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“I haven't seen Avatar yet so it may replace this film on the list. The best Science Fiction film I have ever seen. The battle between Neo and Agent Smith is one of the best fight
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“The only one of the Trilogy that was any good. The others were unnecessary in my opinion. The battle in the subway was amazing.”
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“No one really cares about the other two films in The Matrix Trilogy, but the first one in and of itself is VERY¬†ambitious and has a lot of depth.¬† Again, it has a style about it
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“Tarantino states that for a while, The Matrix was his number 2 film behind Battle Royale, but after both The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions came out, he said it had
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“Love this one for its complexity, action & the realm of possibility. An amazing thriller and sci! Enjoyed it tremendously!”
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Starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss
Directed by Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski
Writer:  Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski

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Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells of a computer hacker (Reeves) who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth. The computers are powered by human beings...

By following up their debut thrillerBoundwith the 1999 box-office smashThe Matrix, the codirecting Wachowski brothers--Andy and Larry--annihilated any suggestion of a sophomore jinx, crafting one of the most exhilarating sci-fi/action movies of the 1990s. Set in the not too distant future in an insipid, characterless city, we find a young man named Neo (Keanu Reeves). A software techie by day and a computer hacker by night, he sits alone at home by his monitor, waiting for a sign, a signal--from what or whom he doesn't know--until one night, a mysterious woman named Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) seeks him out and introduces him to that faceless character he has been waiting for: Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne). A messiah of sorts, Morpheus presents Neo with the truth about his world by shedding light on the dark secrets that have troubled him for so long: "You've felt it your entire life, that there's something wrong with the world. You don't know what it is, but it's there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad." Ultimately, Morpheus...
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Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Release Date: March 31, 1999
MPAA Rating: R
Screen Writer: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
DVD Release Date: November 14, 2000
Runtime: 2hrs 16min
Studio: Silver Pictures, Warner Bros Pictures
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