===Story=== By following up their debut thriller ''Bound'' with the 1999 box-office smash ''The Matrix'', the codirecting Wachowski brothers--Andy and Larry--annihilated any suggestion of a sophomore jinx, crafting one of the most exhilarating sci-fi/action movies of the 1990s. Set in the not too distant future in an insipid, characterless city, we find a young man named Neo (Keanu Reeves). A software techie by day and a computer hacker by night, he sits alone at home by his monitor, waiting for a sign, a signal--from what or whom he doesn't know--until one night, a mysterious woman named Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) seeks him out and introduces him to that faceless character he has been waiting for: Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne). A messiah of sorts, Morpheus presents Neo with the truth about his world by shedding light on the dark secrets that have troubled him for so long: "You've felt it your entire life, that there's something wrong with the world. You don't know what it is, but it's there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad." Ultimately, Morpheus illustrates to Neo what the Matrix is--a reality beyond reality that controls all of their lives, in a way that Neo can barely comprehend. Neo thus embarks on an adventure that is both terrifying and enthralling. Pitted against an enemy that transcends human concepts of evil, Morpheus and his team must train Neo to believe that he is the chosen champion of their fight. With mind-boggling, technically innovative special effects and a thought-provoking script that owes a debt of inspiration to the legacy of cyberpunk fiction, this is much more than an out-and-out action yarn; it's a thinking man's journey into the realm of futuristic fantasy, a dreamscape full of eye candy that will satisfy sci-fi, kung fu, action, and adventure fans alike. Although the film is headlined by Reeves and Fishburne--who both turn in fine performances--much of the fun and excitement should be attributed to Moss, who flawlessly mixes vulnerability with immense strength, making other contemporary female heroines look timid by comparison. And if we were going to cast a vote for most dastardly movie villain of 1999, it would have to go to Hugo Weaving, who plays the feckless, semipsychotic Agent Smith with panache and edginess. As the film's box-office profits soared, the Wachowski brothers announced that ''The Matrix'' is merely the first chapter in a cinematically dazzling franchise--a chapter that is arguably superior to the other sci-fi smash of 1999 (you know... the one starring Jar Jar Binks). ''--Jeremy Storey'' ===DVD Features=== *Commentary by Carrie-Anne Moss, editor Zach Staenberg and visual effects supervisor John Gaeta *Behind-the-scenes documentary "HBO First Look: Making the Matrix" *Take the red pills to view two hidden special effects documentaries: "What is Bullet Time?" and "What is the Concept?" *Follow the white rabbit to nine behind-the-scenes featurettes


Keanu ReevesNeo
Laurence FishburneMorpheus
Carrie-Anne MossTrinity
Hugo WeavingAgent Smith
Gloria FosterOracle
Joe PantolianoCypher
Marcus ChongTank
Julian ArahangaApoc
Matt DoranMouse
Belinda McClorySwitch
Anthony Ray ParkerDozer
Paul GoddardAgent Brown
Robert TaylorAgent Jones
David AstonRhineheart
Marc Aden GrayChoi

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  • Genre: Sci-Fi Movies
  • Theme(s): Post-Apocalyptic
  • Director: Larry Wachowski
  • Producer: Warner Brothers
  • Length: 136 min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaMar 31, 1999
    EuropeJun 11, 1999
    JapanSep 11, 1999
    AustraliaApr 8, 1999
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
  • Blu-ray Release
    North AmericaOct 28, 2008
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaSep 21, 1999
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