"The Matrix" Film Review

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“The Matrix” takes place in the approximate year of 2190, where machines have taken over the earth. The machines create large fields with billions of pods containing humans, which serve as their energy source. The term “Matrix” is the name of a computer program used by the machines to make the humans believe they are living a normal life. The movie brings us along with the crew of the Nebakenezer, a very large hovercraft that is run by some of the last remaining humans free from the machines. Morphues (Laurence Fishburne) is the captain of the craft, and makes it his life long journey to find “the one”; a prophetic figure thought to be the savior of the human race in the war against the machines. Morpheus is convinced that he has finally found “the one”, so he and his crew free Thomas Anderson (Keanu Reeves), a computer hacker that goes by the name “Neo”, from the Matrix. At first, his transition into reality is a rough one, as his mind has troubles letting go of everything it has known. When Neo finally accepts this new found life as reality, the crew plugs him into the matrix. They use computer programs to train him to do everything from Kung Fu fighting to jumping hundreds of feet. This training pays off, as by the end of the movie, Neo defeats the seemingly invincible agents, learns how to manipulate the programming of the Matrix, all while getting the girl (Trinity). “The Matrix” is full of action, beginning with the opening scene. This scene opens up with Trinity (Carrie-Ann Moss) in a room with four police officers. She has no problem disposing of these officers, but when backup arrives, she is seen avoiding clips of bullets, jumping across rooftops, and narrowly avoiding the front bumper of a speeding cement truck. I love the way this scene was made, because it gets you right into the action, instead of other movies that lay the plot line before anything interesting happens. I honestly thought “I can’t wait to see the rest of the movie if...
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