The Matrix details
|Starring:||Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Gloria Foster, Joe Pantoliano, Marcus Chong, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving|
|Director:||The Wachowski Brothers|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller|
|Collections:||100 Feisty Females, 100 must-see movies, Adrenaline Rush, Best of LOVEFiLM Instant, Dark Futures, IMDb Highest Rated, Our Instant Picks, Staff Picks|
|Run time:||3 hours 10 minutes|
|Rental release:||29 Nov 2005|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, Bulgarian, English, Romanian|
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Choose the red pill, all of you....By a customer from Blackpool , 20 Sep 2003
[Highly rated reviewer]Imagine it. You wake up, and everything you know to be true is a lie. Your life, your home, your job, your money, it's all nothing. The reality is that the world is a wasteland, where humans are an endangered species struggling to stay alive (ala 'Terminator'), being fed to machines. Well, that my friends is what 'the Matrix' is all about.
All the hype, all the controversy you've heard about it, it's all justified. This is a revolutionary film. It has already become a pop-culture phenomenon and has been parodied and copied by so many films. At the young age of 4 years old, 'the Matrix' is already a classic. The special effects are the major breakthrough. Not since 'Terminator 2' and 'Jurassic Park' have audiences seen something this amazing. The only thing I can fault this movie on is the dialogue, which most people don't go to see anyways. The characters in this movie seem a little wooden at times, and the dialogue is written to basically set up the next scene. For example, Trinity was supposed to be in love with Neo, but did we, the audience, ever feel the connection? Things like this aren't justified in the writing, but the movie more than makes up for these minor faults in other ways.
The great thing about this movie is that, as long as it is, it's relentless. It never gives up. Rarely breaking or pausing. It's a full on assault on your senses. To see this movie in all it's glory is on the big screen. I first caught it when it came out in theatres, and I thought my face was going to melt. It's what I like to call an intelligent pop-corn flick. This is the 'Star Wars' for our generation
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sad timesBy a customer , 18 Sep 2013Amazon why have you suddenly removed this from instant ? i was half way through the trilogy. sad times :(
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Impressive workBy Tomdavid95 (5 reviews) , 16 Sep 2013The Matrix has a cult following and a reputation as one of the most incredible action or sci-fi films of all time... It lives up to it. Anyone who hasn't seen it, there is a reason it has that reputation.
A Joyride. Don't miss it!By shionuk (1 review) , 01 Sep 2013One of the all time greats. Amazing storyline which I believe the writers are telling us about the real world. Amazing action, FX and Reeves acting is actually really good. It is in my top 5 films of all time. If you can watch it in the dark on a surround sound with a big screen it is spectacular.
Watch it againBy proctor (4 reviews) , 31 Aug 2013I fell right down the rabbit hole! Missed this one when it was doing the rounds. Glad I finally got to see it. Up there with the great sci-fi films.
Worth it.By TheMoss (1 review) , 28 Aug 2013My favorite film of all time, just watch it and you'll see. fascinating. It is worth your time to watch because you'll be stunned and questioned about life and it'll leave you thinking. Just watch. So. Will it be the blue pill, or the red pill?