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  • - What the hell's going on?

  • - The original cast was great.

  • - Do you imagine it as a stoner comedy?

  • - It's a big advertisement for trench coats.

  • - (whirs)

  • - Such a good choice.

  • - I'm gonna take the blue pill.

  • - Wow, I'm really proud of us.

  • - Yeah, me too.

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  • - Hi, welcome to the Recast.

  • I'm Natasha Vaynblat.

  • - And I'm Cody Reiss.

  • - And today, we are talking about The Matrix.

  • - Wow.

  • - One of my favorite movies.

  • - Truly one of your favorite movies?

  • - Truly, I remember where I was when I saw it

  • and I remember seeing it and being like,

  • does everyone else know that this could be a possibility?

  • - Wow, you understood it that much?

  • - Yeah.

  • - I feel like when I first saw The Matrix I was like,

  • "What the hell is going on?"

  • They're plugged into machines here?

  • I'm still trying

  • to wrap my head around it. - Wow,

  • well, I'm really glad that we are doing this together.

  • So, it'll be really fun.

  • - I'm hoping by the end of this to kind of understand

  • what The Matrix is about,

  • at the very least. - Okay, good.

  • The original cast was great.

  • - [Cody] Beautiful, one of

  • the best casts. - Truly perfect.

  • We're not saying

  • it wasn't fantastic. - Love 'em.

  • - But if we had to recast, we would.

  • - And we would.

  • And we can. - And we have some ideas.

  • - And we're about to.

  • We've got some ideas.

  • (laughing)

  • Locked and loaded for you all.

  • - [Natasha] So, first let's start with Neo.

  • - Neo, great.

  • So, Neo originally played by Keanu Reeves.

  • I have recast it as Christopher Walken.

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  • I think that Christopher Walken

  • has a distinct way of talking that I think would

  • be pretty fun in that movie.

  • The red pill is...

  • - [Natasha] That's true.

  • - One of the options that you don't know

  • what's gonna happen yet.

  • I honestly just think that his was of speaking

  • would really heighten the drama.

  • I'm gonna take the blue pill.

  • - Oh, okay.

  • - There's two pills.

  • - That sounds like Marlon Brando a little bit.

  • - There's two pills here.

  • (laughing)

  • - Okay, you wanna hear mine?

  • - I would love to hear what your counterproposal is.

  • - Okay, so if we're gonna redo it,

  • let's do it in a different direction.

  • - [Cory] Sure.

  • - Let's think what could be a different tone?

  • - [Cody] Yeah, so it's completely different.

  • - So, I was like, let's put Seth Rogan as Neo.

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  • Just his whole thing is like, "Huh? Okay?"

  • - "Okay, ha, ha, ha, ha."

  • He makes it louder than

  • it needs to be. - That's good.

  • I think he'd be so funny.

  • - Do you think he's wakey and bakey

  • throughout the movie? - For sure.

  • - [Cody] Where he's like, "I'm too high

  • for this decision, Morpheus."

  • - [Natasha] Or I think whenever

  • he has to make a big decision,

  • he just smokes up a little bit.

  • - [Cody] Takes a little bong

  • or whatever. - Overall, it's just.

  • I mean, Neo already I feel like is pretty reserved

  • in the film but this way it's just like

  • there's just a little more joie de vivre.

  • - Do you imagine it as a stoner comedy

  • or it's the same kind of...

  • - Wow.

  • Well, based on my other picks,

  • I wouldn't say full stoner comedy,

  • but I think it has elements.

  • - Great.

  • I like that.

  • I think I actually prefer that to Christopher Walken.

  • - I think I prefer Christopher Walken.

  • - [Cody] Oh, really?

  • - Let's do Seth Rogan,

  • that's fun. - Okay, yeah.

  • That's great.

  • I think that's good.

  • - [Natasha] Okay, so Trinity.

  • Tough gal.

  • - [Cody] Super tough.

  • One of the toughest around.

  • - Yeah, sleek hair, no nonsense.

  • I would say that I think it would be cool

  • if we instead of Carrie-Anne Moss

  • had Helen Mirin.

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  • I think it'd be cool, 'cause she's older.

  • - Yeah, that's true.

  • - Why not?

  • Have an older lady be Trinity.

  • Why's gotta be an equally-same-age lady?

  • - Yeah.

  • I'll tell you what.

  • I don't really know a lot about Helen Mirin.

  • (laughing)

  • - [Natasha] She's British.

  • She's very hot.

  • - [Cody] That's cool.

  • - And I think she brings a gravitas to the role.

  • I also think of Seth Rogan and Helen Mirin

  • is pretty funny as a duo.

  • - That is a pretty funny odd couple, yeah.

  • Okay, I hear that.

  • I also read Trinity character as pretty stern,

  • pretty straight-to-the-point

  • and with that in mind,

  • I thought another person that could really nail

  • that role without tweaking it really too much

  • is Ruth Bader-Ginsberg.

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  • - That's a really, really good choice.

  • - Thank you, I imagine her.

  • - I like that we both went older woman.

  • - Yeah, which I think is good.

  • - I respect that.

  • - And I think Hollywood if you're watching,

  • maybe take note.

  • (laughing)

  • - Yeah, maybe wake up.

  • - Maybe wake up a little bit.

  • - Okay, Ruth Bader-Ginsberg, tough lady.

  • - Tough lady, and there's always hard decisions

  • they're makin' throughout the movie.

  • There's times that when they're gonna give up

  • and I imagine her cloak and gavel.

  • - A very straight down the middle part

  • just like Trinity.

  • Hair sleek back.

  • - [Cody] Very locked down.

  • - But then she's got the adorable little collar.

  • - Exactly and there's

  • I think maybe no collars in the movie as it is now.

  • - [Natasha] We'll put a collar in there.

  • But the black robe is similar

  • to a trench coat. - It is, yeah.

  • - [Natasha] The outfit is very similar.

  • - [Cody] That's amazing.

  • - That's such a good choice. - Thank you.

  • - I love that so much.

  • - Yeah, just travelin' around being like, "No."

  • - Oh, she should keep the gavel.

  • - Of course, yeah.

  • - And she fights them

  • with the gavel. - She fights with the gavel

  • and then when there's an important decision

  • she gets to slam it down

  • and make it happen. - Right.

  • - So, I'm sensing you kind of are...

  • - 100%, forget Helen Mirin. - Okay, cool.

  • Sweet.

  • So, we're taking RBG as Trinity.

  • - [Natasha] Great choice. - And I think a great choice.

  • - [Cody] Beautiful choice.

  • - [Natasha] Wow, I'm really proud of us.

  • - [Cody] Yeah, me too.

  • - [Natasha] Okay, I really like my Morpheus choice.

  • - [Cody] Oh my, God, good.

  • Please.

  • - [Natasha] So, Lawrence Fishburn

  • is our original Morpheus.

  • - [Cody] He crushed it.

  • - [Natasha] Stoic, serious.

  • Very powerful.

  • He has that scene where he presents Neo

  • with the two pills.

  • "Do you wanna take the red pill or the blue pill?"

  • - [Cody] Exactly.

  • - [Natasha] But I think, why not have

  • a more delightful spin to the movie.

  • - [Cody] Okay, that sounds nice.

  • - [Natasha] Which is why I think we should recast Morpheus

  • as Rowan Atkinson.

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  • - Wow.

  • Mr. B. himself.

  • - And he's got the two pills.

  • - And he sneezes and one of them falls on the ground.

  • He's like, "Oh, I'm so sorry."

  • - And he's messed them up. - He tries

  • to pick it up and he bonks into one of the machines

  • and knocks out the guy.

  • - Yeah.

  • - Yeah, that's funny.

  • - It would be so funny.

  • - It would turn it into a comedy of errors,

  • which is kind of his thing, right?

  • - [Natasha] Yeah, he's battling

  • the big robot machines

  • but he doesn't even know that they're the bad guys.

  • (laughing)

  • He thinks that they're just vacuums or something.

  • - Hey, can you imagine him still trying

  • to have the levity of Morpheus?

  • - I think everyone respects him.

  • (laughing)

  • - Everyone respects the shit out of him.

  • - And it's like he's incredible

  • but always he's just like (chirps).

  • Or just accidentally taking pills.

  • - That's so funny.

  • (laughing)

  • And I think that's really good.

  • Well, my choice for Morpheus was Nick Cage.

  • I like Nick Cage as an actor.

  • I think he's so funny.

  • But I don't even know if I feel like defending him

  • in the face of Mr. Bean 'cause I think that's

  • kind of the perfect choice. - Yeah, it's so good.

  • So, we've decided Morpheus is gonna be recast

  • as Rowan Atkinson.

  • - [Cody] Yeah, I think that's right.

  • Well, I really like my Agent Smith.

  • So, maybe I'll go ahead and launch into that.

  • Agent Smith, he's out to get Neo at all costs.

  • His famous thing is that whenever he finds Neo,

  • whose name is Neo Anderson.

  • - [Natasha] Mr. Anderson, where is that from?

  • - Whereas, Neo Anderson does not sound right.

  • - Yeah, I think we're thinking of Louie Anderson.

  • - No.

  • Wow.

  • Okay.

  • - Is that...

  • (laughing)

  • Oh, no.

  • - Well, my choice for Agent Smith originally played

  • by Hugo Weaving is Louie Anderson.

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  • (laughing)

  • So, which instead of every time he does, "Mr. Anderson,"

  • he would just say his name which is Louie Anderson to Neo.

  • There's so many of 'em all the time

  • where it'll be a thing where it's like,

  • wow there's a shit load of Agent Smithers.

  • And if they were all Louie Anderson,