The blog of Amon Warmann: Film journalist.

Film Flashback #5 | The Matrix

Rewind 13 years to the day, on March 31 1999 The Matrix was released in cinemas

Nowadays, it is a rare thing for a sci-fi film to be justifiably termed groundbreaking. But it’s an apt word to describe The Matrix, an action thriller directed by Andy and Larry Wachowski.  The sequels, entitled The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, amped up the action and ultimately bookended the story satisfactorily. However, this wonderful mash-up of style and substance, combined with the surprise factor of something never before seen, is not easily eclipsed. The Matrix is one of those films that could happily have remained a standalone piece as opposed to part of a trilogy. Take the red pill to discover why it is worthy of our film flashback treatment. Or just keep reading.

Read the rest of this film flashback here.

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One response

  1. Nice review! I was 9 when it came out and I remember how revolutionary it was. I need to see it again.

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    March 31, 2012 at 4:41 pm

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