Was the Matrix a rip off?

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    Was the Matrix a rip off?

    Do you think the Matrix was a rip off somewhat of Ghost in the Shell?

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    the matrix effect wasnt original, it was basically over used that is all. in the movie Kuffs they had bullet time and this was in like 1988... I havent seen Ghost in the shell in a while, dont remeber it very well but yes what ever you say the matrix is a rip of of it probably is.

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    yes, it did rip off some major concepts of GITS, but then again there was another anime it ripped off of too, can't remember what it was though.

    as for the So called greatest fight scenes ever, I have two words for ya,

    Twin Warriors.
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    Regardless if it was, the great thing about the matrix was the slow motion graphics technology. A truly revolutionary thing that they did very well. It's amazing what actually goes on to get those 360 deg shots. Simply amazing.

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    Yeah well it was a couple of Australian guys who did all the SFX so of course they were brilliant , lol. Anyhow, I like the Matrix, but it sure as hell isn't original. Very similar plot to GITS, aside from some minor changes here and there.

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    another great filming film would be The Truman Show... and for another extreme... it would have to be Requiem for a Dream...

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    The sound was also great in that film....If you saw it on a decent setup

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    >The Truman Show

    I love that movie - it actually (gasp) makes you think....

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    along the lines of the matrix-
    how many of you have seen the thirteenth floor?
    I thought it was a little bit more realistic.
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    It's also been hailed as a rip off of the bible, which is complete bologna.

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    Originally posted by doubleanti
    another great filming film would be The Truman Show... and for another extreme... it would have to be Requiem for a Dream...

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    Yes, Requiem for a Dream was great, but I didn't notice very many differences in the Uncut DVD, except for a slight bit more nudity.

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    Matrix was a rip off of one thing: Sim City!
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    The matrix, minus that extremely lame ending, was a good movie.
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    You want good fight scenes, no-one?
    Enter the Dragon. Bruce Lee is so incredibly fast. He makes Jet Li look like Chris Farley.

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    >how many of you have seen the thirteenth floor?

    i have and i must agree...it was a good movie.


    >Enter the Dragon. Bruce Lee is so incredibly fast. He makes Jet Li look like Chris Farley.

    how true that is, i don't like Jet Li its just the movie was great anyway, but your right Bruce Lee would kick his ass.

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