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Fabulous sci fi adventure - but not just for geeks!
The Matrix (DVD)
Member Name: rachxx1xx
The Matrix (DVD)
Advantages: escapist science fiction action adventure
Disadvantages: not really a chick flick so if thats your kind of film - avoid
The Matrix tells the story of a chilling version of the future where machines have taken over as the dominant species and humans are farmed like animals to fuel the machines- and the worst part is that the machines have created a reality so convincing that we humans have no idea of our predicament.
The brilliantness of this film is the way the Wachowski brothers make you think this could actually be reality, it definitely plays on the mind afterwards and makes you think, anyway! The characters are cool, sexy and stylish, and likeable too especially as the romantic element comes into play later in the film, which adds more depth and dimensions to the characters. Neo, the main character who we follow as the film unfolds is released from the Matrix finds out all the new facts about this terrible futuristic world as we do, making it easy to follow, which is sometimes the case with science fiction films in my experience. The action sequences as Neo learns how to survive in and out of the Matrix and fantastic, and is the ensuing final showdowns with the bad guys. These stunning scenes are much,copied in subsequent action films but these are the original ones and are brilliant. And of course, another major element of a great movie is a great villian, and Mr Smith and his minions are coldly calculating and really, really hard to get rid of, which gets you rooting for the good guys even more.
I wont spoil the plot by telling you what happens, but as is common knowledge there are two sequels. However The Matrix is a fantastic standalone film, which crosses over from the science fiction genre and is also a great action, adventure and romance film that i would recommend to all ages, male and female. A definite must see.
Summary: must see - a cinematic classic