The Matrix

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Warner Bros. Released 1999

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Director:
Andy Wachowski , Larry Wachowski
Released:
1999
Rating:
R

The Matrix is a film about computer hacker Neo who joins rebel warriors Morpheus and Trinity to fight against an artificially intelligent robotic race that have created an elaborate facade of Earth called The Matrix. Neo learns that life on Earth is an illusion created by malevolent cyber-intelligence. Our world is a simulated reality, and our bodies become batteries for the machine that creates it. Neo is chosen to join a rebellion of people who have freed themselves from the dream world, because their leader Morpheus believes that Neo is "the one" with the gift to manipulate the Matrix.

Metacritic Score

  • 90

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    A wildly cinematic futuristic thriller that is determined to overpower the imagination, The Matrix combines traditional science-fiction premises with spanking new visual technology...

  • 70

    The New York Times

    The martial arts stunts that are its single strongest selling point.

  • 70

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    An eye-popping but incoherent extravaganza of morphing and superhuman martial arts.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Awesome

    10
    This movie came completely under the radar. I went to see this at the cinema expecting an average, forgettable movie... it was anything but forgettable. It blew my mind so much so that I had to go and see it the following night to figure out what was going on, I wasn't prepared for the complexity and being a martial arts fan, the fights were very well choreographed and a joy to watch, especially considering the main characters had no previous skills. The pre-bullet-time effects were also brand new and had never been seen before, unfortunately they have been copied so much in so many different movies that their effect has diminished greatly.

    In it's day this was revolutionary, 15 years unsurpassed, but I have to say... I would take the blue pill.moreless
  • about the film

    10
    It had great film editing, sound effects editing, sound mixing and visual effects.
  • what the heck

    4.0
    I'm sorry, but the so called creativity that this movie supposedly holds just isn't their. The matrix rips off two classic sci fi films. The terminator with its machines rule turning out to be the truth of the world, and Tron with the computer world. The thing about humans being turned into batteries is just weird and unexplored. If they wanted to save the world, why not try to find a way to free them from their little baskets and not always have to duke it out with Hugo Weaving( whose the only reason to watch this movie anyway). Also, too much action. I mean they go overboard with that. I can think of other 90s sci fi that you could see other than this. Stargate and total recall come to mind.moreless
  • One of a kind.

    10
    Great.Perfect.

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    • Production Budget - $63,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $171,479,930 (5th)
      Worldwide Gross - $463,517,383 (4th)

      Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $275,448,077
      Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $744,547,607

    • Other Production Companies:
      Village Roadshow Pictures
      Silver Pictures
      Groucho II Film Partnership

    • Filming locations include:
      Chippendale, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
      Nashville, Tennessee
      Broken Bay, New South Wales, Australia
      Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
      Rozelle, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
      San Francisco, California
      Waterloo, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
      Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    • Academy Awards Wins:
      1. Film Editing
      2. Sound
      3. Visual Effects
      4. Sound Effects Editing

    • Taglines:
      1. Welcome to the Real World.
      2. Free your mind.
      3. The Future Will Not Be User Friendly.
      4. Perception: Our day-in, day-out world is real. Reality: That world is a hoax, an elaborate deception spun by all-powerful machines of artificial intelligence that control us. Whoa.
      5. The Future isn't user friendly...
      6. The World's population thinks it's real. On March 31st, they will see the "Real World".
      7. Remember there is no spoon.
      8. The Matrix has you.
      9. The Fight for the Future Begins.
      10. Be Afraid Of The Future.
      11. Believe the unbelievable.
      12. Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself.
      13. Reality is a thing of the past.
      14. What is The Matrix?
      15. In a world of 1s and 0s...are you a zero, or The One?

    • Music:
      Dissolved Girl
      Written by Robert del Naja, Grant Marshall, Mushroom Vowles,
      Sara J., and Matt Schwartz
      Performed by Massive Attack
      Dragula (Hot Rod Herman Mix)
      Written by Rob Zombie and Scott Humphrey
      Performed by Rob Zombie
      Leave You Far Behind (Lunatics Roller Coaster Mix)
      Written by Simon Shackleton and Howard Saunders
      Performed by Lunatic Calm
      Mindfields
      Written by Liam Howlett
      Performed by The Prodigy (as Prodigy)
      Prime Audio Soup
      Written by Jack Dangers and C. Dodd
      Performed by Meat Beat Manifesto
      Clubbed To Death (Kurayamino Mix)
      Written by Rob Dougan
      Performed by Rob Dougan
      Minor Swing
      Written by Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli
      Performed by Django Reinhardt
      Begin the Run
      Written by Jimmie Haskell
      I'm Beginning to See the Light
      Written by Duke Ellington, Don George, Johnny Hodges, and Harry James
      Performed by Duke Ellington
      Spybreak (Short One)
      Written by Alex Gifford
      Performed by The Propellerheads
      My Own Summer
      Performed by Deftones
      Wake Up
      Written by Zack De La Rocha, Brad Wilk, Tim Commerford, and Tom Morello
      Performed by Rage Against the Machine
      Rock is Dead
      Written by Marilyn Manson, Jeordie White, and Madonna Wayne Gacy
      Performed by Marilyn Manson

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Themes

mind bending moves, fake reality, secrets and lies, pondering life, destiny