge plot holes that prevented the first one from being a really good sci fi flick instead of an enjoyable action movie. Namely, there's no apparent reason for there being a Matrix, or indeed for keeping humans alive at all (the battery story is just nonsense). As far as reality bending went, Existenz beat it hands down.

  • Oct. 19, 2002, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Lobster

    by Qwerty Uiop

    The battery story is complete nonsense, but no more than any other Sci-fi techo babble shit that populates Star Wars/Trek. It may not make real sense, but then it IS a movie about people fighting A.I.s in a virtual reality...

  • Oct. 19, 2002, 9:46 p.m. CST

    RE: Agent Smith is GAY

    by MaulRat

    eclectic heretic, agent Smith starred in a little known Australian movie called "Presilla:Queen of the Desert" about a bunch of transvestites and a trans-tesical in a travelling drag show across Australia, one of the songs on the Soundtrack was.. oddly enough "I love the nightlife" so what you saw was images from that movie.. He's not gay.. he was just drawn that way... a few last things I will add just to stretch the value of my connection fee... How come Australians can mimic the Americano accent almost perfectly, yet Americans can't seem to grasp the Australians accent without coming off sounding like the Crocodile Hunter?.. I mean Hugh Jackmans attempt at Xmen or Swordfish were'nt the best, in fact it was the worst part of his performances in both, but still better than most Americans even attempting to say G'day.. Hollywood needs better voice coaches.. linguists who have actually been further south than Texas..... Oh yeah, almost forgot.... Can't wait for the matrix sequels (I am contractually obligated to say that when posting on this thread).. But just think about how good a year 2005 will be for DVD and Movie fans.. 5 disc DVD Matrix Trilogy box sets, X2 collectors edition, Lord of the Rings trilogy 9 disc box set, and the bridging chapter to the Star Wars saga comes to Theaters.. it better not suck...... oh yeah and Trinity anywhere, anytime, yawhmeeean?!.

  • Oct. 19, 2002, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Think about it...

    by Matt Daddy

    The battery story makes sense if you take into account the fact that these "machines" are more human than human (quote unquote). After defeating humankind in whatever war took place, they have the spite, the cruelty, the - to enslave humans. They could, of course, have enslaved cows or sheep, but to enslave humankind had a poetic justice. They have reversed roles. Before AI, machines were faceless slaves, now the humans are... And I think Neo's priest-like getup says a lot about his characters arc. He was the born again saviour in the first film, now what? This subtle clergy reference is interesting indeed. And as for folks who are waiting for these movies to suck... WHY? What benefit would there be to anyone in having two more crap movies out there? I love LOTR, I love star wars, . I could go on with all the films i love and didn't like, whatever... It doesn't make any difference to anyone what I think...I love being entertained by movies. I hate sharing the interest this interest with moronic fools who shout fanboy bullshit at each other, whether for or against whatever movie... Just enjoy it or ignore it. Simple. I guess I should enjoy or ignore the purile debate, now I think of it. Okay, I'll shut up and fuck off now...

  • Oct. 20, 2002, 12:40 a.m. CST

    Actually, if you at Neo's right hand, you can tell he is holding

    by drompter

  • Oct. 20, 2002, 2:05 a.m. CST

    You cynical bastards, the Matrix Rules

    by Matrixfan

  • Oct. 20, 2002, 2:53 a.m. CST

    I just needed to say this

    by midnight fairy

    The pluralization of virus is neither viruses nor vira, but is in fact viri. Words ending in "um" are pluralized using the "a" ending (bacterium > bacteria) and words ending in "us" are pluralized using the "i" ending (cactus > cacti). There you have it. The nerd in me needed to get that out.

  • Oct. 20, 2002, 4:48 a.m. CST

    Hey Paulio, about that violence issue...

    by CHEET

    You said: "`the heroes know that it`s not real people that they`re shooting`... Surely thats worse? " Guess that makes the several million people a day playing videogames much worse than your average murderer who kills real people?

  • Oct. 20, 2002, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Gunplay

    by Philmaker

    When did Morpheus steal Han Solo's gun? Well, that's what happens when you let Greedo shoot first!!!

  • Oct. 20, 2002, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Violence and serious stuff...

    by AliceInWonderlnd

    Not got a lot to say, other than this: do we really have to tone and pacify and schmaltz everything down to the lowest common denominator, because somebody with a low intellectual, moral, or emotional IQ might interpret it in a bad way? Just become some fucked-up bottom feeders lost it in Columbine, the millions of normal folks that saw and enjoyed "The Matrix" now have to go without? But you know, people did die and human life is more sacred than entertainment, so the answer to the question might be yes, MIGHT BE, except for this: how can we prove that these losers would have turned out to be normal, fully-functional members of society instead of crazed murderers if they *hadn't* seen "The Matrix"? Maybe they'd have watched another movie and done it. Maybe they'd have done it ANYWAY, but the movie was just something they could hang the trappings of their fucked-upness on. Are we going to ban all horror movies, all action movies, and "The Catcher In The Rye" while we're at it? Drama is conflict. When people tote guns in movies, they raise the stakes of that conflict. It is exciting to watch people fight, and enjoy it vicariously, KNOWING THAT IT'S NOT REAL. But if you're somebody that can't tell fantasy from reality, then you're dangerous even if you exist solely on a diet of Disney movies. And I don't know about the States, but to see the movie in this country you had to be 15 years old. That's plenty old enough for a normal person to understand that the violence was stylized and that the consequences of it were different than they would be in the real world - providing of course that you actually *lived* in the real world.

  • Oct. 20, 2002, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Agent Smith rules!

    by Beautiful Thing

    Can't wait for the return of that bad mother fucker of a sentiant program. Hugo Weaving kicks ass!

  • Oct. 20, 2002, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Always Some Negative People On Every Board, And the Transporter

    by The Founder

    These posters are cool, and if some here feel that they are to violent or that the Matrix is to violent, then steer clear of the movie, but just don't try to impose your feelings of the subject matter on someone else other then your own children.

  • Oct. 20, 2002, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Is "Fucking" spelled "PHucking" now?

    by Beautiful Thing

    Is that the new, "hip" way to write it?

  • Oct. 20, 2002, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Standing up for Hugo Weaving

    by Agent Cass

    Alright, I'm tired of seeing all this bad-mouthing of Hugo Weaving. In case you don't know, he's currently one of the best character actors on the planet! Yes, he has played gay men in two movies ("Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" and "Bedrooms and Hallways") at least, but remember that he also has played the character of a blind man obsessed with photography and truth ("Proof"), a man subjected to an intesnse "Interview" with no warning ("The Interview"), an elf lord (Elrond in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy) who is watching his people sail away to hand over the world to Men, and numerous other characters. He's also an outstanding theatre actor ("White Devil" and "Hamlet" leading roles). And then, on top of it all, he IS Agent Smith on screen... totally into the character, his mannerisms, his accent, and cool, efficient, and calculated demeanor. His portrayal is something that every actor should aspire to. Okay, that's my rant for today on Hugo Weaving, the most incredible actor on the face of the planet (IMHO) and his awesome new poster (well, the ONLY poster of him in any role) for "The Matrix: Reloaded". Don't flame me, someone had to stand up for NEH! (Not Enough Hugo)! I am proud that I like agents with receeding hairlines, a great mind, and a silver tie clip that means business! Fight NEH, dier-ty girls! :) <><

  • Oct. 20, 2002, 5:38 p.m. CST

    That trailer isn't new...

    by AliceInWonderlnd

    It's a teaser that's been out for about a month now, but yeah, it's pretty cool. I especially liked how they jumped off the bridge on to the truck thing. And how they fought people. Especially how they fought people.

  • Oct. 20, 2002, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Even if it's not new...

    by midnight fairy

    Awesome trailer...has me anticipating Reloaded!

  • Oct. 20, 2002, 8:24 p.m. CST

    Yeah....

    by BuLLeT_TiMe

    Yeah, I've see that before. But hey, did you know Harry got a cameo in "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City"? ------------------------------- http://gta.gamegossip.com/images/hilaryking.jpg------------------------------ Nice job, R*! :)

  • Oct. 21, 2002, 3:55 a.m. CST

    THE MATRIX is a good movie but it ripped off DARK CITY.

    by Ronnie_Dobbs

    For a detailed explanation of this statement, check out www.angelfire.com/film/boomstickreviews/

  • Oct. 21, 2002, 5:45 a.m. CST

    When I said...

    by paulio

    ...that it`s worse when you don`t think that you`re shooting real people I meant that the detachment from reality seems to be the most worrying thing about the Matrix. I didn`t mean that shooting computer avatars was worse. I meant that saying `it`s Ok to shoot someone because they`re not real` is a dangerous message to glorify.

  • Oct. 22, 2002, 1:29 a.m. CST

    umm, actually

    by p2501

    Actually, for you people that've been arguing about the plural of virus, its viruses, just go consult your friendly neighborhood dictionary. And none of that weird if it end in "um" or "us" or so forth.

  • Oct. 22, 2002, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Moose of Heaven, thanx for the comic relief...

    by minderbinder

    It's not often you see someone stick their head so far up their as so long before a movie even comes out. Oh, and these posters rock. (PS Neo doesn't have a gun, those are just the buttons on the bottom of his coat)

  • Oct. 22, 2002, 5:10 p.m. CST

    when I was a kid

    by God Shamgodd

    We learned hugo weaving at YMCA summer camp.

  • Oct. 22, 2002, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Ohhhhh!! I think I wet my pants!

    by Russman

    - Ralph Wiggum

  • Oct. 23, 2002, 1:20 a.m. CST

    Enter the S&M ensemble

    by BobbyDan

    Looks cool, but why all the leather? Can't the saviors of humanity just wear jeans and a t-shirt? The movie will probably be fine, but I think they should spend more time on filming, etc., less time on Neo Hillfinger. --www.kissedbyrain.com/~mrttart