I don’t know if you know but 12 years ago today a few guys called Larry and Andy Wachowski called The Matrix; the first mind-bending instalment in what will become an influential sci-fi film trilogy. The Matrix was a hugely successful movie grossing in $460Million in cinema receipts and became the very first movie DVD to sell 3 million copies in the USA.
The film starred Keanu Reeves who played a hacker called Neo and Laurence Fishburne who played Morpheus, Neo’s mentor in the virtual world.
The Matrix touched this little geeks mind and many others with its mind blowing effects one being bullet time which has been seen in movies such as Shrek (when Princess Fiona was beating up Lord Farquaad men). The movie was so successful that it became a trilogy (which I have in a special 12 disc DVD set…which is still in the cellophane wrapping unopened!), brilliant comics, a hugely successful game and a series with short animated movies – The Animatrix.
If for ANY reason you have not seen this movie will take me a while but all I can say is that if you haven’t seen it yet, you have to! Honestly it was the first film to touch everyone – the effects, the plot and of course the Nokia 7110! Let’s face it, we all wanted one because of this movie!
Until next time