...people 'ripping off' The Matrix. In particular, the much cummed over 'bullet time' effect. I remember reading a few years back in some DVD magazine that they were upset with Max Payne's (PS2 Game) use of the effect. I'd have seen it as more of a positive than a negative myself in that it's paying homage, blah, blah, blah. Anyway, I was some IMDB style site and came accross some fans bitching about it again, siding with the Wachowski brothers. They quoted a few lines from Silver (their equally ugly spokesman) with more bitching. I mean, fair enough if you want something to remain exclusive to your movie because your a complete twat, then fine. I don't see them moaning about the token 'Keanu close up as he peels his face from the dusty floor, mouth dripping with blood' being whored by other actors and films alike though... Suprising since that probably accounts for 90% of the combined trilogy. Anyway, if they wish to be twats about it, fair enough. But the dude who put the idea to them, needs to tell them he either used it already or jacked it, because when I see that roof top scene in the first Matrix, I think of Blade.