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majorvictory
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posted 26 May 2003 04:46 PM      Profile for majorvictory     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
'Matrix' mania: Movie makes its way into the courtroom

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Just last week, Hamilton, Ohio, resident Tonda Lynn Ansley was found not guilty by reason of insanity after claiming she thought her landlord was part of a conspiracy to brainwash and kill her. Ansley shot the woman several times in the head in July 2002.

"They commit a lot of crimes in 'The Matrix,'" Ansley allegedly told police. "That's where you go to sleep at night and they drug you and take you somewhere else and then they bring you back and put you in bed and, when you wake up, you think that it's a bad dream"

Last September, a San Francisco man, Vadim Mieseges, made a successful insanity bid after claiming he had been "sucked into 'The Matrix'" when he chopped up his landlady.



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DrConway
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posted 26 May 2003 10:24 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Speaking of bizarrities, I strongly recommend that one beware of the Animatrix. It can be strong stuff at times.
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majorvictory
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posted 26 May 2003 11:56 PM      Profile for majorvictory     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The episodes depicting the birth and evolution of the intelligent machines, how they were exploited as slaves, lynched in the streets and exiled from humanity was especially compelling. As a whole the Animatrix is far more satisfying as entertainment and art than the stupid, overblown films are.

So don't "beware" it, see it and avoid the films.


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DrConway
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posted 27 May 2003 12:03 AM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yeah, well, I couldn't bring myself to watch the second half of Second Renaissance. That's how disturbing the first half was. I felt vaguely ill for the rest of the day, too.
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