Pirates of the Matrix: Revolutions at World’s End

by alphamonkey on March 27, 2007 · 7 comments

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I’ve mentioned before how I thought Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest was a little too close to Matrix Reloaded for my taste, and now that I’ve seen the trailer for PotC: At World’s End, I’m even more convinced that this will be the Yeargh! version of Revolutions.  To illustrate, here’s my (admittedly slapdash) mash-up of the Revolutions and At World’s End trailers. 

Allow me to present to you Pirates of the Matrix: Revolutions at World’s End and it’s companion piece, Matrix of the Caribbean, which syncs the audio from Revolutions to the World’s End trailer, and vice versa.  I did absolutely no editing to the video beyond swapping the audio, so it’s not a perfect sync.  Rather than it being a matter of taking the time to cut the trailers appropriately, I thought it best to just highlight how similar they are with no re-cutting.

To be fair, I adored the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie, and it was certainly better than any film based off an effin’ RIDE had a right to be.  Of course, I also adored the first Matrix.  See a theme here?

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  • http://www.myspace.com/yourgoodtwin Your Good Twin

    I am consistently dumbfounded by this site’s forced lashing together of these two trilogies.  This is the kind of ludicrous comparing I’d expect on a blog where someone finds hilarious coincidences between like, Star Wars and the story of Jesus.

    I posted a big reply in the last thread because I didn’t realize more had gone on without me.  You’ll forgive me for dredging up an old topic, but I guess this one’s not going to go away anyway.

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    I’m not claiming the movies are perfect point-to-point copies.  What I do see is them using the same damn beats for the story, and the trailers are laughably and exceedingly similar. (Jeez, even the damn lightning/explosions line up)

    Granted, that’s just as much an indicator as to how cliched trailers are, but I found it funny that the Sparrow on the white beach scene occurs in the same spot that Neo in the subway train hits in the trailer.  And c’mon, you don’t see ANY resemblance in the trailers?

    I think you’re taking this waaaaay too seriously.

    For the record, I have nothing against trilogies nor cliffhanger endings.  What I do have against is stupidly telegraphed cliffhangers and trilogies for a story that could have easily been covered in a single (and probably superior) film.  Both Reloaded and Dead Man’s Chest were simply filler to get characters from point A to A.5, instead of making cohesive films that worked on their own.

  • http://www.myspace.com/yourgoodtwin Your Good Twin

    I guess I’m going to have to respectfully disagree about those two movies being filler.  I feel like a lot of things happen and change in both movies and as long as that is going on, then it’s not just filler, it’s story.  I really think one could actually much more argue that Empire Strikes Back is filler.  Or definitely Back to the Future 2.  Or most certainly The Two Towers.  God, you want to talk about a middle chapter that doesn’t really move anything forward, THAT’s The Two Towers.

    I guess I have a bit of a chip on my shoulder about movies like Dead Man’s Chest that I walk out of all smiles, thinking “Yes, THAT’s how you do a blockbuster.” And then I hear people ripping them apart and it just blows me away.

    I will grant you the trailers have some uncanny similarities.  Some of the orchestral hits are humorously spot-on.  But I also agree that it goes more to your point about how scripted blockbuster trailers are these days.

  • http://www.myspace.com/dragonlews elkciN

    I don’t know about all this ‘similarities in trilogies’ stuff, but Empire Strikes Back is the best of the Star Wars film. Your opinion is bad, and you should feel bad.

    Carry on.

  • http://www.myspace.com/yourgoodtwin Your Good Twin

    I was making a point.  Like I’m really going to sit here and say that ESB, and Back to the Future 2 are bad movies.  Don’t be a dick.

    Carry off.

  • http://www.myspace.com/dragonlews elkciN

    I wasn’t trying to be a dick. I saw a chance to use a psuedo-Zoidberg quote, and I took it. Sorry if I offended.

    You wanna spoon?

  • Boss Robot

    I think this is the pirate-ninja film I’ve been waiting all my life for, taken that they’re not really ninjas, just people who know martial arts but yeah, someone just make the damn film. I don’t care how ridiculous the story line, I just want some pirate-ninja fighting! maybe some loving too, if there’s time.

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