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The Matrix
See our funny reviews of The Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolutions
Short plot summary

Boy meets girl. Girl falls in love with boy. Boy is the chosen one. Reality is not what it appears. Boy and girl kick ass.

Please tell me the ending or whole plot if necessary

Neo (Keanu Reeves) is a computer programmer who suspects there is more to life than he understands. He is found by a group of people who change him so that he becomes one of them - ie those not in the Matrix - the simulated 'reality' we all know as real life.

His mentor, Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), believes Neo is 'the one' - someone with extra special powers who can be used to fight whoever is controlling the Matrix. Morpheus teaches Neo how to dodge bullets.

Neo and Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss), in trying to rescue Morpheus, who has been captured by the authorities in charge of breaches in the Matrix program, cause slow motion explosion mayhem in the building he is being interrogated in.

Ending: Neo dodges bullets to avoid being killed by the baddies.

Neo last seen flying into the air, like superman but with better dress sense

What our panel of critics thought

"An alternative reality kickboxing, fast shooting, Jujitsu-fest. Not much blood though."

"A better plot than Tomb Raider but the kicks are just as high!"

"At last a geek film that the rest of us can enjoy too."

"The first bit, where she goes into the telephone booth with the truck crashing into it? I only recently realized she had downloaded herself to escape. This is one of the most high tech escapes since beaming up in the 60's, but without the flashing lights."

"Follow the white rabbit? Not since that veritable treasure trove of cartoon and animatronic bewilderment that was presented as 'Alice through the looking glass' have I felt less at home, and yet, still remaining in a certain unfamiliar room of my home at the same time."

"Trinity rocks but doesn't roll."

"A smorgasbord of virtual real-reality. A sight to behold and then to let go thanks to moderate alcohol over indulgence."

"Neo's office is open plan hell. In any Dilbert movie, I think Keanu would be an excellent choice as the star."

"The office scenes reminded me of a cross between Dilbert and Indiana Jones, Keanu Reeves acts a triumph!"

"Is there a shorter version of this movie? One where he takes the blue pill?"

"Why don't they ever escape using a cell phone? Even in fiction 3G can't be made to work!"

"So, if I'm having a bad day it's all because the Matrix has got it in for me? Makes sense, who can I sue?"

Quotable quotes (real)

"You can't scare me with this Gestapo crap." "MMMMMM mmmmfffffftttttt!"

"You take the blue pill, the story ends and you wake up in your bed and believe whatever it is you want to believe. You take the red pill and you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes."

"Never send a human to do a machine's job."

Other comments
A great film, better than the sequels.

What do you think?

Does the Matrix warrant sequels or are those graduation announcements better of laid to rest? Should the Matrix graduate to the next level and become the next super movie out there? Are people tired of Keanu Reeves and better of with a sequel of the spoof movie?
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