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The Matrix
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Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Ann Moss, Hugo Weaving, Joe Pantoliano
MPAA Rated: R
Released By: Warner Bros.
Web Site:
Kiddie Movie: Nope.
Date Movie: She might get scared and hold your hand.
Gratuitous Sex: Nah.
Gratuitous Violence: Lots.
Action: People jumping across buildings, climbing walls and shooting people.
Laughs: A line here or there.
Memorable Scene: A "bug" being put into Neo's belly-button.
Memorable Quote: None.
Directed By: The Wachowski Brothers
Produced By: Joel Silver

The Matrix
A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - R

It's 2:10 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
Neo (Keanu Reeves)
I can best sum up "The Matrix" in the same words that I said to Whammy as we were leaving the theater, "That was one fucked-up movie." She thought it was kinda cool.

Imagine if you will that you aren't reading this in your real life, that you are only imagining that you are reading this. Why? Well, because machines have taken over the earth and have your body in suspended animation, pumping in nutrients to keep you alive so you can generate electricity for them from your body chemistry, but keeping you happy by feeding you thoughts about actually living. It's kinda like you're dreaming, except you think you're not, that you're really living the dream. And such goes "The Matrix."

In "The Matrix" the world is like you read above, except there are a few who have been awoken by an underground group trying to find the "one" - the person with the brain power to break into the computer program being fed into the lives of everyone else. They fly around in a spaceship-like place, every now and then mentally tapping into the matrix, the program which is being fed to the population, to try and fight the machines by breaking the program code. Enter Neo (Keanu Reeves) who is thought to be the savior by the leader of the underground, Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), and is woken up and brought to real life. God, I find it hard even to explain what the hell is going on in this movie except that it is very cool.

Trinity (Carrie-Ann Moss)
The idea is cool - that we aren't really living as we know it, but if you know it you can control your actions in it (like leaping from building to building, and in the case of Neo being able to dodge bullets), but you've got to watch out in the matrix world because there are computer program drones out to kill you, and if they kill you in the matrix than the living you dies too.

This movie was just a blast to watch. You've got a psychotic story premise if you really try to analyze it, but well-developed enough to help it make some sense, you've got some really cool effects of people jumping across tall building, Neo dodging bullets, and Trinity (Carrie-Ann Moss) as the hot dudette helping Neo find his fate while running up walls and shooting the bad guys.

The first movie to give me the willies in a long time, I give "The Matrix" 4 ½ stars out of 5. It was just fucking cool and gave me an entire new perspective on déjà vu that I thought I finally figured out after seeing "Men in Black."

That's it for this one, I'm The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!


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