My 50 Favorite Flicks • #6

Take the red pill…

The Matrix (1999)
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The Matrix really was the bridge between the 1990’s practical effect action movie, and the 2000’s CGI fest.  When I first saw this in the theatre, I was blown away. The marketing was really clever asking all who watched the trailer “what is the matrix” it was one of the first movies to have a website http://www.whatisthematrix.com.  And once seeing it, the super fast choreography, the gun play, the mind bending premise, the bullet time.  It was all new and exciting. Agent Smith was probably my favorite part about The Matrix.  And then came Reloaded and Revolutions. Unfortunately the sequels left me wanting the blue pill, ignorance really is bliss in that case.