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On the surface of the destroyed earth a young woman, Alexa, is seemingly being hunted down by two sentinels. Alexa flees to a tunnel, but the sentinels still follow. This is all according to plan however. Alexa is part of a resistance group that has set a trap. After a robotic device kills of one sentinel, Alexa is able to stun the other. The group wants to use the living sentinel for an experiment. By linking the sentinel to them all in virtual reality, they hope to convince the man-made creature to join the human's cause. But there isn't much time. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Matrixed
18 February 2012 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

In this rather depressing Animatrix short, from Aeon Flux director Peter Chung, a group of humans living on the Earth's ravaged surface experiment with robots. The capture a 'living' sentinel and plug into the Matrix where they proceed to trick it into believing that it is human through a series of bizarre scenes and imagery.

The look of the animation is very much in the style of Aeon Flux, so fans of that show will get a kick out of it. The humans don't have much character though, which helps focus on the 'de-robotizing' theme on the captured sentinel. It's an interesting concept that I wish could have been explored a bit more with a follow-up. I guess it will have to live in ambiguity.


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