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12/13/19

The Matrix: Movie review

The Matrix PosterGenre: Action, Sic-fic

Rated: R - Violence and brief languages

Year of Release: 1999

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski (as The Wachowski Brothers)

Summary: What if life as we know it is all artificial, we are living in another reality, and it’s all a lie. What is the Matrix? You will have to see for yourself.

Neo (Keanu Reeves ) is a  computer hacker that learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.
Review: This is the first time I have seen this movie and my first impression is not at all what I thought this movie was going to be. I thought The Matrix was about virtual reality. Instead it turns to be something smiler to the Terminator (another movie I saw for the first time this year). It’s amazing that went all these years only hear bits and parts of this movie and never been spoil.

The action is play out really well creating some iconic scenes. I can see where later action movies like Inception might have got their inspiration from. There are some stunning visuals and the special effects still hold up. The sound effects could be change. Overall this is a good movie that respectful deserves the hype.

Now I'm cultural up to date on seeing at least the first Matrix movie. You can throw all the references at me and I'll be ready.

10/10

IMDb

Fun Facts: 
  • Legendary Hong Kong stunt coordinator Woo-Ping Yuen initially refused to work on the film. Even after receiving the script, which he liked, he hoped that by asking for an exorbitant fee, it would turn off the Wachowskis. It didn't. He next formulated what he considered an impossible request. He said that he'd agree only if he had complete control of the fights, and that he trained the actors for four months before they shoot. The Wachowskis complied with his request. 
  • For the cell phone conversation scene between Neo and Morpheus in the MetaCortex office, Keanu Reeves actually climbed up the window without a stuntman, which was 34 floors up. 
  • All scenes that take place within the Matrix have a green tint, as if watching them through a computer monitor, while scenes in the real world have a blue tint. Blue was also used at a minimum in the Matrix scenes, since the directors thought blue was more of a real world color (despite, ironically, blue being the least often occurring color in nature). The fight scene between Morpheus and Neo, which is neither in the real world, nor in the Matrix, is tinted yellow

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