The Matrix (1999) - Action, Sci-Fi

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A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

IMDB: 8.7
Director: Lana Wachowski
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne
Length: 136 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 75 out of 1000 found boring (7.5%)

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The Matrix however is one of the best sci-fi films out there because of the compelling story, complex characters, a menacing villain, some humor, a little romance, and with just enough intense action.

Engaging, engrossing and bombarding your senses with their signature style, ultimately transporting you to a virtual world much more convincing than any drug-induced one.

Though the movie is fast paced, it is also long and at times hard to follow.

Silly and over top, yet boring.

The reason for this was that it is very confusing.

Matrix is quite a dull and uninspired film.

For those who are going to watch this movie for first time ,Hang on tight for a real mind-blower, with astonishing visual effects, frightening monsters and exciting stunt fights.

The Matrix delivers visually impressive and intense action sequences.

Fine acting too; co-stars Carrie Ann-Moss as Trinity, and has a thrilling ending, though two sequels would follow.

This is an action packed science fiction movie that I think most can enjoy, though some may not want to invest their time into.

Very entertaining, with little sophistication, The Matrix becomes pretentious at times.

My only problem with it is the fact that it gets very cheesy, and when there is no action, there is just boring dialog.

This contrast isn't noticeable overall, but it delicately and ingeniously gives the audience the feeling that something is slightly off plum within the world of the Matrix and makes for an intensely dramatic and thoroughly thrilling experience.

I also learned some valuable lessons about coding software from the first half of the film, and got some fascinating insight into the world of computer hackers: all of them are cool, good-looking killing machines with great bodies.

Since its an imaginary world the action scenes are quite amusing and exciting.

THE MATRIX challenges what's real and what's part of an elaborate, fake cyber-reality, so it can be confusing for both the audience and the characters in the movie, which is heavy on special effects and brooding paranoia, light on plot, dialogue, character, and even coherence.

The Wachowskis bravely accomplish this feat by introducing a highly cerebral concept that not only strikes the human pulse but feels entirely original, tackling on themes of philosophy, religion, and gripping social commentary of how technology plays a vital role in our society.

it's action packed and great for anyone, considering age.

)This movie had the ability to change me and I believe those are the movies worth watching!

Overall this is a cool and entertaining movie with some wicked ideas that all sci-fi movie watchers shouldn't miss out on...

Since I do not want to completely spoil the plot for the readers, I will end with saying The Matrix has every aspect of a great movie, an original story line, tons of action, and mind blowing effects, so I highly recommend that you watch it.

It IS a visually stunning AND entertaining movie.

1 Star for Unwatchable We hate these types of movies because they never fully define the powers they have.

I will say that Matrix: Reloaded is a far more stunning and brilliant film than this could ever hope to be.

But it's the remarkable balance between its in-depth philosophy, stunning action & gripping plot that makes The Matrix a breathtaking experience of the highest order.

Yes, it's thrilling, visually stunning, occasionally profound and also just one of the coolest movies ever made.

With such a brilliant concept, spectacular and innovative action sequences, and a gripping story, they keep you hooked and in awe throughout the movie.

or the perfect fascinating fairy tale.

Perhaps most stunning of all: who could forget Neo, to Uzis blazing, straight in front of him, as he runs, cloak trailing, through a hell of flying tiles and marble as untold numbers of bullets fly around him?

For one, it's a highly entertaining film with revolutionary visual effects, path breaking action sequences and a captivating screenplay.

not only in its incredible achievements in cutting-edge visual effects, but in another unique way: it made a lot of people realize just how awe- inspiring and thrilling the science fiction genre could be.

An action packed film .

The Matrix has an intense, well-thought-out plot that leaves you wanting more.

It's great fun in a group, you'll be on the edge of your seat, you'll have a blast.

i love so much about this movie , i also watch all parts which are too good and like the all parts to..all sci-fi thing is just mind blowing

I think it was, anyway she enjoyed it too.

Mind Blowing .

This is unbearable nonsense combined with irritating action scenes.

This is one movie that makes a compelling case against people who argue that only books have depths, because this movie describes its story, characters and events in a manner that mere words cannot capture.

Fortunately the formulaic sequels haven't dimmed the appeal of the original film.

Also Extremely violent, extremely preposterous, extremely entertaining, The Matrix succeeds at two extremely difficult tasks: as a vast, exciting virtual-reality movie and as a defibrillator for Keanu Reeves' big screen career.

Cinematography is all muted dark greens, the set is that of a foreboding metropolis, the mood is that of a spooky dream, non-realistic yet compelling in its private logic.

It also brings an intense belief (self confidence), and loving (of everything).

This has to be one of the most philosophical flicks ever been shot, yet one which may lead you to confusion with its slick F/X, superb settings & action packed scenes.

The Waschowski brothers have created a universe as compelling and indelible as Lucas's "Star Wars" or James Cameron's "Terminator".

Bullet time was truly excellent, the revelations of Neo's true power was compelling and to finalise, it rules!

if you have never watched this film before you should because the plot is amazing it was a unique story when written and is trueley encaptivating, worth the watch.

Also, to me what was the most stunning aspect of it, was that the freedom in deciding where to take and how to tell the story felt absolute.

In the dusk of the millennium, The Matrix was released to screens worldwide, dazzling audiences around with it's kung-fu martial arts, rapid-fast punches, impossible leaps, intense story and gripping heroes and villains.

This film does borrow a couple elements from other hit blockbusters though: it's grim factor and backgrounds are very much like "Blade Runner;" the "machine" world is very much like the shock value of "The Terminator;" there is one scene that requires our main protagonist to take either a red or blue pill ( "Total Recall"); Don Davis's musical score is like a "Star Wars" score that is constantly frantic; the lobby shoot-out reminds viewers of how intense the one in "Heat" was; there is electronic/rock n' roll music playing in the background while people in leathery capes kill other people who are dressed similarly ( "Blade" ); and, last of all, the entire movie also consists of symbolism to Comic-Books and religion, which is also pretty classic !

It's more than just loud, shoot-em-up fun with stunning visuals.

The Matrix is full of leap defining moments in which the unexpected happens, and we discover the true power of "The One.

These movies are slow paced but worth the watch.

I would call this a man's movie, Action packed, lots of violence, and guns / explosions.

I was hesitant to approach this film, as it seemed like a pointless, overblown action film.

Exciting and thought-provoking film filled with fantastic action scenes and memorable characters.

It is always fast paced and never becomes dull or boring.

The movie is ever so slow, when does it end is what i was thinking.

And i hope i will win an Oscar for making the weirdest and the worst movie.

What I find hilarious is that most people believe that the Matrix was a truly original and mind blowing concept...

The weave wickedly exciting sequences of action and suspense with ease, and are able to craft identifiable and enjoyable characters to populate their tale.

Save your money, and your stomach medicine, don't bother with this load of Bibical-revisionism with its Mauist theme.

The film can be too violent so maybe not for those who dislike that kind of thing, the story I guess for some could be confusing and if you don't listen to the entire story then you will lose what the whole point of what there doing is about.

However, with strong performances from Fishburne, Moss, Foster and Weaving, incredible action/chases and state-of-the-art special effects (that still hold up today, 10 years later) we have a fresh, exciting, action packed adventure with smart dialogue even with the same ole "Savior" or "The One" storyline.

Overall this is an entertaining movie full of plot holes.

Too bad, because the set-up is intriguing.

The Wachowski brothers certainly created a world that was fascinating to think about and entertaining to watch.

I remember thinking to myself that this was one of the most visually stunning films I had ever seen in my life.

A must-see among genre fans, especially guys in their teens and 20s, for whom the script's pretentious mambo-jumbo of undergraduate mythology, religious mysticism and tech-babble could even be a plus rather than a dramatic liability.

Meaningless, but somehow pretentious.

Greatly entertaining, whatever you may say about his numerous flaws--can you say 2nd Law of Thermodynamics?

Yes, it is a rather good and entertaining movie, even though there must be little doubt that the effects have done much to its rumour.

I really loved the thrilling fight scene choreography and the use of CGI

Still, it not only draws on biblical and mythological stories, but it creates the fascinating concept of the Matrix.

"The Matrix" looked exciting enough in the trailers, so I decided to give it a look.

Overall, The Matrix is a revolutionary, action packed, sci-fi, fun, philosophical, brilliant movie with a hint of comedy.

A mind-blowing modern classic that feeds the mind with thought-provoking philosophical ideas about what reality is, and it will always be remembered as a major breakthrough in Cinema with its combination of innovative visual effects, thrilling action and iconic religious references.

In essence, it was pretty predictable to me.

Extremely mind blowing.

Opening with an explosive sequence in which a leather-clad woman named Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) with amazing leaping and fighting abilities is chased by cops and scary men in suits, Matrix is an adrenaline rush from the start and pushes the envelope in stylish, inspired action sequences.

anyway, the movie has everything: Weapons, Kung Fu, Bad Guys , a shocking story, a predictable love...

I loved the slow time effect, it just made the film perfect and became very popular effect, these days people are using it a lot.

I needn't have worried; I enjoyed it just as much as I did first time.

The action is exciting, but it is weighed down by a dull script and endless, boring exposition.

Nobody was sure what to expect, and as a result the movie was an absolutely mind blowing experience.

I sat on the edge of my seat the first time!

It takes something that is already a major cliché and beats it so hard into the ground that it comes out in China and even they don't want it because they practically invented it to begin with!

Overall, this is a masterpiece science fiction film, combining an extraordinarily engaging plot, very able-bodied protagonists and antagonists, as well as special effects that, at the time of the film's release, were cutting edge.

An overrated, outdated pretentious movie .

Mind Blowing .

It's a little confusing and somehow disgusting.

What a breathtaking experience this was.

Action packed, intellectual, philosophical and entertaining, will stand the test of time.

A more engaging leading man might have made the technical asides easier to wade through, although most audiences didn't seem to mind.

The Matrix is an action packed, special effects driven master piece that is sure to catch the attention of any futuristic film critic.

Technologically stunning Masterpiece .

"The Matrix" is one of those complex and sometimes uncomprehending to some sci-fi thrillers that is so visually entertaining that you might get lost from it's original story.

Apparently human experience is just a Virtual Reality created by weird AI beings to lull us into compliance and enable them to harvest us for our bio-energetic essence.

In matter of philosophy and visual effects it is still breathtaking .

Absolutely by far the most worst movie I have ever tried to watch....

No movie in my Top 10 of all time do I have a single issue with expect this movie, which turns out to be a minor issue under great directing, writing, acting, characters, story and action as well as breathtaking visuals.

It's unbearable.

So they think that showing humans working with machines in harmony will be dull.

Only the Wachowskis in addition to massive gunplay send up exciting martial arts sequences and special effects that blow you away.

Visually stunning and innovative sci-fi action, that also has a genuinely interesting plot!

The last 20 minutes feature some of the most thrilling action sequences ever put on film.


Also, the whole concept of the Matrix is fascinating.

Breathtaking job by Wachowski Brothers (now sisters) and a bow from me.

But at times it can become boring?

Reeves is trying way too hard to seem serious, and dramatic, and in the end comes across as being artificial, and dull.

The film's premise was both criticized for being derivative of earlier science fiction works, and praised for being intriguing.

The plot is very science related but is a little confusing.

At the end, you have to pay attention because the plot is a little confusing.

Maybe if the movie was more intense and was less to appeal younger kids, I would have given this movie a low 9.

THE MATRIX challenges what's real and what's part of an elaborate, fake cyber-reality, so it can be confusing for both the audience and the characters in the movie.

The effects are what make the movie so engaging and have the audience glued to their screens in anticipation for what is gonna happen next.

The final half hour of the movie, while entertaining with fight sequences and explosions, seems pulled out of a video game.

Matrix is an extremely entertaining Sci-Fi with ground breaking special effects and masterful stunt co-ordination.

I believe that's why I'm three for three on falling asleep during the final movie.

The scene in which Neo, played by Keanu Reeves and Trinity, played by Carrie-Anne Moss, walk into a building to rescue Morpheus, played by Laurence Fishburne, has to be one of the best action packed, twist defining, dare deviling moves, of all time.

Let's forget about the sequels, the less said the better, but the original had everything: mind blowing special effects, awesome concept, gripping plot, breath-taking action sequences (with knowing nods to the Hong-kong Kungfu genre - e.

But the fact was, in between the action sequences, thankfully there were many of them, the rest of the movie just got dull.

With its trite Kafka-wannabe subtext and pretensions to profundity, this badly acted (Reeves is like a lump of wood, with a permanently perplexed look on his dumb face), poorly scripted, mess of a movie had me yawning and, at times, bristling with irritation.

its a great sci-fi that's worth the watch.


The red color of the pill that offered Neo the freedom from the mental prison of the matrix, can be seen to symbolize the brutality of how challenging the truth is going to be, but also how intriguing and alluring it is at the same time.

When all is said and done, is The Matrix worth watching?

Without his commanding presence, striking dialogue and intriguing look the first half of the matrix would've fallen flat on its face.

When they really let rip with the guns, bullets, machines, kung-fu and upside-down, sideways and backwards balletics I felt a real adrenaline rush of joy of the kind denied to all those po-faced critics in the broadsheets who have to seek meaning and purpose and socially responsible messages in modern films.

Both in terms of thespians with an intensive presence and the art of mastering complicated choreography, partially thanks to the Martial Art Institute representatives such as the "kung fu team: Hong Kong" members: Yuen Eagle Shun Yi, Woo-Ping Yuen, Daxing Zhang.

In comparison, Mel Gibson's Payback is a more intriguing and better directed revenge/action flick, and Johnny Nmemonic (also featuring Reeves) has better Cyberspace science fiction.

Of course, the special effects in this film are absolutely stunning, what with the use of "Bullet Time" (where the lightning action is slowed down to minuscule movements without losing any clarity).

Soon I became bored with reading same stuff again and again.

A classic action and sci-fi that will be forever remembered, thanks to a fantastic writing and breathtaking action scenes make's "The Matrix" a true masterpiece.

But my major problem was it was dull.

If you know what to look for, the plot is pretty predictable.

It is this challenge that eventually materializes into the films most engaging scenes as Morpheus,Neo,Trinity all weigh in against the construct with real world rock-em-sock-em fight scenes.

if you analyze it deep down you do realize why it was specifically made for "The Matrix" and the action scenes are breathtaking.

The action sequences are still fun to look at, the messages are thrilling and the actors do a superb job !

It's a good, intense and entertaining action flick.

It is really predictable to begin with.

The subsequent sequels may have been a letdown but 'The Matrix' still remains enjoyable.

And cliché as hell is exactly what 90% of this film is.

Not only is the action scenes in The Matrix awesome, but they also present some funny humor to help them be more enjoyable.

Your whole life, you've been asleep, dreaming that you're living out your rote, uneventful existence.

It is really stunning.

Overall its an action packed movie.

The film's premise was both criticized for being derivative of earlier science fiction works, and praised for being intriguing.

To see future, this movie is worth watching.

Laurence Fishburne is stunning also as his mentor who believes in him more than anything and is willing to sacrifice his own life to safe Neo's.

Really entertaining film and has a huge sense of reality with a little sci-fi fun.

Spoiler Alert: Neo, played by Keanu Reeves, is a software writer who struggles to find his place in the world and as a result turns to computer hacking to escape his mundane life.

What can you say, the effects are stunning, the story brilliant and the acting fantastic!

The set-up is intriguing.

Keeps you on the edge of your seat.

There's some pseudo scientific dialog but it is interesting, unlike the sequels where it bores.

For nonsensical science fiction psychobabble, though, it's actually a well done, entertaining piece of fluff.

Another thing that bothered me about the Matrix was the contrived way in which it attempted to immerse us into a paranoid world.

Overall, "The Matrix" is a set of breathtaking special effects which owns the merit of having a story that is solid enough to make all pieces hold together.

(Laurence Fishburne, Keanu Reeves, Carrie Anne Moss) as the leading trio are immensely underrated coming into this film and the actors pull off a gripping epic.

After seeing Tarantino's take on the Hong-Kong / Taiwanese, and Chinese coveted martial arts genre, I think I understand a bit better younger audiences impatience with older action films, or sci fi films that tend to be a bit more ponderous than Tarantino's films.

But now I fully respect and love this movie for what it is and for what it always will be, mindbogglingly, mind blowing, out of this world fun.

Like Star Wars before it, The Matrix has awed movie audiences with its great special effects, different view on the world and its deeply intriguing plot.

Mind Blowing.

Combine that with state of the art SFX and some interesting scripting, and you got yourself one entertaining film.

Unfortunately, the story was a bit confusing for much of the two hours, a bit too secular-minded for me, although others have viewed this with Biblical analogies.

The story blends a very engaging action scifi epic, where it intertwines it's unique premise along with it's unique outlook on a future apocalyptic world.

Here are a few of the details that made this film unbearable to me:Machines are obtaining energy from biological sources.

Intriguing, mind-blowing and a flat out fun movie.

If you like the action on the best level you must watch it and enjoy a superb story with great stunning effects (visual and sound).

There is a lot of stupid in this movie, but it is entertaining.

The Matrix is a mind blowing, sci-fi action extravaganza that has become an instant classic.

The Matrix has its faults, but it is an entertaining and important movie.

keanu reeves looks stunning in dis movie wid an beautiful combat outfit along wid Carey Ann moss....

i give this movie a 9 out of 10 and believe it is defiantly worth watching.

Very interesting and entertaining action/sci-fi film .

The photography was breathtaking.

Keanus acting was so terrible I felt like my mind was going to explode, while all the other actors moved about in such a pretentious solemn stupor that I just couldn't care for the characters they were supposed to represent.

It is a very poorly written review The only reason I wrote it is cause I was bored.

The direction and script by the Wachowskis is fantastic, as they drew ideas and inspirations from every other great sci-fi and cyberpunk movie and anime before the film, combining it with stunning action and putting it into one picture that has enough style, substance and subtext that everyone ended up giving their own interpretation of the story.

It does lead to some very exciting shoot outs and special effects, and Laurence Fishbourne's performance is something to be said about.

The lobby shoot out is just a visually amazing sight, with all the debris flying everywhere, and the fight between Neo and Agent Smith is so intense and brutal.

This movie clearly sides in favor of freedom, but the ambiguity between good and evil, or the humans who desire freedom and the robots who control mankind, makes this adventure story very interesting and compelling.

It is at times very funny as we watch Hugo Weaving saying" Mr Anderson" really slow or watching Keanu Reeves signing come here while in a fight.

It was one of several entertaining movies from Hollywood in this period which dealt engagingly with profound philosophical issues.

I found this intriguing and enjoyed this premise.

Having said that, the movie is very entertaining and nicely done.

2 h and 15 m is too long for this movie, i was bored and almost Falled in sleep in half of movie.

Fascinating flick.

Scenes of utter slow motion & fascinating gun fighting just stands out as the best.

Take the violence out, the exiting shooting and action-scenes, and that what remains is still stunning.

It is a good movie and I would highly recommend it!!

Instead of coming up with interesting and exciting ways for two people to fight each other in virtual reality, Neo and Co. whip out their guns and start shooting.

It's entertaining and visually stunning and are not Carrie Ann Moss and McClory hot?

It's a brilliant movie on a number of different levels - the directing is excellent, the camera work is great, the visuals are stunning, the kung- fu is A+, acting is executed with style and conviction, and the plot is truly inspired.

There were films like Godzilla, Armageddon, deep impact etc. Point is that these summer blockbuster movies only focused on special effects due to the groundbreaking effects of Jurassic Park, and forgot to give us engaging stories and compelling characters, which became tiresome.

I highly recommend this film for those who are a fan of visually stunning movies.

The stunningly beautiful images of Dark City stand in huge contrast to the formulaic shallowness of The Matrix.

But this film not only provides a great complex story but the action is unseen, by that I mean that the action sequences are amazing, stunning and mind boggling.

I rated The Matrix 10/10 straight away because the movie blows your mind as it is action packed, full of awesome scenes and a selection of great actors.

I just thought I'd comment, after seeing this anywhere near the top 250 films of all time, that if I'd had the choice I would have walked out of this film.


The truth is that the story in this movie is so good and the characters so engaging that it doesn't need the message (be careful about getting too dependent on your machines- they might kill you).

Overall, it was a fun if slightly pretentious and shallow action movie.

Flashy, Exciting, Punch-Packing, Visually Charged Sci-Fi Conspiracy Movie .

The idea that machines have to fight with humans is boring.

signature moves from Bruce Lee from Jet Li), gnarly sound-track, and engaging characters.

The dialogue is cliché, weak, and for the most part, useless.

keeps you on the edge of your seat wondering what's next despite how many times you've seen it.

It has effects,great plot and its also entertaining.

mind blowing.

its a well thought plot that deserves a 8 out ten stars its worth watching then putting the sequel in for an encore.

What i like to say, is that you should check this film again if you haven't see it for some time, it really looks stunning.

For Neo (Keanu Reeves) his daily life is a series of disjointed and disconnected segments as he works as a software programmer by day and at night works as a computer hacker of sorts.

The movie was boring, I had no idea what was going on half the time, because I couldn't seem to pay attention.

This old, yawn-inducing idea from ancient history is portrayed as cutting edge thought that the Wankoffski brothers came up with because they are mad geniuses and the whole aim of the film is to make the viewer buy more of their films by making the viewer feel like an intellectual.

However, Lawrence Fishborne as Morpheus, the wise and powerful guru figure, is an excellent and enjoyable character.

The effects are stunning and seamless, to this day.

"The Matrix" looked exciting enough in the trailers, so I decided to give it a look.

The Characters: Bland and boring...

The photography was breathtaking.

The Action Sequences are amazing, and the special effects are simply mind blowing.

The other two films were just fun/entertaining/money making/visually stunning epics.

Immensely entertaining, intriguingly philosophical and just about one of the best films ever made.

Your too concentrated on the stunning visuals, and the terrific editing, which is probably where this movie does best.

this puts a lot of fascinating concepts together, and presents them all for the mainstream audience).

There are plenty of sophisticated visual and special effects that really enhance the sci-fi elements of the film, and some plot twists that made the film more intriguing.

It was pretty obvious to me that there was no real plot in this movie.

The story is complex, original, intriguing, and extremely detailed.

This is the movie that changed everything and made action movies things that could have mind blowing plots as well as kick ass action.

And it deserves to: it is beautifully shot, the story is very well-paced, it is entertaining and it does include enough elements potentially iconic (Morpheus' sunglasses, Agent Smith's accent...

I found Matrix 1 to be boring and drone on.

This film broke all the rules, it bent reality and it made us appreciate the little things in life a whole lot more, I don't know what the next step in film is, but if it's as mind blowing as The Matrix, it's going to be epic.

Worth watching.

I recommend this movie to anyone who loves action or interesting story lines with an exciting twist.

Smith makes a good point that not only isn't satisfactorily answered, but it's the last bit of extended speech in the movie (save Trinity's confession of love and Neo's closing proclamation, neither of which is relevant to Smith's view), and is then dismissed to make way for a final half-hour of continuous, nearly wordless (though thrilling) action sequences.

A pretentious piece of crap.

Today The Matrix is considered a benchmark of science fiction films taking its place among Blade Runner (1982) and Star Wars (1977) as a flick worthy of intense analysis and debate and passionate fandom by those who enjoy such things.

Though they are all breath-takingly entertaining, it is only because they are contained in such a competent and interesting production that the whole picture is so engaging, even if there are a few pacing issues and some story elements are a little contrived.

The development of the story is quite smooth and unexpected (of course I haven't read any reviews or plot outlines before I went to the film).

Carrie-Ann Moss as Trinity has a glossy look on her face as though she has been transformed into some machine, but redeems herself in the action scenes where she looks stunning.

boring poorly acted and dumb but visually stunning .

Now don't get me wrong, I didn't HATE it, but I was bored half the time and I have no desire to re-watch it.

I urge you to watch this movie again if you have already seen it and enjoyed it; you'll discover something new with every single viewing, since the amount of detail in this picture is almost insane.

But it's a fascinating franchise all the same.

It's just an excuse for guys dressed in black to do cool, splashy, special effects, based on a so ridiculously contrived plot, that obviously the plot wasn't what really mattered.

Even so, it is an intriguing premise, and should keep the hard core sci-fi action film fan entertained.

but this is also an intense action and special effects masterpiece which still looks great even after almost a decade.

The action and the images are truly breathtaking.

It's still enjoyable enough, I just don't think it deserves the pedestal it sits on.

Neo meets Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), a man proclaimed to be a terrorist by the government through the media, who gives Neo the choice between returning to his boring life and discovering the truth about the Matrix.

Engaging film and truly makes you wonder about the meaning of life and all things around us.

This is one of the worst movies from a major studio, featuring a convoluted and boring plot that's all over the place and goes on way too long.

Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey and Lucas' Star Wars take a look at outer space in a hard hitting entertaining manner and this 1999 depiction of reality is equally visually stunning with a wonderful puzzling narrative and high intellectual entertainment.

But there is no plot.

"The Matrix" looked exciting enough in the trailers .

But Heidegger's philosophical book was mostly pretentious garbage, and so is the Matrix.

This can all get a little confusing, so it's best to take this all in with no distraction, because things move back and forth between the two realms rather quickly.

The Wachowski siblings have given us an hour's worth of excellent cinema, filled with fascinating ideas.

Well worth watching.

The plot is often stretched in the beginning, but is still absolutely engrossing.

The story is equally fantastic, it is beautifully complex and engrossing.

Furthermore, she compliments Keanu's laid back style with her own intense approach.

Pardon me for being an adult, but I cannot understand the hype of this movie, past the breathtaking special effects, of course.

Ground-breaking special effects, the coolest theme you could imagine, great characters, a gripping story.

It follows the "Star Wars" epic formula, but is much better at developing compelling heroes, villains, and a setting.

This blurring of the line is a common theme these days (EDTV, Celebrity, Mad City, The Truman Show, Wag the Dog), and this film is an engaging addition to a growing body of work.

I wasn't sure about this movie when it first came out, but I gave it a go and enjoyed it.

It's a quite intense movie especially for the teens.

Though some dialogs are cliché the storyline, the concept, the action and the execution is flawless.

But it makes for an exciting and action-filled ending..

The script and plot was very well put together and intriguing to keep the viewer glued to the TV screen.

This film is in my all-time favorite films because of it being so superlative and well basically, entertaining and extraordinary.

We then spend the next hour and twenty minutes watching Neo code a virus in C++, a long, tedious process that could have been left unfilmed.

A dark and Stylish Stunning visual effects and breathtaking fights.

cant ask for a more intensce action packed movie that the whole family will love.

The writing is solid and the many twists and turns the producers introduce make you think just to a certain degree for it to be enjoyable and not overly confusing.

Socialist Propaganda Garbage .

The visuals are stunning.

Very original idea but nothing happens (boooriiiiing) .

However the movie far longer than it needed to be, far more confusing than was necessary, and all in all has left me feeling it's wildly overrated.

etc.Kudos to the twilight zone writer Joe Gannon as well, that clip was very entertaining & creative.

Thus, he is granted an opportunity to demonstrate his adrenaline action testosterone in a series of frenetic action set pieces.

Absorbing when it isn't going a little overboard — like it does during a John Woo-like gun battle in a lobby — Matrix has several super kung fu sequences, including use of Hong Kong-style wirestunt work and what the Wachowskis have dubbed "bullet-time photography" or "Flow-Mo," an awesome physics-defying effect inspired by Japanese anime.

It is a nonstop entertaining ride which leaves you on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next.

The story is boring and all the acting is poor.

Its the sometimes boring plot that stops and starts again.

An intriguing and a rarely used concept is translated successfully to the screen.

It's a brilliant movie on a number of different levels - the directing is excellent, the camera work is great, the visuals are stunning, the acting is executed with style and conviction, and the plot is truly inspired.

Truly one of the best movies ever made: Groundbreaking, Epic, Visually Stunning, Masterpiece.

However, at the time I saw clips of the fights scenes and the slow mo bullet sequences and was duly impressed.

Pretty average and predictable, just like all the Wachowski brother's movies.

" Was this supposed to be suspenseful?

It's ET and Snow White and every other now-predictable cliché in the cannon of story telling.

I liked the monotone-speaking Hugo Weaver the best, or at least found him the most interesting.

One thing holds you to your seat - the adrenaline never stops pumping.

It was truly mind blowing.

I found this movie uninteresting, hard to follow, unbelievable when I was was able to follow along and the acting left a lot to be desired.

The story is pretty standard, even a tad cliché.

Mind blowing and without equal in the genre.

It's unengaging, virtually unwatchable and with a plot more tangled than Hayley Croppers styled wig.

the story has a lot of interesting and entertaining plot points and sequences that we will never forget.

Word-of-mouth will be giddy, with young and mature males lining up for a technologically stunning movie that furthers the genre and features crowd-pleasing performances to go with the frequent scenes of gunplay and violence.

However, the fight scenes become boring and a yawn fest.

Visually stunning and action packed, The Matrix is a fun movie to watch, even though it doesn't live up to its own ambitions, and the end becomes tangled in a web of convoluted silliness.

The sequels may have made the franchise a little too convoluted but the original is still a stylish, enjoyable, intelligent, entertaining and very cool movie.

This picture got it all: An engaging cast, led by month-to-month put through material arts trained actor Keanu Reeves, supported by match-making actress Carrie-Anne Moss as black-leathered to latex wearing seductress to bring the character of Neo to Morpheus, portrayed by Laurence Fishburne, playing up high the mythology of a devasting, dystopian reality of the world, living on-board a spaceship within giant sewer channels beyond the world of hopes and dreams in the also clean society indulging landscape of any metropolitan city, where the agents, led by the fiercest of them all Agent Smith, performed in detail-beating manner by actor Hugo Weaving, making out for the rebelling group of Morpheus, which the main character Neo is about to join, departing from the computer screen of a common hacking researcher to become on-sight action infiltrator by manipulating the programs created to keep society at bay.

This mess has all of the elements I have grown to hate most in a modern movie: The wooden acting, the predictable shootouts (with thousands of guns and millions of bullets), the noise, the gut-bashing violence.

Laurence Fishburne (Morpheus) and Hugo Weaving (Agent Smith) are very good in their respective roles, and both (as most people will say) are embraced as engaging characters in the mind of the audience, while Reeves was more of a vehicle to channel elaborate action sequences (the highlight, in most people's opinion, of the film).

This action packed thriller takes a step above most when it offers a unique perception on the meaning of life.

This was exciting from start to finish and if you have ridiculed Keanu Reeves in the past, the performance he gives here makes up for it in spades.

I watched it as it was just released so before it became so popular but, as far as I am concerned, I fell asleep half way...

Human element is weak, which makes emotional involvement faint; characters are bland, showing little personality.

Otherwise, this movie is a waste of time.

All I all I think that you should go out and watch this movie right now it is mind blowing

It has effects,great plot and its also entertaining.

The Matrix has managed to combine all 3 of them through a captivating story and stunning visual effects at the time.

Thought-provoking, inventive, influential, stylish & full of philosophical n religious allegories, The Matrix is a groundbreaking cinema that set a new bar for science-fiction filmmaking while also redefining the action genre with its thrilling action sequences & revolutionary visual effects.

It was previously referred to by some as "time slice photography" but changed for the Matrix due to the scene where Neo dodges the 'agents' bullets for a breathtaking spectacle.

The Soundtrack:(gotta hurry, word limit) The most bland soundtrack I've heard in my life.

Nevertheless the plot was really good and kept me really on the edge of my seat.

As for the series itself, movie #1 is by far the most exciting, after which the Wachowski Bros writing devolves into a mismash of junk.

The movie is great non-stop spectacular action entertaining that doesn't even get slow or boring even when nothing is really happening.

Matrix has been regarded as "A technologically stunning movie that furthers the genre and features crowd-pleasing performances to go with the frequent scenes of gunplay and violence.

Entertaining and overwhelming.

Starting off slow in the first then picking it up more in the second and then delivering a huge finish in the third film.

I may sound like an old prude, but, without the techno-dazzle, this is just a stultifyingly dull mess of scififoolishness.

So they took this idea and wrapped it up in a sci-fi story, in an action packed block-buster that appeals to the masses.

Well, it did, this movie was not only a smart sci-fi film, it was also a hugely entertaining film as well.

The Matrix succeeds at two extremely difficult tasks: as a vast, exciting virtual-reality movie and as a defibrillator for Keanu Reeves' big screen career.

The Matrix manages to combine a stunning array of ingeniously filmed visual effects and intense stylized action with a plethora of philosophical and theological allusions and symbolism—something precious few other action films ever manage to achieve—and it is this feat—the melding of thought-provoking intellectual concepts with the usual commonplace high-paced action—that makes The Matrix such a unique and truly exceptional movie.

Extremely mind blowing!

Visually stunning and mostly would be known for its fast pace as well as some terrific fight scenes.

Adrenaline, fantasy, myth, precision.

It's a fun, non-stop, and exciting motion picture that will take away the 136-minute run time quickly.

Visually gripping.

The film's apriorism was both criticized for getting acquired of beforehand science fiction works, and accepted for getting intriguing.

Its execution left me initially bored, then irritated, then frustrated, then screaming for the exit.

It is extremely violent, extremely preposterous, and extremely entertaining.

What a waste of time!

The Matrix: Smart, slick, and exciting.

Emblematic characters with a surprising cast in a plot of breathtaking.

The results are nearly amazing, with some action sequences being as tense and exciting as they get.

This overlong, high concept hokum is little more than a bloated, mechanical, and tiresome film which is big on visuals and short on story.

This is perhaps the most gripping sci-fi film ever made, with a rich, original plot that will not ever make you turn away from the screen.

Well, some get up and leave the theater.

A stunning audio-visual achievement.

It's actually a form of Virtual Reality, designed to lull us into lives of blind obedience to the "system.

The action scenes are intriguing and tense, and overall the film is never something other than engaging.

Morpheus is your typical mentor figure, Trinity is a boring character, with so little expressions to show and have zero chemistry with Neo, the main character.

The real potential for insane action and the intriguing philosophy which actually does make 80% sense, barring the weird happenings which are not even explained properly, are only made use of in the sequels and not in this movie.

Being intense, this movie is truly inventive and imaginative science fiction entry.

The Wachowski brothers wrote a very intriguing piece of work, and I admire their exploration outside the norm of reality.

It was quite boring to watch and contained no groundbreaking notions or idea.

The first action scene with Carrie-Ann Moss (Trinity) defines the whole film: expect unexpected.

Fighting scenes are too long and martial arts look tedious and unnatural.

The visuals are stunning.

Overall, "The Matrix", is a great movie and definitely worth watching.

As for the story itself, I think this is one of the most original, fascinating Sci-Fi tales you'll likely ever see on screen.

Much like the Harry Potter franchise, I won't give anything away for those who haven't read the books, but the idea of a hero and anti-hero being 'somehow connected', inevitably leads to a thrilling conclusion.

While it is obvious that the film has to take time to set up it's characters and situations, it is a very fast paced film, with very little fat on it.

On the downside, at moments the story is repetitive to the point one can lose interest for some time.

amazing fight sequences just grabs the attention at high levels and the plot is intriguing in many ways.

It has leaps through space, thrilling sequences involving fights on rooftops, helicopter rescues and battles over mind control.

I prefer to think they weren't taking things completely seriously, since although I have heard it said how deep the underlying philosophical questions of the film are, and heard people become obsessively intense about this, it is, at the end of the day, a light-hearted action flick with an interesting plot-line done extremely well.

The film is very much outdated, silly, pretentious and not as smart as the movie thinks it is.

Overall, the film is basically one big action packed, mentally stimulating and gratifying present wrapped with a bow that is trying to say in the biggest way possible: You can do anything if you believe...

This will stop any confusion before it happens.

The Matrix is an entertaining movie whit a lot of action an CGI.

The Matrix trilogy is unquestionably the best action packed movie so far.

Thoughts on this topic led me to the main conclusion: many decisions in modern society are taken under the pressure of various compelling circumstances.

He'd be telling me about "The Matrix being the real world but not The real world" and going into it through phone boxes,and characters with unique sounding names like "Morpheus" and "Trinity" and the Agents who are trying to kill them etc. It was a frustrating puzzle trying to make sense of what he was trying to tell me but, By the time the bell had rung and the teacher had called us all in for a remaining afternoon of sitting on little chairs being bored, my imagination had been gripped.

Lot of people attacking Terminator-3 for the same problems,but they love this cause this film is very formulaic.

(That was retarded..) This movie was awesomely action packed.

A Stunning Achievement .

The idea was not new, and certainly it had been covered in film in the past, but the ideas of what life was really like outside the Matrix were fresh and the action made the movie thrilling to watch.

inspired by different sources (including Japanese anime), The Matrix is a new kind of movie, a visionary mixture of technology, philosophy and thrilling action.

In outstanding efforts, it is an explosively entertaining sci-fi flick with the driving force of the Wachowskis who spring the film to life.

They fit perfectly and come alive during the adrenaline filled fight scenes.

It's actually a form of Virtual Reality, designed to lull us into lives of blind obedience to the "system.

Now, about the movie, its the most entertaining, action filled with superb stunts and well fitting characters.

A film, were everything, absolutely everything is unexpected.

There are lots of memorable moments in this movie which are referenced in future movies and popular media & all the action sequences brings the adrenaline rush in me.

Its fast paced, action packed and really interesting to watch.

Lots of people claim the trilogy should have stopped after the first movie, that the sequels were somewhat self-indulgent, over-complicated and not necessary.

The activity as well polarized critics, some anecdotic it as impressive, but others absolution it as a banal aberration from an absorbing premise.

"Guys, 90% of that movie was as cliché as hell (may not have been the exact word I used)" Silence is golden.

"The Matrix" looked exciting enough in the trailers, so I decided to give it a look.

There's no plot twist that can make you say: Yes this movie was thought from start to finish.

It's a brilliant movie on a number of different levels - the directing is excellent, the camera work is great, the visuals are stunning, the kung-fu is A+, acting is executed with style and conviction, and the plot is truly inspired.

I highly recommend this film for those who are a fan of visually stunning movies.

There are one liners in the middle of gun fights, clichéd fighting scenes, and truly boring colours and characters.

Immortal for its contribution to cinema and pop culture, its brilliant combination of inventive visual effects, excellent vision and exquisite action easily makes it one of the best, most influential and most entertaining movies ever made.

I was bored until the action scenes.

I find him dull and blank most of the time.

It puts a culture of social obedience on display in a visually stunning and imaginatively thrilling way.

This thrilling movie contains impressive fights , chills , breathtaking designs , dense philosophy and many other things .

The first one being metaphysics or philosophy and the second element being intense amount of action.

Some action scenes are entertaining.

The cinematography and sound design is breathtaking.

also,a lot of the movie is slow moving,and the characters don't behave in logical ways.

Fishburne's enigmatic performance as the audience's guide into the world and Weaving's subdued acting as the monotone and (spoiler) robotic antagonist.

"The Matrix" is a thrilling, entertaining and exciting adventure with quite a bit going for it.

I think that the audio and sound editing in this film were particularly stunning.

Visually stunning?

So overall The Matrix is a great experience with the state of the art special effects, a compelling story, intense action, suspense, some humor, a little romance, and impressive performances by the cast who make this an enjoyable sci-fi movie to watch.

It would appear that the resistance is only a handful of people with names that sound like obscure Transformer characters like Cypher, Switch, Apoc, and Dozer.

Even for those that can pick out the source elements, The Matrix is an entertaining blend of much of the familiar in fresh packaging.

The storyline for one is fantastic, as is the direction but the one thing that I think worked the best are the stunning visual work.

An Intriguing Film .

The action is astounding, exciting, fun, entertaining and awesome, and they manage to do amazing and memorable sequences.

Many scenes are so fascinating that anyone's hair would stand on its end while watching, and for many reasons, visual or spiritual.

and boring .

First off the whole Bullet Time thing is just a ridiculous slow mo effect that must have really looked cool back then!

We have in this film presented in a very entertaining way a means of exploring these concepts from a fresh perspective.

Anyway the fight sequences were breathtaking and the plot could't be any better...

"The Matrix' is a visionary sci-fi classic that is entertaining and interesting to the pint that it drives you crazy.

i think this idea was original and gripping.

Full of action, it's complemented by rousing scenes , breathtaking fights and struggles are spotlights .

The stunts in this movie are breathtaking, and despite how unrealistic the plot is, you find yourself wanting to believe it!

Such fascinating concept & such thrilling action.

The Unbearable Artificiality of Being ...

And who can forget Agent Smith,absolutely breathtaking dialog delivery.

Boring .

The story is illogical, but it does introduce intriguing suggestions about the difference between reality and dreams; I think we have to take the "machines-rule-mankind" aspect on faith.

But what is very enjoyable and dramatic is to solve this puzzle.

If you ask me, THE MATRIX is an adrenaline pumping sci-fi ride that'll have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

This movie is a revolution in terms of the ideas presented, the intriguing screenplay and the amazing video effects for its time.

I also admit that the gun battles are actually pretty damn cool and some of the visual effects really are breathtaking even if once again they're overrated.

But the movie is so boring for me to watch that it was a 2 hour and 15 minute movie that felt like it was twice as long.

There have been and will be more movies on this concept but only this movie really touches our heart,blends into our hormones and makes us seem that these things are real..A movie worth watching for...

Action is superbly shot and edited, and the way it is choreographed is relentlessly intense and breathless in its energy, Kung Fu has rarely been more vertigo-inducing (despite how this sounds, this is not a bad thing as it added hugely to the intensity and paranoia of the story's atmosphere) on film.

Visually stunning, thought-provoking, and fun, The Matrix is a near-perfect film for any sci-fi fan or any movie fan.

No matter how mush times you watch this, its always entertaining.

Now, in conclusion, I highly recommend this adrenaline pumping sci-fi ride that'll have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish to any Keanu Reeves or Laurence Fishburne fan who hasn't seen it.

visually stunning rendition of unoriginal topics (from 1982 TRON to Chinese Kung-Fu wire extravaganza movies).

"The Matrix", in my review, "a non-stop exciting motion picture, with groundbreaking visuals".

This science fiction movie created an intriguing world and an exciting story.

One of the most interesting and exciting movies you can get.

"The Matrix" looked exciting enough in the trailers, so I decided to give it a look.

That part of the movie is worth watching three, four times, because it's not something you see everyday.

It is a really terrible, entirely crap fest filled with so many fatal flaws that I rank it as one of the worst movies of all times with one of the largest budgets ever to be wasted.

Highly overrated..Very very slow film..BORING .

You definitely can realize the martial fighting movements are so perfect followed with that slow time effect.

An entertaining ride from start to finish, this is one of my favorite films.

Stunning and Influential .

The visual effects in this movie are stunning, even as compared to many of todays higher-technology CGI effects.

Both "Dark City" and "Strange Days" offered intriguing motivations for villainy.

Boring as hell, and the plot holes are plentiful, and unsympathetic characters.

This film is ridiculous, along with the boring old "deep" plot (with aliens!!!

A Visually Stunning Film .

Again it is good but it is not a classic, in terms of the critics it is over rated but it will stand as one of the most visually enthralling and most exciting picture of all time.

Neo's choice sends him and the characters he meets into intense gun-and-fistfights.

The movie is both brilliant and entertaining.

It was only recently, on a boring Friday, alone in my room with my Xbox, that I finally decided to view "The Matrix".

The movie is kinetic, atmospheric, visually stunning, and mind-bending.

This introduction of a bit of whimsy might have been intriguing to the Wachowski Brothers, so if that's the case, I guess I can go along with it.

The Washowski Bros show respect to Kubrick,Cameron and Scott and create an original and intriguing movie unlike anything before.

Entertaining good Production quality good Story good.

It had me on the edge of my seat...

The only problems I can think of, are some issues with the acting (Carrie Ann Moss was somewhat dull), the over-pretentiousness of the plot: it took itself way too seriously, being as it was, just an unoriginal sci-fi collage, and the visual style grew old too fast, now a days the characters look dressed as a bunch of emo-kids.

I enjoy watching movies like this when you have the option to except the entertaining value and also have the chose to be able to look deeper and gain some profound life perspective.

Clearly it mixed philosophy and action to create an intense tone, you can feel all the suspense during those intelligently-written dialogues.

Engaging and visually amazing .

and the mythological mix of symbols and cultural references and the simple story who seems have more and more levels are more than fascinating - it is real.

The acting is superb and the storytelling enjoyable.

An ingenious combination of style & substance which with the help of its pioneering visual effects, imaginative vision, thematic elements & jaw-dropping action easily elevates itself into the league of cinema's greatest & most entertaining films of all time, The Matrix is a bonafide masterpiece in every sense of the word.

) Yes it does have some fabulous action sequences but they come thinly in once in a blue moon with no plot to actively engage in.

Stunning cinematography & compelling camera-work just amazes the audience.

Watching today, it still holds up as an exciting sci-fi action thriller, with effects that still look relatively new even though many of them have been copied and even parodied since.

The Wachowski brothers do not reveal the secret till about a quarter of the way through the movie- the perfect time to do it; any shorter, and it wouldn't have been a shock; any longer, and the movie would have become boring and there would have been less action, which is the real star of this movie.

It's an exciting film with an interesting and scaring idea.

Moreover, there lots of philosophy references during the movie, what make it more interesting and enjoyable.

I highly recommend this film for those who are a fan of visually stunning movies.

Now, Neo may be the hero here, the one around whom this whole universe turns, but from a tragic, pathetic POV there's one character more fascinating than him.

It's an enjoyable , if somewhat light-headed piece of escapism with state-of-art special effects and straightforward screenplay .

The Matrix is an adrenaline rush of action with a great story line to boot.

Intense shootouts and bizarre production designs make this not only fun to watch, but more and more intriguing and interesting as the film carries on.

Inspired by different sources (including Japanese anime), The Matrix is a new kind of movie, a visionary mixture of technology, philosophy and thrilling action.

There is also the question of wherever we would want to leave the safety of the illusion for a harsher reality, or remain in the illusion to escape reality (like Cipher).

- After being flushed away when he wakes up, Neo is rescued with an enormous device that was ready to act under the very nose of the machinesBeyond FX, the movie is absolutely boring.

It made watching this thing very very boring, enough to switch to an ordinary program on TV.

Edgy, thought-provoking, cryptic and visually stunning: everything you could ever want from a science-fiction/action film.

Yes, it is very entertaining and worth watching.

Anyway, this movie is worth watching.

The photography was breathtaking.

Then we've got some black man who acts like a prat 24/7 making "Neo" do stupid and pointless things like fight kung-fu and prat about in white rooms to add to some more confusion.

Effects wise the film is simply stunning and it deservedly was awarded the Oscar for best effects (and was regrettably cheated out of a nomination in the Best Film category) ahead of even Star Wars.

You don't feel that the characters are in any real danger at this point, and it all leads to the ending, which is satisfying, but left a sour taste in my mouth because of how unoriginal and cliché it is compared to the rest of the movie.

An amazing soundtrack helps create an atmosphere that can only be described as exciting and gripping.

Gripping action combined with a touch of philosophy .

Morpheus barely seems like a human being between his glassy stares and monotone declarations.

This film is beautifully shot with stunning visual effects which did what no other film before it had done.

Once you realize that Neo is the One then all fight scenes are boring.

Applaud or yawn, as you will.

If you're just looking to have fun and sit on the edge of your seat for a few hours, then this is a great movie for that.

What is more intriguing to see in The Matrix is the amazing scenes of works of visual effects which are perfectly mastered under the directorship of the Wachowski Brothers who are also the writers for this feature.

The story behind this movie was very intriguing from the start to finish.

It has leaps through space, thrilling sequences involving fights on rooftops, helicopter rescues and battles over mind control.

I highly recommend this film for those who are a fan of visually stunning movies.

That's what is the word "tedious" exists.

There is everything gorgeous about the movie: the scenario, the music, the actors, the whole dark future atmosphere, the combat choreography, absolutely everything is mind blowing.

It's not just an action movie with sweet kung fu and leather-clad gunfights, but also one hell of a sci-fi trip; an honest-to-god journey through the rabbit hole, seductive in its intriguing mystery and still riveting after many viewings.

A lot of people compare this movie to Inception, in my opinion, Inception is the better film, but The Matrix still kicks a$$ and remains a highly intriguing and entertaining motion picture.

They are all breathtaking with some memorable scenes I've seen spoofed.

It is endlessly intriguing with its metaphors and the grandness of its premise.

The story behind this action packed thrill ride is one of the best ever told.

*** Possible Spoilers *** The reason this film deserves to be in the top 250 is because it is a strong science fiction film, with very few plot holes; is well cast and acted; has stunning effects, and is beautifully shot and scored.

one giant Yawn!!

The good things about the movie is that the special effects are groundbreaking, the effects are original and unlike anything you've ever seen before in sf movies, the action sequences are stirring, storytelling is compelling and smartly constructed, it has brilliant ideas, strong human thinking and there is an awesome and completely believable central villain character (definitely putting him on my favorite movie villains list) and there are much more good things still.

I remember very well this stunning visual effects which they looked like real.

The action also polarized critics, some describing it as impressive, but others dismissing it as a trite distraction from an interesting premise.

I wondered for a brief moment if the creators of the Matrix and DC were the same, then I just figured that the Matrix stole the idea and created an overly long, overly hyped 3 part yawner out of it.

An amazing film that takes you on a mind blowing ride of possibilities!

Alongside, he also demonstrates an engaging camaraderie with Laurence Fishburne who gives a riveting portrayal as Morpheus, the man who takes Neo under his wing into the imaginative alternate reality that Neo was never aware of.

this movie has a a lot of good action and at the same time also delivers a great on the edge of your seat thriller.

The action and special effects are really good but they need a plot to engage in to find them entertaining.

Well, it's the fact that the movie isn't nearly as clever as it likes to think it is, and the fact that as a result of this, it comes off as a bit forced and pretentious a bit too often.

Reeves might have started out in humorous roles early on in his career, but here he proves himself to be a capable and enjoyable action hero with just enough pathos and self-doubt to keep him grounded in reality despite the broad and intricate concepts of the story.

It leaves you breathless; the crazy ideas come so thick and fast, you're still absorbing the plot before you're into the next eye-popping action sequence.

Clever this is not, more like pretentious.

Visually, The Matrix is stunning.

It was breathtaking at the time and while some of the effects work doesn't look quite as polished as the films that have followed (including the sequels) it still retains a sense of wonder.

The Matrix (1999): Dir: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski / Cast: Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Laurence Fishburne, Joe Pantoliano, Hugo Weaving: Confusing film that assaults our senses with strange theories and exhilarating action sequences.

The Matrix is a very unique and fulfilling movie that will keep anyone on the edge and seat and guessing!

With his stunning effects and a mind blowing story-telling, story-structure and bad-ass characters this movie is still one of the best movies in the world.

Matrix is a hugely overrated movie and is so slow.

Cue in some smart dialog, philosophy to engage the average person, and some mind boggling visual effects and that is the essence of The Matrix.

Lawrence Fishburne comes off a bit better, but his dialogue is the most pretentious, ridiculous garbage I've ever heard.

Effects wise the film is simply stunning and it deservedly was awarded the Oscar for best effects (and was regrettably cheated out of a nomination in the Best Film category) ahead of even Star Wars.

Too bad, because the set-up is intriguing.

Keanu Reeves, who has been dubbed as one of the worst actors of our time, is actually extremely well-cast in 'The Matrix', one of 1999's most enjoyable and imaginative thrillers.

Overall, The Matrix is a great movie and worth the watch.

What more can you ask for, The Matrix has an interesting plot, the best intense action sequences and a cool soundtrack.

Unbearable .

The characters are so dull, uninteresting and bland that it is so hard to get invested in them.

Complete waste of time .

Intense soundtrack.

However, The Matrix also plays host to a variety of more subtle, yet nonetheless important, thought-provoking, and intriguing references.

Of course it can be watched for sheer entertainment if one does not want to decipher the subplots and symbolism ( some have interpreted a Christian theme/message to it ), there is a whole load of impressive visual effects and feisty, fast paced action to enjoy.

This is where real confusion starts to parade as profundity.

Bland, androgynous Keanu Reeves plays a 22nd-century computer hacker who is recruited by Carrie-Anne Moss to join a band of cyber freedom fighters led by Morpheus in a struggle against the scary, menacing machines that control mankind.

Adrenaline pumping sci-fi ride that'll have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish .

Visually entertaining, thought-provoking and extremely well executed.

While it may be a bit pretentious to put The Matrix with the likes of those masterpieces, I don't think it's that much of stretch.

I love many of those movies, but there is just something about a totally unique plot with compelling characters you've never heard of.

Morpheus enunciates every sylable of wisdom he delivers and slow mo is oh so Neo!

20 or 30 years in the future, a plethora of both historical and imaginary virtual world venues available at your fingertips, via your virtual reality headgear, you won't be asking yourself, once immersed in the world of your choosing, "Wait, how did I get here and why am I here?

It was just exciting to see Neo and his posse kick ass!

This is an utter waste of time.

It was also good but with a bit confusing concept like it is showed as a computer programming film and then they shows up a prophet who made a prediction about "the one" and all what is this a computer program or a magic movie???

Many people find this film to be well shot,action packed,and very excellent.

Not really, the cinematography on Coronation Street is more stunning and as were the special effects for the crazy tram crash.

The escapism into a science-fictional world with it's own history, Sharp characters, mind blowing stunts, philosophical, and even emotional depth that is displayed through the relationship between characters.

This makes either the movie or the people doing the attributing very pretentious.

It is difficult to pinpoint exactly how, but most of its content is communicated through dialogue (Morpheus telling Neo about the Matrix and what it means) and stunning visuals.

I caught a segment of the film on television last night and it reminded me what an engaging,well thought out and intelligent film it is.