Matrix was the last original movie I saw (by Matrix I mean the first one and sadly thought Reloaded and Revolution were sad compared to the first). I watch movies regularly and while they keep my attention til the end, I think most of them could have been done better. For example, just saw Prometheus and was truly not impressed. Basically just a sad attempt at a prequel to the Alien movie, even though they swore it wasn't a prequel, but a stand along movie in the Alien universe.
Ehhh. I wouldn't call that movie original. It was kind of a knockoff of/tribute to Ghost in the Shell... to the point where they pretty much lifted scenes right from the movie. The Matrix filmmakers pretty much acknowledged this, too.
There's a video floating around on YouTube that has the Matrix filmmakers talking about it, and there's a part of the video where they show scenes from the Matrix and GitS side by side.
Actually I had to stop watching avengers after about 30 minutes, didn't like it one bit, as for the other movies I've never heard of any of them other than Dark Knight Rises (pretty good) and Matrix(never seen)
Comparing originality between live action and animation is like comparing apples and oranges. You can get by with comparing Animatrix and Ghost in the Shell, but comparing Matrix to it isn't a fair match due to that lone fact. Animation has basically no restrictions on it and you can draw ANYTHING while live action has the restrictions of what the actors can do, CGI artists can pass off believably, and even the link you posted had one of them saying "To do all this in live action is incredible!".
Also, if you want to get into comparing live action movies and animations, then nothing is original as I'm quite sure anime with all their variety and range have done everything first or at least done everything in an original way so that everything we do seems like a copy of their work.
Comparing originality between live action and animation is like comparing apples and oranges.
Not really. Originality is originality. Sure it may have been original (and an astonishing feat at the time) to apply those concepts to live action... but the concepts themselves are still unorigial.
Take a look at comic book movies, like the Avengers, or Batman or whatever. Sure they're good movies and very impressive on many levels, but that says nothing to their originality. They're not original because they're based on other, existing works.
I'm not trying to dog the Matrix here, I'm just saying it's not original.
Also, if you want to get into comparing live action movies and animations, then nothing is original
There's a difference between independently coming up with ideas that someone else happened to came up with before you vs. taking ideas from an existing work. The latter is what makes something unoriginal, and is what I'm accusing the Matrix of.