Mon, 31 January 2022
What is the Matrix? Well, take this red pill and we will show you. Or listen to this episode of Enjoy Stuff to hear us look back on the trilogy and discuss the latest fourth film that was recently released. Follow the white rabbit and Enjoy Stuff!
In 1999 the Wachowskis released a groundbreaking film with stunning visual effects and some contemplative themes that still resonate today. In 2021 the fourth movie brought us back to Neo, Trinity, and the Matrix. Did it hold up to the originals? Jay and Shua look back at what they enjoyed and what the film means to them.
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What we’re Enjoying
Jay has been revisiting an older comic called MiracleMan. This character has been around since 1954, but was revived in 1982 by Alan Moore. It’s an interesting dive into comics history. Shua took a little time to himself and broke out the Super Nintendo Classic and explored the world of The Legend of Zelda- A Link to the Past. It’s been fun exploring this retro world.
Have you ever felt you’re living in a world that isn’t quite right? You could be living in a computer simulation for the benefit of machines. Or you could just be watching the 1999 movie hit The Matrix.
Keanu Reeves stars as Neo, a computer hacker that discovers none of his world is real. Once Morpheus releases him and shows him the truth, Neo must discover whether or not he is the One, who is the savior in a prophesy that hopes to save all humankind.
Throughout the film, we see Neo find his true potential as he battles Agents of the Matrix, virtual computer programs that are seemingly indestructible and dangerous to the humans that have escaped their captivity.
Lilly and Lana Wachowski used this film to show their extraordinary filmmaking ability and also present a deep story that makes us question our reality and ponder destiny vs choice. After the incredible success of the first film, they followed it up in 2003 with two more stories that completed the trilogy. At least for a little while.
Before the two sequels showed us what our ultimate destiny would be, the Animatrix told us some of the history of the machine war in a series of Anime stories that laid the groundwork for this world.
Then, in 2021 Lana Wachowski was told the movie studio wanted to make a new Matrix movie with or without the Wachawskis. Sl she came up with Matrix Resurrections. Keanu Reeves and Carrie Ann Moss returned with a few new surprises and ideas that added to the universe.
So the Matrix has a rich history that continues to give us interesting ideas to ponder. Where will it go from here?
Are you a part of the Matrix? Would you take the blue pill or the red pill? Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org