The Moment The Matrix Changed Everything

The Matrix turns 20 years old today and, like many of us, I’ll never forget the first time I saw it. Read More >>

The Matrix Still Has You: The Lasting Legacy of a Cyberpunk Masterpiece

On Easter weekend 1999, The Matrix debuted in US cinemas. Written and directed by the Wachowskis, The Matrix starred Keanu Reeves as Neo, Carrie Anne Moss as Trinity, Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus and Hugo Weaving as Agent Smith. It was a box office hit, received widespread critical acclaim and went on to win four Academy Awards. Read More >>

It’s Been 20 Years Since The Matrix Made Us Question Whether We’re Living in a Simulation

Imagine you’re about to make the biggest decision of your life and you’ve been given two options to choose from. One is comfortable and easy but would mean you’d spend the rest of your life in blissful ignorance. The other is painful and brutal but would mean you’d be granted access to unimagined freedom. This dilemma isn’t just one of the most powerful scenes in the 1999 movie The Matrix , but one of the most enduring science-fiction images of all time. Read More >>

9 Movies With AI That Became Self-Aware and Made Humankind Very Sorry

Who could forget the events of 29 August 1997—when Skynet became self-aware and launched a whole mess of nukes, unleashing “Judgement Day?” Yesterday was a holiday for Terminator fans, and it’s also a great excuse to celebrate our favourite sci-fi movies that feature AI rebellions. Let’s bid a warm welcome to our new robot overlords. Read More >>

MWC 2018: Nokia Brings Back The 8110 – The Matrix Phone

Wowzer, who saw this coming? Following hot on the heels of the wild success of the new Nokia 3310 last year, HMD, which holds the license to make phones using the Nokia name, has today announced a reboot 8110 - which is perhaps better recognised as mobile phone from the Matrix. You know - the one with the keypad cover that slides down at the press of a button. Read More >>

How Scene Transitions Make The Matrix Tight As Heck

The Matrix is one of those films that’s tough to see with a fresh pair of eyes. Not only is it the kind of film that burns itself into your memory but the subsequent sequels were so messy that it’s easy to forget just how tight the storytelling in the first film is. One of the biggest reasons for this is its flawless use of scene transitions. Read More >>

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Guy Builds a Matrix Bullet-Time Rig Using Just One Spinning High Speed Camera

To create those amazing bullet-time shots in The Matrix, the filmmakers used a bunch of cameras to simultaneously capture the action from all angles. But Google Engineer Ben Krasnow found an easier and cheaper way to do this by simply spinning a high-speed camera capable of shooting at speeds of up to 21,500 frames per second. Read More >>

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The Top 10 Scenes From the Matrix Trilogy

The Matrix was one of the best sci-fi action movies of all time and the rest of the trilogy had some of the most outrageously awesome action sequences ever, even if the movies themselves didn't reach the levels of the original. Basically, The Matrix trilogy is responsible for a lot of awesome moments in film history. Here is a top 10 list from WatchMojo. Read More >>

Jupiter Ascending Review: It’s No Battlefield Earth, But…

If the words “Channing Tatum as elf-eared, half-wolf, albino space skater” don't instantly set alarm bells ringing in your head then, well, perhaps you're one of the few that will find Jupiter Ascending palatable. The latest from the hit-and-miss-and-miss-and-miss Wachowskis (The Matrix Trilogy, Speed Racer, Cloud Atlas), it’s a messy spectacle that’s easy on the eye (for the most part, at least) but awfully muddled in the telling of its overly complicated, cliche-filled story. Read More >>

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Keanu Reeves Couldn’t Kick in ‘The Matrix’ – and Six Other Factoids

CineFix sums up Keanu Reeves in The Matrix hilariously: he gets his ass kicked, learns to kick ass and then promptly kicks everyone's ass. The problem that you perhaps unaware of? Keanu actually couldn't kick in the movie's epic fight scenes. Read More >>

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171 Reasons Why the Matrix Reloaded Was Crap

After the first Matrixa movie not without fault but at least entertaining and unique in its aesthetic—the entire franchise went to hell. Matrix Reloaded was particularly offensive, even with Monica Bellucci. Read More >>

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See How Many Movie Scenes Were Copied in The Matrix

The video by Culturegraphy shows the super close relationship between The Matrix and a bunch of other movies (including Total Recall!). The split-screen comparisons are shocking because you can see how closely some of the choreography and visual cues match up. Read More >>

Everything Wrong With The Matrix (Just Kidding, The Matrix is Perfect)

Yes, this 12 minute video expertly dissects all of the inconsistencies, logical fallacies, and plot conveniences which plague 1999's The Matrix. But what it fails to take into consideration is that The Matrix is perfect, and no amount of nitpicking will ever change that. Read More >>