• Film ID:
  • 8855
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=123 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • America.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
THE MATRIX (1999)
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An awesome action film that some people rate as the best movie ever made! It's not, but in terms of visual impact and sheer technical wizardry it's hard to beat. It's the near future and nerdy computer hacker Neo (Reeves) is about to discover an alternative reality via a meeting with mysterious rebel warrior Morpheus (Larry Fishburne). Neo learns that life on earth is merely an elaborate farce, a complex computer simulation called The Matrix, and mankind is simply lunch - a source of power for the artificial intelligence machines which are really running the show. And whaddya know, Morpheus reckons that Neo just might be The One, the guy who can help he and nubile, leather-clad sidekick Trinity to overthrow The Matrix and lead the world into salvation. This naturally calls for a veritable frenzy of astonishing fight scenes and mind-boggling special effects, with no huge demands on Keanu's acting abilities, which is just as well. Personally I thought it was codswallop, but there's no accounting for taste, is there?
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