The Matrix is one of the most instantly recognisable and iconic movie franchises of the last twenty years and the first instalment still stands up as a classic in modern (ish) filmmaking.
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One of the most memorable scenes from the film is of course the bullet time shootout in the lobby between Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and a bunch of faceless guards that get sniped off one by one by our high flying heroes. The original scene is accompanied by a pumping sound track by 90s British dance pop duo the Propellerheads, but now someone has recut this scene without any music and it’s actually way better, almost giving off a John Wick/Quentin Tarantino kinda vibe with its new stark and direct approach:
Take a look below:
Told you right? Although it isn’t as tense as something like the two comparisons I drew before because you know what’s going to happen and you can’t really imagine these two ever being picked off by one of those grunts, it still totally changes they dynamic of the scene. Kinda prefer it like this to be honest but you know, I can respect the Wachowski Brothers’ (or is it sisters now?) opinions for whacking that track over the top of it.
For more of the same, check out these Matrix style action replays in baseball. Nice.