The Matrix movie review - Aussieboyreviews


It’s engaging, entertaining and clever! Teens will love The Matrix, a science fiction action film starring Keanu Reeves. However, there’s plenty of slowness and it’s best for sci-fi lovers.


Thomas lives his days as a normal computer programmer and lives his nights as a computer hacker by the name of Neo. But he is led by a stranger to an underground war against and learns that high-powered computers have created his entire reality using a system called the Matrix.

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Movie details

Director: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Joe Pantoliano
Writer: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski
Release Date (Australia): 8 April 1999
Runtime: 136 minutes/2h 16m
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (M)

The film contains science fiction themes such as several intense action sequences and disturbing scenes in a science fiction context.

Violence (M)

The film features fight sequences that contain action violence in the form of depictions of people being shot, kicked and punched. There are infrequent depictions of wounds and blood detail.

Coarse Language (M)

Contains use of the words “s**t”, “ass”, “hell” and “goddamn”, in addition to use of the word “f**k” within the lyrics of a song.

Drug Use (G)

The film includes infrequent verbal references to drugs.

mpaa rating

R (for sci-fi violence and brief language)

Aussie boy's thoughts

This film is clever, complex and excellent science fiction cinematography. Although it’s not very fast and briefly lacks a fair amount of enthusiasm, the Wachowskis have intelligently structured an entertaining and engaging treasure.If you can’t live through science fiction action movies, it’s probably a smart choice to avoid this one.

Despite a fairly entertaining and gripping plot, there are unfortunately several elements that, just briefly, ruin The Matrix. This includes the irritatingly-loud movement and music. The film’s soundtrack sits perfectly in the background, leaving the impressively exciting up the front. However, it’s annoying to have to constantly reach for the remote in order to increase or decrease the volume. That’s because the discussions between the characters can get very quiet.

Talking about the action again, the visual effects are eye-taking and the noise will bring most audiences even closer. Other than the very eager action sequences, the story is quite appealing as well. But most movies usually never lack some tediousness. The Matrix certainly joins them.

However, Keanu Reeves owns a mastered performance in this movie. The rest of the cast is also fabulous! It’s also another one of those sci-fi movies that’s highly likely to have many teens and adults feeling puzzled, but it’s very difficult to not enjoy this great story. Thanks to the bright performances, writing, direction and effects, The Matrix will stand as one of history’s greatest science fiction movies.

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