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DVD Reviews: The Matrix

The Final Say!

Review Score
Reviewed by Tory Favro
Review Date: 25 April 2002
Distributed by: Village Roadshow

What can be said about the Matrix that hasn't been said before. The film is a theatrical piece d'resistance that will proudly take it's place in the annals of film making. The story for those of you who have been locked in a cupboard for several years, is one of a cyberpunk future where the computers have taken over and use humans as sources of power, programming a world that their drones can accept.

There are a elite few however who either did not succumb to the programming or have been led from it, such as Neo (portrayed by Keanu Reeves). Having been led to the enigmatic Morpheus, who is one of the leaders of the resistance effort, Neo discovers that his whole life has been a lie.

New concepts abound in this title and also a cinematic stunt known as "bullet time" which has since been shamelessly copied many many times. It involves the characters being physically able to see, and dodge bullets. Only the chosen few are able to do this and successfully fight the Agents, computerised Assassins/Guards who attempt to keep the populace lulled into submission.

Special effects abound throughout the movie and they will leave you both speechless and breathless. The movie is clearly one of a kind, innovative and thought provoking and basically if you own a DVD player you should own this movie as it fully takes advantage of the format and is a showoff piece in any collection.

Special Features:
Animated Interactive Menus
Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound
Take the "Red Pill" for more extras
Animated Scene Selections
Biographies (Cast and Crew)
Film Commentaries (Cast and Crew)
Making of the Matrix
Hidden Featurette (Bullet Time)
Hidden Special Effects (Follow the White Rabbit)
Music Only Track with commentary.
English subtitles for the hearing impaired

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