Sunday, November 23, 2008

Who invented the Matrix move?

It wasn't Keanu Reeves. It was José Rizal in his 1896 execution - only he didn't quite master the dodging bullets part. To be fair, there were many more gunmen present and Trinity wasn't there to cover his back with the clever line "Dodge this!" Nevertheless, credit must be given where credit is due. This martyr and Filipino hero deserves his place in history.

The firing squad.

Come to think of it, I think the whole storyline of the Matrix comes from this series of statues. Here's the scene where the agents tie up Neo and put the swimming, gross tracking bug in his belly button.

I don't think these last two contibute to the storyboard of the matrix, but they were fun anyway!

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