This film revolutionised the way I had previously thought about my existence, spirituality and religion. I have never been the same again. Thus this is the film that changed my life forever and transformed me for all times to come -- the key turning point in my life.
Like for many others as well, it was on my second viewing that I really got the gist of the film.
I went to see the film 7 times when it was showing on cinemas in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and even then it was not enough.
I also distinctly remember one of my friends, who is an air steward, who visited me that time and when he had to choose between two films to see at the cinema as he had to fly off again, he choose to see the lame Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace which put me to sleep.
The Matrix is revolutionary epic science fiction fantasy with revolutionary visual effects which won it 4 Oscars including for visual effects, beating Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace which must have really pissed off George Lucas (I actually feel sympathy for him after his own revolutionary amazing digital animation work which but somehow never raises his film to level of art).
Time Magazine chose The Matrix as its best film of 1999 though the Oscar for Best Film that year went to American Beauty.
Although Keanu Reeves cannot act, once again he shows that he just being there in an action movie is enough!
Directed by the Wachoski brothers who made the highly acclaimed Bound -- with a lesbian twist.
REVIEW BY HILATH
The Matrix on IMDB.com