I do appreciate that Grindhouse is meant to be downgraded, and thusly allows for inclusion of poor quality video clips. Yet to me (as a newbie and firm sitter on sofa) it seems like this may have been shoddied beyond what was necessary. That said it is but a quibble as the really low definition is used sparingly on film that got alot of colour balanceing and it ends up looking artistic. At least 'The Matrix' footage is high quality, with the snazzy frazzles that mimick well used projectors being artfully done to boot. RVKFU pushes the limits....
Got alot of laughs all the way through. If Grindhouse is about subversion then this is a masterpiece of the vocation. Cutting in those clips from that unoffical Matrix prequel (as other reviewers mention) sets the tone and serves to inglorify the characterization of Neo in the best of ways. Behind the scenes footage at every highly staged juncture keeping one in a relflective mood. With assortments of audio clips filling gaps and adding some extra story (one in particular '... tweny grand' is too good - too bad its partially muffled and its got a tight window to be squeezed into but I wish it was a clearer 'tell him I'll pay....' hehahea) U'll not get bored. Watch it!!!
This edit was hilarious and brilliant. The whole grindhouse style for this edit worked really well especially when blending those behind the scene footage giving the movie that cheap feel. The humour was top notch and ridiculous. The editing was perfectly awful with bad audio jumps, camera angles, continuities and colour grades adding to the fun, A great addition I loved was the fake trailers especially the one for hitman- it really sets the vibe for the edit well. I also laughed so hard at the ending and overall matrixgrindhouse is a genius and has created a perfect parody Matrix movie.
It isn't perfect. It has some awkward edits due to the story, and is really obtuse in places. I don't mind. All of these come from the boldness of the idea, and the glee of seeing something so different with something we know. It has great style and genuinely builds an identity separate from the matrix.
I come back to RvKF a lot. The reason for that has to be the soundtrack. Matrixgrindhouse found music which fits the movie better than its own. I'm so glad for the isolated score audio track The scene where neo fights Morpheus in the dojo I could watch on repeat.
Feels weird to say, but I can't wait for the sequel!
I fell in love with this edit from the moment I saw the trailer. The humour is 100% on-point and the tone treads the perfect line between ridiculous and sublime. The editing is absolutely first-rate, including the hilarious continuity errors and use of behind-the-scenes footage where wires and other stage apparatus can be clearly seen. In an age where you can sit down and watch a Hollywood 'comedy' and not laugh once in 90 minutes of torture, this edit will make you laugh out loud at regular intervals. Perhaps most impressive is the way in which the editor ambitiously and successfully tells a very different story to the original, one in which everyone is basically an ***hole, Neo a false prophet who plays both sides and Smith a tapdancing sexual deviant. The soundtrack is inspired, it brings everything together with such a glorious 80's vibe. I (conceitedly) consider myself to be quite knowledgeable about music in general, so I was amazed, but not at all sorry to be introduced to 'Space' for the very first time. It's like this music was created specifically for this grindhouse edit, so perfectly does it fit the tone and style. I'm currently up to my third watch in the space of barely more than a week, and I know that total will number in the tens before the end of the year. I literally love everything about this edit and I cannot recommend that people watch it enough!
This was pure awesomeness. The tone was maintained throughout, so if you love the first five or ten minutes the whole thing will be in your wheelhouse. I laughed out loud and karate kicked the air multiple times. Great execution!