The Matrix is a cinematic classic which kick-started an innovation in special effects when it was released in 1999.
But would it have been such a seminal moment in cinema if it wasn’t for the innovative special effects? We’ll never know, but we can at least see what it would’ve looked like…
Cinefix have created a remake of a classic Matrix movie scene, but without the special effects – and it just doesn’t have the same, well…effect, reports Mashable.
As far as home-made cinema goes, the remake is actually pretty good and makes you appreciate all the work that goes into the film production.
The footage is filmed shot-for-shot using only everyday objects and zero special effects.
It’s also a reminder that special effects have gotten so realistic these days, that even The Matrix is starting to look a bit dated.
Soon we might not even need the actors… computers might take over acting jobs!