STARRING: Keanu Reeves
DIRECTED BY: Larry and Andy Wachowski
RELEASE DATE: March 31, 1999
GENRE: Action / SCI-FI
The Matrix, Starring Keanu Reeves, is a science fiction film about a world created as an illusion to distract mankind. The movie set a different kind of mark in the entertainment industry, becoming one of the most popular films to date. As the story behind the movie goes, the Matrix is an artificial intelligent computer program plugged into everyone’s mind. In the real world humans are actually “asleep” being kept in an isolated container with feeding tubes attached to their bodies. The machines are using humans as a source of power turning them into batteries surviving off their energy. While asleep, the Matrix makes one think and feel like they are living in the real world. It’s all just a dream of what reality used to be. The Matrix is that dream, the program making everyone feel like they are walking, talking, eating and breathing. In order to walk the grounds of the real world, one must first “unplug” from the Matrix. When someone unplugs, they separate themselves from the program and wake up from the “dream”, however the real world is ran by the machine who will stop at nothing to kill any humans to be found unplugged. There is a small society of real humans left in hiding, along with the ones that have unplugged, at war rebelling against the machine. When unplugged, humans can re-enter the matrix with more control like a lucid dream, however there are program agents inside the Matrix designed to catch and destroy anyone who enters unplugged. Neo, played by Keanu Reeves, is regarded as “the One”, the prophesied savior of mankind to be the one to lead the humans in defeating the machines. Neo would eventually find himself with the choice to unplug, and go down the rabbit hole learning the truth behind reality, discovering himself along with his purpose. This incredible tale of artificial intelligence pursuing human extinction as a hero emerges, deserves 5 out of 5 stars.