The Matrix (1999)
Director: Lily Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Writers: Lily Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Gloria Foster, Joe Pantoliano, Marcus Chung / Julian Alahanga / Matt Dolan / Belinda McClory / Anthony Ray Peck / Robert Taylor / Ada Nicodemo / Rowan Waite / Tamara Brown / Natalie Tejan / Bill Young / Chris Scott / Nash Edgerton / …
Genre: Science Fiction / Action
Region: United States
Released: 2000-01-14 (Mainland China) / 1999-03-31 (USA)
Series:  The Matrix
Length: 136 minutes
Also known as: 22nd Century Murder Network (Hong Kong) / 22nd Century Murder Network (Hong Kong) / The Matrix (Taiwan) / The Matrix
Rating: IMDB 8.7 / Rotten Tomatoes 88%
In the near future, the cyber hacker Neo (Keanu Reeves) has cast doubt on this seemingly normal reality. He got to know the hacker Trinity (Kelly Ann Moss), and met Murphys (Lawrence Fishburne), the leader of the hacker organization. Morpheus told him that the real world is actually controlled by a computer artificial intelligence system called “matrix”. People are like animals they raise, without freedom and thought, and Neo is the savior who can save mankind.
However, the road to redemption has never been smooth sailing. Where is the real world? How can we defeat those superman-like special services? Is Neo the hope of humanity? This is the empire of hackers, programs and codes welcome everyone.
“The Matrix” is a science fiction action movie released in 1999, directed by the Wachowski siblings, and starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, and Carrie-Anne Moss. The film is set in a dystopian future where humanity is trapped inside a simulated reality known as “the Matrix,” created by sentient machines to pacify and control humanity while using their bodies as an energy source.
The main character, Neo (played by Keanu Reeves), is a computer programmer who is contacted by a group of rebels led by Morpheus (played by Laurence Fishburne) and Trinity (played by Carrie-Anne Moss). They believe that Neo is “the One,” a prophesized figure who can end the Matrix and free humanity. Neo joins the rebels and trains to become a skilled fighter in the Matrix, where he learns to manipulate the simulated reality to his advantage.
The film’s groundbreaking visual effects and innovative storytelling have made it a cult classic and a significant influence on the science fiction genre. It has been followed by two sequels, “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Matrix Revolutions,” as well as an animated anthology, “The Animatrix,” and a forthcoming fourth film, “The Matrix Resurrections.”
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