#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Anthology of nine short anime (Japanese animation) films tied in to the 1999 blockbuster “The Matrix” and its sequels. “Final Flight of the Osiris”: The crew of the hovercraft Osiris attempt to warn their city of an imminent attack. “The Second Renaissance, Parts 1 & 2”: The story behind the war between man and the machines, how mankind scorched the sky, and the creation of the Matrix. “Kid’s Story”: A teenager is contacted by Neo, and manages to escape the Matrix. “Program”: Two warriors battle in a samurai training simulation when one decides to betray his crewmates and re-enter the Matrix. “World Record”: A champion sprinter manages to break free of the Matrix by sheer physical effort during a record attempt. “Beyond”: A young girl searching for her cat discovers a haunted house caused by a glitch in the system. “A Detective Story”: Private investigator Ash tracks a hacker named Trinity through the looking glass. “Matriculated”: A group of humans capture a machine scout and insert it into a ‘human matrix’.
Plot: Straight from the creators of the groundbreaking Matrix trilogy, this collection of short animated films from the world’s leading anime directors fuses computer graphics and Japanese anime to provide the background of the Matrix universe and the conflict between man and machines. The shorts include Final Flight of the Osiris, The Second Renaissance, Kid’s Story, Program, World Record, Beyond, A Detective Story and Matriculated.
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Nothing can get closer to “Ghost in the Shell” than this
Having never seen the Matrix, but being a loyal anime collector, I came across this high ranked animated feature.
Never in my life has I seen something as close as brilliant and poetically nightmarish that Ghost in the Shell has delivered, bringing the Matrix franchise closer to “art and soul” than “blockbuster”.
Some of the amazingly dramatic episodes in this feature may make Animatrix a parallel brother to Ghost in the Shell itself. And the animation is very dreamy and expertly crafted, the second best thing that this feature will bring you.
If anime is your thing, or the matrix, or getting started to both, I couldn’t recommend this higher.
My chronological reviews for the segments of the Animatrix:
1) This is one of several animated short films that are based on the Wachowskis’ “Matrix” movie. However, I have to say neither the characters nor the action made this really look like it belongs to the series except the fight in the first 2-3 minutes maybe. This lack of Matrix connection is not necessarily a criticism on these 10 minutes as the animation is fine and the story isn’t bad either. The action didn’t do much for me though, so I wouldn’t recommend it. But then again, I am not a great Matrix fan anyway, at least this is a common denominator.
2) This 9-minute short film from 12 years ago is part of the Animatrix series and also the first half of a two-part movie. Men become more and more angry at machines when these become more and more intelligent. The consequence is a bloody battle, especially for the machines. They leave and settle elsewhere, but decide to give mankind another chance as they return to the United Nations in a peaceful attempt, not be the last time they show up there. This was written by the Wachowski brothers (and sisters) and the director also worked on Tarantino’s “Kill Bill” for example. Sounds like a good premise, but sadly, I was not really impressed by this one here. Lets hope that the second part turns out better.
3) These 9 minutes continue where “The Second Renaissance Part 1” left off. Unfortunately it is equally forgettable just like the first part. Men rejected machines’ peaceful attempt to return, so a war is unavoidable. And of course there can only be one possible outcome to that. So men want to destroy the sky? Another brilliant idea. NOT. I have to say I was never too big on “The Matrix”, but these animated short films are even worse. And they almost have no reference to the films anymore at all. Not recommended.
4) One of the most popular segments of the Animatrix and this may be due to the fact that several actors from the live action movies do voice acting in here. The protagonist is a boy who manages to get out of the Matrix. There are quite a few parallels here between Neo very early in the first Matrix film and our hero here. I do not think the 15 minutes stated here are correct, this was certainly closer, maybe around 9 minutes. I enjoyed watching this one because it actually had a real connection to the live action “Matrix” films unlike most of the others. One of my favorites from the series and I recommend it.
5) “Program”, a sequence from the Animatrix, was directed and written by Yoshiaki Kawajiri. It is an animated short film, obviously, and runs for roughly seven minutes. There was nothing truly outstanding here, but it wasn’t bad either. It is all about the battle between the Cis and her frenemy Duo. He tries to convince her to get back to the Matrix and just live there like everybody else instead of constantly fighting against it. Pay attention to how Cis is depicted in white and Duo in black. First he tries to convince her with words, then with swords. Of course, she refuses to and in the end, good defeats evil. Or did it really? Solid short film, recommended.
6) The concept of sports in the matrix is actually a pretty interesting one in the face of achievements that you could describe as out of this world. Unfortunately, the only fairly interesting thing I took from these 9 minutes is basically the relationship between world records in the real world we live in and in the Matrix universe. This is not among my 3 favorite segments from the Animatrix, but also not among my least favorites. I am not familiar with the director or writer here, but it looks like they frequently work together. Anyway, I hope for them that this may be their most known achievement, but not their best.
7) “Beyond” is one of the weaker segments of the “Animatrix” in my opinion. This is one of the longest episodes of the Animatrix. A girl’s cat runs away and when she heads out to get her back the finds much more than just a lost kitten. I did not like the way the girl was animated at all. The rest was okay in terms of looks. The scene with the cat looking right at us before we see the mouse is a nice way from the director of playing with our brains. Not enough though to let me recommend it. One of the weaker Animatrix segments.
8) I am okay with the Matrix and Film Noir, but not a great fan like some are. So I was very positively surprised that I managed to appreciate this Animatrix segment. It’s probably in my top3 favorites and the reason may be that it was nice to see an actual character from “The Matrix” in one of these. It’s not the only segment directed by Shinichirô Watanabe (also co-writer), but it’s certainly his superior effort. The story was pretty good and the voice actor of the private eye also did a fairly decent job here. A pretty enjoyable and atmospheric watch of over 10 minutes I must say. Recommended.
9) “Matriculated” is the last segment from the “Animatrix” movie. It is the longest at roughly 15 minutes and in my opinion, unfortunately, it is also the worst. I wish writer and director Peter Chung could have stayed a bit closer to the Wachowski movie. Also, it’s not real anime anymore, but the style is not the problem. The problem is that there’s no really fascinating story in here as there is in some of the other segments. I was a bit disappointed with this one as I hoped they could go out on a high note. Sadly, they did not. Not recommended.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 40 min (100 min)
Genre Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director Peter Chung, Andrew R. Jones, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Takeshi Koike, Mahiro Maeda, Kôji Morimoto, Shin’ichirô Watanabe
Writer Lilly Wachowski (screenplay “The Matrix”), Lana Wachowski (screenplay “The Matrix”), Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Kôji Morimoto, Shin’ichirô Watanabe, Peter Chung
Actors Kevin Michael Richardson, Pamela Adlon, John DiMaggio, Tom Kenny
Country USA, Japan
Awards 2 wins & 4 nominations.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Digital
Cinematographic Process HDTV
Printed Film Format 35 mm