Starring: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, et al.
Director: Robert Zemeckis
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Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix
You have to see it for yourself
The film tells about human's reality, and how rare
it happens that a man wakes up from ignorance.
A model of world, which we consider to be real, may
appear to be nothing more than a programme, in which we live. And this
programme, which is reality for us, is completely all-sufficient and has
systems, which keep the feeling of reality for us.
One needs a miracle to get out of it. And this miracle
appears outside this reality as some strange feeling of nervousness, dissatisfaction
and necessarity of searching of answers.. Then it may appear as Morpheus,
and it is an appearance of Spirit, a helping hand from outside, where
the reality of programme with all our laws, stupidness and joy, does not
exist. An essential condition of calm life in this programme is - to sit
Then, after waking up from dream, you start to get
acquainted with another world, and you have a task to manage to control
and to model the Matrix world, the space around you, and not to let the
Matrix rule you again.
Then everything changes, and a man starts to hunt the Matrix instead of
the Matrix hunting him.
From Zen.Ru journal
Translated by Smile
By following up their debut thriller Bound with the 1999 box-office smash The Matrix, the codirecting Wachowski brothers--Andy and Larry--annihilated any suggestion of a sophomore jinx, crafting one of the most exhilarating sci-fi/action movies of the 1990s. Set in the not too distant future in an insipid, characterless city, we find a young man named Neo (Keanu Reeves). A software techie by day and a computer hacker by night, he sits alone at home by his monitor, waiting for a sign, a signal--from what or whom he doesn't know--until one night, a mysterious woman named Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) seeks him out and introduces him to that faceless character he has been waiting for: Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne). A messiah of sorts, Morpheus presents Neo with the truth about his world by shedding light on the dark secrets that have troubled him for so long: "You've felt it your entire life, that there's something wrong with the world. You don't know what it is, but it's there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad." Ultimately, Morpheus illustrates to Neo what the Matrix is--a reality beyond reality that controls all of their lives, in a way that Neo can barely comprehend.
Neo thus embarks on an adventure that is both terrifying and enthralling. Pitted against an enemy that transcends human concepts of evil, Morpheus and his team must train Neo to believe that he is the chosen champion of their fight. With mind-boggling, technically innovative special effects and a thought-provoking script that owes a debt of inspiration to the legacy of cyberpunk fiction, this is much more than an out-and-out action yarn; it's a thinking man's journey into the realm of futuristic fantasy, a dreamscape full of eye candy that will satisfy sci-fi, kung fu, action, and adventure fans alike. Although the film is headlined by Reeves and Fishburne--who both turn in fine performances--much of the fun and excitement should be attributed to Moss, who flawlessly mixes vulnerability with immense strength, making other contemporary female heroines look timid by comparison. And if we were going to cast a vote for most dastardly movie villain of 1999, it would have to go to Hugo Weaving, who plays the feckless, semipsychotic Agent Smith with panache and edginess. As the film's box-office profits soared, the Wachowski brothers announced that The Matrix is merely the first chapter in a cinematically dazzling franchise--a chapter that is arguably superior to the other sci-fi smash of 1999 (you know... the one starring Jar Jar Binks).