Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells of a computer hacker (Reeves) who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth. The computers are powered by human beings…
The Matrix is a classic that is a must own for any movie buff or sci-fi fan. There has been a number of releases of the dvd and of the full trilogy before, so why should you pay any attention to the latest 10th Anniversary Edition? Well, it’s on Blu-ray, comes with a digital version, and comes with a pretty cool collectible bonus book which includes 37 pages of photos, cast biographies (that are current up until 2009), information about the film, and trivia. Previously, this film has only been available on Blu-ray as a part of a collection, so if you’re not much of a fan of the other Matrix movies, no worries, you can now pick up your favorite and arguably the best one of the trilogy by far.
If you’re new to the story of The Matrix then get ready for a wild and thought-provoking ride as you find out what the Matrix really is. Computer programmer Thomas Anderson (Keanu Reeves) has lead a secret life as a hacker who is better know as Neo. He seeks the answer to what the Matrix really is and soon finds himself sought out by a mysterious woman known as Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss). Trinity takes Neo to the man he’s been wanting to meet: Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne). Morpheus presents Neo with the choice of two pills that he can take, one will take him out of the Matrix and show him the truth while the other will put him back in. Neo decides he wants to know the truth and soon finds himself on an adventure that is both thrilling and terrifying as he learns of the reality beyond the reality he perceived that is ultimately in control of us all.
It’s a great movie, a great cast, and a great concept that will undoubtedly leave you asking questions well after it’s finish. If you haven’t checked it out, now is the best time, and if you have already, make sure you add this one to your collection.
Review by Emma Loggins