Monday, 14 March 2011

The Matrix Review (Updated)












The Matrix


Release Date: 8th April 1999 – Australia


Production Companies
Warner Bros. Pictures (presents)
Village Roadshow Pictures (in 
association with) 
Groucho II Film Partnership (in association with)
Silver Pictures

Distribution
Roadshow Distribution


Genre: Sci-Fi/Action

Rating: M

Runtime: 136 minutes


Budget: $63,000,000

Box Office Gross: $463,517,383
(Worldwide)


Plot Summary
There are two realities: one 
that consists of the life we 
live every day - and one that 
lies behind it. One is a 
dream. The other is The 
Matrix. What is The Matrix? Neo believes that Morpheus, a person he knows only through legend, an elusive figure considered to be the most dangerous man alive, can give him the answer.


Cast
Keanu Reeves - Thomas A. Anderson/Neo
Laurence Fishburne - Morpheus
Carrie-Anne Moss - Trinity
Hugo Weaving - Agent Smith
Joe Pantoliano - Cypher
Julian Arahanga - Apoc
Anthony Ray Parker - Dozer
Marcus Chong - Tank
Matt Doran - Mouse
Gloria Foster - The Oracle
Belinda McClory - Switch
Paul Goddard - Agent Brown
Robert Taylor - Agent Jones

Crew
Executive Producers/Writers/
Directors - Andy & Larry Wachowski
Executive Producers - Bruce Berman, Andrew Mason, Barrie M. Osborne and Erwin Stoff
Producer - Joel Silver
Co-Producer - Dan Cracchiolo
Production Designer - Owen Paterson
Costume Designer - Kym Barrett
Special Makeup Effects Designer and Creator - Bob McCarron
Cinematography - Bill Pope
Kung Fu Choreographer - Woo-ping Yen
Kung Fu Coordinator: Hong Kong - Carol Kin
Stunt Coordinator - Glenn Boswell
Special Effects Supervisors - Steve Courtley and Brian Cox
Visual Effects Supervisor - John Gaeta
Visual Effects Supervisor: Animal Logic - 
Lynne Cartwright
Editor - Zach Staenberg
Music - Don Davis


Awards

2000 Academy Awards
Best Film Editing - Zach Staenberg (Won)
Best Sound - John T. Reitz, Gregg Rudolf, 
David E. Campbell & David Lee (Won)
Best Sound Editing - Dane A. Davis (Won)
Best Visual Effects - John Gaeta, Janek Sirrs, 
Steve Courtley & Jon Thum (Won)


Review
THE MATRIX is a pure and awesome science-fiction film that takes you on a journey beyond your imagination. This complex, woven storyline has loads of action, visual effects, camera angles and amazing stunts. I praise everything in the entire feature such as the acting of Keanu Reeves, Carrie Anne Moss and Hugo Weaving and two of its impressive scenes such as the one where the main hero Neo and Trinity break into the lobby and the other where Neo dodges the bullets. 

THE MATRIX remains as one of my favourite movies that I've watched and while none of the two sequels have ever followed or matched the same approach. Its predecessor still lives up to me personally and to all viewers.

Star rating: (5/5) Best Movie Ever


2 comments:

  1. I like the movie I am a really big fan of action Movies and this movie is rated in my top 20

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  2. This ranks at number 10 or 11 on my Top 100 Favorite movies. This is a true classic that completely blew my mind. Neo vs Smith is one of the best fight scenes in movie history.

    -James

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