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      The Animatrix

      Released Jun 3, 2003 1h 42m Sci-Fi Action Animation List
      89% Tomatometer 18 Reviews 78% Audience Score 100,000+ Ratings A collection of nine short films features stories related to "The Matrix." Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Peter Travers Rolling Stone Rated: 3/4 Aug 14, 2007 Full Review Empire Magazine Rated: 3/5 Dec 30, 2006 Full Review Sean Axmaker Stream on Demand ... fun and inventive and short enough that they don't wear out their welcome. Aug 19, 2023 Full Review Michael Dequina Rated: 3/5 Jan 12, 2007 Full Review Michael Dequina Rated: 3/5 Jan 12, 2007 Full Review Film Threat Rated: 4/5 Dec 6, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Liam D A collection of some of the greatest creators in modern anime to deliver some uneven but interesting stories in this anthology Rated 3 out of 5 stars 04/29/24 Full Review Antonio G Disfrutable al 100% para la comunidad fanática de la franquicia y explicando muchas cosas en cada capitulo que quedan vacías en las películas Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/16/23 Full Review Georgan G Unique animation which sets the stage for a sci fi ride. However, could not play them in any order nor was there narration to help viewers comprehend what is happening. Honestly, can not recommend this except to Matrix-heads. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review bulletproof2k М The best animated film for supporters of alternative thinking. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/06/24 Full Review Daniel B A 19 años de ser estrenada, la animación con la que cuenta Animatrix es una brutalidad, aunque ya lo veamos en otras series y películas actuales, el alternar animaciones en mini historias es en lo que innovó esta película conjuntada con historias impecables. Al ver esta película te puedes dar una idea de lo influyente que fue. Repercutiendo hasta la actualidad como lo vemos en "Love, Death & Robots" o incluso en paralelismos con "Black Mirror"; un tema que las hermanas Wachowski tenían estudiado desde el lanzamiento de esta película/Serie. Cada historia se construye a través de una crítica social culminada con una referencia al universo de "Matrix" cada historia es buenísima y ninguna sobra, todas cuentan con un desarrollo aunque en algunas difícil de descifrar profundo y metafórico. Cada historia presenta un sentimiento de identidad e incertidumbre que deja al espectador reflexionando. Animatrix es una obra maestra visual, con una paleta de colores hermosa, entendiendo la naturaleza de cada animación y usándola a su favor para impactar en el espectador, ya sea en un viaje alucinante con colores en un entorno sicodélico, o una crítica de como la arrogancia siempre perjudica más de lo que ayuda. Cada historia es diferente pero igual de efectiva en su mensaje. Construyendo de manera increíble una historia en un mundo ya establecido, los guionistas y los animadores hicieron un trabajo brutal. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 07/03/22 Full Review andres s 1st & 2nd short: Nice animations, they kind of remind me of Ghost in the Shell. Interesting premise with the robots having to do all of man's hard work while not getting any recognition or respect from their master/creator who just party's all day. My god, seeing the bottom of the ocean littered with robot bodies was pretty heartbreaking and dark. The imagery is stark. The way they killed all the robots like some mass genocide brought about memories of the Holocaust. Astonishing seeing the beginning of when the machines started to take over. It was humans that brought the demise of humanity. They did not want to make peace with the machines and denied them an alliance within the UN, therefore the machines rebelled and started taking control of their territories. It's fascinating seeing the origin story of what the world has become in the Matrix movies. Seeing how they blackened the sky and blocked the sun off was terrifying. Jesus man that's so horrifying and bleak what the machines ended up doing to humanity after they won the war. They basically experimented on them and tormented them for use as a renewable power source. Humanity now only serves as a slave to the machines. It's so dark. Super thought provoking though, wow. 3rd short: Super kinetic and anime-inspired animations. Really cool moments in this one. Too short though. 4th: Not a big fan of the animations or the artwork. The story was kind of meh, it didn't really do much except for that last part when he stands up from the wheel chair. It's like they had an idea of what they wanted to do but the execution was kind of lackluster and uninteresting. 5th: the animations and artwork are kind of weird but interesting. It's like the characters are made out of static or something. Constantly moving even when they're not. Yo the way the song queues up when the agents are after him and he starts riding his skateboard - *chef's kiss* that was beautiful. And that whole skateboarding sequence was insane. It's unlike anything I've ever seen before. The animations were really unique. Powerful story. Not only touching on being free from the constraints of society but it also serves as commentary on suicide and depression. Especially that last bit with the question, "Am I alone?, and then the computer responds, "You are not alone". Good stuff, really good stuff. 6th: Is the haunted building like a worm hole or black hole into The Matrix? That's so cool. The building is almost like a program in which you can train within The Matrix. Where gravity can be manipulated and objects can float. Was that eerie dark room behind the red door connected to her consciousness? Or maybe the red door symbolizes taking the red pill if she were to enter it. Man, she was so close to entering the Matrix. Of course the agents are trying to destroy the building and get rid of any evidence. This one's a bit cerebral. Definitely interesting. The animations and art were nice, they reminded me a little bit of Fooly Cooly. 7th: Wait did he just say Phillip Marlowe? That's the main detective character in the movie ‘The Long Goodbye'. That's an awesome shout out. Pretty interesting aesthetic for an animation. It's like they've combined the look of Sin City with some stylized anime and bumped up the grain filter. The look of it definitely compliments the whole detective story very nicely. The world in which it takes place seems familiar to Brazil or Bioshock. Where all the clothes and cars are from the 50's but the technology is from the future. Really interesting stuff. Omg I love how his cat throws him his hat when he's leaving lol! So cute. The production of this one was definitely more polished than some of the others. This one was top notch. It was basically a noir short film. 8th: Wow, the artwork for the landscape world and objects is definitely inspired by H.R Giger. I like how experimental this one is. The ideas and concepts in this one are innovative and on another level. They're tapping into the machines mind as a collective group to try and test it and communicate with it. That's insane man. Same of the art is really trippy, grabbing inspiration from the likes of Alex Grey who does psychedelic inter dimensional spirit artwork. That whole sequence within the machines mind was actually beautiful. No dialogue, just visuals and imagery. They helped the machine shed its evil self and convert to the good side, a more peaceful side via a heavy trip inside its mind. Yeah this one was incredible. 9th: Nice, this sword battle is hot. They're basically taking each other's clothes off while fighting. I'm gonna be honest, the way the animation looks for this last one is kind of weird. All the characters look super smooth. Parts of it kind of look like they're from an early 2000's video game cutscene lol. No but for real the story is pretty good and it's quite thrilling. I was kind of hoping for more from this last one but oh well. Overall, very impressive line up of animated shorts and very entertaining. Some of the concepts and ideas were definitely thought-provoking and interesting. Killer song choices all throughout. I feel like each one complimented the scene in which they were being played in. Really good stuff here, I'm both impressed and inspired. This is something I'll be watching again. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A collection of nine short films features stories related to "The Matrix."
      Peter Chung, Andy Jones, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Takeshi Koike, Mahiro Maeda, Kouji Morimoto, Shinichirô Watanabe
      Mahiro Maeda, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Peter Chung, Shinichirô Watanabe, Kōji Morimoto
      Warner Bros. Pictures
      Production Co
      Village Roadshow Prod.
      Sci-Fi, Action, Animation
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 3, 2003, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 19, 2016
      1h 42m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Stereo, Dolby Digital, Dolby A, Dolby SR
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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