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The Matrix (1999)

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The Matrix is a 1999 sci-fi movie written and directed by the Lilly and Lana Wachowski. Starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne y Carrie-Anne Moss.

A movie classic.

Plot

In the near future, Computer hacker Neo is contacted by underground freedom fighters who explain that reality as he understands it is actually a complex computer simulation called the Matrix. Created by a malevolent Artificial Intelligence, the Matrix hides the truth from humanity, allowing them to live a convincing, simulated life in 1999 while machines grow and harvest people to use as an ongoing energy source. The leader of the freedom fighters, Morpheus, believes Neo is “The One” who will lead humanity to freedom and overthrow the machines. Together with Trinity, Neo and Morpheus fight against the machine’s enslavement of humanity as Neo begins to believe and accept his role as “The One”. (Filmaffinity)

The Matrix (1999)
The Matrix (1999)

Movie Reviews

“‘The Matrix’ recycles the premises of ‘Dark City’ and ‘Strange Days,’ turns up the heat and the volume, and borrows the gravity-defying choreography of Hong Kong action movies. It’s fun, but it could have been more (…) Rating: ??? (out of four)” Roger Ebert: Chicago Sun-Times

“It’s astonishing that so much money, talent, technical expertise and visual imagination can be put in the service of something so stupid” Bob Graham: SFGATE

“Kudos to the writing and directing team of Larry and Andy Wachowski (…) for fashioning a brain-twisting, eye-popping thriller” David Hunter: The Hollywood Reporter

The Matrix (1999)
The Matrix (1999)

Awards

4 Academy Awards: Best Editing, Sound, Visual Effects, Sound Editing

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Cast & Crew. Our Review

Matrix (1999)
The Matrix (1999)

Movie title: The Matrix (1999)

Movie description: In the near future, Computer hacker Neo is contacted by underground freedom fighters who explain that reality as he understands it is actually a complex computer simulation called the Matrix. Created by a malevolent Artificial Intelligence, the Matrix hides the truth from humanity, allowing them to live a convincing, simulated life in 1999 while machines grow and harvest people to use as an ongoing energy source. The leader of the freedom fighters, Morpheus, believes Neo is "The One" who will lead humanity to freedom and overthrow the machines. Together with Trinity, Neo and Morpheus fight against the machine's enslavement of humanity as Neo begins to believe and accept his role as "The One". (Filmaffinity)

Date published: January 20, 2021

Country: United States

Duration: 131 mins.

Director(s): Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, Hermanas Wachowski

Actor(s): Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Hugo Weaving, Marcus Chong, Gloria Foster, Matt Doran, Belinda McClory

Genre: Sci-fi, Action, Thriller

Overall
8/10
8/10
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