The Matrix

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The Matrix is a 1999 science fiction action film written and directed by the Wachowski Brothers.  It follows a computer hacker in a dystopian future named Neo who is desperately trying to find out the truth about the world that he lives in.  The truth is, that this world is a simulated reality that was created, controlled, and run by machines.  Machines have taken over the world, and the only existing city left for the humans is Zion, which is temporarily untouchable by the machines.  It is revealed to Neo by “freed” humans that machines have been harvesting and growing humans for years, and that they have been searching for “The One” to put an end to it.  The most interesting thing about this movie is that whenever the freed humans enter the matrix, almost everything in the matrix has a green tint to it.  The dark green tint fits the dystopian environment and sets a suspenseful mood, showing that the reality is the property of the machines, and that non-controlled humans are trespassing.  Every building seems to be black or dark green, and every person acts completely normal and dull.  The question comes up in the movie of how a human can fight a machine while living in a machine’s world, instead of vice versa.  If a human is living in a simulated reality, what can stop the program from deleting, or killing, the intruding human?  Since the humans created the machines to begin with, humans in the movie can actually match the programs in skill if they believe themselves to be better and more sufficient in combat.  The Matrix is the first movie in the trilogy consisting of The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, and The Matrix Revolutions.


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