Reeves, stunning in his newcast slenderness, as Thomas "Neo" Anderson, the hacker turned hope for all mankind care of some ill-defined mystical calling is asked little more than perpetual befuddlement.
The Matrix Hacker Neo Reeves is sought out to save the world. Like Speed, though, this movie plays on his iconic looks rather than his oak-like emoting.
Joe Pantoliano, a critically underrated actor does a brilliant job of bringing his character, Cypher, to life. You can bet your bottom dollar George never saw this phantom menace coming. That, though, is not the point.
It is really something to watch him act out the changes in his character. I remember thinking to myself that this was one of the most visually stunning films I had ever seen in my life.
The key is the technique of "flo-mo", a process born from Japanese animation, whereby an object in motion is seemingly frozen while the camera miraculously spins around it as if time and gravity are on hold. To all the people who doubt the profound nature of The Matrix I can only give one advice: For all its loony plot, The Matrix is fabulous.
Keanu Reeves plays the main character, Neo, or Thomas A. Without spoiling the film I think I can mention a few of the more obvious elements.
And what if there was a group of quasi-spiritual rebels infiltrating The Matrix with the sole purpose of crashing the ruddy great mainframe and rescuing humans from their unknown purgatory? Also having always been a comic book fan and a fan of films that were larger than life, the transitional element of the story was very appealing to me and this probably heightened my enjoyment of the film very much.
Meanwhile, the audience can only gawp longingly, with its jaws thunking to the cinema floor in unison, as the heroes wrapped in skintight leather, sleek shades and designer cheekbones, spin up walls, leap from high rises and slip through streams of bullets in silken slo-mo.
MinorityReporter 2 December Writing a review of The Matrix is a very hard thing for me to do because this film means a lot to me and therefore I want to do the film justice by writing a good review. Carrie-Anne Moss does a good job as well and succeeds in looking both cool and sexy in her leather outfit.
Agent Smith gains some human traits like anger, sense of dread, hate and eventually even a sly sense of humor mostly in the sequels. Effects wise the film is simply stunning and it deservedly was awarded the Oscar for best effects and was regrettably cheated out of a nomination in the Best Film category ahead of even Star Wars.
And sure, three minutes of post-movie deliberation and all this state-of-the-art cyberdevilry is reduced to the purest gobbledygook. My own personal Jesus Christ.
And it is just incredible fun. Very clear and well defined. Two thumbs way up to Weaving who has created one of the finest screen villains of all time.
And Weaving, cast against type, neutralises his Aussie tones to a freaky deadpan, the head of the MiB-styled defence system set against the Goth invaders. Also the first time we meet Neo a man calls him and I quote: His lines flow with a certain confidence and style that makes his character somewhat unique and interesting.
Explaining these elements would make this review go on forever so aside from mentioning them I will not comment on them further.If you're a fan of the Matrix, you'll appreciate that this game is about as close as we can come to bringing the movie to life.
Hundreds or thousands of people, all connected to the same virtual environment - in essence, "jacked in" to the Matrix. Mar 31, · "The Matrix" is a visually dazzling cyberadventure, full of kinetic excitement, but it retreats to formula just when it's getting interesting.
It's kind of a letdown when a movie begins by redefining the nature of reality, and ends with a shoot-out.3/5. Critic Reviews for The Matrix All Critics () | Top Critics (35) | Fresh () | Rotten (18) | DVD (18) A technologically stunning movie that furthers the genre and features crowd-pleasing performances to go with the frequent scenes of gunplay and violence%.
Jan 01, · Read the Empire review of The Matrix. Find out everything you need to know about the film from the world's biggest movie destination.5/5.
Intense, but many teens will be able to handle it.
Read Common Sense Media's The Matrix review, age rating, and parents guide. As effective a blockbuster as The Matrix is, the strong religious overtones of certain elements of the plot can be a little hard to swallow when they become too blatant, and some of the supposedly intellectual concepts Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) attempts to explain to Neo, and by extension the viewer, sometimes sound like they have been lifted from a high school philosophy essay.Download