Good Movie Pick: The Matrix
We don’t just watch low rated movies, sometimes we watch movies that are actually good. It helps keep us sane. Every month we pick a movie that’s not just good, but something you should make a point to watch.
Ward’s pick this month is The Matrix (1999) starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne and Carrie-Anne Moss. Reeves plays Neo, a computer hacker who dives into an underworld with a shocking truth. The life he knows is an elaborate deception. Have you ever had a dream that you were so sure was real? What if you couldn’t awaken?
This amazing movies melds of sci-fi concepts to high flying action. With numerous iconic scenes from the dojo to the lobby, rooftop rescue, and the subway fight this set a precedent for how movies present action.
‘What is real?’ is a question that pervades the movie and asks the audience to question their own perceptions. Real is just a feeling, something we tell ourselves.
With a lot of foreshadowing, the movie comes back to those points. The movie embodies the rule of cool trope, but in a construct that explains it away. Twenty years later it’s still just as engaging.
I absolutely love this movie. Timeless and one of Reeves’s best performances. There are so many amazing stunts that have become iconic scenes, plus an amazing plot and high intense action sequences. I watched this when it was first released and still enjoy it.