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Wyldstaar 8/13/2009 2:44:34 PM

Having never read The Invisibles, I can't speak of it in comparison to anything.  I have however seen the movie Dark City, and The Matrix stole pretty much the entire plot of that earlier film. 

gauleyboy420 8/13/2009 3:48:18 PM

Hanso....Were the two Sequels....FUN?


Didn't really care for the second Matrix Movies. They were pretty and FUN, but thats it ;)

dawntreader 8/13/2009 4:58:24 PM

"Blade Vs. Deacon Frost in China town, when Deacon Frost is holding the little girl hostage and Blade shoots at him). I know people like to credit the Matrix with creating bullet time, but how is that possible if a film released a full year before it featured that effect?"

If i remember correctly there was slow motion in the scene you mention, there was however no 3D motion around the subjects. what the matrix did was a 3 dimensional camera movement around the subjects in slow motion. watch the scenes again, let me know if i am correct, i have no immeadiate access to blade to compare.

a friend and i once played a thought game of listing all the scenes that star wars ripped off from other sources. i will look for the list and post it here when i find it. as i remember, it was very long... :)

superrichtheman 8/13/2009 5:05:23 PM

Matrix 2 and 3 were bad, but only when compared to the original. They would be solid neutrals w/o the original.  But they weren't Caddyshack 2 bad...

dawntreader 8/13/2009 5:22:35 PM

oh and Hanso, so do I

wyldstar, the matrix was not a rip off of Dark City. dark city was about aliens and one human who could bend reality, not artificial intelligence that created a false reality that humans could bend.

similar but not a direct rip.

SONYMANswallows 8/13/2009 6:20:18 PM



He may not have directed ROBOCOP but he write it and it was 90 percent Frank Millers story in all 3 movies.

So how did Frank Miller rip himself off? IM curious?

And Alan Moore created SWAMP THING. The movie was mostly his story. For clueless people like Rob Morely, Alan Moore also created V for Vendetta and WATCHMEN. Oh I am sure he knew that because this pathetic lack of fact checking that is a weak attempt at journalism I am sure is only the one time Mr Morley hasn't gotten his facts straight. He is obviously a Pulitzer Prize winning journalists and this must be his first article based  on this genre.

Oh and I guess I should explain to you all and Mr Morley that my above comments are sarcasm. Or as Morley thinks its ripping off SEINFELD. 

I would like to Morley's reasons for ripping off Sara Palin's journalism style of accusations without fact or research.

SONYMANswallows 8/13/2009 6:22:36 PM

Maybe Robbie will criticize my typos instead, since he is such a indepth journalist.

jmg134 8/13/2009 7:04:27 PM

I must be one of the few that actually like all the Matrix films.  Yes 2 and 3 had its flaws storywise and totally went leftfield on everyone but you gotta give it up for the action.  The fight scences and the freeway scence were one of the best filmed in cinema.  Definitely the story could have been more coherent but it was a summer popcorn flick like everything else we see during the summer.

SONYMANswallows 8/13/2009 7:55:02 PM

What about Harry Potter ripping off 90 percent  of HELLBLAZER? What we cant criticize Harry for being nothing but more samples of better things. Harry Potter himself is a rip off of the character Shia Lebouf plays in Constantine. But cast to look like Young Sherlock Holmes in 1985.

Wave your faggy wand at that.

Harry Robber and the Recycled Plotlines by Just Krap Rowling

Cheesey1 8/13/2009 10:25:32 PM

Dawntreader, that scene in Blade was definitely "bullet time."  It has the "ripples" as the bullet leaves the gun.  As dodgy as Wikipedia is, even they credit Blade with being the first to use bullet time.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullet_Time

Another article on the all seing and all knowing web reads as follows: "The first concrete example of bullet time can be found in the obscure 1981 action film Kill and Kill Again. It was also featured in Dario Argento's 1996 horror movie The Stendhal Syndrome (CGI, with a bullet) and the 1998 BBC documentary mini-series Intimate Universe: The Human Body. In 1994, Dayton Taylor invented a film-based system called TimeTrack that was used in many TV commercials . The effect was also used in 1998's Blade and furthur developed in Blade II. Bullet time became popularized when John Gaeta and team expanded it temporally and into the digital arena through the incorporation of frame interpolation and image based CGI within the film The Matrix (1999) .... http://www.experiencefestival.com/a/Bullet_time/id/1940535 .

I haven't seen the films before Blade that are mentioned in the above article, so I don't know if they weren't just using slow motion, but I have watched Blade and the Matrix and I know that Blade used it in what is essentially its current form first. 




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