35 Facts About The Matrix


The Matrix is a 1999 science fiction action film written and directed by the Wachowskis.

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The Matrix is an example of the cyberpunk subgenre of science fiction.

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Film's success led to two feature film sequels being released in 2003, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, which were written and directed by the Wachowskis.

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The Matrix franchise was further expanded through the production of comic books, video games and animated short films, with which the Wachowskis were heavily involved.

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The Matrix's flees, pursued by the police and a group of suited Agents capable of similar superhuman feats.

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The Matrix is then brought aboard Morpheus's flying ship, the Nebuchadnezzar.

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Morpheus warns Neo that death within the Matrix kills the physical body too and explains that the Agents are sentient programs that eliminate threats to the system, while machines called Sentinels eliminate rebels in the real world.

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The group enters the Matrix to visit the Oracle, the prophet who predicted that the One would emerge.

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The Matrix's implies to Neo that he is not the One and warns that he will have to choose between Morpheus's life and his own.

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The Matrix later explained that he did not quite understand the concept and he turned down the role to instead film Wild Wild West.

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The Matrix built on Reeves's diligence, Fishburne's resilience, Weaving's precision, and Moss's feminine grace.

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The Matrix was still recovering by the time of pre-production, but he insisted on training, so Yuen let him practice punches and lighter moves.

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The Matrix's stated that she was under a lot of pressure at the time and was devastated when she realized that she would be unable to do it.

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The production design team generally placed a bias towards the Matrix code's distinctive green color in scenes set within the simulation, whereas there is an emphasis on the color blue during scenes set in the "real world".

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The Matrix was released on DVD and Laserdisc in its original aspect ratio of 2.

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By, 2003, one month after The Matrix Reloaded DVD was released, the sales of The Matrix DVD had exceeded 30 million copies.

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The Ultimate The Matrix Collection was released on HD DVD on, 2007 and on Blu-ray on, 2008.

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The Matrix was praised by many critics, as well as filmmakers, and authors of science fiction, especially for its "spectacular action" scenes and its "groundbreaking special effects".

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The site's critical consensus reads, "Thanks to the Wachowskis' imaginative vision, The Matrix is a smartly crafted combination of spectacular action and groundbreaking special effects".

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The Matrix seemed fresh and cool and visually breathtaking; making wonderful, intelligent use of CGI to augment the on-screen action, striking a perfect balance of the real and the hyperreal.

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The Matrix received Academy Awards for Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing, Best Visual Effects and Best Sound.

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The Matrix received BAFTA awards for Best Sound and Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects, in addition to nominations in the cinematography, production design and editing categories.

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The action scenes of The Matrix were strongly influenced by live-action films such as those of director John Woo.

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Director Mamoru Oshii's 1995 animated film Ghost in the Shell was a particularly strong influence; producer Joel Silver has stated that the Wachowskis first described their intentions for The Matrix by showing him that anime and saying, "We wanna do that for real".

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The Matrix stated that since Ghost in the Shell had gained recognition in America, the Wachowskis used it as a "promotional tool".

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Some interpreters of The Matrix mention Baudrillard's philosophy to support their claim "that the [film] is an allegory for contemporary experience in a heavily commercialized, media-driven society, especially in developed countries".

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The Matrix belongs to the cyberpunk genre of science fiction, and draws from earlier works in the genre such as the 1984 novel Neuromancer by William Gibson.

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Philosopher William Irwin suggests that the idea of the "The Matrix" – a generated reality invented by malicious machines – is an allusion to Descartes' "First Meditation", and his idea of an evil demon.

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Morpheus's description of the Matrix giving you a sense that something is fundamentally wrong, "like a splinter in your mind", has been compared to gender dysphoria.

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The Matrix had a strong effect on action filmmaking in Hollywood.

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The success of The Matrix created high demand for those choreographers and their techniques from other filmmakers, who wanted fights of similar sophistication: for example, wire work was employed in X-Men and Charlie's Angels, and Yuen Woo-ping's brother Yuen Cheung-yan was choreographer on Daredevil .

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The Matrix was voted as the fourth best science fiction film in the 2011 list Best in Film: The Greatest Movies of Our Time, based on a poll conducted by ABC and People.

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Film's mainstream success led to the making of two sequels, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, both directed by the Wachowskis.

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Also released was The Animatrix, a collection of nine animated short films, many of which were created in the same Japanese animation style that was a strong influence on the live action trilogy.

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Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich officially announced that a fourth The Matrix film was in the works, with Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss set to reprise their roles as Neo and Trinity respectively.

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