The Matrix Movie Review Essay Research Paper

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The Matrix Movie Review Essay, Research Paper Video Production Feb. 4, 2001 The conspicuous film, The Matrix, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss and Hugo Weaving and directed by Andy Wachowski was a successful film with unforgettable action. The genre of The Matrix is science fiction/ action. It contains constant kung-fu fighting and always leaves you at the edge of your seat. It is also science fiction since it takes place in the year 2306, where humans no longer control the world, instead machines do. The Matrix fits its genre suitably and keeps you entertained from beginning to end. Keanu Reeves starrs as Neo, the computer hacker who is seeking the answer to the question, ?what is the matrix?? His search leads him to the wise Morphius who explains

to Neo the illusion of the so-called reality. The world he is in is the Matrix, it is computer generated world made by the ?machines?, the machines control the humans and keep them in place. Morphius offers Neo a chance to unplug from the Matrix and go into the real world and Neo takes to offer. Neo is now in the real world and must fight for his life against the inhuman government agents who are ?no one, but everyone? as Morphius quotes. Morphius is led to believe that Neo is ?the one? to save the human race and defeat the agents, yet Neo doesn?t believe in himself. Neo doesn?t believe in fate, he doesn?t like the idea that he isn?t in control of his own life. Eventually, he becomes strong and believes that he is the one and defeats the government agents and falls in love with

the courageous Trinity. By defeating the agents Neo is one step closer to helping save the human race. The Matrix is interesting because it plays with the idea of real and illusion, it is also unique in this way. No film has ever questioned, how do we know the difference between the dream world and the real world? This movie lets us explore and ponder on that question and if it could really happen. Us being introduced to this new idea is what makes the film engaging, we wonder whether this could really happen or be happening to us. It is a striking movie since we could easily relate to the reactions and choices all characters make. The characters in the movie are all unique in personality, but they all have one similarity. The similarity that brought them to the real world, which

is curiosity. Each character is unique in their own way. Morphius has a way with words, he easily persuades anyone. He is experienced and wise, and doesn?t give in too easily. Neo on the other hand is determined and doesn?t give up on anyone or anything. He likes being in control of his own life and is always unsure of everyone or anything. Trinity is not as determined but is intelligent and very serious. The inhuman government agent are monotone and have no feeling, they are basically life-less. Their power is way out of Morphius?s control but the only power they don?t have it the power to leave the matrix. They try to gain that power from Morphius and everyone else. The characters fulfill their role suitably but not as good as it could have been. For example, there could have

been more scenes showing Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) and Neo (Keanu Reeves) falling in love, because them falling in love seemed too sudden, like they barely knew eachother. Although, Morphius (Laurence Fishburne) played his role as Neo?s guide very well. He was very wise and was with Neo every step of the way. Sipher (Hugo Weaver) was the one who betrayed the group so he could go back to the matrix. He even killed two of the people who where in the group. Weaver played his role well because from the beginning we can already see that he doesn?t like the real world, he rather be in the matrix. This foreshadows that he will betray the group. Visually, the movie is great, everything is very clear and easily understood. Everything throughout the movie is clear, it doesn?t jump from