A review on The Matrix

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The Matrix: A Futuristic Idea

The mind boggling film, The Matrix, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss and Hugo Weaving and directed by Andy Wachowski was a successful film with an unforgettable plot. The genre of The Matrix is science fiction/ action. It contains constant kung fu fighting and always leaves you at the edge of your seat. It takes place in the year 2306, where humans no longer control the world, instead machines do. This movie plays on the psyche of the audience, introducing the idea of a paradox universe. The Matrix fits its genre suitably and keeps you entertained from beginning to end because it works your mind. It introduces a complex plot that actually requires interpretation by it's audience. Not many movies today can claim to engage the audience as much as The Matrix does.

Keanu Reeves stars as Neo, the computer hacker who is seeking the answer to the question, "what is the matrix?" His search leads him to the wise Morphius who explains to Neo the illusion of the so-called reality.

The world he is in is the Matrix, it is computer generated world made by the 'machines', the machines control the humans and keep constant watch over what they do. Morphius offers Neo a chance to unplug from the Matrix, the only world Neo has known, and go into the real world. The matrix is all digital and can be read like a book on specialized computers. Using this to their advantage, the crusaders for freedom, manipulate the matrix and program themselves as if they too were digital computers. Neo takes the offer to see this new digital life that everyone seems to be oblivious to. Neo is now in the real world and must fight for his life...

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