Movie Reviews: The Matrix




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     Warner Bros. (2 hr.)
     A techo-thriller (where the special-effects are the star of the show), about a universe run by computers using human beings as batteries for bio-electrical energy.
     Laurence Fishburne, Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss
Bottom Line:


     I was pleasantly surprised, because we've covered this turf too many times in other movies. You know, a tough OK, down load this. It's Peter Pan meets the Blade Runner in The Matrix, a stylish and surreal cyber space coaster ride that whets it's audience's appetite to view it twice, to take in the entire special-effects of the sci-fi twister roaring past.
     Keanu Reeves plays Thomas Anderson, a computer programmer by day and a super hacker named Neo by night. Anderson has spent the past several years searching for Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), a leader of underground rebels fighting compu- overlords in a cyber-space section called the Matrix.
     However, it's Morpheus and his rag-tag rebels, who travel via phone lines, that contact Anderson to inform him that he's the choosen leader to lead them in the battle to free humanity (from what I'm not sure). However, Morpheus is kidnapped by the overlords. In a hail of bullets, Anderson enters the Matrix wearing designer Foster Grants, a black leather duster and a machine pistol to blast the bad guys, a la Bruce Willis/Schwarzenegger. In the final analysis, if you need plot -- read a book -- because The Matrix is candy for the eyes.



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