With the robot city isolated and it's ambassadors ejected form the United Nations, a trade war begins to protect the human economy from superior products. When the trade war escalates into ... See full summary »
Dane A. Davis,
Cis and Duo, a pair of freed minds, practice their skills in an old-fashioned samurai sword-fight. Duo tells Cis that he's tired of living outside the Matrix and he wants her to come with him... and he's not accepting no for an answer.
This making-of piece is composed of seven segments: "Making The Second Renaissance Parts 1 and 2" (9:45), "Making The Program" (6:13), "Making World Record" (7:25), "Making Kid's Story And ... See full summary »
Following the events of The Matrix (1999), Neo and the rebel leaders estimate they have 72 hours until 250,000 probes discover Zion and destroy it and its inhabitants. Neo must decide how he can save Trinity from a dark fate in his dreams.
Thaddeus and Jue, the senior officers of the hovership The Osiris, have their erotic martial arts sparring session interrupted when the crew discovers a dire threat to the hidden city of Zion. The crew resolves to warn the settlement, but they are immediately detected by the machines and the chase is on. Now Jue must enter the Matrix to send the warning and hope that her comrades can hold off the enemy until she can complete her mission.Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
To demonstrate that a CGI Matrix film was possible, Square Pictures created a short. They took the Aki character from Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, gave her a haircut and a different outfit, and animated a fight between her and a "Sentinel" robot from the Matrix series. The finished "Final Flight" also drew on the technological and artistic assets Square had assembled together for their Final Fantasy movie. See more »
This is the first of the Animatrix shorts, found on the DVD of them. It is arguably the most entertaining. This maintains a rather fast pace throughout the entirety, without ever becoming overwhelming. It takes place a little before, and sets up, Reloaded(and also the Enter the Matrix). That doesn't mean it is a requirement to view this, however. The plot is well-written, and the story-telling is good. The CGI is stunning, incredibly naturalistic and quite close to being seamless. This was animated by the people who also made Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, and you can tell that their talent was applied to this. The visuals are amazing all the way. The music is fitting. The sound in general is great, and the voice acting is nice. The characters are well-written, but there is little time devoted to developing them, particularly beyond the two leads. This is 9 minutes long, and the focus here was on making it feel like one of the awesome action scenes from the films(this is definitely the one most true to that aspect of the trilogy). They succeed. This has strong sensuality, but not particularly anything objectionable beyond that. The disc also holds a making of, six and a half minutes, very worth watching, with the crew talking about it, clips of it, and we even get a glimpse at some of the short they created to prove they could pull this off. I recommend this to any fan of the concept and the movies. 8/10
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