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Why does everyone have to have Matrix ripoffs?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Drekken, Jan 1, 2002.

  1. Drekken

    Drekken l33t Civer

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    I was watching a trailer for the Kung Pow movie. Near the end of the trailer it shows the main character fighting a cow. Then it shows the cow shooting streams of milk at the main character and he dodges it 'matrix-style' (see the trailer at the link I provided). Sure, the Matrix was a very cool movie and the rip-offs were funny at first, but almost three years have passed and people are still doing it. Not every movie or TV show has it, but it has been a little overdone. Is it just me or is anyone else tired of seeing a ton of matrix ripoffs?
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  2. TheDuckOfFlanders

    TheDuckOfFlanders the fish collecter

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    Yes these ripoff's are lame ,still a laughed a bit with the preview ,but i'm sure the movie stinks.

    edit: you edited youre primary spell check so i had to edit my comment on it
     
  3. CurtSibling

    CurtSibling ENEMY ACE™ SLeague Staff Supporter

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    Personally I blame Goths for the proliferation of the leather trench-coat image, and all the other stuff...
    Now movie makers and game designers think it is a big seller to rip the "Matrix" off...

    The same crap happened with all the geek fanboys when "Reservoir Dogs" came out.

    It's all too sad!

    :rolleyes:
     
  4. Simon Darkshade

    Simon Darkshade Mysterious City of Gold

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    There is nothing wrong with wearing a leather trenchcoat, as long as it is black, and accompanied by a black leather slouch hat, a pair of pince-nez, severely slicked back hair, a pronounced limp, and a Germanic accent.
    "It is I, Flick of the Gestapo!"
     
  5. Pedro

    Pedro I'll improvise...

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    You have to admit it: who doesn't want to be a Matrix look-alike? :lol:
     
  6. FearlessLeader2

    FearlessLeader2 Fundamentalist Loon

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    Uh, balding, thirty-something, 280 pound (um...130 kilos?) guys?
    :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
     
  7. damunzy

    damunzy recovering former mod Retired Moderator

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    I like the Matrix ripoffs.
     
  8. Drekken

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    I think we all did at first, but the problem is that it's getting old. I guess they'll stop when the sequel comes out. Of course they'll have to ripoff that movie to death also.
     
  9. Psychlone

    Psychlone Architect of Aggression

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    What amazes me is that people rip off The Matrix when it was such a terrible movie in the first place...
     
  10. Matrix

    Matrix CFC Dinosaur Retired Moderator

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    Let me point out very clearly that there is a difference between Matrix and The Matrix!! At first the egocentrical me was thinking that Drekken was talking about me. :rolleyes: And my guess is Pedro did too:
    I am so touched. But in your case, I can imagine. :p

    (Just kidding!! Are we still friends?)
     
  11. SunTzu

    SunTzu Hooah Retired Moderator

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    Kung Pow isnt a rip-off of The Matrix ;)
    Its a satire comedy.
    Making fun of the movies.
    You might have noticed the white bruce lee?
     
  12. Drekken

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    Thanx for pointing that out for me. I can't seem to change the title of the thread though. Oh well, most people caught on to what I was talking about anyways.

    Ok, maybe rip-off wasn't the best word to use, but my point is that copying scenes from the The Matrix has been overdone. Kung Pow was what prompted me to finally say something.
     
  13. CrayonX

    CrayonX Ray of Sunshine

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    Psychlone uttered:
    I agree.
     
  14. Ren

    Ren Communist Nazi

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    Well I like the movie. Also who has seen Shrek? The matrix rip off in that is quite funny, for a while...
     
  15. scorch

    scorch Legalize Pot

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    i have a trenchcoat/raincoat. (ok its an oversized raincoat, with out the hood), i got from the opshop, its green, and it looks like a KGB style dude.
     
  16. Matrix

    Matrix CFC Dinosaur Retired Moderator

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    I've seen it. That's was very funny! :lol:

    Anyway, I also think the Matrix was a wonderful movie. What's wrong with it, Psychlone, CrayonX? It's a very good story and very good special effects.
     
  17. CrayonX

    CrayonX Ray of Sunshine

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    What happened with me was that I just saw it for the first time two months ago. I had heard from everyone that it was an awesome movie etc etc, I guess it got kind of overhyped for me.
     

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