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The Matrix – [1999] & Sequels – [2003]

January 11, 2010

Rewind the clock a 10 years back, Two men has shown visionary as great as the Avatar creator James Cameron. They are none other than the Wachowski brothers. They have created a world which many can’t imagine or understand and presented it in a simpler way (that’s the way they would have thought). Actually a human’s thought can’t get crazier than this – turning the world we live in as a computer program and its being ruled by machines. This films goes into lot of categories: action, sci-fi, fantasy, adventure, philosophical… Its a mixture of all.

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Anderson lives the life of a secret hacker called Neo and he tries to know about the Matrix. He was being followed by Trinity and her group sent by Morpheus and also by a set of Agents. When Morpheus offers Neo the truth about the world he lived in he gets agitated and couldn’t take it as he says that the world he lived in was just a program called matrix and it is ran by machines. But the reality strikes him when Morpheus shows him the things and also explains their motive to end the war between the man and the machine.

Morpheus believes the prophecy of the Oracle who says that Neo was ‘the One’ who can end the war. But Neo refuses to believe it and make him one among them in the fight against machines. The film then tells how the love blossoms between Trinity and Neo and also whether Neo was the One???

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The film draws a jigsaw puzzle between the computer generated Matrix and the real world. It also takes on lot of philosophical things like what is reality? And blended everything to perfection to give a near-perfect enjoyable film. The film was shot in a stylish manner and it’s stunts are one-of-a-kind. One of the most stylishly choreographed stunts. They made it look so cool.Keanu Reeves is absolutely cool in this movie. Perfect hero. Only thing I didn’t liked about the film is its ending, which left me a little confused.

But the real problem is understanding this movie. When I have first seen it on 2006, I didn’t had a clue on whats happening and all could remember was Reeves was the one. It took a lot of film viewing to understand the basic of the story. Only when I have seen it 2 weeks before, I was able to appreciate it.

The Matrix (Trailer):

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By 2003, in came the sequels to the Matrix. Just like Kill Bill, we have to watch both the sequels of the matrix to end it. The problems of the Matrix creeps up in the second installment ‘The Matrix Reloaded’ as the film tries to expand its territory which moves out from the hovercraft Nebuchadnezzar (Morpheus and team’s) to the zion mainframe, many such hovercrafts joins them to fight the Machines, many people around to focus on, even in the matrix there are lot of villains other than the agents. Even in this mess, the Wachowski’s delivered the winner with putting up a notch above in the way the action scenes are choreographed and the maintaining of the suspense of whether the Trinity will die or not. There is lot of heroism involving Neo but they are understandable. Actually I love heroism. Only thing is they could have reduced the length the fight sequences as it gets tiring, at times.

The matrix Reloaded(Trailer):

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The real blow came in the ‘Matrix Revolutions’ which really suffers from the lack of plot and the heavily burdened action scenes. Even the action scenes are not that well choreographed in this film and its just the curiosity of how its going to end kept me watching it and seriously I didn’t understood the ending of Agent Smith.

The Matrix Revolutions(Trailer):

As a single film, the matrix is a stand-out one. But as a trilogy it’s just average. I recommend watching the first 2 films and leaving the third one as it just spoils the good things of the other 2 movies.

Matrix – Style Re-defined.

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A complete trailer:

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19 Comments leave one →
  1. January 11, 2010 6:06 am

    oooo…bit by the matrix bug..

    Did you know, most of the cast in the movie did not understand the plot but agreed to act in the movie…

    kanagu: Is it true???? gos save them… πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    But often the movie had made me wonder…Whats really bad in living in the matrix?!?!?! leave alone the fact that they are ignorant of the real world situation and the real world. But they seem to be happy and gay than the ones living in rags on the the hovercraft….

    kanagu: Whatever maybe.. we like to live on our own na????

  2. January 11, 2010 8:25 am

    I liked the first one, the second was tolerable! But, the last – didn’t watch since it didn’t get too many good reviews!

    kanagu: true… it’s not worth watching 😦 😦

    Watch Minority Report. that’s another awesome movie and most people I know didn’t understand it! πŸ˜€

    kanagu: Surely.. I will watch that soon πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • masood permalink
      January 11, 2010 5:00 pm

      LOL I agree. Minority report was a brilliant movie…but half the people who saw it didn’t understand the movie.

  3. January 11, 2010 12:35 pm

    Kanagu !!! Having been bitten by the Matrix Bug, you are the ultimate movie buff !!!! πŸ™‚

    kanagu: Hope I live to my tag πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  4. January 11, 2010 1:41 pm

    so you suggest i not watch the third one haan! hmm ok πŸ™‚
    nice review here. i loved the movie from the very first time i watched, there are very few movies which i can watch over and over again and this is one of them. πŸ˜€

    -Aiz.

    kanagu: Thanks Princess… me too.. now I am watching it again and again.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  5. masood permalink
    January 11, 2010 4:58 pm

    How come you saw it so late?

    kanagu: I just wanted to understand it before seeing it. so that needed lot of watching of other fims.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  6. January 11, 2010 5:50 pm

    In fact in most of the cases third(or 3+) part will be released just for formality or for fans of
    that particular installment(saw,terminator,scream,blade etc an exception for this is lord of the rings and bourne ultimatum.But it was okay(third part) though it come no where near the first part.

    kanagu: Its not only for fans but also for money which it garners in opening.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ as you have said only very few 3rd film in series made a lasting impression…

    To be frank i didn’t understand anything when i see it first time.Then one of my friend sit with
    us(he saw this movie 4 times to understand it and finally he got the name matrix G…..o πŸ™‚ ).Once we understood the theme we properly enjoyed it.I’m damn sure most of them who have seen this movie didn’t undestand anything but enjoyed the superb graphics and action sequences.Can’t belive how these guys are imagining all these

    kanagu: man’s creativity is limitless.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  7. January 11, 2010 9:37 pm

    Hmmm i would only suggest watching the 1st one. Rest are visually appealing but the story is all hocus pocus!

    kanagu: 2 is ok Reema.. 3rd is not even visualy stunning.. 😐 😐

  8. January 12, 2010 2:08 am

    Ayyoo !!! The first time I watched the first part, I slept off !! The second time when I watched, I went baaaaah; couldnt understand anything !! The third time, well, I liked only the stunts !!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Didnt bother to watch the sequels; not my kinda movie πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    kanagu: Know the story and then see it bro… the first part is truly awesome… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  9. January 12, 2010 2:41 am

    Yayy!! that’s one of my most favourite movies Kanagu. I looooveeeee Keanu
    Reaves, he is the cutest πŸ™‚ I love the story, action, stunts, everything about it πŸ™‚

    kanagu: Me too loving it now πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  10. January 12, 2010 1:38 pm

    Even I had to watch these movies a couple of times to “get” it. Honestly, I loved the first one, but the other 2 were just so-so. You should watch Minority Report or even Memento – (the movie Ghajini was based on). Both these movies are excellent πŸ™‚

    kanagu: Welcome here Nish πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    true.. but 3rd one is horrible… I have watched memento and its a classic… yet to watch the minorit report.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  11. January 13, 2010 8:09 pm

    Ah!! Finally hollywood movie which I have seen πŸ˜€ but all I remember about is that “Keanu Reeves” is damn good looking πŸ˜›

    kanagu: LOL… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ he is so cool in that costumes.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  12. January 14, 2010 3:46 pm

    This was the most confusing movie i ever saw. Took a lot of time to actually understand it. But loved it when i did. Brilliant movie i must say. And nice review.

    kanagu: Thanks Rajlakshmi.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ yes.. it takes time to understand it.. but its really visually appealing… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  13. January 15, 2010 4:49 pm

    Part one was good….Reeves is damn good looking…
    Good review from your side….

    kanagu: Thanks Aryan’s mom.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ he is too good in this movie… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  14. January 15, 2010 6:22 pm

    to be straight and frank-the series was awesome and it left a hangover on me for days!

    kanagu: Welcome here Ajay.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ yes it does.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  15. January 18, 2010 5:03 pm

    I LOVE MATRIX! Can watch it again and again – all of them – one of the few movies of this genre that I really like.

    kanagu: Its too good.. I love its action sequences much.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  16. gordon permalink
    February 18, 2010 7:48 am

    they got some cool Matrix TV commercials in Japan for some game called Pachinko
    http://www.japansugoi.com/wordpress/pachinko-matrix-tv-commercials-from-daiichi/

  17. October 19, 2012 1:13 am

    The first and second were the best, in my book… the last was good, but not super great as the others…

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