The Matrix


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A great find from the Wrap:

From the famous green digital falling numbers to Keanu Reeves’ bending over backwards to dodge bullets, “Trinity Help” is a frame-accurate stop-frame animation of the famous bullet-dodge scene from 1999’s “The Matrix” — entirely in Lego.

If you’re wondering how they did it, check out the website. If you’re wondering WHY they did it, you’re on your own.

Also at the website, you can explore the behind-the-scenes machinations that went on during 440 hours of creating the Lego scene, and watch it side by side with the original scene from the movie.

Enjoy the video:


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