The Matrix

The Matrix

DVD - 1999
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The day-in, day world is the real world is merely perception. In reality it is a hoax perpetrated by an all-powerful artificial intelligence that control us. A small group of humans has found a way out of the construct, and is now fighting for the future of the human race.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c1999, p2007
Edition: Widescreen
ISBN: 9781419855160
1419855166
Branch Call Number: FIC Matri
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (136 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Audience: Rated R

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hickmangillian
May 22, 2017

I am a hamster and I watched it and scarring carrots

Aka_Aka_Aka Aug 12, 2016

I certainly can't argue, or complain (and I won't), about the absolute visual excellence of The Matrix. It wouldn't make any sense to even try..... But when it comes to the story (which I found to be far too long) - The Matrix is, most definitely, open to some reasonable argument and dissection.

For example - In regards to the beliefs and decisions made by The Legendary Morpheus - It totally baffled me that Morpheus never even once suspected that The Oracle was, in fact, nothing more than just another program from the Machine Room.... Did he really think that she was, in actuality, a "real", bona-fide Oracle?

When you seriously consider the fact that Morpheus knew a great deal more, than most, about the workings of The Matrix, his gullibility toward The Oracle, and her blathering, was truly unbelievable. All of The Oracle's very questionable fortune-telling/predictions were taken by Morpheus at literal face value. He never even bothered to thoroughly investigate who, or what, she really was.

And, yeah - OK - The Oracle never did do Morpheus and his crew any wrong. But, all the same, she was not one of them. How could she have ever been completely trusted not to double-cross them?.... Remember - The Matrix was chock full of glitches.

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ManMachine
Jul 20, 2016

The following utterance is an "Agent Smith" quote taken directly from The Matrix.... After reading it through - Ask yourself if you think that this quote was, in fact, the Wachowski kids' (Yep. That's Lana & Lilly) contemptuously telling their audience exactly what they thought of them..... Uh?.... Need I say more?

"I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species and I realized that you're not actually mammals...... Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area...... There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You're a plague and we are the cure."

Well, what do you think??.... Pretty hateful and cynical stuff, eh?

(*Be sure to watch video-clip included here*)

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redwig
Jun 29, 2016

Okay, so. You don't have to like the early 90's grunge band "Nirvana," but you should at least recognize the impact their music had on a generation of youth. In much the same way, "The Matrix" is one of those movies that rocked the minds of those who saw it in the theater when it came out... the impact it had on the collective consciousness -at the time- was immense. "WAKE UP!" the movie screams in the closing credits... and for many, "The Matrix" was -and is- a powerful wake-up call. Basically... it rocked peoples world but unlike the band Nirvana, who sang about angst and social apathy, "The Matrix" asks us to unplug, take control of our destiny, and resist. BLUE PILL OR RED PILL? The choice is yours...

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JihadiConservative
May 14, 2016

The Matrix is an excellent movie that combines science fiction, shoot-em-up action, and philosophical questions about the nature of Reality. If you are plugged in to a computer, and that computer presents you with a reality that is completely indistinguishable from your own, is it any less real?
This movie has exceptional special effects, beautiful cinematography, an excellent soundtrack, well-crafted dialogue, and respectable acting. Keanu Reeves may be a lousy actor, but I think that the Matrix is probably his best performance to date. One of the best sci-fi movies, must watch!

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abcDena
Jan 20, 2016

I hope you brought a book, because this movie is B-O-R-I-N-G.

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rswcove
Nov 18, 2015

I love this move. I will be the first to admit its flaws, wooden acting by Keanu (because of course), a love story that feels really tacked on, and a slavish devotion to the hero's journey archetypes. But none of that matters, because the movie does exactly what it wants to do and never stumbles in that goal. The special effects are still mind blowing. The underlying script is tight as a guitar string. The action is amazing. And most of the actors turn in great performances. The director of photography manages tone beautifully and the set design is inspired. This is a certified modern classic.

Also a little clarification for inaccuracies in reviews below (unless they've been removed or corrected).

Sophia Stewart actually lost her court case alleging copyright infringement regarding the Matrix and Terminator. Link to snopes article below. The Matrix is much more heavily based on Grant Morrison's graphic novel series 'The Invisibles' and he has never sued, although he did say they should have kept ripping him off when they made the sequels.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/matrix.asp

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Derringer
Nov 09, 2015

Oh, what the hell.... I certainly won't argue with the obvious fact that The Matrix did contain some very fine moments of CGI excellence, but I will argue with the fact that every single character in this film was less than likeable (some clearly less likeable than others). And because of that painfully plain truth The Matrix only rates 2.5 stars.

In particular, it was The Oracle who I thought to be nothing but a big, pudding-faced phoney, baking her stale cookies and cheerfully dispensing away with her worthless "kitchen-counter" prophecies and laughable "dime-store" philosophy as if it were all to be taken at face value by gullible fools, like the stubborn, thick-skulled Morpheus.

And, on top of that, no one can tell me that NYC has such an incredibly vast and spacious sewer system that a literal fleet of ships the size of the Nebuchadnezzur can actually get lost within them for days and days on end, while scouting around for who-knows-what (?).

noir125 Sep 23, 2015

The Afro-American lady who created The Matrix and The Terminator won her case in court a year ago, reaping billions for copyright infringement and theft of royalties.

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Gokupuffs
Jun 18, 2015

I believe sci-fi films were always a popular film choice but no single sci-fi film since Star Wars was as good and as controversial as The Matrix. The film takes sci-fi to a whole new level. The film follows Neo Anderson as he searches for the legendary ship captain morpheus as well as the ‘Matrix’ itself. Through Neo’s discovery of Morpheus Neo is told about his destiny and starts his journey as the ‘chosen one’. Throughout his journey he learns to reach his full fighting potential, he meets his female interest: Trinity, and also comes in contact with Agents: the guardians of the Matrix.
Moving on, the reason I found this movie to be so good as a sci-fi film is that it involves a lot of philosophical theories that makes you question could ‘The Matrix’ be real. The Matrix is basically a computer program created by computers. It is in short, a fake world where people can live their “normal lives.” The idea of the ‘Matrix’ is that hypothetically the world we live in today is just a computer generated. The “real” planet earth outside the matrix has been completely destroyed, taken over by machines and has been removed of human life. At first thought you would assume this is ridiculous theory. If you think about though, what if we are not part of some computer program right now? How do we prove were not part of a some computer program? The reason this movie is so good is again, it gets you thinking about these strange theories about what life really is. Overall, I would give this movie a solid 8/10 and would recommend it to most people.

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7Liberty7 Oct 23, 2014

Agent Smith (to Morpheus): "Humans are the disease, and WE are the cure."

Sunnchilde Aug 30, 2011

"You take the red pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe, whatever you like. You take the blue pill -- you stay in wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes."

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Ciresica
May 25, 2011

He's not going to make it.

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Ciresica
May 25, 2011

Follow the white rabbit.

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Ciresica
May 25, 2011

You have the look of a man who accepts what he sees because he expects to wake up.

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Ciresica
May 25, 2011

There is no spoon.

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iwasthewalrus
Oct 03, 2010

"Guns... Lots of Guns."

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7Liberty7 Oct 23, 2014

7Liberty7 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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Ciresica
May 25, 2011

Ciresica thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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iwasthewalrus
Oct 03, 2010

iwasthewalrus thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

lucky Feb 20, 2009

lucky thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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jabey
Jun 27, 2008

jabey thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Calgovin
Nov 28, 2007

Calgovin thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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iwasthewalrus
Oct 03, 2010

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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iwasthewalrus
Oct 03, 2010

Violence: This title contains Violence.

lucky Feb 20, 2009

Violence: Fighting, killing and gun-fights.

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jabey
Jun 27, 2008

Coarse Language: A few swears.

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jabey
Jun 27, 2008

Violence: Lots of guns, a few fights.

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noir125 Sep 23, 2015

It's not the Wachovski brothers'. The African American lady who created Matrix and the Terminator last year won billions in court for copyright infringement and theft of royalties.

lucky Feb 20, 2009

Robots have taken control over the human race, and now it is up to those left to take a stand and reclaim control.

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Triscal
Feb 13, 2008

Neo live a normal life with normal people but he always new that there was something else out there so he searched and searched

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