‘The future is our world. The future is our time’
The Wachowski Brothers direct The Matrix (and later went on to direct the next two of the trilogy), a sci-fi action film and the first out of the popular trilogy.
The Matrix is set in a parallel future and it is about a computer hacker called Neo (Keanu Reeves) who is in a world which is overrun and destroyed by the Matrix when humans are machines and it is up to Morpheus (Laurence Fishbourne)to tell him the meaning while a group of villainous agents led by Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving) are after them.
The movie can be looked at from many different ways, but you can’t exactly sit down and watch it for the sake of it. It is either a general sci-fi film which is about a computer programmer making the wrong choice or it reflects the relevance that despite being made over 16 years ago, we are practically all overun by computers and technology. Throw it some tinted green visuals, a brilliant cast to include Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving and his ever-captivating performance with his famous ‘Mr Andersonnnnnn’ line, a million pound budget, a couple of guns and convincing scene order, then you have The Matrix.
I have not seen the two sequels yet but this movie ended neatly enough to go onto another film with ease. I also liked this movie generally more than I like films aimed at my age and gender, but at times I was a bit lost in terms of where the plotline was going, yet it was careful to not go off on too much of a tangent. This definitely deserves a couple more re-watches as the cast were brilliant and this movie bears some distinctive resemblance to other sci fi movies such as Ender’s Game and Inception. The movie also leaves you with the decision; Red pill or Blue pill?
Also stars Carrie-Ann Moss among others.