5.0 out of 5 stars Matrix rocks
I had never seen the matrix in theatres or ever on blurry and it is so good surround sound I can't believe how awesome it was
Published 3 months ago by JohnnyB19
3.0 out of 5 stars Crafty filmmaking lacking substance
In this movie, the Wachowskis obviously have a ball working out the technical details of the photography and the digital effects. There's a nice gloss and attention to detail that's lacking in many other films. The brothers have an eye for small details, such as reflections and color tints. What The Matrix lacks is any real intelligence. As an synthesis of comic books,...
Published on Feb. 29 2004 by Vstmxo
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5.0 out of 5 stars Matrix rocks,
5.0 out of 5 stars a hardware review...,
It's not true 1920 x 1080, but it does appear to be very close. (The only reason I know is because I work in television).
The shipment came ahead of schedule (only took 3 days).
Unfortunately I cannot comment on the quality of translation, for I do not speak French, but this is definitely worth the money
5.0 out of 5 stars 1st order awesome!!! <3,
This review is from: The Matrix (Widescreen) (DVD)My disc was in great condition and arrived on time, sooner then I expected actually... The movie was the amazing, eye-opening story of our world being a fake matrix with "The One" coming to save us and set us free, just as I remembered it to be!!! If you like fantasy, action, and deep-thinking storyline, such as Morpheus' challenge "Do you think that's air you're breathing?" this is a must-get for you!!!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for your movie collection.,
5.0 out of 5 stars A World Without Borders or Boundaries...,
This review is from: The Matrix (Widescreen) (DVD)I consider this movie to be one of the greatest sci-fi movies of all time, right up there with the first two 'Alien' movies and various anime like 'Cyber City: Oedo', 'Ghost in the Shell' (which played a role in inspiring this movie), and 'Akira'. Being the hardcore anime fan that I am, I found 'The Matrix's' style very appealing and fun to watch. Everyone fit their roles perfectly in this movie; despite the fact that I'm not a fan of any of them (except Hugo Weaving), Keanu Reeves was much more likeable and believable than Will Smith would have ever been (he was originally considered to play the role of Neo, but he himself turned it down because 'he wasn't a serious enough actor'. I like Will Smith, but I totally agree with him). And let's not forget Hugo Weaving's brilliant performance as Agent Smith. Like this movie, I consider Hugo Weaving to be one of the greatest things to have ever come into existence. He has maintained his status of being the highlight in the entire Matrix franchise, alongside the action sequences that are nothing short of amazing.
Now, many people complain about the middle of this movie up until the point where Neo sees a deja-vu cat to be super-boring, but I disagree, and I tell them to open their damn ears and listen to what the characters were saying so that they are so frigging confused later on, because everything that's said in the movie is said with a purpose. Not to mention, everything that's said is actually very interesting.
Anyway, I'll be closing this review by highly recommending it to any sci-fi lover who's been crazy enough to NOT view it yet. This movie is like the 'Pulp Fiction' of... well... science fiction.
***** out of *****
5.0 out of 5 stars The Original Piece of Art,
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Nice!,
I have no problem giving 5 out of 5 stars on this one. If only the quality of most other Blu-rays were at least this good.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great as expected,
This review is from: The Matrix [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)Very well put together, all the extras from the original DVD plus more. No complaints about the video and audio quality. Only complaint is the pointless cardboard cover, waste of paper.
5.0 out of 5 stars TOP movie on many levels!,
This review is from: The Matrix [Import] (DVD)This is still my favourite movie and one that I have seen more than 10 times, as I went out and got the VHS edition back then before DVD's were in. It is a movie that can be seen on many levels. Some will see it just as a great action movie which it is, but there is so much more to this film. It is a fantastic depiction of the journey of the spiritual seeker and the difficulties that he encounters within himself as he starts pushing against the prisons of his own mind and the multitude of programs that operates and which keep us small.
It also neatly depicts the way humans are kept as 'food for the moon' in Gurdjieff's words or simply food for ultra terrestrials. In the film this is depicted as humans, being little less than cultivated biological batteries for the machines.
The story is part of a trilogy and all three parts are worth watching more than once, as you will undoubtedly see new things each time. Things that start making sense only after some time of reflection and reading. In this regard I can recommend reading the book by Ouspensky called "In Search of the Miraculous", and the book by Laura Knight-Jadczyk called "The Secret History of the World".
5.0 out of 5 stars It's more than a great movie,
This review is from: The Matrix (VHS Tape)This movie is nothing short of an allegory. As I walked out of the theater I thought increduously, "I wonder how many people realize how true this movie is?"
Not only does this movie deliver in terms of action, suspense, plot and soundtrack, it's here to teach us something. Waking up is no fun, but choosing to sleep is worse. Which will it be for you: the red pill or the blue pill?
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The Matrix (Widescreen) by Lana Wachowski (DVD - 1999)
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