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The OG Red Pill Blue Pill Choice VS Dune, GITS, and Blade Runner (Page 2)
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Sep 22, 2021, 08:13 PM
 
Well with the spinoff/merger anything goes. Could be bad forcthem.
     
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Anyone watch Matrix 4?
     
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Dec 26, 2021, 04:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by Brien View Post
Anyone watch Matrix 4?
I did. Didn't hate it.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Dec 26, 2021, 08:33 PM
 
I heard from people who did that if you lower your expectations from the original Matrix movie, it was actually quite good an enjoyable. Once you take this genre-changing movie as your yard stick, you are effed.

Does that sound about right to the ones who have seen it?
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Dec 26, 2021, 08:47 PM
 
I haven’t seen any of the John Wick movies, but my guess is those would be a much better use of my time.
     
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Dec 27, 2021, 11:08 AM
 
John Wick 1 is good. The other two are fine, but they suffer greatly from the need to constantly ratchet up the stakes and stunts to where it's not just an angry dude, it's a superhero movie. Same problem with Fast and Furious.

Nobody with Bob Odenkirk is similar to John Wick 1 and is a fantastic watch.
     
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Dec 27, 2021, 08:41 PM
 
I have seen only the first John Wick movie. It didn’t really do much for me. Yes, I get that the quality of the shoot outs are extraordinary, but the character of John Wick and his fate leaves me cold. I just perceive him as a psychopath who is not above mowing down many human beings for one dog.

I haven’t seen the sequels, but it seems that Keanu Reaves has consistently leveled up his skills with various firearms (as various Youtube videos can attest). So I reckon it is more for the people who like it.
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Dec 27, 2021, 09:42 PM
 
Haven't seen any John Wick. Somehow missed it.
     
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Dec 27, 2021, 10:41 PM
 
Not a fan of Nobody at all. Not my type. John wick was really enjoyable. Not going to bother with Matrix—looks like I was right about the Wachowski effect.

Dune was incredible. Only Part 1, but just the greatest IMAX movie since BR2049.
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Dec 28, 2021, 02:14 PM
 
We saw dune in a smallish theater, and it was gorgeous, but suffered from too much staring into the distance. Pacing.
     
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Dec 28, 2021, 05:03 PM
 
I managed to catch it in a real laser IMAX theatre (there’s not many in Canada) and it was pretty incredible, just filled the entire field of view.

It’s a little slower, sure. That’s a Villeneuve thing in general. Prisoners, Sicario, Arrival, Blade Runner 2049, etc—they all move at a stately pace. There’s no John Wick here.
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