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|Rating:||R||Genre:||Sci-Fi & Fantasy|
|Movie/TV Title:||The Matrix||Director:||Larry Wachowski, Andy Wachowski|
|With THE MATRIX, the Wachowskis have established themselves as innovative filmmakers who push the boundaries of live-action films. Like the groundbreaking STAR WARS, THE MATRIX (also the first film of a trilogy) showcases a unique visual style, one the Wachowskis achieved through an array of techniques and digital effects, some never before seen in mainstream Hollywood films. Although computer morphing technology had been used before in films such as THE ABYSS and TERMINATOR 2, the Wachowskis were the first to use "bullet time," a time-bending digital effect that utilizes both computer-generated imagery and still photography. The film itself is a complex story that aspires to mythology, focusing on a computer hacker named Neo (Keanu Reeves) who searches for the truth behind the mysterious force known as the Matrix. He finds his answer with a group of strangers led by the charismatic Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne). What they encounter in confronting that truth makes for a lightning-paced, eye-popping thrill ride of a movie. Packed with stunning fight scenes (choreographed by accomplished Hong Kong director Yuen Wo-Ping), astonishing visual effects, quotable lines, and a terrific supporting cast (led by Carrie-Anne Moss, in her first major Hollywood film), THE MATRIX is a bold triumph that raises the bar for all science fiction films.|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||3294590|
|Product Key Features|
|Genre||Sci-Fi & Fantasy|
|Director||Larry Wachowski, Andy Wachowski|
|Additional Product Features|
|Leading Role||Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Keanu Reeves|
|Region Code||Region 1|
|Number of Discs||1|
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Follow the white rabbit
The first time I saw The Matrix in theaters, I really didn't "get" all of it. I missed so many of the things that make this movie as fabulous as it is. But watching it on DVD makes the movie even that much better... Especially if you choose to "follow the white rabbit." Following the white rabbit allows you to hit a button on your remote whenever a white rabbit appears in the corner of the screen to get a behind the scenes look at "how did they do that?" Fabulous feature. As for the movie itself... What can I say that hasn't already been said? Probably not much. But that never stopped me before. So bear with me as I go over some of the finer points that most other people can't leave out of their reviews either. I apologize for any repetition. The Matrix is a fantastical epic. The amount of thought that must've gone into the script just blows my mind. From the whole Alice in Wonderland parallel to the Neo-Christ parallel to the post-apocalyptic world that is created for us, it is just one amazing story. The special effects are unmatched. Knowing that it took about two years to come up with the technology that allowed Neo to master the matrix to slow down time and dodge bullets...it just makes me say "wow." What a leap of faith by the production staff, starting the filming of the movie not knowing how or even if they would be able to make that scene work. I have no complaints as far as the actors are concerned. I think the cast did an excellent job with the excellent script they had to work with. They did not disappoint. Costumes? You can't go wrong with basic black, especially when the actors are sexy and some of them are wearing vinyl. A driving soundtrack backs up the non-stop action. It's not really my genre, so I wouldn't go buy the soundtrack, but it fits perfectly with the visuals. This movie is a must see. Not only is it visually pleasing, but its plot is satisfying, and it is quite thought provoking. Definitely near the top of my list. Although I must admit, I try to think of this as a stand-alone movie, as I don't like the later two parts of the trilogy as much.
In this complex story that aspires to virtual mythology, a computer hacker (Keanu Reeves) searches for the truth behind the mysterious force known as the Matrix. He finds his answer with a group of strangers led by the leader of the group - a man named Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne). What they encounter in confronting that truth makes for a lightning-paced, eye popping thrill of a movie that cleverly combines sociopolitical commentary with cutting - edge special effects. A great movie for a nights entertainment, that teens and adults will enjoy with enthusiasm. This is the FIRST of a TRIOLOGY of the Matrix series that is followed by MATRIX RELOADED and MATRIX REVOLUTION to complete the series, but the movie will be enjoyed in itself also.
A Little Confusing But Worth the Re-Watch!
I liked this movie first time I saw it, but I was a little confused on some points so I had to watch it again. Then I really liked it. Then I watched it again because I really liked it the 2nd time. And so on and so forth. I do not watch it anymore because so many tried to imitate it that I was tired of the style and special effects. I have not seen another movie whose style was imitated more blatantly than The Matrix. Yes, there are Hitchcock and Star Wars wannabes, but this was more like plagiarizing in a way. Highly recommended. If you have not seen it remember, this one started those slo-mo martial-artsy moves - at least this is the one made them very very popular. Great story, fast paced, interesting and weird. if it had not being a commercial success this would have been a cult classic by now! Oh, and skip the rest of the trilogy, those are really bad!
Matrix Movies Are For Some, But Not For All!
This is a good movie, but I ended up giving it to my cousin, because he is a huge Matrix fan. I watched one time and that did it for me. It is one of those movies you watch once and it's enough. The shipping was great and it arrived quickly and in great condition.
The special effects changed film making forever, the story, although nothing sparklingly original in sci-fi and cyberpunk circles, was carried off in such a brilliant manner it is the most convincing sci-fi film I've seen since Dune (1984, David Lynch) and the original Terminator film. As far as the actual acting goes it did suit Keanu Reeves pretty well, although his dialog does let him down on occasions but in some ways it reflects the 'panic - I'm feeling a little lost' element of his character Neo/Thomas Anderson. The support is fantastic, Laurence Fishburne as Neo's mentor, Morpheus, and Hugo Weaving as the insidious and evil Agent Smith are supreme in their roles carrying off their dialog with great aplomb and really adding atmosphere for the film. Carrie-Anne Moss carries off her part well, being a good balance of looks and brawn. The sets and cinematography are also fantastic as are the cityscapes, provided by The City of Sydney Australia. The choreography and action in the film is unparalleled and helped widen the appeal of what might have been a slightly cliquey film had it not been carried off right. As it is the mix of cyberpunk style black clothes, cool sunglasses (I especially liked Morpheus's clip-on-the-nose ones) and huge black boots and the Kung-Fu fighting, gun totting fight scenes as well as the now legendary bullet-time effects really make this film scream to lovers of action and sci-fi alike. All this is capped by, one might say most importantly, a great dramatic score by Don Davis (which I have just bought the CD of) and punchy metal/punk/techo soundtrack (which I have also just bought the CD of) that really conveys the mood excellently. All in all it is, in the truest sense, a great film. If you've got the money and you love the film buy one of the special edition double-packs with the 'Matrix - Revisited' documentary DVD in. I have not seen the documentary personally but have it on good authority that it is a really nice addition. If you have not seen the film yet and like the sound of it prepare for stomach churning edge-of-the-seat action that will have you sweating right until the final scenes