The Matrix (1999)Computer hacker Thomas Anderson has lived a relatively ordinary life in what he thinks is the year 1999 until he is contacted by the enigmatic Morpheus who leads him into the real world. In reality, it is 200 years later, and the world has been laid waste and taken over by advanced artificial intelligence machines. The computers have created a false version of 20th-century life--the "Matrix"--to keep the human slaves satisfied, while the AI machines draw power from the humans. Anderson, pursued constantly by "Agents" (computers who take on human form and infiltrate the Matrix), is hailed as "The One" who will lead the humans to overthrow the machines and reclaim the Earth.
Directed by: Andy & Larry Wachowski
The cast includes: Keanu Reeves (Neo/Thomas A. Anderson), Laurence Fishburne (Morpheus), Carrie-Anne Moss (Trinity), Hugo Weaving (Agent Smith)
MPAA rating: , Running time: 136 minutes
Presented in: Color
Related titles: Full Feedback (2003), Matrix Reloaded, The (2003), Matrix Revolutions, The (2003)
Related categories: End of the World, Robots, Computers, and Machines, Time Travel, Other Dimensions, and Alternate Realities