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Another two Matrix films may be leaping into cinemas, the Grauniad shrugs. The curiously youthful Keanu Reeves, star of the Matrix trilogy and of an exceptionally lame meme told an audience at the London School of Performing Arts that he may be getting back into Neo's slinky strides once again. Excitable source El Nino told big …

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Dezionized

There is a fanedit out there called The Matrix Dezionized (what it says on the tin) thatmolds 2 and 3 into a tense and enjoyable whole. The sex scene was also cut.

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Remove 2/3 from canon

Maybe they're removing the original Reloaded and Revolutions from canon, and actually doing them properly in a manner that doesn't make me want to tear my brain out through my eyes?

Can't see how else Reeves would be in it - even though there are numerous "ones", presumably they looked different each time, other wise it would be a lot easier to find them as they'd have a picture of him from last time.

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If you remember the meeting with the Architect in front of all the TV screens, all the "Ones" looks like Reeves, even down to the clothes he wears - although his reaction to being told what is happening seem to be different each time

The Matrix needed Neo to make the decision and has effectively scripted all the events that lead up to that decision (save trinity or destroy the matrix) and therefore doesn't actually want to catch him, the humans have no idea that the matrix is being looped and replayed endlessly and so can't know what Neo looks like.

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allow me to retort

Those were all the current "one" and his possible reactions to what the Architect was telling him.

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So they could FIX the second two

Just do the second two over again, but set them in another time period with one of the other 'ones' and then redo the two sequels with things like, you know, a script and acting and other things that weren't in the original sequels. Oh, and as well as removing the sex scene (or at least replacing it with a plausible one) also remove the long drawn out totally unnecessary "dance orgy" thing.

Oh, and do it 3D if you must, but PLEASE give us the option of going and seeing it in 2D if we prefer, or I'll have to wait for it to come out on DVD like I'm doing with the Green Hornet.

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@CaptainHook

All the "Ones" on the screens are the possible reactions the Architect has calculated, not the previous versions. There had only been 5 previous "Ones" - Neo was the 6th.

At the start of each cycle/Matrix, the One was tasked to select sixteen females and seven males to repopulate Zion, with the implication that he would repopulate with them. Morpheus mentioned that before the previous One died, he had told them he would be reborn one day. Presumably they'd have a picture of him in that case.. Or look for the guy with an anagram of "one" (Maybe the next one will be called Oen, or Eon..)

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In bigger news...

Keanu is all in to do "Bill & Ted" 3

I'm hoping for a Bill & Ted Matrix crossover movie!! ^_^

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What number are we thinking of?

I think he was joking. Sadly.

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Why not adapt The Difference Engine?

The Matrix with Steam and Brass.

And no fights.

And a story.

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The Difference Engine

Now that *would* be worth seeing

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thing is....

Will it end up like the difference engine, half finished?

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Oh, yeah, steampunk

Because hot-gluing a handful of old pocketwatch parts to it makes anything better!

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And, best of all

No Keanu.

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what?

I'm having a feeling of déjà vu!

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Matrix was an awesome movie,

http://xkcd.com/566/

Shame they never made any sequels.

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further proof

that there really is an xkcd for every occasion

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Can I propose a little protest?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0133093/board/nest/177171950

Bob

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XKCD!

It's the new Farside and Randall Munroe is the new Gary Larson.

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Re: Matrix was an awecome movie

@DJ 2: It pales in comparison to the original "Welt am Draht". Unlike "Matrix" it made sense and was made almost without any special effects.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU6iHOglB4A

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re:XKCD!

Please: Gary Larson had about three jokes* recycled endlessly. Randall Monroe on the other hand manages to think up at least three new jokes each week.

*Wouldn't it be funny if animals were doing this,wouldn't it be funny if cavemen were doing this and the other one.

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The title is required, and must contain letters and/or digits.

"Keanu stated that he still has an obligation to the fans to deliver a movie worthy of the title 'The Matrix'"

Don't feel obliged, Keanu. Really. Don't.

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XKCD says it all.

http://xkcd.com/566/

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Robot Chicken

Robot Chicken sums it up best. Season 5 episode 3.

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"new not-so-shit 3D"

Do you mean actually new and actually not-shit, not "advertised as not-shit but still shit" like the current crop of 3D shit we have today, or do you mean that you're peddling today's shit 3D as "not-so-shit", in which case I have to ask -- Really?

<-- in 3D!

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Yawn

yawn.

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Hurrah!

Hurrah! I've been waiting for sequals since the last film came out in 1999!

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WTF?

"the first film that made brains go pop all over the world"

Really? It's a great action movie but it's hardly intellectually taxing. Any brains that popped were probably not worth preserving.

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an even earlier bigger head popper

Jacob's Ladder 1990. Also Total Recall could have been if the ending would have been like it should, with some everyday normal schlep getting out of the dream chair at the very end.

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@asdf re:Jacob's Ladder

I know what I'll be watching again tonight when I get home.

F**king AMAZING film!

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eh?

Saw only the 2nd, thought it pegged the bogometer about 5 minutes in...

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Neo, with an iMatrix?

Why do I get the feeling that Apple will be doing a bit of drop in advertising if this goes ahead..??? Please dont feel obilged Keanu!

2 & 3 were a waste, please dont bother with a 4 and 5.. too much had changed for the sequels from the original movie, and the list is far too long for a comment!

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I like all 3 films, so I can't wait to see Matrix 4 & 5.

I know the Matrix isn't for everyone, but then if you don't like it, you don't have to watch it.

But what gets me is that with almost every announcement of a sequel these days; we have an endless barrage of bile from naysayers, determined to imply that they have a superior more refined artistic view of what makes a great film. Its very much as if these critics love the feeling of pretending they are so superior and so we end up with them seeking to undermine a film they haven't even seen yet!

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Re: I like all 3 films, so I can't wait to see Matrix 4 & 5.

Critics sometimes *are* superior, you know.

I just don't care much about sequels if they're no good. I do not acknowledge them. In my head there are only two Indiana Jones films. I don't give any thought to the other two (the last one made me CROSS so I have decided not to accept it into my brain).

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I do exactly that!

"I just don't care much about sequels if they're no good. I do not acknowledge them."

I know exactly what you mean. There are only two Terminator movies, after all.

That said - and I know I'm going to get shouted at for this - Matrix Revolutions is my favourite of the live action Matrix movies. Not for the stupid ending, oh no, but for three very simple reasons:

1) Matrix 3 has the least amount of Keanu Reeves in it

2) I thought the Battle for Zion was a very enjoyable action segment. Mechs, bazookas, mines, 250 000 squiddies. Oh yesh.

3) Matrix 3 has the least amount of Keanu Reeves in it

But then again, my absolute favourite part of the Matrix saga is the Animatrix. Some of those shorts, especially The Second Renaissance, were superior to all three live action movies.

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Don't forget

"Remastered" originals - now with content randomly added! *glares in George Lucas's direction*

Still, I must confess to liking the second Matrix. Sure, there are the boring bits before the car chase scene, and some more boring stuff after... but that's a great car chase scene.

Techno spiked with the roar of a Ducati is a win for me.

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Me too

I've never quite understood why people say 2 & 3 were so bad.

I thought they were pretty good.

Problem is, the first film was so cool and fresh, how could you ever top it?

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And sometimes you just know a movie's going to suck

Did you make the same arguments in defense of Battlefield Earth? If not, why don't you and your rather peculiar tastes go enjoy a movie everybody else on the planet loathed, and leave us all to the snark we so enjoy in the middle of a workday afternoon?

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Re: Aaron

Oh my ahahaha - Battlefield Earth :)

Thanks for the reminder, I keep a selection of horror movies (not horror as in scary but horror as in horrible) and have been meaning to add that one to my hall of shame. Keanu and Nicholas Cage seems to be in the majority of them but I've always just chalked that up to coincidence.

Really bad b-movies work better for me than most other solutions for insomnia.

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@Sarah Bee

Just curious, which of the first three don't you like?

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Re: @Sarah Bee

The crap one, obviously.

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OK: Title?

The Matrix: The Reboot?

The Matrix Rebooted

The Matrix: What does this button do?

The Matrix: Don't.....Oh shit.

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OR

The Matrix has performed an illegal operation and must be terminated. Do you want to report this problem to Microsoft?

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Given that some sequels should never be made

I vote for

The Matrix: Patch Tuesday

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re: Title?

The Matrix: Please Don't Press That Button Again

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or..

The Matrix: Have you tried turning it off and back on again?

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The Matrix: Rooted

Of course, our antipodean readers will tell you this has other connotations as well...

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Fun to swear in serious articles?

It's a shame they didn't manage to time a Matrix film to come out before Avatar... the first film was ground-breaking and if they transferred that to 3D before it was widely used, they could have repeated that feat.

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And if it's "serious articles" you want...

...then the Reg is not the place to be; the humorless rarely survive. (And anyway, is the guy who "just reads it for the articles" really who you want to be?)

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If they'd tried to transfer The Matrix to 3D instead, they'd have killed off 3D cinema for the next decade or two, that's all -- did you see 'Alice'? There's an example of a movie that was made in 2D and then converted to 3D in post-production, and that's why it looks like crap. And The Matrix has all that flow-motion and special wire effects stuff, there's no way it would've come out looking any way but terrible, and all that would've done was made people come out of the theater going "Oh yeah! 3D sucks!" They needed a movie like Avatar, custom-made to take advantage of every possible corner of the format, in order to convince people 3D was worth any attention at all. (After all, when it's cropped up about once a decade and been shot down again just about as quickly, it's not a surprise when people start to get cynical about the whole idea.)

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The only way this can work

Is if they use Vic Reeves, rather than Keanu Reeves.

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