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The Matrix

Taking place in the 22nd century, The Matrix narrates the journey of a skilled computer hacker as they align themselves with an underground resistance determined to combat the dominion of immense and omnipotent computer systems that govern the world.

The Matrix

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1999
United States
136 minutes
2.39 : 1

About 'The Matrix'

The 1999 film “The Matrix”, dir­ected by the Wachowski sib­lings, is a sci­ence fic­tion cult classic that presents a unique story in a dysto­pian future. The plot revolves around Thomas Anderson, also known by his alias Neo, played by Keanu Reeves. Neo is a com­puter hacker who dis­covers the truth about the world he lives in through mys­ter­ious mes­sages and encoun­ters with a man named Morpheus (por­trayed by Laurence Fish­burne).

The basic idea of the film is that all of humanity is trapped in a sim­u­lated reality called the “Matrix” while their bodies are con­trolled by intel­li­gent machines in a post-apo­ca­lyptic world. The humans have no idea that their seem­ingly normal exist­ence is just an illu­sion. Morpheus and his rebel organ­isa­tion want to help Neo realise the truth and break out of the Matrix to free humanity.

“The Matrix” presents a number of fas­cin­ating and some­times mad ideas. One of them is the concept of sim­u­la­tion, in which all of reality is cre­ated as a com­puter pro­gramme. This idea ties into the philo­soph­ical ques­tion of the nature of reality and chal­lenges the idea that what we think is real is actu­ally real. The film plays with the idea that our per­cep­tion of reality can be manip­u­lated and that we may be living in a world we do not con­trol.

Another crazy idea in the film is the idea of humans as a source of energy for the machines. In the Matrix, people are hooked up to huge energy sys­tems while their spirits are trapped in a sim­u­lated reality. This concept com­bines ele­ments of sci­ence fic­tion, tech­no­logy and philo­sophy to create a unique and often dis­turbing vision.

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Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You're a plague and we are the cure.

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