The Matrix - The Movie of Our Generation


                             There are only two types of movie-viewers in our generation, one who liked 'Matrix' and the one who didn't. "I can only show you the door, you are the one who has to walk in", says Morpheus in Matrix.  So, the movie demands certain pre-requisites. One of them is a mind that is open to possibilities, to creativity. Just the way some Indian movies demand a mind open to impossibilities. The movie is  kinetic, atmospheric, visually stunning, and mind-bending.It is also a philosophy. Each time you see it, you discover something new. You understand some things better, you start thinking about more complex possibilities. 

Plot 
    Thomas Anderson (Keanu Reeves) is leading a double life. To most people, he's a hard-working computer programmer who holds down a nine-to-five job for a major software corporation. But, in the privacy of his home, he's a hacker named Neo who is "guilty of virtually every computer crime [there's] a law for." Neo is dissatisfied with his existence, and, while he's looking for a meaning to it, he is contacted by a mysterious computer presence known as Morpheus. "Wake up Neo," a printout on his monitor screen reads. "The Matrix has you. Follow the white rabbit." And so begins an amazing odyssey for both Neo and the audience. 

Analysis 
         Keanu Reeves is not generally regarded as a strong actor, but, given the right part - one that doesn't demand much subtlety or emoting - he can be effective. His role as Neo fits the criteria. For more subtle performances, the Wachowski's rely on the rest of the cast: the always excellent Laurence Fishburne, Joe Pantalino, Carrie-Anne Moss , and a perfect and menacing Hugo Weaving as Agent Smith. The Wachowski brothers(Andy and Lana) intellectually engages you, stunning you on more than one occasion, while still managing to press the right buttons of entertainment value and outstanding special effects. 

                                      The movie-makers imagination is so sublime that unwittingly they seem to have put the movie out of the reach of many people’s comprehension levels. This film renders a perceptive towards the creation of Artificial Intelligence(AI). Many has the question 'What Is The Matrix.' 
                                    'Matrix' is  the approach to the, surreal and the intrigue of the internet world that has always primed us to explore. I am writing in a dream-like world of the internet, controlled by micro chip intelligence, but dictated by me! 

                                   The Matrix is everywhere, it's all around us , here before my eyes, there on your computer screen , you can see it out at your workplace, on the road. You can feel it when you talk ,when you are thinking ,or while you are sleeping. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth. And the Saying from the movie is perfect, "Unfortunately, No one can be told what the matrix is, you have to see it for yourself."

                                If you like Matrix, then you should definitely see other under-rated movies like Dark City  and Existenz.

Memorable Quotes :  

"If real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, then ’real’ is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain."

"I’m trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You’re the one that has to walk through it."

"I’d like to share a revelation that I’ve had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species. I realized that you’re not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment, but you humans do not. You move to an area, and you multiply, and multiply, until every natural resource is consumed. The only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet, you are a plague, and we are the cure."  

The Matrix - Imdb 

4 comments:

amit ganguly said...

yummy movie this one is..I can't stop seeing it again and again ..along with Lord of the rings !! I hope you write a post on it too .. :p

vinay said...

Its a masterpiece. Every time you watch it, you can get something new.
I love to discuss the Matrix movies with my friends, whenever we talk there is something or other new fact about the movie. :)
Nice of you to remind, because I haven't watched it since many days,months maybe. ;)

saikat mbka ghosh said...

no doubt the movie of our generation :)

nice post as usual :)

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Paul Danny said...

At those times I have gone mad watching this movie so many times. I have even forced many of my friends to watch this movie. Even afer watching this triology for a number of times, I would never be able to write a review in such an extraordinary way. Thumbs up Arun.......! Such a good review..!