"An intriguing concept, with powerful special effects."
I think therefore I am.....dreaming.In the Matrix, the world we’re living in is not the world we’re living. Human wizardry has advanced so well, that intelligent machines have taken over human existance. Instead of being the farmers, humans are being farmed by robots. They put us in towers of pods when we’re born, and use the electronic waves from our brains as an energy source. For our entire lives we are computer programmed to dream about living in the 1990s, whilst in reality, our bodies are batteries for robots.
Neo (Keunu Reeves), a computer hacker, knows that there’s something not quite right with the world. But a group who has managed to awake from their pods in the “real” world finds him. They believe Neo is a Messiah, who can save humans from the machines.
A brave - if not brilliant – concept. The special effects are impressive, so too is the non-stop action. The fight scenes are superb. Hugo Weaving is a great choice as a villian, although his accent is somewhat bewildering. Neo’s character doesn’t reveal much of a personality, so Keunu Reeves fails to deliver a grand performance. Unfortunately, the ending has a lot to be desired, which makes you wonder whether it’s left that way for the sake of a sequel.The dialogue is rather simplistic. But, that’s okay. It’s a film to just sit back and enjoy. Let it take hold of you for a couple of hours.