Thomas A. Anderson is a man living two lives. By day he is an average computer programmer and by night a malevolent hacker known as Neo. Neo has always questioned his reality but the truth is far beyond his imagination. Neo finds himself targeted by the police when he is contacted by Morpheus, a legendary computer hacker branded a terrorist by the government. Morpheus awakens Neo to the real world, a ravaged wasteland where most of humanity have been captured by a race of machines which live off of their body heat and imprison their minds within an artificial reality known as the Matrix. As a rebel against the machines, Neo must return to the Matrix and confront the agents, super powerful computer programs devoted to snuffing out Neo and the entire human rebellion. —IMDb
The younger half of the writing-directing-producing team The Wachowski Brothers, Andy Wachowski dropped out of Emerson College in Boston to pursue a career in show business. Collaborating with his older brother Larry, the duo completed their first script which was optioned by producer Dino De Laurentiis and eventually became the Warner Bros. feature “Assassins” (1995). Another writer polished the script, so the finished product, starring Sylvester Stallone and Antonio Banderas as hit men, veered between generic actioner and character study and ended up a box-office disappointment.
The Wachowskis chose a chancy project for their directorial debut, “Bound” (1996), a romance-thriller featuring Jennifer Tilly and Gina Gershon as criminal lesbians in love. Drawing on influences as varied as Billy Wilder (“Double Indemnity” 1944), Roman Polanski (“Chinatown” 1974) and Sam Raimi (“The Evil Dead” 1983), the brothers set out to create a modern film noir that would invert the genre. With… read more
Born on June 21, 1965, in Chicago, Illinois, Lana Wachowski grew up as Laurence Wachowski with younger brother Andy. The two entered filmmaking as screenwriters and directed 1996’s film Bound before going on to helm the groundbreaking Matrix films. They later produced V for Vendetta, and directed the films Speed Racer and Cloud Atlas. Lana has also become a lauded spokesperson for transgender rights.Early Life and Career
Lana Wachowski was born on June 21, 1965, to parents Lynne and Ron Wachowski. Lana grew up as Laurence Wachowski (also known as Larry Wachowski) in Chicago, Illinois, with younger brother Andy Wachowski. Though biologically male, as a child Larry also identified with girls, existing between both genders and later struggling with depression and suicidal ideation due to social stigma.
Wachowski attended Whiney M. Young Magnet High School, taking on TV and theater programs, before going on to Bard College. She eventually dropped out to work for a… read more
re-watched for Keanu's birthday. some dorky merits are wasted on me (i.e., all martial arts scenes, having never wanted to be an action hero m'own self), but this is a genre very dear to me. watching it now is like watching Metropolis: a specimen of its time: giving the collective anxiety at the brink of a new age its own logical fearful shape. ditzy, breathy Keanu & co have no idea how banal it will truly be.
A great movie about political revolutionaries in the future.The film does a great job dealing with the whole destiny to save the world concept. They have the hero think he is not the chosen one but he decides to act selflessly anyway. Then after that it is revealed that he realy is the chosen one the movie embraces the concept instead of shying away from it as other filmakers might have done.
The Matrix has redefined the science-fiction genre. Previous to this movie, most science-fiction movies consisted out of scene’s in space with spacecrafts, aliens, all set in a futuristic… read review
Ca y est! J’ai enfin vu Matrix en entier plus de dix ans après sa sortie! Pourtant ce n’était pas faute d’avoir essayé, de l’avoir regardé d’un oeil à la télévision en VF. Mais non, il fallait que… read review