The Matrix (1999)

Weird that the poster is more purple-tinted than green

Directed by: The Wachowski Brothers.. now Siblings (Speed Racer wasn’t as bad as it was unnecessary)

Written by: The very same Wachowskis (I loved the hell out of V for Vendetta)

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Joe Pantoliano, Gloria Foster, Marcus Chong, Julian Arahanga, Matt Doran, and Belinda McClory.

What it’s about: oh man, is it so old that people on the Internet don’t know what The Matrix is about?  Well, a man discovers that the life he thought he was living is based on a technological lie

B-Movie Alternate Title: A World Ruled by Machines

Movie Mash Up: Dark CityThe 13th FloorTRON

What I liked: The movie is a stunning technological marvel, even a decade later.  Highly influential, in both negative and positive ways.  It is a pretty interesting story, though I hate that it dulls the impact of TRON.  The action is great, and the entire movie looks gorgeous, especially on Blu-Ray.

What I disliked: Ehn, the acting isn’t stellar or anything.  Also, there are aspects of the movie that just seem hokey nowadays.  Sure, you can blame other movies for paying homage to The Matrix so much that viewing the original film has dulled any impact it once had.

Would I recommend it to anyone?: Sure!  It has been a highly influential movie for the past decade (for better or worse) and everyone should see it at some point.  Just leave it at that.  Don’t watch the sequels that do not exist.  THE SEQUELS THAT DO NOT EXIST.

Rating: 4 / 5

At least it isn't one of those goddamn Magic Eye things.

At least it isn’t one of those goddamn Magic Eye things.

About SkoochXC
Long-time blogger, Canadian, cine-snark-aphile, Tweeter and generally lonely hearted guy.

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