History Anime / TheAnimatrix

15th Oct '17 1:00:19 AM OnoderaTearer
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->(Written by the Wachowskis, directed by Andy Jones, animation by Square Pictures)

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->(Written by the Wachowskis, Creator/{{the Wachowskis}}, directed by Andy Jones, animation by [[Creator/SquareEnix Square Pictures)
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A two-part story focusing on the Genesis of The Matrix. After the creation of AI, the machines eventually formed their own society and ''tried'' to co-exist with humans -- but were shunned for reasons of economics and prejudice. War eventually broke out and well, if you've seen the movie, you know the outcome.

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A two-part story focusing on [[OriginsEpisode the Genesis of The Matrix.the Matrix]]. After the creation of AI, the machines eventually formed their own society and ''tried'' to co-exist with humans -- but were shunned for reasons of economics and prejudice. War eventually broke out and well, if you've seen the movie, you know the outcome.outcome.



** "The machines, having long studied man's simple protein based bodies, dispensed great misery upon the human race". Que shots of a massive field hospital full of human soldiers rotting away from biological weapons, being held together by bandages and life support tubes.

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** "The machines, having long studied man's simple protein based protein-based bodies, dispensed great misery upon the human race". Que shots of a massive field hospital full of human soldiers rotting away from biological weapons, being held together by bandages and life support tubes.



* {{Fandisservice}}: There are several instances of frontal nudity, and none are under pleasant circumstances. This includes a gyroid whose breasts are exposed as she is beaten to death by a gang of men with sledgehammers.

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* {{Fandisservice}}: FanDisservice: There are several instances of frontal nudity, and none are under pleasant circumstances. This includes a gyroid gynoid whose breasts are exposed as she is beaten to death by a gang of men with sledgehammers.



* ForWantOfANail: All this wouldn't have happened if not for B1-66ER death sentence.

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* ForWantOfANail: All this wouldn't have happened if not for B1-66ER B1-66ER's death sentence.



-->''"In the beginning, there was man. And for a time, it was good. But humanity's so called civil societies soon fell victim to vanity and corruption. Then man made the machine in his own likeness. Thus did man become the achitect of his own demise. But for a time, it was good."''

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-->''"In the beginning, there was man. And for a time, it was good. But humanity's so called so-called civil societies soon fell victim to vanity and corruption. Then man made the machine in his own likeness. Thus did man become the achitect architect of his own demise. But for a time, it was good."''



* KickTheSonOfABitch: After all the harm the humans caused the machines, it is not particularly to cheer for them when they [[PayEvilUntoEvil brutally slaughter and experiment]] on the humans in return.

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* KickTheSonOfABitch: After all the harm the humans caused the machines, it is not particularly hard to cheer for them when they [[PayEvilUntoEvil brutally slaughter and experiment]] on the humans in return.



* RuleOfSymbolism: The Instructor depicts the Second Renaissance as the Machine version of Genesis, explaining the constant use of the phrase "for a time, it was good." Visuals depict the Machines holding an apple, in both endings of parts I and II: the first was a Machine Man and Woman in underwear (which they don't know is obscene) in the UN, innocently holding an apple and pleading for cooperation; a sign of the innocence when the newborn Adam and Eve did not know how to cover themselves up. The second was where the Machine Ambassador, looking like [[{{StarfishRobots}} Mecha-Chthulu]], signed the Instrument of Surrender with a barcode, and it held an apple before it self-destructed; an acceptance of the Machine's own fall into Sin.

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* RuleOfSymbolism: The Instructor depicts the Second Renaissance as the Machine version of Genesis, explaining the constant use of the phrase "for a time, it was good." Visuals depict the Machines holding an apple, in both endings of parts I and II: the first was a Machine Man and Woman in underwear (which they don't know is obscene) in the UN, innocently holding an apple and pleading for cooperation; a sign of the innocence when the newborn Adam and Eve did not know how to cover themselves up. The second was where the Machine Ambassador, looking like [[{{StarfishRobots}} Mecha-Chthulu]], [[StarfishRobots Mecha-Cthulhu]], signed the Instrument of Surrender with a barcode, and it held an apple before it self-destructed; an acceptance of the Machine's own fall into Sin.



* {{Expy}}: This was made by the guy who created WesternAnimation/AeonFlux, so main human character Alexa looks like, and has a similar name to, the titular [=Æ=]on Flux, and the blond scientist looks like [=Æ=]on Flux's lover Trevor Goodchild.

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* {{Expy}}: This was made by the guy who created WesternAnimation/AeonFlux, ''WesternAnimation/AeonFlux'', so main human character Alexa looks like, and has a similar name to, the titular [=Æ=]on Flux, and the blond scientist looks like [=Æ=]on Flux's lover Trevor Goodchild.
27th Aug '17 7:53:53 AM fruitstripegum
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Part I reflects a lot of ''real'' acts of human rights violations, from the Tiananmen Square to the Holocaust mass burials. One particularly poignant and unsettling scene, showcasing a gang of men beating a robot girl to death and shouting that "she's not real", also reflects generic [[HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster transmisogynistic violence]] - something almost certainly intentional, given that both the Wachowskis later came out as trans women.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Part I reflects a lot of ''real'' acts of human rights violations, from the Tiananmen Square to the Holocaust mass burials. One particularly poignant and unsettling scene, showcasing a gang of men beating a robot girl to death and shouting that "she's not real", also reflects generic [[HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster transmisogynistic violence]] - something almost certainly intentional, given that both the Wachowskis later came out as trans women.
18th Aug '17 1:49:44 PM Black_Diesel
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8th Aug '17 10:20:28 AM fruitstripegum
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* DieselPunk: In keeping with the theme of Film Noir blending with cyberpunk, there are multiple instances of this throughout the short, such as a typewriter-like desktop with a holographic display.



* DieselPunk: In keeping with the theme of Film Noir blending with cyberpunk, there are multiple instances of this throughout the short, such as a typewriter-like desktop with a holographic display.
8th Aug '17 10:19:26 AM fruitstripegum
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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: The machines force the world's leaders at the Headquarters of the United Nations to sign and seal a deal that delivers the survivors of humanity over to them, before detonating themselves. [[DisproportionateRetribution Completely unnecessary]] considering they won, and cared nothing for what a piece of paper dictated. [[ItsPersonal Entirely personal]] when you consider they really wanted peace with humanity, and even came in benign forms earlier, only to get kicked out before. They ''did not'' take that rejection well.



* TechnologyMarchesOn: At the end, the Machines sign their name in a barcode. Had this film been made 10+ years later, they probably would have used a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QR_code QR code]].
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: The machines force the world's leaders at the Headquarters of the United Nations to sign and seal a deal that delivers the survivors of humanity over to them, before detonating themselves. [[DisproportionateRetribution Completely unnecessary]] considering they won, and cared nothing for what a piece of paper dictated. [[ItsPersonal Entirely personal]] when you consider they really wanted peace with humanity, and even came in benign forms earlier, only to get kicked out before. They ''did not'' take that rejection well.
8th Aug '17 10:18:34 AM fruitstripegum
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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: The Machine City, in trying to be a good trade nation with man, develops a hover car for humanity as shown in old television ads. Hundreds of years later, this technology is adapted for use by the hovercraft used by the last of humanity in Zion. In comparison with the Machine's Sentinels, however, the Machines have greatly improved on their old flight technology.


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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: The Machine City, in trying to be a good trade nation with man, develops a hover car for humanity as shown in old television ads. Hundreds of years later, this technology is adapted for use by the hovercraft used by the last of humanity in Zion. In comparison with the Machine's Sentinels, however, the Machines have greatly improved on their old flight technology.
20th Jun '17 8:23:07 AM Mikedem2
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* CallForward: When the Kid [[spoiler: wakes up in the real world, Neo tells him "I didn't save you, kid. You saved yourself." just like he does in ''The Matrix Reloaded''.]]


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* AGlitchInTheMatrix: Quite literally, it takes the form of an abandoned house where the laws of physics and reality are in flux.


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* BookEnds: "The case to end all cases..."


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* HowWeGotHere: The short begins and ends with [[spoiler: Ash dying on the train.]]
20th Jun '17 8:11:39 AM Mikedem2
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* FreezeFrameBonus: The peace treaty signed at the end of the war uses the exact same text as the Japanese Instrument of Surrender from World War 2, with "Machine Powers" replacing "Allied Powers" and "Human" replacing "Japanese"[[http://matrix.wikia.com/wiki/Instrument_of_Surrender]].

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* FreezeFrameBonus: The peace treaty signed at the end of the war uses the exact same text as the Japanese Instrument of Surrender from World War 2, but with "Machine Powers" replacing "Allied Powers" and "Human" replacing "Japanese"[[http://matrix.wikia.com/wiki/Instrument_of_Surrender]].


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* RobotWar: In all it's glorious, horrific detail.
20th Jun '17 8:09:08 AM Mikedem2
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* FreezeFrameBonus: The peace treaty signed at the end of the war uses the exact same text as the Japanese Instrument of Surrender from World War 2, with "Machine Powers" replacing "Allied Powers" and "Human" replacing "Japanese"[[http://matrix.wikia.com/wiki/Instrument_of_Surrender]].
20th Jun '17 7:52:29 AM Mikedem2
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** "The machines, having long studied man's simple protein based bodies, dispensed great misery upon the human race". Que shots of a massive field hospital full of human soldiers rotting away from biological weapons, being held together by bandages and life support tubes.


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* LaserGuidedKarma: All of the atrocities mankind inflicts upon the Machines in Part one are paid back (with interest) in Part two.


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* NukeEm: The first attack of the war is a massive nuclear bombardment of 01 by the UN air force (it doesn't work). Later in the war, as the human armies are being overrun by machines, they desperately drop nukes on top of their own troops [[TakingYouWithMe to try to slow their advance]].
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