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The Matrix - Standard Collector's Edition (1999)

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Action & Adventure and Science Fiction & Fantasy movie directed by Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski

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. … see full wiki

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Keeping It Real.

  • May 7, 2003
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+5
After watching THE MATRIX recently in preparation for seeing the upcoming sequel, I was amazed once again. THE MATRIX is a hallmark film; like JAWS, STAR WARS, and SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, it is a movie that has influenced almost every film made since its release and changed the way movies are made. The special effects are spectacular, the action intense, and the plot extremely well-written.

However, all that withstanding, what really makes THE MATRIX stand out from other sci-fi/action films is the philosophical and allegorical slant of the story. The film is immersed in the philosophy and religion of the West, embodying everything from Plato to the Bible. That fact makes this much more than a "dumb movie about cyberspace" or "another movie about machines". Instead, THE MATRIX is a thinking person's movie, a movie that is not only interesting to watch but that also raises questions and thoughts that a person thinks about long after the final credits have rolled across the screen.

Finally, THE MATRIX is the first film where Keneau Reeves acts. Until THE MATRIX, Reeves was such a poor actor that he could never quite leave behind his "Bill and Ted" persona (if you've ever seen MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, you'll know what I mean).

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