Saw The Animatrix. It's okay, holds up better than the Matrix sequels. Shinichiro Watanabe's work is classy, but the one that stood out was "Beyond," where some kids find what they call a "haunted" house and delight in the strange things they find inside. It's an oblique look at this Matrix thing that's both quiet and somehow charming, mainly because we see things through the children's enchanted eyes.

Actually, I'd go as far as saying that "Beyond" is the best and only affecting thing to come out of this Matrix shebang, period.

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