Tuesday, August 19, 2014
A.V. CLUB -- Sometimes, the simple things in life are best. And this video, which features a fight scene from “The Matrix Reloaded” dubbed over with sound effects from 8- and 16-bit video games, is very simple indeed. Actor and video editor Phillip Raupach samples liberally from games like “Contra,” “Street Fighter II” and “Super Mario Bros.” to create an alternative soundscape for the basic cable mainstay, possibly to draw comparisons between the hyper-stylized worlds of video games and the alternate digital reality where much of the “Matrix” movies take place, but really because it was an assignment for his Audio Production class at San Francisco State University. Either way, it belongs to the Internet now.