April 9, 1999

The Matrix

The pop universe became so over-saturated by The Matrix and its disappointing sequels, that it's hard to remember exactly how fresh and exciting the first movie was in 1999. matrixWow. When I first saw it, I was completely blown away. A thinking man's action movie, a quantum leap forward for CGI effects, and (this is rare) a perfect vehicle for Keanu Reeves. I complain a lot about bad endings to movies, this one was perfect- Neo's phone call, Rage Against The Machine, and Neo flies? Woo! (Hoyt's Cinemas Falmouth)