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There’s quite a lot of nefarious potential inherent to deep faux know-how. And but, regardless of being able to simply alter movies to make it seem like folks stated and did issues that by no means occurred, the web has principally used its powers for good. As an alternative of urging on worldwide crises, folks put Planet Of The Apes faces throughout stuff. As an alternative of undermining political campaigns, the web has been content material to edit the Full Home intro so the Tanner household are all Nick Offerman.

Fortunately, as a video mashing up Office Space with The Matrix demonstrates, this gloriously silly, splendidly benign pattern doesn’t present indicators of slowing down anytime quickly.

Neo Takes The Blue Tablet is one more creation of Ctrl Shift Face, the channel liable for different strong deepfakes like those the place Arnold Schwarzenegger and Willem Dafoe exchange Javier Bardem in No Nation For Outdated Males. This Matrix-set work gives a bit extra narrative context than typical, starting with Keanu Reeves’ Neo taking the blue capsule as a substitute of the purple one which brings him nearer to the sci-fi universe’s reality-breaking truths.

His precise physique nonetheless gently slumbering in one of many film’s goopy cocoons, Neo continues to reside a pedestrian life as Ron Livingston in Workplace Area… however with a Keanu face slapped over the unique actor’s. Neo drives to work in a site visitors jam (now with a particularly cool techno soundtrack accompanying the scene), sits down at his cubicle, and talks to a Hugo Weaving-faced Invoice Lumbergh by a voiceover offered by a man doing a Keanu impression.

With such a recent, thrilling new spin on these acquainted films, we in all probability don’t even the necessity the upcoming Matrix 4 anymore. Or, if it’s going to occur anyway, at the least give Keanu Reeves a break and sub in Ron Livingston in a trench-coat for the slow-mo gun-fu. It solely appears truthful.

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