Kaydara, the Matrix-Fanfilm [Movie]

Set in the Matrix trilogy’s cyberpunk universe, the new French-directed Kaydara is making waves all over the ‘net. Raphael Hernandez and Savitri Joly-Gonfard ambitiously picked up the story line created by the Wachowskis but added an interesting twist:

Kaydara, a bounty hunter who is living separately from the Human Resistance Group, does not believe in the prophecy of ‘the One.’ He sees this so-called saviour as a threat to the awakening of Man’s self-awareness and considers him an enemy. If their paths cross, Kaydara will not hesitate to confront him.

Check out the 55-minute movie in full (with options for HD and French, German or Spanish subtitles) below.

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3 Responses to Kaydara, the Matrix-Fanfilm [Movie]

  1. This is another example of something looking fantastic but having no story or substance. 

  2. Looks amazing. Nice to see they went back to only having one hole in the back of their neck remaining after being freed.
    Some good ideas put forward. I like the initial premise.
    The green and blue tints for the matrix and the real world were too heavy. The matrix was heavily underpopulated (a problem in the actual sequels), and the constant bad weather makes the matrix look too much like the real world.
    Terrible pacing. Bullettime has to be used only to show things are so fast and so awesome that they needed to be slowed down. Motion and dialogue need to have some purpose, even if it is not directly related to the plot, and so does the absence of motion and/or dialogue.
    Characters traits are outlined but not explained.
    Actions are without apparent motivation. (Why does the lead character hate Neo? What are Neo's motivations?)
    If Kaydara can jack in, why does he live separately from most other humans? This is briefly covered in the blurb, but not in the film.

    SPOILERS BELOW

    Why doesn't Kaydara's brother plug him back in if Neo has saved his life? There may be a good reason, but this not really clear.
    Why is Kaydara able to do Neo-like stuff in the real world? Again there are possible explanations, and the reasons could have been very cool (Matrix within a Matrix, anyone?), but this is not explained.

    END OF SPOILERS

    All in all, this is an excellent quality production in terms of technical work. The music was nicely understated, and worked well to underpin the screenplay. Many aspects of the original films were mentioned and used correctly.
    The storyline was a tool for getting from one frame of the storyboard to another. The pacing was very poor, and story elements were introduced and then not used. I felt like I had watched it for an hour before I checked and saw that I still had half an hour to go.

    Maybe I'm being a bit harsh, since this was an amateur production. At least it wasn't as dissapointing as the third film.

  3. With a bigger budget and better cast, the KAYDARA team would have made far better sequels to the original than Hollywood did.  OK, KAYDARA has its faults but it's still a great achievement