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The Matrix (1999) – Science Fiction Movie Review

One of the better battles I have ever seen!

Ok, so recently I happened to be looking for a new movie to watch on Netflix… Of course they have a ton of great movies to watch, but I really was not sure what to watch this time… That was I discovered that, The Matrix (1999) was on Netflix at that time… Well of course I had to choose that movie!

Ok, so for those of you who don’t know me, I am a huge, ‘The Matrix’ fan! I have seen all of the series, and with the exception of the first sequel (which I fell asleep on every time I watched it until recently…) I have found the entire Matrix franchise to be pretty awesome!

And with, ‘The Matrix’ being one of the last movies I was able to enjoy in the 90s… I am glad to review it here for you guys!

Written and Directed by: Lily Wachowski (Jupiter Ascending) & Lana Wachowski (Cloud Atlas). Starring: Keanu Reeves (John Wick), Hugo Weaving (Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring), Laurence Fishburne (A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors), Carrie-Anne Moss (Fido) & Gloria Foster (Leonard Part 6).

“I’d like to share a revelation that I’ve had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species and I realized that you’re not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You’re a plague and we are the cure. – Agent Smith (A quote from Hugo Weaving, from the movie, The Matrix (1999)!)

This is an awesome movie! It tells a tale that has been a fear of technology experts, tech geeks and nerds for a long time… The idea that at some point A.I. can take control, and mankind will end up in an artificial world and never even know it!

A.I. having taken over!

That is the plight of what happened in the world of the matrix!

You see, in the world of the Matrix… Mankind has been put in to an artificially created world as batteries for an A.I. that had been created centuries ago.

Now over 200 years later, pockets of mankind have been able to figure out a way to discover where they really are and how to get out in to the real world and fight against the machines that have been dominant for centuries!

The Matrix…

During this time, there is a prophecy that was foretold by the, ‘Oracle’(Played by: Gloria Foster). About, ‘The One’… A human that had been born in the system, but as it turns out, is able to manipulate it to the point of being able to free mankind from their enslavement by the machines!

And when one of the resistance Captain’s by the name of, ‘Morpheus’ (Laurence Fishburne), thinks he may have found it in a hacker by the name of, ‘Neo’ (Played by Keanu Reeves). Morpheus frees Neo, and he, and his crew will have to protect Neo from the machines and the, ‘Agents’ in the matrix… Because Neo maybe mostly a confused programmer, but he definitely has a few tricks up his sleeve!

Neo getting his training.

Now I will say that this movie is the best in the series… Great cast of all stars, ‘Keanu Reeves’, ‘Laurence Fishburne’ & ‘Carrie-Anne Moss’, and all the rest did a truly amazing job making the matrix a great film.

I always enjoy dark surrealism (Something that slowly disappears in the series by the way.) But the way the Wachowski sisters set up the world of the matrix was absolutely brilliant!

Finally the storyline for the matrix was just a ton of fun!

The only thing that I did not like about this movie was that for some reason it was so convincing that after I went to see the movie I started hearing people talking about themselves being, ‘in the matrix’…

Weird stuff, but still a movie that is more than well worth checking out!

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