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jerick said:henzINNIT created a terrific new cover art for "Decoded". Thank you so much to him! I'm pretty terrible with Photoshop and I really appreciate the eye for detail henzINNIT displayed in the creation of this much improved cover.
Zarius said:This was a sensational edit, condensing a sound portion of the second movie, and tightening up the muddled third act, rearranging key scenes and stumbling on very creative solutions to what would normally be narrative dead-ends , to create a very different and tighter sequel worthy of the Matrix's initial promise with fans.
jerick said:These improvements are for the most part minor aesthetics and I'll detail them later but there is one change to the actual film structure that many of you may be interested in. I originally did not want to adjust the Burly Brawl sequence because I couldn't find an edit point that would allow me to remove any of the offensive CGI without harming the flow and escalation of the battle. In particular I couldn't find a way to skip the spinning kick CGI without Neo's pole weapon being lost seemingly by magic. Well having taken another look at it I have found a satisfying edit point.
dangermouse said:Yup, that's exactly how I did it in my edit (check out around 26:30-26:50). I hated the CGI pole Neo. Looks awful. I kept the rest, though, cos I thought it was cool!
jerick said:That edit doesn't work for me. First he clearly doesn't hit Smith anywhere near a wall so the visual continuity is broken. Second the pole bending doesn't even happen until after Smith is hit through the bench. I haven't seen how dangermouse did it and I'm sure it works fine but regardless I enjoy the pole section and want to keep as much of the fight escalation as possible. I don't foresee cutting any more of the fight than the 2 sections I've cut already.
wilhelm scream said:one shot was randomly zoomed in for no reason and the ship passed over the same pipe twice