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Encyclopedia > Final Flight of the Osiris

Final Flight of the Osiris is one of nine short films in The Animatrix series, which reveals more about the world of The Matrix. It was written by the Wachowski Brothers and directed by Andy Jones, with CG-animation production and design by Square's North American division. It is the only wholly computer-animated short movie in The Animatrix. It is also the only segment that does not rely on surrealist imagery or a philosophical background, and primarily serves to provide an explanation as to the fate of the Osiris, mentioned in The Matrix Reloaded and Enter the Matrix. A short film (also short or short subject) is a motion picture that is shorter than the average feature film. ... Animatrix The Animatrix is a major part of the Matrix series, a collection of nine animated short films set in that fictional universe. ... The Matrix is a 1999 science fiction action film written and directed by Larry and Andy Wachowski and starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano and Hugo Weaving. ... Laurence Larry Wachowski (born June 21, 1965) and Andrew Andy Wachowski (born December 29, 1967) are American film directors and writers most famous for creating The Matrix series. ... For the journal by ACM SIGGRAPH, see Computer Graphics (Publication). ... Square Co. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... The Osiris is a hovercraft in the Matrix trilogy. ... The Matrix Reloaded is the second installment of The Matrix series, written and directed by the Wachowski brothers. ... Enter the Matrix is the first video game based on the Matrix series. ...


The film was produced by the same animation company that created the film Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, which also utilized photo-realistic CGI characters, although the realism level was increased for the characters in this short film. Production of Final Flight of the Osiris, according to comments on the Animatrix DVD release, occurred immediately following production of the Final Fantasy film. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within is a science fiction movie by Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of the Final Fantasy series of video games. ...


It was shown in theatres, before domestic screenings of the Warner Bros. horror film Dreamcatcher. Warner Bros. ... Horror Movie redirects here. ... Dreamcatcher (2003) is a movie adapted from the Stephen King novel of the same name. ...

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Plot

Thadeus, a muscular black man and an athletic Asian woman called Jue engage in an erotic blindfolded swordfight in a dojo where with each slice of their swords they remove another piece of each other's clothing. Immediately after each gets the other down to their underwear, each lifts the blindfold to peek at the other. As the two are about to kiss, their passion is interrupted by an alarm and the virtual reality simulation in which they stand ends. Eroticism is an aesthetic focus on sexual desire, especially the feelings of anticipation of sexual activity. ... Virtual reality (VR) is a technology which allows a user to interact with a computer-simulated environment, be it a real or imagined one. ...


In the next scene, the hovercraft Osiris is headed for Junction 21 when Robbie, the operator, picks up thousands of sentinels on his HR scans. The ship flees into an uncharted tunnel away from the sentinels, as crewmembers man the on-board guns and destroy the pursuing sentinels. The tunnel opens at the surface, four kilometers directly above Zion. Their thoughts on arriving in a barren wasteland end as they see tunneling machines and a sentinel army preparing a descent to Zion. They are then detected and pursued. A Hovercraft, or Air-Cushion Vehicle (ACV), is an amphibious vehicle or craft, designed to travel over any sufficiently smooth surface - land or water - supported by a cushion of slowly moving, low-pressure air, ejected downwards against the surface close below it. ... The Osiris is a hovercraft in the Matrix trilogy. ... In the The Matrix films, Zion was the last human city, which existed deep underground to hide itself from its enemies as well as for warmth. ...


Captain Thadeus decides Zion must be warned, and his shipmate (and earlier VR sparring partner) Jue volunteers to broadcast herself into the Matrix to deliver the crucial information while the ship is doggedly pursued. Jue and Thadeus admit to peeking at each other in the VR simulation. Entering the Matrix on a high rooftop, Jue jumps off and acrobatically and gymnastically makes her way down through the structure work between two buildings. When she hits the ground in the alley below, a ripple effect (similar to that of Neo preparing for flight) is created by her impact. She drops off a package into a mail box. She attempts to contact Thadeus via a cell phone as the Osiris and its gunners are overcome by sentinels and crash-lands, with the sentinels tearing their way into the ship. At the time of the call, Thadeus is making a last stand to hold off the sentinels. Shortly after Jue says "Thadeus" over her cell phone, the Osiris explodes, taking out the thousands of nearby sentinels. Back in the Matrix, Jue falls dead to the ground, her real body destroyed on the ship. Many fictional characters appear in the Matrix series. ... The term mailbox may refer to: The storage space used for Electronic Mail. ...


Timeline

In the Matrix timeline, Final Flight of the Osiris takes place a few months after The Matrix and ends shortly before its sequel, The Matrix Reloaded, begins. Linking those two is one level in the video game Enter the Matrix, where the player has to acquire the message delivered by Jue out of the system, which in turn triggers the events of Matrix Reloaded, i.e. the meeting between the hovercraft captains in the upper regions of the sewer system of the Matrix. The Matrix is a 1999 science fiction action film written and directed by Larry and Andy Wachowski and starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano and Hugo Weaving. ... The Matrix Reloaded is the second installment of The Matrix series, written and directed by the Wachowski brothers. ... Namcos Pac-Man was a hit, and became a universal phenomenon. ... Enter the Matrix is the first video game based on the Matrix series. ...


Cast

Actor Role
Kevin Michael Richardson Thadeus
Pamela Adlon Jue
John Di Maggio Crew Man
Tom Kenny Operator
Rick Gomez Pilot
Tara Strong Crew Woman
Bette Ford Old Woman

Kevin Michael Richardson (born October 25, 1964 in The Bronx, New York) is an American voice actor and actor, one of the most prominent voice actors in the field. ... Although her name is not well known, Pamela Segall (born in 1968 in New York City, New York, USA) provides voices of many famous characters of memorable kids shows, such as Bobby Hill on the show King of the Hill and Spinelli in Recess. ... John DiMaggio (born September 4, 1968) is an American voice actor, and a native of North Plainfield, New Jersey, known primarily for playing the robot Bender in the 20th Century Fox animated series Futurama. ... Thomas James Kenny (born July 13, 1962 in East Syracuse, New York) is an American voice actor who is perhaps best known for his work in the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants, in which he is the voice of Spongebob, the narrator, Patchy the Pirate, and a number of other characters. ... Richard Harper Rick Gomez (born June 1, c. ... Tara Strong (born Tara Lyn Charendoff, February 12, 1973) is a voice actress originally from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...

Trivia

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  • Of the nine short films, this is the only one in which the series title, The Animatrix, appears on-screen before the segment titled, "Final Flight of the Osiris" due to the ability to watch all nine shorts as a single presentation (with one set of ending credits at the end of all nine).
  • The Matrix film series is MPAA rated "R", "Final Flight of the Osiris" is MPAA rated "PG-13", yet "Final Flight of the Osiris" is the only time in the Matrix series the word "fuck" can clearly be heard. A use of the word can be heard in The Matrix Reloaded by one of the alternate Neos on the Architect's televisions, but it is hard to pick out.
  • Before production of the film began in earnest, the animators created a short test film featuring a slightly modified version of the Final Fantasy character Aki Ross, dressed in a leather catsuit inspired by the outfit worn by Carrie Anne Moss in the first Matrix film, fighting a sentinel. Several of Aki's acrobatic moves were later reused in the opening swordfight sequence of the final film.
  • The character of Thadeus closely resembles the character of Ryan Whittaker from the Final Fantasy film.
  • The ship's nameplate, shown in the transition from the dojo to the ship, reads:
MARK VI, No. 16
OSIRIS
MADE IN THE USA
YEAR 2079

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See also


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Final Flight of the Osiris - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (528 words)
Final Flight of the Osiris is one of nine short films in The Animatrix series that reveals more about the world of The Matrix.
In the next scene, the hovercraft Osiris is headed for Junction 21 when Robbie, the operator, picks up thousands of sentinels on his HR scans.
She attempts to contact Thaddeus via a cell phone as the Osiris is overcome by sentinels and crash-lands.
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Final Flight of the Osiris was put together using the same motion-capture-rotoscoping-digital-techno-artistry that spawned the Final Fantasy movie...
Final Flight, in the same vein, is a little less revolutionary, but it too looks cool...
The Osiris is battle ready, but just not enough to take down a half dozen sentries, and in process of fleeing they crease the upper crust and hit the surface of the Earth ("I've never seen the surface before" on crewman comments).
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