||May 15, 2003
||Futuristic guns that shoot fire,
the matrix, Neo, nightstick, assault rifle, straight razor,
swords, spears, ghostly white guys, some sort of pipe, machine
guns, trident, 4-barreled hand gun.
|"In a world where..."
||"I would never let anything
happen to you."
||30% (showing too many of the cool special
||99% (only a few seconds of romance keeps
this one from 100%)
||You've already seen it.
||You're kidding, right?
I'm a bit rusty after two weeks off from writing, and a trailer
thin on plot and heavy on weapons makes writing a review longer than
the "Reviewinator" column a challenge. OK, enough with
the filler, let's get it on...
Only blockbuster trailers are offered in "Ultra" (1000
x 540) resolution. According to sources the next installment of The
Matrix sequels will be in "Double-Secret-Ultra" resolution.
This way only computers that actually generated the graphics will
be powerful enough to display the trailer.
If you were expecting a trailer filled mostly with people dressed
in black doing choreographed fighting with awesome special effects
then you would be absolutely wrong. There are two guys dressed in,
get this, ALL WHITE!
About 7% of the trailer is spent on exposition, 1% on kissing and
92% on beating people and blowing stuff up. This works well for a
two and a half minute trailer, but might not work so well in a 120
minute movie. Hopefully, a plot can be worked in between the CGI.
It's hard to discuss the plot for this trailer, because if you're
familiar with The Matrix then you already know what the plot is going
to be, and if you're not familiar then there is no way on earth that
you could possible understand from the few clues you're given.
Here's a cheat sheet. Computers control your mind. Keanu Reeves
is your only hope.
raining men, hallelujah!
Gseez, with that synopsis it sounds more like a horror movie.
OK, enough about the "plot." The special effects are great.
The fighting sequences are excellent. Keanu isn't on the screen long
enough to be annoying. That's all you need to know.
Conclusion on Trailer: Excellent trailer. Worth the download.
Conclusion on Movie: It doesn't matter what I say. You're
going to go see it anyway, but I think it'll be worth the price of
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