In the words of Neo “whoa”. I can’t believe it’s ten years since The Matrix was released.
I can remember seeing the “What Is The Matrix?” teaser trailers and knowing from those that I had to see this film. But even the brilliant teasers and trailers couldn’t prepare me for just how cool this movie was and still is.
As a big William Gibson fan it felt like the closest thing to Neuromancer I’d seen on screen and sadly still is.
I love the style and innate coolness of the movie; the kung fu and bullet time sequences are just brilliant. Keanu Reeves plays the slightly mono-dimensional Neo perfectly, but Hugo Weaving as Agent Smith is the performance of the film.
I think it’s high time I watched it again.