The Wachowskis’ Jupiter Ascending remains semi-permanently on the horizon as it deals with funding and all the technical wizardry that usually comes with their epic-in-scope films. And with Cloud Atlas not yet on DVD or Blu-ray, we’re left with only things we’ve seen before in the same formats.
Oh wait, except there’s a minute-long version of The Matrix from Russian animation studio 1A4Studio, as told using characters only slightly more complicated than stick figures, in settings just detailed enough so you know what part of the movie you’re in. All things told, it’s more enjoyable than anything involving the “reality” in either of the Matrix sequels. And I don’t think I’m straying very far outside the lines of our reality by saying an androgynous, mostly featureless Neo is easily as convincing as Keanu Reeves. Watch the hectic madness below and remember, “There is no spoooooon!”