The 9 Elements of the Matrix

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April 3rd 2013
The 9 Elements of film: The Matrix

The Matrix is centered around the main protagonist Neo. Neo is in his late twenties, with a nine to five job working at a software company as a programmer. He has always felt something just wasn't right about the world, and he felt it goes further than the injustices of worldwide hunger and war. One late night while coding some not so legal material for a friend he gets a chat request from someone with the sign name of Trinity. Trinity tells him to follow the "white rabbit" that nagging feeling he has that the world "just isn't right" will be explained. He soon gets a choice after meeting the famous online character known as Morpheus. The choice is whether or not to discover what the truth is about the world he lives in and never be able to go back to the way it was for him, or continue living the way he has been, without the answers. The directors are the Wachowski Brothers and the film was produced in 1999. The theme of this film is one I feel many can relate with. Most feel there must be more than we can see and many explore these options. But what if the truth was that we actually lived in a simulated world far into the future controlled by machines and we were "jacked in" to it like a USB drive is into a computer. In the story machines have taken over the earth and are using humans for their electrical current to survive. The main plot of this film is that humans have become slaves of another race of machines and most of the humans don't even know it. According to a prophecy of the remaining people that are still surviving outside of this matrix there is someone called "The One" that will be able to free the human race. Morpheus, one of the main characters of the story believes "The One" is Neo. This film gives the main protagonist some fairly short and silly lines. But they fit well with his character. While I do not think Keanu Reeves is in any way a good actor, he fits...
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