The Matrix (1999)


Movie Review

Directed by: Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, and Carrie-Anne Moss

In The Matrix, a hacker known as Neo (Keanu Reeves) looks to find the meaning of something called the Matrix.  A hacker named Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) introduces Neo to a man named Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) who claims to have the answers he seeks.  When Neo finds those answers and learns that mankind is enslaved to machines in a simulated reality, his world is flipped upside down as he questions everything he has ever known.  He then learns that he’s supposed to play a pivotal role in helping to save mankind from this disgraceful condition.

The Matrix
revolutionized modern cinema and has influenced a countless number of films.  It had visually stunning action sequences that left viewers in awe during its box office run.  It was also a very great science fiction film.  In addition to all of this, The Matrix is a thinking man’s blockbuster.  It goes to a deeper level than just watching mankind fight against machines.  When the Wachowski brothers challenged their viewers to define reality, cinema was forever changed by one of the most innovative concepts to ever hit the big screen.



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