Directed by: Larry and Andy Wachowski
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action
Release date: March 31, 1999 (1999-03-31)
Running Time: 136mins
MMPA rating: R
The Good: Epic fight scenes, Some of the best fight scenes in movie history, Great plot, Great special effects, Hand-to-hand fight scenes are the best in an movie ever, Amazing fight scenes, Epic truely epic, This movie is ground breaking like Star Wars was.
Computer programmer Thomas A. Anderson (Keanu Reeves) is secretly a hacker known by the alias "Neo". He is restless, and driven to learn the meaning of cryptic references to "the Matrix" appearing on his computer. An infamous female hacker called Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) confirms that a man named Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) knows the answers he seeks; however, three sinister Agents, led by Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving), arrest Neo and attempt to dissuade him from contacting Morpheus. Undeterred, Neo attends a secret meeting with Morpheus, who offers him a choice of two pills: A blue one that would return him to his old life, and a red pill that would allow him to learn the truth about the Matrix. Neo swallows the red pill, and he abruptly finds himself in a liquid-filled pod, his body connected by tubes and cables to a vast mechanical tower covered with identical pods. The connections are severed, and he is rescued by Morpheus and taken aboard his ship, the Nebuchadnezzar. Neo's atrophied physical body is restored, and Morpheus explains the situation.
Morpheus tells Neo that it is not 1999, but closer to 2199, and that humanity is fighting a war against intelligent machines created in the early 21st century. The sky is covered by thick black clouds created by the humans in an attempt to cut off the machines' supply of solar power. The machines responded by using human beings as their energy source in conjunction with nuclear fusion, later growing countless people in pods and harvesting their bioelectrical energy and body heat. The world in which Neo grew up was actually the Matrix, a simulated reality of the world set in 1999, developed by the machines in order to keep the human captives docile. Morpheus and his crew belong to a group of free humans who "unplug" others from the Matrix and recruit them to their resistance against the machines. They are able to use their understanding of the Matrix's nature to bend the simulation's laws of physics, giving them superhuman abilities within the virtual world. Morpheus believes that Neo is "the One," a man prophesied to end the war through his limitless control over the Matrix.
Neo is trained as a member of the rebellion. A socket in Neo's skull, formerly used by the machines to connect him to the Matrix, allows knowledge to be uploaded directly into his mind. In this way, he is able to quickly learn numerous martial arts styles, and impresses the crew with his speed when sparring in the rebels' virtual reality "construct" environment. Further training introduces Neo to the key dangers in the Matrix itself. He learns that fatal injuries suffered within the simulation will also kill one's physical body in the real world. He is warned that the Agents he previously met are powerful sentient computer programs with the ability to possess the virtual body of anyone still directly connected to the Matrix, whose purpose is to seek out and eliminate any threats to the simulation. Morpheus is confident that once Neo fully understands his own abilities as "the One", the Agents will be no match for him.
The group enters the Matrix and takes Neo to meet the Oracle (Gloria Foster), the woman who has predicted the eventual emergence of the One. From her comments, Neo infers that he is not the One. The Oracle adds that Morpheus believes in Neo so blindly that he will sacrifice his life to save him. Watch the movie to see what happens next.
Plot:9.8/10- One of most original ideas ever.
Action: 10/10- The action scenes in The Matrix are some of the best in movie history, I still thinking WOW!!!! After watching the movie, I can't think of enough good things to say about the movie the action scenes were truely epic.
Acting:9.8/10- Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and Laurence Fishburne
Special effects:10/10- The special effects were amazing in 1999 and they still look amazing today.
Soundtrack:9.7/10- A very good soundtrack fix the action perfectly.
Overall: 9.9/10- The Matrix is Sci-Fi action at its finest.
Quote: "Dodge This"
Closeing coments: The Matrix is one of the best movie of all time and after you watch it you will be thinking WOW!!!!!!
Recommended for: Action movie fans, Sci-Fi fans, Anyone, Computer Geeks.