The Matrix (1999)


Matrix “This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes. ” – Morpheus

Number of Times Seen – at least 10 times (Twice in theater, video, 12 Nov 2000,  DVD and 10 Jun 2014)

Brief Synopsis – A computer hacker is given the opportunity to find out what is really going on in the world around him.

My Take on it – This movie has a story that is by far one of the best concepts thought of for a movie.

I recall seeing this in the theater and being so blown away by the ideas and the presentation by the Wachowski brothers.

The ideas of the movie waver between being very philosophical and action packed and it constantly moves back and forth between what is the meaning of reality and what is the meaning of fantasy.

The actors are all great here and so many things are executed so well that the flaws that one might find feel completely diluted in contrast.

What ultimately makes everyone remember this movie tho are the kick-ass action scenes that are done with remarkable special effects (This movie won 4 technical Oscars for the FX)

This is an iconic movie that many attempts were made to copy its genius and most (if not all) completely failed to give us what this movie was able to achieve.

It doesn’t matter how many times you watch this, you will always be able to discover new things because it was planned so well.

Bottom Line – Amazing movie that constantly makes one think about the fine line between reality and fantasy.  Still great after so many years and viewings. Unbelievable Special effects. Highly Recommended!

Rating – Oscar Worthy

_______________________________________

Check out my *updated* movie stats here

To see my reviews of Oscar Winning Performances check out this link

To see my reviews of all Oscar Best Picture Winners click here (now complete)

Here is a link to my movie index A-Z

Advertisements

21 thoughts on “The Matrix (1999)

  1. Pingback: The Matrix Reloaded (2003) |

  2. Pingback: The Matrix Revolutions (2003) |

  3. Pingback: Movies Reviewed Index A-Z |

  4. Absolutely Rob, The Matrix is one of my favorites of all time. not just in sci-fi. This movie is pretty much a great reason why I love the movies. 🙂

    The bullet-dodging scene would have been something to see in theaters! I wish I were old enough to go at the time.

    Like

  5. I remember having a great time with The Matrix. It was a refreshing new idea, plus, I was totally in love with Keanu back then 🙂 Its been so many years since I’ve seen this, probably time to visit it again. Awesome review! 🙂

    Like

  6. Pingback: Dark City (1998) |

  7. Pingback: Speed (1994) |

  8. Pingback: Harvey (1950) |

  9. Pingback: Temporal Top Ten – 1999 |

  10. Pingback: Movies From the Hat III – Bound (1996) |

  11. Pingback: Genre Grandeur – The Matrix (1999) – MovieRob |

Let me Know what you think!!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s