One of YouTube’s Original Channels has expressed its love for a movie scene we’ve all seen dozens of times (usually on TNT on a lazy Saturday morning). CineFix, a film-focused channel from BermanBraun, has released an installment of its Homemade Movies series featuring a lo-tech, shot-for-shot recreation of the bullet dodge scene from The Matrix.
In lieu of flashy CG graphics and an epic orchestral score, Homemade Movies makes do with stop-motion effects, an a capella soundtrack, and inventive, budget-friendly special effects. I’m pretty sure this version’s bullet sound wave is created by two people stretching out a slinky. Standing in for Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are YouTubers Jeremy Jahns and Olga Kay, who do their best to mimic the actions of the famous scene.
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In addition to the main video, CineFix has also released a comparison video that matches up the original scene with the remade version. It’s almost eerily similar, though the original Neo has a much more flowing coat. Alas, some CG creations cannot be recreated, and I guess a badass black trenchcoat is one of those things.
Other Homemade Movies include the biker bar fight scene from Terminator 2 and a toy version of final race from The Fast and the Furious. Beyond that series, CineFix also distributes a number of different shows. One of its newest offerings is Wrong Director, an animated series that pairs Hollywood filmmakers with ill-fitting movies. The first episode pairs Woody Allen with Iron Man, devolving the superhero franchise into old Jews telling jokes. Hey, that would’ve probably be better than Iron Man 2.