Matrix 1,2 or 3 ??
• United States
23 Nov 06
The first one without a doubt. The 2nd and 3rd followed the storyline, which I found preposterous. And of course there was wild action scense just for the sake of action. What I like about the first one was how close it came to the truth of our reality. No, I'm not saying we are nothing but batteries for some Artificial Intelligence that has taken over. No. But I am saying that we ARE living in a delusion. We really have fooled ourselves into believing all of this is real. We are all having the same dream... You think that's air you're breathing? Hmm!
• United Arab Emirates
25 Nov 06
Matrix 1,2,3 all were the best but i like Matrix 1 and 2 was a little boring. The Matrix has me. The Matrix presents me with a difficult question: Had the Matrix been released any other year I would have exclaimed immediately after viewing, "This is the best sci-fi/action of the year (perhaps movie of the year)!" But with Star Wars: Episode 1 little more than a month away, could this be possible? If Star Wars: Episode 1 is destined to be the popcorn movie of the year, it definitely has its work cut out for it. My list of the all time greatest action films already includes Terminator 2, True Lies, Speed and Hard Boiled. But now those modern classics are joined by The Matrix. An intense, rocket-ride, acid trip of a movie with a knock out script and seamless effects. Like all great action films its plot holes are only noticed after the film when a friend asks you what it was about. Should they be asking about The Matrix you’d probably stare at them and say "Well, uhhhh... I don’t.... uhhhhh..... Just go see it!" That’s because the Matrix is one of those few movies that surpassed the medium of film and becomes a theatrical experience. No one can be told exactly what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself. Since this movie prides itself on taking the audience through the same clueless journey that our hero, Neo (Keanu Reeves) goes through it would be a shame for me to give away even the slightest hint. I will, however, tell you that this is not a brainless movie and that you do need to keep alert so that you can piece it all together without asking your neighbor stupid questions. Its screenplay is fast and fresh. It combines sci-fi elements that seem familiar by themselves but create an intriguing, original blend. It doesn’t try to be derivative (like the fun high-school alien flick The Faculty), and ends up not being derivative at all. There’s plenty of comedy and romance tucked into the movie, which keeps every millisecond of it enjoyable and never boring. The story is involving and could become the basis of a Star Wars like universe should the movie be a hit. We’re talking spin-off comics, books, toys, the works. It’s chock full of great ideas. Keanu is not exactly the worlds greatest actor, and sometimes he can seem like the worlds worst (Much Ado About Nothing, Chain Reaction) but in the right vehicle he can be passable (Devils Advocate) or even… cool. He is exactly that in The Matrix: Cool. A simple term that can be used to describe just about everything in the movie. Laurence Fishburn and Carrie Anne Moss (who’s from my home city of Vancouver and went to my high school) are both very effective. As is every single supporting player. The Special Effects? Amazing. The most impressive use of CGI since The Frighteners, or possibly ever. Effects that never look phony or over power the story are used constantly during The Matrix. But, even more impressive than the effects are the action sequences. Flawlessly choreographed fight sequences (including an spectacular sequence I like to call "I Know Kung Fu!") and breathtaking action (highlighted by the rooftop finale) are the main reason to see this on the biggest screen possible. The Matrix takes you, glues your eyes to the screen for a brisk Two and a half hours and stays with you long after the credits have rolled. Its everything you could ask for from an action/sci-fi/comedy/romance and so much more. Destined to be a classic, it’ll be one of the best movies of the year.
14 Dec 06
what i personaly think about the matrix trilogy is that all of the three movies are created like a masterpiece. each movie has something to be anticipated. each has something special. matrix one was good in the sense that, the beginning of everything and where it all started. but, there are some things that were quite hard to understand. (especially if you havent watched THE ANIMATRIX) some things were unexplainable (E.G. why is it dark outside the nebucchadnezzar? why is neo taken from those bunch of humans inside the capsules?) know what i mean? matrix two was awesome. it showed neo's abilities. i love it when he does the "superman thing". yet he was still as vulnerable as a human because he still bleeds. but i guess the second is better in terms of the action scenes. the vehicle chases. the fight scenes. every detail of effects was jaw dropping. matrix three was less great than the second because i did not like the ending. (did neo really had to die? and he was not able to see the fruits of his labor) it was sad. and trinity had to die too. so i understand if neo had lived, he would have no love life. overall... i think matrix reloaded is the best among three. its just my opinion.
12 Dec 06
can't say cuz all of them are great. the story & philosophy of the film is mind bogling. i also recommend watching the animatrix. the animation there is superb. it highlights the origin of the matrix in the story second renaissance. animatrix is the one to watch for die hards.
• United States
11 Dec 06
I have to go with #1. It was a truly orginal idea, and a great retelling of the life of Jesus with kung fu. What's not to love? They did a good job with the next two, but I have to say that #1 is great, and the Annimatrix DVD is excellent as well.