People have been asking me if The Matrix is a good movie for years. I finally decided to write a blog post about it.
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If you’re like most people, you’ve probably seen The Matrix. It’s a popular movie that came out in the late 1990s. But what if you’ve never seen it? Is The Matrix a good movie?
To answer this question, we must first understand what The Matrix is about. The Matrix is set in a future world where humans are enslaved by intelligent machines. These machines have created a simulated reality called the Matrix, in which humans live without knowing that they are actually living in a computer program.
The story follows the journey of a man named Neo (played by Keanu Reeves), who discovers that the world he thought was real is actually the Matrix. He is aided by a group of rebels who fight against the machines to free humanity from theMatrix.
So, is The Matrix a good movie? That’s hard to say. It depends on what you’re looking for in a movie. If you want an action-packed thrill ride, then The Matrix is definitely for you. If you’re looking for deep philosophical ideas about reality and human nature, then you might be disappointed. Either way, it’s worth watching just to see how mind-bending and visually stunning the special effects are.
The Matrix is a 1999 science fiction action film written and directed by The Wachowskis and starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano. It was first released in the United States on March 31, 1999, and grossed $463 million worldwide. The Matrix was generally well-received by critics upon release and is considered one of the most influential films of the 20th century.
-The acting is not good
-The story is confusing and convoluted
-It’s too long
-It’s poorly paced
-The effects are not always well done
The first Matrix movie is an example of ambitious storytelling that falls completely flat. The Wachowskis set out to make a smart, thought-provoking action movie, but instead ended up with a hot mess. As the sequels would later demonstrate, they had no idea what they were doing.
The Final Verdict
The Matrix is a 1999 science fiction action film written and directed by The Wachowskis, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano. It depicts a dystopian future in which humanity is unknowingly trapped inside a simulated reality, the Matrix, created by intelligent machines to subdue and pacify them. When computer programmer Thomas Anderson (Reeves), who goes by the alias “Neo”, uncovers the truth, he “is drawn into a rebellion against the machines” along with other people who have been freed from the Matrix.
The Wachowskis’ direction and screenplay, pop philosophy expositions, references to Ninja Gaiden and Biblical symbolism drew some criticism but also praise from film critics. The visual effects supervisor John Gaeta’s innovative use of “bullet time” won several awards. The film was an important box office success; it earned over $463 million worldwide and won four Academy Awards as well as other accolades including BAFTAs, Saturn Awards and Hugo Award. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gives it an 84% approval rating based on 180 reviews with an average rating of 7.7/10; the site’s critical consensus reads: “A smartly crafted combination of extraordinary action and formidable science fiction that remains influential beyond its cult classic status.” The movie was ranked #44 in Empire magazine’s 500 greatest movies of all time in 2008. In 2010 it was added to Time magazine’s All-Time 100 list where it currently ranks at number 22 despite not being included on their original list published in 2007 owing to lack of space according to editor Lev Grossman who said that if they had been able to include 30 more titles The Matrix would have made the cut anyway. Coming in at number one on Rotten Tomatoes’ Best Sci-Fi Movies of All Time list in 2017 they wrote: “It’s further proof that Hollywood usually doesn’t make good sci-fi movies — but when it does (rarely), they’re usually great.”
On June 3, 2019 Quentin Tarantino revealed that he had considered directing a sequel to The Matrix while he worked on Django Unchained saying: “It might be cool to pick up where they left off”.